The vibrant and creative culture of Wellington goes hand in hand with its sensational food. If you’re travelling to this unique city soon you’ll want to check out its best gluten free restaurants. Here are 10 of our top recommendations for gluten free travellers.
464 Adelaide Rd, Berhampore, Wellington 6023, New Zealand
Those with a sweet tooth won’t want to miss out on Baron Hasselhoff’s gluten free treats. The bakery has a wide range of organic gluten free cookies to choose from, and we guarantee you won’t be disappointed!
203-205 Cuba Street Wellington City
With a wide range of gluten free dishes on its dinner menu, this is a great spot to head for a relaxed, informal dinner as you explore the city of Wellington. We found the staff to be really accommodating to special diets here, and their knowledge is second to none.
133 Darlington Rd, Miramar, Wellington 6022, New Zealand
Locally sourced, beautiful ingredients are the name of the game at The Lader, a fabulous Wellington restaurant which is known for its fresh and flavoursome dishes. As everything is made fresh, gluten free diets are easily accommodated at this restaurant.
70 Courtenay Pl, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
This stylish and intimate Asian restaurant is a perfect spot for a romantic gluten free dinner during your time in Wellington. Our tip is to try the ‘salmon two ways’ – it’s a beautiful gluten free seafood dish that you’ll love.
152 Riddiford St, Newtown, Wellington 6021, New Zealand
If you’re after a restaurant with a great atmosphere, you can’t go wrong at Baobab. This cafe is brilliant for gluten free travellers looking for a party atmosphere in which to dine. There are live music events aplenty, and of course tonnes of great dishes for gluten free travellers to enjoy.
1/5 Eva Street, Te Aro
With its farm-to-plate ethos that’s oh so trendy right now, Shepherd is a must visit for gluten free travellers. We loved trying their gluten free dishes including the kimchi fried rice and the rather unusual sweet corn ice cream.
1 Post Office Square
Charley Noble has a gluten free menu that’ll make your jaw drop! It’s enormous, so even the pickiest gluten free traveller will be well catered for here. The restaurant’s speciality is fire-based cooking, so make sure you try their succulent chargrilled meat dishes.
113 Molesworth Street, Thorndon, Wellington
This intriguing little Chinese cafe is a bit of a hidden gem, but make sure you seek it out if you have a hankering for Asian cuisine. The owner is very knowledgeable about gluten free diets and can offer a veritable smorgasbord of naturally gluten free Chinese dishes.
3 Mulgrave Street | Thorndon, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
This relaxed pub-style restaurant is a great spot to unwind at the end of a long day of sightseeing. The menu includes a range of gluten free dishes and we’ve never been disappointed by the options on offer here.
101 Wakefield Street
The iconic dish of this Wellington restaurant is its kedgeree, and we’ve got good news for you! It’s gluten free! They even serve it with gluten free bread, and it’s so good you might be forgiven for thinking the staff have given you normal bread by accident. What more could you want?
Are you off to Wellington, New Zealand soon? Make sure you check out our top 10 recommended restaurants and drop us a line to let us know what you thought!
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Thankfully, Queenstown is one of the best places in New Zealand for gluten free restaurants. There’s an excellent choice of dining establishments that serve strictly gluten free food, but almost every eatery will offer a decent selection of gluten free choices, no matter where you go.
So you can spend more time enjoying your trip and less time worrying about what’s safe to eat, here are the top five gluten free restaurants in Queenstown.
Top 5 gluten free restaurants in Queenstown
Vudu Café & Larder
Address: 16 Rees Street, Queenstown 9300, NZ
Much more than your standard gluten free cafe, this culinary masterpiece is the place to go to discover creative and exotic edible treats. Their huge selection of goodies includes the likes of black rice coconut pudding cups and salmon poached egg salads for breakfast to gourmet flatbreads and overstuffed bagels for lunch. Not only is a big chunk of their offerings gluten free, but you’ll find loads of dairy free and vegan options, too.
Cup & Cake
Address: 4/5-11 Church Street, Queenstown 9300, NZ
The best place in the city to indulge in gluten free cupcakes, this specialist bakery creates a vast assortment of cupcakes, with new additions every day. Around 1/3 of the cupcake flavours are completely gluten free. And with a delightful selection that covers everything from peppermint paddy and banoffee pie to lemon meringue and salted caramel, you’ll have a seriously tough time choosing just one!
Address: 7-9 The Mall, Queenstown 9348, NZ
Depending on where you go, gluten free pizza can range from “dreadful” to “meh” – except when you order it from Winnies. Loved by locals and visitors alike this popular pizza joint has gluten free bases and a wide range of naturally gluten free toppings. Keep it simple and stick to classics, like salami and mozzarella or experiment with innovative items like almonds and Moroccan lamb. Their pizzas are absolutely huge, but they’re happy to cover each half with a different set of toppings so you can share.
Public Kitchen & Bar
Address: Steamer Wharf/Beach, Queenstown 9300, NZ
Specialising in small dishes designed for sharing, Public Kitchen & Bar is a great place to go when you want to have a fun, casual dinner with friends. Their delicious sharing platters cover everything from chickpea chips with truffle oil and sticky pork belly sticks to lamb kofta with yoghurt dressing and white bean dip with garlic crudités. If you’re not a fan of sharing, they’ve also got a great selection of individual main courses, loads of which are gluten free.
Address: 30 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, NZ
When you’re in a rush and need something quick and tasty, Habebes is the place to go. This Middle Eastern-influenced café whips up a fantastic selection of wraps, pies, salads, soups and sweet treats fresh every day. Although their two daily soups are always gluten free, the stars of the show really are their wraps. Ask for the gluten free tortilla made freshly on site and have it stuffed with your choice of chicken, lamb or vegetarian falafel, plus sauce, salad and hummus for a quick meal on the go.
With most cafes and restaurants offering at least a small selection of gluten free dishes, it’s really easy being gluten free in Queenstown. But if you want a handful of places you know you can rely on to create drool-worthy gluten free food, give one of the above a try.
Located in New Zealand’s North Island, Auckland is a beautiful city that’s made for exploring. If you’re travelling to Auckland soon but you’re worried about where you’ll be able to find safe, delicious gluten free food, you’ve come to the right place.Here are ten restaurants not to miss when you next visit Auckland.
Serving up modern cuisine with a French twist, The Grove is a wonderful restaurant for special occasions. The knowledgeable team are happy to help those on gluten free diets, with many dishes suitable for gluten free travellers.
Combining Peruvian Japanese Nikkei flavours with Tokyo-style dishes, this lively Auckland restaurant is a must-visit for gluten free travellers. The gluten free options are flavoursome and plentiful, so make sure you book a table.
This is a highly acclaimed French restaurant offering an abundance of fine dining options for those on a gluten free diet. With a holistic approach to food, the French Cafe offers an exquisite experience.
For nourishing, rustic cooking straight from the heart, head over to Mondays in the heart of Auckland. We love this wholefood bar – the menu is almost totally vegetarian and caters for a whole host of different allergies and dietary requirements.
Little Bird’s owner Megan was diagnosed with several food allergies early in her life, and is now a pioneer of New Zealand’s organic food movement. The Little Bird cafes focus on raw, organic, vegan, gluten free healthy food.
For one of the most authentic Thai dining experiences available in New Zealand, make your way to Blue Elephant in Parnell. Just let the staff know that you’re gluten free and they’ll be able to advise you about all the delicious gluten free options available here.
Looking for a room with a view? Well you’ve found it! The Sugar Club is located on floor 53 of the Sky Tower. It’s a chic 1930s-inspired restaurant with a long culinary heritage. If you’re celebrating a special occasion this is the ideal place to go.
A contemporary bistro in Britomart’s Pavilions, Ortolana is another favourite amongst health-food lovers in Auckland. The gluten free options focus on the very best seasonal produce, grown at the restaurant’s own farm.
SKYCITY is home to this iconic New Zealand brasserie, which rotates as diners enjoy fantastic views over the city. There are plenty of gluten free options on the kiwi-inspired a la carte menu here, and you even get complimentary Sky Tower admission if you dine here.
If you find yourself with a hankering for comforting Italian fare, Prego is the place to go. This restaurant, on Auckland’s Ponsonby Road, is suitable for gluten free travellers, with a wide range of dishes available to choose from.
Are you visiting Auckland soon? Make sure you pay a visit to one of our top ten recommended gluten free restaurants and you’ll be assured of a delicious dining experience. We hope you enjoy it!
Gluten Free Travellers
Gluten Free Travellers was born from the need to find gluten-free-friendly restaurants that offer more than just a boring old salad. We love food, but travelling with food allergies and intolerances can be extremely challenging. We started this gluten-free diet blog in order to help others discover new restaurants and to travel safely, while still enjoying the local cuisine. Feel free to look around. Happy eating!