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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. 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”

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