London is one of my favourite cities to visit. With so much to do and see, there is something for everyone. With regards to eating, the same applies. So whether you're vegan, vegetarian, or gluten-free(!!) there are endless options. However, there are actually so many options that it can be a bit bombarding, so here I've made a list of my favourite gluten-free spots I have discovered during my past few visits.
Dear Pizza 36 Highbury Park, Highbury East, London N5
This little spot is located about a ten-fifteen minute walk from Highbury and Islington station. Although its slightly off the beaten track, I would definitely recommend it as they do the biggest and best gluten-free pizza I've ever tried. They also have gluten-free pasta options and lots of choice for vegans. The prices are very reasonable considering the size of the pizza and there's meal deals from Monday to Friday 12pm-5pm which are very economical.
Carluccio's 305-307 Upper St, London N1
Definitely keep your eye out for this chain of restaurants scattered around London. I went to the one in Islington but there's one in nearly every spot, including just off Oxford Street. It's the perfect spot to refuel from shopping or to go out for an evening dinner. They have an amazing gluten-free menu of starters, pastas and deserts and much more!
Honest Burger 34a Camden Lock Pl, London NW1
Another chain which you will find in a variety of locations around London. My favourite is the one located in Camden because it can be difficult to find suitable gluten-free foods in the stalls located around the market. Their burger patties are naturally gluten-free, as well as their chips and onion rings. Furthermore gluten-free buns and beer is available. Not to mention they taste FAB.
WINE & DINE/ LUNCH
Cote Brasserie Portland House, 4 Great Portland St, Fitzrovia, London W1W
This was one of my favourite meals during my trip, probably because it didn't leave me feeling ten stone heavier. Again, they have lots of branches of the restaurant in all of London's main spots. They have a gluten-free menu on request and I would definitely recommend the tuna nicoise as a lunch option.
Raw Press 32 Dover St, Mayfair, London/ 3 Ellis St, Belgravia, London
At their pop-up stall in the Selfridges food hall, I tried the buckwheat waffles with coconut yoghurt and berries. I can safely say it was one of the nicest gluten-free brunches I have ever had. Their pop-up stall is only open until February 4th but they have little cafés in Mayfair and Chelsea too. Everything on the menu is gluten-free, vegan-friendly, and looks amazing.
Borough 22 Selfridges Food Hall, 400 Oxford St, Marylebone, London
I think anyone on a gluten-free diet can appreciate how virtually impossible it is to come across a gluten-free donut. I've been on the search for one for years and nearly cried with happiness when I found them in the Selfridges Food Hall. They lived up to my expectations.
Beyond Bread 2 Charlotte Pl, Fitzrovia, London/ 267 Upper St, London
Lastly, if you're planning on taking a trip to London and on a gluten-free diet, you must eat in this 100% gluten-free bakery. It has a lovely relaxed atmosphere with a variety of gluten-free treats, lunches and brunches to chose from. There is also a stall in Selfridges Food Hall as well as their two cafés in Islington and Fitzrovia.