Headed to London? I found that the city of London was one of the most accommodating and knowledgable about Celiac Disease that I have encountered in all my travels. It felt like everywhere I turned there were gluten free signs and symbols, particularly in the food markets like Camden Market and Borough Market.
Here are 6 places that I ate on my trip to London that I would 100% recommend to anyone visiting:
Neat Burger: They had AMAZING allergy protocols and the girl at the counter was so excited when I said I was celiac. She went through the whole menu with me and nearly 90% of the menu was gluten free or could be made gluten free. We got loaded fries and chicken nuggets, both were AMAZING. Also located right next to Victoria Theater so great if you’re seeing a show.
Mattarello Bolognese: This Italian spot is certified by Coeliac UK and they put a little dot of balsamic on every gluten free dish so you can feel safe eating. They offered their entire menu in a gluten free variation and it was a great atmosphere with a fun staff. A bit “fancier” but not fancy fancy. Great for a nice dinner where you want to enjoy a slow meal with a glass of wine.
Dishoom: One of the best meals of my life. While they don’t guarantee the food will be sterile, they do have a handy chart that shows what items are gluten, gluten free but chance of cross contamination, and fully gluten free. The waiter sat with me and explained the options he felt were most safe and thankfully I felt amazing after. The food as unreal. There are a few locations across the city so it shouldn’t be hard to find one near you, just make sure to make a reservation as there is a long wait!
The Vurger Co: Another fantastic vegan fast food spot with amazing gluten free options. If I am not mistaken they even had gluten free Mac and cheese! I had their chicken nuggets which were fantastic as well as fries which are fried in a dedicated fryer and vegan mozzarella sticks! I hadn’t had mozzarella sticks in years so they made me very happy!
Camden Market Halloumi Fries: 100% gluten free and simply delicious. Camden Market was fabulous for gluten free and everywhere we looked stands had gluten free signs.
Hobson’s Fish & Chips: If you’re looking for a traditional fish & chips experience, Hobsons was great! We did have to wait for a table but they had a large selection of gluten free options and were very knowledgable about celiac.
I marked all the places I went, or wanted to go but didn’t make it to, on my map. Find it here!