Ilkley, West Yorkshire is my home town in the UK. I was born here and went to the local secondary school, Ilkley Grammar School before going to University in Newcastle. When I left the UK to go travelling, gluten-free restaurants in Ilkley definitely weren’t as plentiful as they are now, so while I was visiting home these past few months I visited some of the restaurants, pubs and cafes that offer gluten-free dining options to check them out. The turnover of places to east is known to be fairly high in Ilkley but some of these gems have stood the test of time so far.
Ilkley has many coeliac-friendly places to eat but here are my favourite places to dine gluten-free in Ilkley and the villages and towns close by such as Addingham and Silsden.
Gluten Free Restaurants in Ilkley
1A Railway Rd, Ilkley LS29 8HQ
Bistro Saigon is my favourite restaurant in Ilkley. The head chef, Loc Bui, was born and raised in Saigon. The Vietnamese food here is to die for (and I’ve been to Vietnam) plus the menu is fully labelled up with dietaries and most of the menu is gluten-free or can be made gluten-free. My personal favourites are the fried spring rolls, chicken satay and green curry! (Booking recommended)
1 Church St, Ilkley LS29 9DR
Pintoh is a traditional Thai restaurant, offering up your usual delicious Thai dishes. The Chicken Satays, Pad Thai and Thai Green Curry amongst other options are all gluten-free just ask the charming staff. They also do an excellent value early bird menu at £15 for 2 courses.
Station Plaza Station Rd, 9B, Ilkley LS29 8HF
If in doubt Pizza Express has a great selection of gluten-free Italian dishes. My standard order is the gluten-free dough balls, La Reine gluten-free pizza and the gluten-free chocolate brownie. Closely followed by a food coma… The menu is fully labelled with GF options to make ordering a breeze.
Crescent Hotel, Brook St, Ilkley LS29 8DG
Bistrot Pierre is a French themed chain restaurant. Their menu is clearly labelled with gluten-free dishes. Start with the Calamari, Soup, Asparagus or Crab Salad. Gluten-free mains consist of Moules Frites, Steak Frites, Sea Bass, Rump Sirloin or Fillet Steak, Risotto or Salads. Finish up with delicious gluten-free desserts such as Crème Brûlée, Vanilla Panna Cotta or Tarte au Citron.
31-33 Brook St, Ilkley LS29 8AE
Piccolino is a chain of Italian restaurants. Most of the menu items off the grill can be gluten-free plus they have risotto and gluten-free pasta available but sadly they don’t do gluten-free pizza bases.
Coutance Way, Ilkley LS29 7HQ
Kashmiri Aroma is located on the road out of Ilkley towards Burley. The menu is labelled up for presence of allergens click here to see the menu online but the majority of the Indian food available is gluten-free.
(Update June 2019 – Filmore & Union has gone into administration, we’re unsure how the new owners will affect the availability of gluten-free food)
Filmore and Union offers gluten-free breakfast, brunch, lunch and afternoon tea. Gluten-free bread is available as an alternative with all your usual breakfast foods, eggs, smashed avo, English breakfast… and the menu is labelled up just the way we like it for easy ordering.
The Victoria Arcade, South Hawksworth Street, Leeds
La Casita is a small chain of Spanish Tapas restaurants. Many of the tapas dishes can be made gluten-free just ask your server and they will highlight on the menu which options you can take.
1-2 New Brook St, Ilkley LS29 8DQ
The Ilkley Cow is a steakhouse and grill.
Car Park, 21B Brook St, Ilkley LS29 8AA
A fantastic local brownie shop with the most delicious gluten-free chocolate brownies. Hand baked in a range of different flavours. Very similar to I hear brownies in Brisbane, Australia.
Gluten Free Restaurants in Addingham
The little village of Addingham is about a 10 minute drive from Ilkley.
8 High Mill Lane, Addingham, LS29 0RD
Hamiltons is a beautiful spot on High Mill, situated on the riverside in Addingham. Open for breakfast, lunch and drinks from Wednesday through Sunday 9am-4pm. Dogs are welcome.
Gluten Free Restaurants in Silsden
The Old Post Office offers breakfast and lunch plus drinks on a Friday and Saturday evening. Gluten-free bread is available so you can have most breakfast options such as eggs on toast and bacon sandwiches, they even have gluten-free crumpets. For a light lunch they have gluten-free scones, gluten-free fishcakes and chips and sandwiches on gluten-free focaccia or bread. My favourite is the chicken, bacon, brie and cranberry toasted in focaccia.
If you’re visiting Ilkley or the surrounding Yorkshire area check out these amazing gluten-free places for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
The Californian city of Los Angeles is known for its thriving food scene, with many of the world’s top restaurants located here. If you’re lucky enough to be on your way to Los Angeles in the near future, you really are in for a treat. Los Angeles boasts an amazing variety of gluten free restaurants, and almost all of the city’s top eateries are well versed in catering for gluten free customers. In fact, we have made a second list of our favourites. Our first list have equally great menus but LA has just too many gluten free restaurants, Coeliacs will never go hungry in the city.
7950 Sunset Blvd #104, Los Angeles, CA 90046, USA
The Evo Kitchen is family business catering for vegans, meat lovers and gluten free travellers alike. The eco-friendly restaurant has the environment as its focus, and supports local farmers, sustainable wineries and local craft breweries.
5264 Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019, USA
Nothing screams treat time quite like a gluten free bakery, and gluten free travellers won’t be disappointed if they make the trek to this one! The Breakaway Bakery is famed for its fabulous fresh bread and indulgent gluten free desserts.
5671 Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019, USA
Good things come in small packages, and that’s certainly true when it comes to this diminutive eco-friendly cafe in Los Angeles. The Powerplant Superfood Cafe specialises in delicious gluten free, vegan meals, served up alongside delicious fresh juices and flavoursome smoothies.
Cafe Gratitude is a collection of plant-based cafes which you’ll find throughout Los Angeles and the surrounding area. The cafe is environmentally friendly and great for gluten free travellers, with a whole host of fabulous gluten free dishes to choose from.
5750 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
If you’re after somewhere special for a date night or indulgent dinner with friends, FIN is the place to go. This restaurant serves up the best Asian tapas in town, with gluten free small plates like sushi, sashimi and gyoza to tickle the taste buds.
Born out of itsowners’ mission of better eating, Tocaya Organica is a Los Angeles restaurant which prides itself on the quality of its ingredients, the excellence of its chefs and the knowledge of its team. Gluten free travellers will not be disappointed here!
Healthy, delicious seasonal food is the name of the game at Lemonade. This chain of vibrant Los Angeles restaurants is perfect for gluten free travellers, who will be spoilt for choice by the range of gluten free dishes on offer.
Veggie Grill serves up some of the best vegetarian and vegan quick bites in LA. The chain of fast food restaurants focuses on healthy, bright, seasonal flavours and has plenty to choose from if you’re avoiding gluten.
114 East Second Street, Downtown Los Angeles, California, 90012
For classic modern American food don’t miss Redbird. This restaurant is the perfect place to indulge in authentic local cuisine. Just let your server know of your dietary requirements and they’ll be happy to assist you with the menu.
Washington Blvd, Venice, Los Angeles, CA 90292-5123
The Terrace in Los Angeles has been serving up fabulous food since the 1940s. Its beachfront location and great cuisine make it the ideal choice for lunch. It’s fantastic for those avoiding gluten, as the staff are so knowledgeable and friendly.
Are you on your way to Los Angeles soon? Make sure you don’t miss out on any of our top 10 gluten free restaurants. Bon appetit!
If you’re on the hunt for a gluten free treat we’ve got great news for you. These days, no matter where you are in the world, you’ll likely be able to find a delicious gluten free dish to satisfy any craving. The best places to look when you go off in search of the best quality gluten free food include restaurants, coffee shops, cafes, supermarkets and of course specialist shops. Follow our tips and you can’t go wrong!
Knowledge about gluten free diets is on the up, as many more people decide to avoid gluten for health reasons. This is great news for anyone who must avoid gluten, because it means that many more restaurants are catering to gluten free people. The key to finding a great gluten free restaurant is all in the communication. Make sure the restaurant team know about gluten free diets and are trained in how to avoid cross-contamination. Make sure your server knows about your dietary restrictions. And make sure you ask if they’ve got a gluten free menu! You might be surprised at how many restaurants do.
Coffee Shops and Cafes
Chain coffee shops such as Starbucks, Costa and Caffe Nero all offer gluten free options as standard now. You don’t need to worry about cross contamination either, because the gluten free food at these establishments is always pre-wrapped and prepared off-site. Look out for gluten free cakes, brownies, sandwiches and lots more.
With the rise and rise of gluten free diets, supermarkets across the world have begun to cater for those avoiding gluten. Nowadays, if you head to any big supermarket, you’ll often find a ‘free from’ aisle, where there’ll be a fine selection of gluten free options, alongside food for other allergy sufferers such as those who must avoid nuts or dairy. The free from aisle is where you’ll find basics like gluten free bread and pasta, as well as more enticing treats like gluten free cakes, biscuits and other snacks.
If you head to a specialist shop such as Whole Foods you’re likely to discover a very tempting range of gluten free treats indeed. Shops like these are known for catering for those with special diets, so whether you’re a coeliac or you’re gluten intolerant you’ll be in heaven when you find their gluten free section. We adore the Whole Foods gluten free cupcakes – who says you need to miss out when you skip the gluten?!
Many people don’t realise that if you’re travelling by plane, you can also find gluten free meals. If you’re off on your travels soon, make sure you let your airline know at booking that you must follow a gluten free diet. Almost all airlines will be delighted to serve you a gluten free meal and gluten free snacks throughout your flight, so you won’t need to worry about bringing along your own food. The same applies to long-haul train journeys, so do investigate the options whenever you book a ticket.
Gluten free food options have gone from strength to strength in recent years, and now the choices are limitless! It’s just a case of finding them. Make sure you check out the gluten free options in the supermarkets in your area, and if you’re off travelling just follow our tips and you’ll be able to find something to suit you, no matter where you are in the world. There’s no need to miss out on anything just because you’re gluten free!
In Milan, you’ll be treated to so many options when it comes to gluten free dining. These are just a few of our favourite gluten free hotspots in Milan.
Via Curtatone, 6, 20122 Milano MI, Italy
With its central location and an amazing variety of treats, this is the perfect place to start your first day of sightseeing in Milan. Nothing excites us quite like a gluten free bakery, and when you visit the GluFree Bakery of Milan you won’t be disappointed!
Viale Monte Nero, 57, 20135 Milano MI, Italy
This is the ideal spot for a lazy Italian brunch, something we definitely recommend you indulge in during your time in Milan. A favourite with locals, PanPerMe serves a wide range of gluten free delicacies. Don’t miss it.
Via Laghetto, 2, 20122 Milano MI, Italy
For a decadent Italian dinner make your way to La Cantina Piemontese, a wonderful authentic Italian restaurant serving up simple, wholesome dishes made with beautiful locally sourced ingredients.
Via Teglio, 11, 20158 Milano MI, Italy
Shaolin State of Harmony is a fantastic spot for a health kick. This restaurant specialises in raw, vegan food so if you dine here you’ll definitely leave with a spring in your step. Diners have commended the restaurant for its fabulous gluten free choices, too.
Via Savona, 17, 20144 Milano MI, Italy
No one should ever visit Milan without trying a gelato, and Gusto 17 is the perfect place to do just that. The ice cream parlour offers a wide range of delicious gluten free gelatos, so make sure you leave room for dessert and head here!
Via Anfiteatro, 6, 20121 Milano MI, Italy
Sample a delicious platter of classic Italian charcuterie at Tigella’s, along with wonderful gluten free bread, fresh from the oven. This is a good choice if you’re on a budget, as not only is the food at Tigella’s delicious – it won’t break the bank either.
Viale Col di Lana, 4, 20136 Milano MI, Italy
You can’t tour Milan without indulging in pizzas, gluten free or not! Thankfully, Be Bop serves up a huge variety of classic Italian pizzas which are gluten free and don’t make any sacrifices in terms of flavour. Make sure you try one.
Via Crispi, 2, 20154 Milano MI, Italy
Another great choice if you’re on the hunt for gluten free pizza, Peperino offers no less than 35 different gluten free pizzas, so you’ll definitely find something you fancy here. In fact, the gluten free pizzas are so good that you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d accidentally been served the real deal!
Via Piero della Francesca, 74, 20154 Milano MI, Italy
For something completely different, why not try this fantastic Japanese restaurant in the heart of Milan? The sushi and sashimi are wonderful, and there are so many gluten free dishes to choose from. You’ll be spoilt for choice!
17, Via Cicco Simonetta, 20123 Milano MI, Italy
Rest assured that the owners of this beautiful Mediterranean restaurant really know their stuff when it comes to gluten free dining. That’s because they decided to launch their gluten free menu when they learnt that their son was a celiac. The food is a sight to behold, it’s definitely worth a visit.
Have we missed any of your favourite gluten free spots in Milan? Leave us a comment and let us know!
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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!