For those of you unfortunate enough to suffer from Coeliacs, not only are you inflicted with the general discomfort of the illness itself but also the hassle of finding a place to eat.
Unlike other dietary restrictions, Coeliacs limits you to not even cross contaminate and sufferers need to be very careful where they eat and the extent of the establishments understanding of the disease.
Therefore, with the help of Julie Parry and Coeliac U.K we have compiled a list of Gluten Free places in York.
Cafe No. 8 Bistro - 8, Gillygate. 01904 653074. (Not a G/F restaurant as such but all the food is made from scratch so many of the items on the menu can be adapted by the chef.)
El Piano - 15-17 Grape Lane. 01904 653074. (This one has to be near the top as everything on the menu is G/F. I particularly like the hot soup with cornbread to take out on a cold winter’s day.)
The Nought E Food Company - 23, Blake Street. 0191 4671 361. (A lunch time regular for me as most of the sandwiches are freshly made to order on G/F bread.)
Meltons - 7, Scarcroft Road. 01904 635115. (A fine dining experience that doesn’t leave out those of us on a G/F diet, as with all these recommendations please ring first to let them know of your special dietary requirements.)
Piccolino Restaurant - Assembly Rooms, Blake Street. 01904 521155. (A great list of G/F foods and a choice of sweets!)
House of Trembling Madness - 48, Stonegate. (The owner Ian Loftus was serving when I visited this wonderful bar over the beer shop, he was so helpful to make sure my lunch was G/F and substituted bread with extra meat/ cheese to make sure I was not still hungry.)
Lucia’s - 12-13 Swinegate Court East. 01904 731599. (A good G/F menu with plenty of choice in this busy little bistro.)
National Trust Tea Rooms - 30 Goodramgate. 01904 659282. (Reliable G/F understanding.)
The Dawnay Arms - Main Street, Shipton by Beningborough. 01904 470334. (Just outside York for this one but well worth the short journey, the G/F menu is superb.)
La Cremeria - 20, High Petergate. 01904 612647 (This small tea rooms close to The Minster is a great place to stop for afternoon tea & glorious G/F cakes.)
Also, with the York Food Fayre on in September I urge you to check out the stalls on Parliament Street, there is a baker who produces wonderful G/F Brownies, made with ground almonds instead of flour, I’m afraid I don’t know the name of the company but when you see a stall groaning under the weight of a fabulous selection you’ll know you’ve found it, they do have a prominent sign to advertise the fact they are G/F, happy hunting.
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