It can sometimes be a huge stress having to explain to a restaurant that you can’t eat gluten.
If you have a gluten intolerance, suffer with coeliac disease, or maybe you just want to lost a bit of weight, it can be almost impossible to eat out anywhere, with those pesky proteins in literally everything.
Well leave those fears to one side because these places listed below get it completely! Enjoy a gluten–free good time.
Evelyn’s has delicious gluten-free options, and they go all out too. Seared Mackerel or Lamb with Pomegranate Salsa Verde – there’s no fear or repeating the mantra ‘I can’t eat gluten’ here.
Evelyn’s Cafe, G18 Tib St, Manchester M4 1NB
One of the best options for a gluten-free meal out in Manchester – pretty much everything is gluten free bar the beer and one dessert. So, fill your boots on their classic noodle soups and even enjoy a gluten-free soy sauce. Pho has recently received a Coeliac UK accreditation, so you know you’re in the right hands.
Pho, 37 Hanging Ditch Unit 15, The Corn Exchange, Manchester M4 3TR
This fantastic Indian restaurant offers a wide range of gluten-free dishes so you don’t need to make a fuss or feel like you’re difficult when eating out with friends. Most of the menu is GF including their brilliant Guinea Fowl Hariyali Tikka which is just amazing.
Asha’s, 47 Peter St, Manchester M2 3NG
Who knew you could eat gluten-free Chinese food? Well now you can, and you can enjoy dumplings too without any fear of gluten! Sweet Mandarin has an entire menu dedicated to the cause and it’s actually pretty long. They even have their own range of delicious Coeliac approved sauces.
Sweet Mandarin, 19 Copperas St, Manchester M4 1HS
Looking for gluten-free pizza? Welcome to Dough. They cater for gluten-free customers with a rice flour base and also have an extensive pasta and bread selection – all gluten-free!
Dough Pizza Kitchen, 77 High St, Manchester M4 1FS
From green and red Thai curries to salads to small plates such as mushroom and chicken satay, papaya salad to calssic dishes such as Massaman Curry and Penang Curry there’s plenty of GF options on Chilli Banana’s menu for those wanting their Thai fix.
Chilli Banana, 05 – 107 Lapwing Lane, Didsbury, Manchester
Another Coeliac UK approved joint where you can enjoy none other than steak frites and a delicious crème caramel dessert. There’s a special gluten-free menu so you will never have to sit and explain your gluten woes again.
Côte, 4-12 St Mary’s St, Manchester M3 2LB
Known for being vegan, V-Rev actually also have a good fair few gluten free options on the menu, there’s plenty of burgers, salads, fries and mac and cheese for a seriously junk food fix.
V Rev, 20-26 Edge St, Manchester M4 1HN
You can always find a good selection of gluten-free dishes in Indian restaurants and as you’d expect – Zouk is no different. You can grab some of their brilliant Railway Curry with Rajasthan lamb and loads of spice and not have to worry about that bloody gluten.
Zouk Tea Bar & Grill, 5, The Quadrangle, Chester Street, M1 5QS
While Federal doesn’t have a gluten-free menu in general, the bread is gluten-free and they are more than happy to adapt a dish to leave out any gluten. So enjoy smashed avocado toast or eggs Benedict with no worries whatsoever.
Federal Cafe Bar, 9 Nicholas Croft, Manchester M4 1EY
Not only is there no meat in sight, Bundobust also have a pretty impressive selection of dishes that are perfect for eating Gluten Free. Favourites include the Masala Dosa, the Paneer & Mushroom Tikka and probably the best ever – the Okra Fries!
Bundobust, 61 Piccadilly, Manchester M1 2AG
Pieminister spent years honing and creating the perfect pie crust for their gluten-free pies and they’re so good that you probably wouldn’t be able to notice the difference. There’s the Moo which is beef steak & ale, the Heidi which is goats cheese and sweet potato and finally the Free Ranger chicken & ham with leek & thyme.
Pieminister, 53 Church St, Manchester M4 1PD
Red’s True Barbecue
Here’s the shocker – Reds can cater for gluten-free dishes. So, gorge your heart out on burgers and forget that you ever had to worry about eating gluten at a barbecue joint. The staff will help you out with dietary requirement…well except if you don’t eat meat.
Red’s True Barbecue, 22 Lloyd St, Manchester M2 5WA
As you read Scene’s menu you’re going to see an awful lot of ‘GF’ icons knocking about with around 70% of the menu being perfect for a gluten-free meal. My personal favourite would be the Dhaba Murgh – a chicken dish that is as spicy as it is tasty.
Scene Indian Street Kitchen, 4a Leftbank Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3AN