I’ve been really lucky to find a number of great gluten and dairy free eateries on my travels recently so I thought I would write them down for future reference for myself and for you guys in case you are visiting one of these cities. I was only in Bristol overnight but had a great dinner out and breakfast the next day so although this is a short post I thought it was worth sharing.
Dinner At Graze ChopHouse
This restaurant or Chophouse, was across the road from our hotel and we decided to try it out. The menu is marked for gluten free options but not dairy free however the staff were very knowledgeable about what was in the food and cross contamination etc. That meant I was able to choose a main that suited me and due to the fact I could eat about 75% of the side dishes on order we could share them safely between our party of six. I opted for their flat iron steak and it was one of the best steaks I have had in a long time – everyone at the table had different dishes cooked to different levels and everyones was perfect. They also offered vegetarian options including risotto and salads. It would have been nice to have had more choice for pudding, I had the sorbet but overall a good dining experience.
Breakfast at Friska Foods
Friska Foods offers healthy fast foods and has multiple locations across the city, we had breakfast in the one at Harbourside. The menu is clearly marked with allergens and has a wide choice of gluten and dairy free options. I went for the gluten and dairy free bircher, followed by a poached egg with spinach, avocado and crumbled chorizo. I also tried one of their dairy free smoothies – I picked the strawberry and banana. They also offer a choice of dairy free milk for your coffee – you can pick between soya, almond and oat milk.
The café itself had a really relaxed atmosphere giving us time to pick what we wanted and then sit and relax with the newspaper (or laptop in my case) without feeling rushed – just what we needed after a late night.
Check them out at: http://www.friskafood.com/