I’ve recently become aware of just how many people suffer from food allergies and how many more restaurants are catering for this.
I was diagnosed with Coeliac disease 10 years ago after a period of illness and general lethargy and really struggled back then to find any good food to eat while on the go. Going out to eat in the evening to restaurants wasn’t too much of a problem but trying to find something for a quick snack or lunch was practically impossible and so I became used to just taking my own food with me any where I went.
I was recently told by a colleague that his little boy had been diagnosed and he was still trying to get to grips with where they could eat out as a family, so I thought I’d post a blog for anybody living in Manchester, who might be interested in my favourite places in the city that cater for Gluten free customers.
Based in manchester’s Northern Quarter, this family friendly pizza restaurant can make any of their pizzas with a gluten free base. They are delicious and the toppings are far from the norm, on my last visit I had pulled pork with caramelized onions and apple, which was a gorgeous as it sounds.
With restaurants in Manchester’s Spinningfields and the Trafford Centre, carluccios provide a full Gluten Free menu and additional Gluten free breakfast menu, which is perfect for business meetings or a quick snack whilst shopping.
Again based in the Northern Quarter of the city, this award winning Chinese Restaurant is perfect for a special occasion, catering for Gluten allergens.
4. Tea 42
Recently opened tea rooms on Manchesters High Street you can satisfy your sweet tooth with a range of gluten free cakes and a full afternoon tea consisting of a choice of sandwiches, cakes & cream scones. Now that is a treat!
5. La Tasca
This chain of tapas restaurants is family friendly & makes eating for the gluten free customer easy peasy by marking everything suitable on the menu with a GF symbol.
6. Pond Quay
This suburban Chinese restaurant which has been a fixture in Urmston town centre for many years & provides a full Coeliac menu. They can also deliver to your home within a certain radius. The food is excellent and very authentic.
This restaurant which opened in the summer, on Beech Road Chorlton does what it says on the tin with cocktails and carbs, but with every pizza available on a gluten free base, it makes eating out with friends simple. I’ve not tried it yet but friends who have say they were impressed with the regular pizza, .
Owned by some friends of mine, Bev & Stuart, I am not being biased when I say that the gluten free fish & chips here are delicious. Their chip shop is award winning, which is praise indeed. Former chef Stuart, has developed his menu with the help of the Coeliac society and now provides gluten free fish, every day, With delicious homemade gluten free pies, and GF gravy and curry sauce available. The chip shop has a small cafe in the back where you can enjoy a selection of gluten free cakes and hot puddings with custard.