Archive for the ‘Where to eat’ Category

Gluten free sandwich at Starbucks

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

CafeI asked why you can buy a gluten free cake in many cafes now but you can’t get a gluten free sandwich. Thank you to British Baker for getting back to me to tell me that Starbucks will be selling a tuna mayonnaise gluten free sandwich from mid February.

See their article

Come on independants – there must be a market for this if the giants have realised!

Stopping for a Cup of Tea and Slice of Cake in Brighton and Hove, Sussex

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

Pleased to see more cafes offering a gluten free choice of cake. Here are a few I have sampled in Brighton and Hove, Sussex.

The Small Batch Coffee Company, Hove

This a small coffee shop close to Hove Station. It sells a small selection of packaged cookies made by the Byron Bay Cookie Company and one of these was gluten free.

I tried the White choc chunk and macadamia nut cookie. Gluten free.

You can really taste the white chocolate in this cookie. It wasn’t gritty at all as it contained ground macadamia nuts.

Pret a Manger, Brighton

I tried gluten free orange cake. Quite a dense moist cake. It has a sharp orange flavour probably because it is made with whole oranges. It doesn’t contain any fat so quite good for you if you are on a diet!

Treacle and Co, Brighton

This is a small company in Brighton which sells cakes at local farmers markets. I saw them in a farmers market in Churchill Square Shopping Centre, Brighton and was pleased to see a gluten free option.

I tried wheat and gluten free orange polenta cake. This was a nice citrusy cake, a tiny bit gritty from the polenta but the syrup it is soaked in made this hard to notice.

Marks and Spencers Restaurant, Brighton

Gluten free rich fruit cake.

This had a lovely moist flavour. Contained lots of fruit. It was not gritty at all. You wouldn’t know it was gluten free.

Riverside Cafe, Lewes

Kate’s Cakes gluten free chocolate brownie.

I was disappointed to find this brownie quite dry and gritty to eat.

Special Diets Advice in Debenhams Restaurant

Monday, December 7th, 2009

Well done to Debenhams!

I was pleasantly surprised to find Debenhams restaurant provides allergen advice about every dish on their menu.

Just by the entrance to the restaurant in Debenhams in Churchill Square, Brighton, there is an A4 flip chart with details of every dish on the menu and a tick chart to show the allergens each dish contains. Maybe other restaurants will follow.