Coeliac Awareness Week 8-14th May 2017 Here’s 9 gluten-free eateries right on your doorstep

This week is Coeliac Awareness Week and we’re joining the Free-Volution to highlight the region’s best gluten-free eateries.

If you didn’t already know, Coeliac (pronounced Cee-Lee-Ack) disease is a common digestive and auto-immune condition where the small intestine becomes inflamed and is unable to digest the nutrients it needs to keep us healthy. According to NHS Choices, Coeliac disease is caused by an adverse reaction to gluten a type of protein found in cereals such as barley, rye and wheat.

The bad news for sufferers is that gluten is found in any food that contains those three cereals so it pretty much wipes pasta, cakes, breakfast cereal, some bread, sauces and ready meals, right off the board. You can now understand the frustrations of those who can’t simply nip to the nearest supermarket, bakers or fast food outlet for a snack at lunch time!

While there is no current cure for Coeliac disease, switching to a gluten-free diet is often the best way to control symptoms, avoid flare ups and consequently, crippling pain.

Luckily, things are improving for Coeliac sufferers in the North West. Liverpool’s thriving restaurant and coffee shop scene now boasts a wealth of gluten-free snacks, meals and healthy drinks and we’re here to share some healthy-gut appreciation! We’ve put together 9 gluten-free eateries serving up tasty dishes, right here in Liverpool. Check them out….

1 – Interesting Eating Company, Allerton Road

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The Interesting Eating Company, Allerton Road serve an ever growing range of Gluten-Free pancakes (including American pancakes), bread, cakes, cookies, sausages, scones and sandwich platters.  Working in partnership with Coeliac UK Liverpool Voluntary Support Group  they are always looking to develop our product range, so all suggestions are very welcome. You had us at pancakes! Find out more here.

2 – No Excuses Nutrition, Prescot Road

Specialising in gluten and wheat-free meal plans, snacks and take-away in the suburbs, Shelley and the team at No Excuses Nutrition create mouth-watering meals that you can pre-order for the week ahead, or pop in during the day for a sweet, safe treat from the fresh cakes counter. ‘The Hulk’ shake (above) is our current favourite, packed with all the best greens and vanilla protein! Check out the menu here.

3 – Love Thy Neighbour, Bold Street

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Love Thy Neighbour, Bold Street is fast becoming a favourite hang-out for vegan, veggie and gluten-free fans alike. With so many dishes to choose from, laden with fresh, wholesome ingredients there’s a light bite, evening meal and juice for everyone. Find out more here.

4 – Caz’s Kitchen, St Johns Road

Photo Credit: Caz’s Kitchen Facebook

You say gluten-free orange and almond cake….we say Caz’s Kitchen! This powerhouse of all things gluten-free and tasty sits smack bang in the middle of Waterloo and serves up all manner of cakes and treats. Treat yourself and your tummy to lemon and blueberry polenta cake, minty fudge superfood slabs and more here.

5 – Vincent Kitchen, Bold Street

Photo Credit: Vincent Kitchen Facebook

If you’ve not stopped in at Vincent Kitchen, Bold Street and built the lunch bowl of your dreams yet, you’re missing out! This brand new addition to the vibrant restaurant scene on Bold Street invites you to choose 6 layers of goodness starting with a base (rice, salad, noodles), meat, fish or tofu, vegetables, sauce and garnish and indulge in the tastiest lunch you’ve had in ages! Find out more here.

6 – Trattoria 51, Old Hall Street

Trattoria 51, located on Old Hall Street, is serving up gluten-free variations of 95% of its menu to provide ample choice for coeliacs. Having built on 14 years of food intolerance research, the authentic Italian restaurant was the first to partner with the market leading gluten-free retail brand, DS Gluten-Free, to offer a wide range of options such as pizza, pasta and risotto, perfect for a lunch date! Find out more here.

7 – Delifonseca, Dockside & Stanley Street

Liverpool’s award-winning foodie all-rounder Delifonseca is marking Coeliac Awareness Week (8-14 May) by highlighting its extensive gluten-free options. Menu highlights include Chicken Suprême with Sauteéd Wild Garlic, Mushrooms, Butternut Squash Pureé, Mini Roasties and Red Wine Jus; Mutton & Spinach Curry served with Spicy Dahl and Basmati Rice; Roast Cod with Sautéed Potatoes….are you drooling yet?

There’s more…..Griddled Courgettes and Fennel with Wild Garlic Pesto; Pan Roasted Seabass with Ratatouille, Sauteéd Potatoes, Tomato Coulis and Fresh Herbs and Delifonseca Signature Roasted Vegetable Curry with Basmati Rice and Yoghurt. Get your fill here.

8 – Castle St Townhouse

The all-day dining and drinking destination, located in the heart of the Commercial District, serves a varied array of gluten-free breakfast, brunch and dinner options – all of which combine nostalgic British flavours with a contemporary culinary twist. Yum! As part of the venue’s new spring menu, gluten-free highlights include Steak Salad; Burratta; Chicken & Lime; Falafel Salad and Lamb Ramp. Plan your next visit here.

9 – The Brink, Parr Street

Liverpool’s award-winning dry bar, restaurant and live music venue The Brink is serving up a flavoursome gluten-free selection. The popular Parr Street social hub provides a wide range of breakfast, lunch and dinner options together with smoothies and fresh presses, which have been devised with coeliac customers in mind. Check out the afternoon tea, carb-free burgers, sandwiches and wraps plus The Big Brink Omelette and an assortment of cakes and macaroons. More info here.

For more information on Coeliac Awareness Week 2017, head to www.coeliac.org.uk and join the Free-Volution!

If you create gluten-free dishes, snacks or drinks for the Liverpool crowd, we want to know! Tweet us @TheGuideLpool or email info@theguideliverpool.com and we’ll share the love on our socials.

 

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