Gluten free dining out in Dorset
All UK restaurant and takeaway staff must by law provide information on whether their meals contain barley, rye or wheat, among other allergens. However, there is always the danger of cross-contamination because gluten free meals are cooked with the same utensils and surfaces as battered foodstuffs. The reality for coeliacs like me is a night of stomach pain for eating chips cooked in the same fryer as battered chicken.
From my own experience the best places for gluten free eating out are: Wagamamas, because they take their allergies so seriously that only the manager will take your order.
As a general rule curry houses are a safe bet.
For takeaways, Something Else Fishy in Milborne Port offers gluten free fish and chips
The Sandford Pub in Wareham, where 95% of their meals are gluten free or have a gluten free alternative.
Dorset’s gluten free heroes Honeybuns specialise in delicious gluten free, dairy free and vegan treats (honeybuns. co.uk). The multi-award-winning business was started in 1998 by Emma Goss-Custard and is based at Naish Farm, Holwell in West Dorset. Emma is a coeliac so understands the issues of following a strict gluten free diet • 4 eggs
• 200g dark chocolate
• 250g unsalted butter
• 300g caster sugar
• 125g gluten free plain flour
• 1 packet of white chocolate chips • A few drops of vanilla extract
• 1 tsp gluten free baking powder
“Emma is a coeliac so understands the issues of following a strict gluten free diet but wanting to enjoy something tasty”