I pop down to London every so often to catch up with friends so I think I’ve done a couple of guides to eating out in London already. I went down for Easter weekend and ate in a few new places so thought I would share these with you.
The Breakfast Club
The Breakfast Club has a number of cafes scattered across London and one in Brighton I think. It seems to be a very popular place for breakfast, be prepared to queue if you visit after 10am. They have a large menu and a number of items can be done gluten and dairy free.
Everyone was clued up on coeliac and allergies and assured me whatever I picked would be cooked in a separate pan and there would be no cross contamination.
I opted for some freshly squeezed orange juice, a soya cappuccino and poached eggs with some mashed avocado. A lovely start to any day.
The Canvas Cafe
Home of the vegan (and gluten free) freak shake!
The Canvas Cafe is a quirky little cafe just next to Brick Lane. It serves food all day and they specialise in vegan offerings but they also have a good choice of gluten free as well.
Last year they started offering gluten free, vegan and refined sugar freak shakes. I have the chocolate and raspberry brownie shake and it was very delicious. As it was made from raw natural ingredients it wasn’t sickly at all.
Gluten free fried chicken at its best! My friend, who lives in London, noticed that Bird’s fried chicken uses a naturally gluten free coating so we decided to pop in next time I was down.
If you are dairy free as well then please let them know. The chicken prior to coating is marinaded in butter milk. I let them no I was allergic to milk and they coated a fresh piece of chicken for me.
I opted for the Korean sauce which had a nice kick to it.
Andina has two restaurants in London – one in Soho and the other in Shoreditch. They are open all day and we went for breakfast two days in a row it is that good.
The menu is marked with gluten free options and they can easily alter this to remove any dairy as the food is freshly cooked to order.
The first day I had sweet potato pancakes, coconut cream, spiced honey and fresh berries:
The next day I went for the poached eggs, spiced potato puree, mushrooms and spinach:
Herman ze German
If you are after a quick, cheap and cheerful bite to eat then try out Herman ze German in Soho. All the sausages are gluten and dairy free as are the fries and the crispy onion. They also have cool German cola:
And finally, no trip to London is complete without a visit to Yorica for all your free from ice-cream, froyo, crepe and waffle desires. This time I had chocolate crunch and pea’not’ butter – delicious.