When looking for a recommendation, we often ask a friend, a parent, a partner for their thoughts and ideas. Why not a local? There is no better way to experience a place than through the eyes of a local.
Today we speak to Rachel, mother to a child, recently diagnosed with coeliac disease. With this diagnosis came a significant learning curve for her and her family, understanding what he could and couldn’t eat to feel well again. At first dining at home was the first instinct, but with a love of food and exploring the region, through careful research the family has built a list of local favourites who offer delicious gluten free options that the whole family can enjoy. We share their top tips for others in the community challenged with restrictive diets.
The owners of this business describe themselves as a business born “from a house full of hungry women”. A mother and her four daughters were all diagnosed with Coeliac Disease and saw the need to develop a destination for people struggling with restrictive diets. The focus was sourcing products that weren’t just gluten free, but specialty food that was suitable for everyone.
Run by two lovely sisters who can recommend with personal experience
Diverse range of delicious products, from pantry, condiments, chilled and frozen to snack foods.
Shop in store or online for all dietary needs.
Great range of ready-made meals, the family size lasagnes are epic!
Frozen pastry, pizza bases or breads available.
Lollies, sweets, frozen cupcakes make this a great option when sending your child to a kid’s party with their own gluten free care package.
Baked fresh daily, this shop is donut lovers’ heaven! Finding a gluten free donut that tastes good is like the holy grail. The rebel team make donuts to suit all dietary requirements, nut free, dairy free, gluten free, vegan.
Enjoy the gluten-free Cinna-Roo made with pure Ceylon cinnamon and sugar mix.
You must try the Gluten-Free OG - with pure Tongan vanilla bean on a delicious, light and fluffy gluten-free donut.
Anything but ugly – the Gluten-free Pineapple Ugly is perfect for those looking to take away that sweet holiday flavour.
Great place to source the supplies to create a gluten free donut cake stack that everyone will enjoy for a special occasion.
Using fresh quality products, Le-Feu Cuisine offers an Innovative style of dining - Vietnamese with French-influence. The menu is free of dairy, peanut and gluten. Low-FODMAP is available upon request.
Intimate space with warm atmosphere
Delicious range of dishes the whole family can enjoy confident that it is prepared as completely gluten free.
Following his diagnosis with Coeliac Disease, owner Richard Jeffares set out on a mission – making sure every person avoiding gluten could have access to great gluten free beer. He built a dedicated gluten free brewery.
Nine gluten free beers on tap to enjoy (beers are all vegan too!)
All drinks, snacks and meals are gluten free in this gluten free zone.
Take-away pizza available when the Taproom is open.