Get email alerts Get Celiac.com E-mail Alerts  




Celiac.com Sponsor:
Celiac.com Sponsor:




Ads by Google:






   Get email alerts  Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts

London Gluten Free And Vegetarian
0

6 posts in this topic

Hey all

So I'm headed back to the UK in just over a week. yay!

We're only in London for 1 night, but would love to go somewhere nice for dinner with good gluten free and vegetarian options (gluten-free for me, veg for him). One possibility is Mildred, but if anyone knows a nice, reasonably priced place in central London, let me know.

Also, any good places to grab a snack/lunch for the train? (aside from Pret-a-Manger, that was a godsend the last time)

We'll be in the town of Lewes for 2 nights (pubbing, mostly), and the self-catering for 3, so I'll be hitting the grocery stores for gluten-free goodies, including jaffa cakes! and that nice bread I had last time.

Cheers!

Peg

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:

I can't think of specific restaurants anymore, (we were there summer before last) but we were able to eat gluten free pretty easily. It sounds like your husband is not gluten free, so I would imagine it would be fairly easy to eat gluteny veg meals. We had a lot of luck at Indian restaurants. There was one in Earl's Court but I can't recall the name. I don't know my London geography very well either so I'm not sure if that's central. We had luck in the pubs getting fish or steak with potatoes of some kind (baked or chips) But I don't know about options for your husband in the pubs.

As far as the trains, some of the stations had a Marks and Spence shop where my daughter and I could buy packs of just meat and fruit/veggies. I think the idea was to build your own sandwich but we just didn't buy the bread. My husband ate food off a cart and he got food poisoning...and my daughter and I were pretty much fine the whole trip.

It sort of sounds like you know what to do. I hope you have a wonderful trip!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hm, I just looked up the veggie restaurant I used to go to and it has closed.

I left London quite recently and I think you should be ok. Most places have a decent range of veggie options.

All the big supermarkets have gluten-free stuff.

Pret a Manger good, Marks and Spencer, plus Tesco and Sainsburys around central London.

Try the coeliac uk website and number. The gluten-free book of products they have is amazing. You guys would kill for one. You can also see their crossed grain symbol which approved products have. Loads of other products are fine too. There are restaurant listings, but you may need to be a member. Not needed for 1 night but useful for a longer trip.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just read you will be self catering too.

Warburtons now do gluten-free bread and rolls, pretty good. Doves Farm do ingredients. I like their pasta, especially the brown rice one. Both brands sold in (larger) supermarkets and heathfood stores.

Just watch out, both brands also do gluteny stuff!!

Lewes is lovely,and not far from the coast.

Have a wonderful trip :)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks guys. I'm sure we'll both be just fine (no harder than here, certainly), but wanted to see if anyone had an idea off the top of their heads.

I found foods were much better labeled in the UK than here, and restaurants seem to be more up on their gluten-free knowledge. Never had a problem.

What will be really hard to avoid is butter and cheese, but with a steady regimen of digestive enzymes, I think I'll survive.

Thanks!

Peg

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites




Firstly - take me with you please!

I'm not sure how many there are but hommus brothers did gluten free the last time I was there. It wasn't anything fancy, but an option, Also alot of places offered jacket potato. La Tasca which is a tapas chain also offered gluten-free. Although I'm not sure about butter/cheese free. Also I'm not super sensitive so if a bit of gluten got in I wouldn't get sick.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      104,332
    • Total Posts
      920,431
  • Topics

  • Posts

    • I would like to ask if anyone has eaten puffed rice from Arrowhead Mills.  My daughter, who has celiac, wants to eat it and I am looking for advice.  The only ingredient is rice, but they do not test the product so do not label it gluten free.  I called the company and they say they clean all their equipment between each product, but since they don't test it cannot label it as gluten free.  Would you allow your daughter to eat this product?
    • He might have celiac disease (or just the start of it).  He might have Non-celiac Gluten Intolerance, which is real, but there is not a test for it.  He might have other food intolerances (milk, dyes, etc.).  You have been to an allergist and he did not positive for allergies (I assume wheat was included in the panel.).  Trialing a diet is fine, even a gluten free diet, when you ruled out everything.  But you have that quirky TTG result.  I gave you the link from the MayoClinic (top notch) and their algorithm recommends further evaluation.  An allergist is not a celiac expert nor is primary care doctor.  You should get a referral to a Ped GI.  If she/he suggests a gluten-free diet, then fine.  Because if he improves then, the GI will give you a diagnosis.  By the time you see the GI, he might have ordered another round of celiac blood tests, genetic tests, or he might want to order an endoscopy.  This case is not clear and that is a bummer.   The cure is the diet.  But he will be going to school and a diagnosis will pave the way for accommodations all the way to college.  And anyone here will tell you that once you get off gluten (and that is the root cause), it is awful....horrific... to go back on it for further testing.   This is his life and yours.  You must do what is best for your family.  I wish you well and we are here to support you.  I care.  I am mom.  
    • This just published: Highlights   • Kernel-based gluten contamination in oats skews gluten analysis results. • Grinding inadequately disperses gluten to allow a single accurate analysis. • Lognormal distribution of the test results renders a single test unrepresentative.   Abstract Oats are easily contaminated with gluten-rich kernels of wheat, rye and barley. These contaminants are like gluten ‘pills’, shown here to skew gluten analysis results. Using R-Biopharm R5 ELISA, we quantified gluten in gluten-free oatmeal servings from an in-market survey. For samples with a 5–20 ppm reading on a first test, replicate analyses provided results ranging <5 ppm to >160 ppm. This suggests sample grinding may inadequately disperse gluten to allow a single accurate gluten assessment. To ascertain this, and characterize the distribution of 0.25-g gluten test results for kernel contaminated oats, twelve 50 g samples of pure oats, each spiked with a wheat kernel, showed that 0.25 g test results followed log-normal-like distributions. With this, we estimate probabilities of mis-assessment for a ‘single measure/sample’ relative to the <20 ppm regulatory threshold, and derive an equation relating the probability of mis-assessment to sample average gluten content.   The full article can be accessed at Gluten Free Watchdog if are a subscriber.
    • If I may say something right now, the suggestions, advice, and information provided to you in this forum is just that: suggestions, advice, and information.  What has been provided can be used as tools to help figure out what is going on.  Please don't go away disgruntled or too frustrated.  There have been times myself when advice and suggestions was given to me, and I was not sure what to do about all the information.  I had to think and pray on it before I could act on it because my brain was functioning enough to do something about it right away.  It was on survival mode.  Forgive me if I am wrong, but I believe this is where you are at right now.  You are not sure where to go or what to do, so your body is just doing what it can to function day in, day out.  If this assumption is correct, I GET IT!  It is not fun, neither is it easy. Don't give up.  Things will get better.  Take all of this information and go to your primary doctor to see if you both can put your heads together and figure this out.  The answer may not come right away, but be patient.  it could be everything coming at you at once that making your body go into hypersentive mode.  I don't know, because I am not in your situation.  Until you go to the doctor, do what you know to do and God will take care of the rest.  There is something that has kept me sane through this past year: It will be okay because God is in control.  He knows what is happening to you and your future is going to be.  When you have a good day, enjoy those moments.  When you have a bad day, bring back to memory those good days and see if you can do something for another person.  I have found this year that if I focus on someone else through the bad times especially things don't seem as grim. I will be praying for you.
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Entries

  • Recent Status Updates

  • Who's Online (See full list)

  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      61,387
    • Most Online
      1,763

    Newest Member
    Jaimesmile
    Joined