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Gluten Free Brisbane


Stella Magazine published with Sunday Mail today had an article entitled Gluten Free Glee which promoted About A Boy & A Girl in Newstead and Detour in Woolloongabba.  While I don’t live in Brisbane, it is promising to see establishments not just catering to allergy eaters but also highlighting an understanding of food that is suitable for those with allergies.  With talk of hand pressed corn tortillas, buckwheat pancakes and sweet potato waffles, I can’t wait to visit Brisbane again. I also like the comment, “Our menu doesn’t include a paleo burger or a gluten-free burger, and there are no acai bowls” by Lanchester at About a Boy & a Girl.  Here is someone who is not focussed on dietary fads and fashionable foods but on the essence of food which happens to be gluten free.

As we all know, there are many “Gluten Free Eatery” lists like  Top Ten Gluten Free Eats in Melbourne,  The UrbanList – Gluten Free Guide to Brisbane but the concern for the coeliac disease sufferer is that reviews are based upon what is tagged gluten free on the menu rather than a review by a “must eat gluten free otherwise I will be extremely and violently sick within 10 minutes if I eat gluten” eater.

Chelsea’s Gluten Free Guide to Brisbane and surrounds is a list verified by someone who knows.  Chelsea has coeliac disease and has eaten at all of these places and never felt nervous or gotten sick from gluten. Thank you to mum Adrienne Pearson for passing this list on.

1.  Alfredos in The Valley for the best gf pizza.

2.  I Heart Brownies again in Fortitude Valley… all the brownies are gf and some are dairy free.  So delicious.

3.  Buffalo Bar in Brisbane city for the best gf wings YUM

4.  Byblos restaurant at Portside Wharf Hamilton for heaps of delicious gf menu items

5.  Eat Street Markets at Hamilton for the best gf donuts.

6.  Gold Coast Sunday markets at the Arts Centre also great gf cinnamon donuts.

7.  The Cuban Restaurant at Broad Beach for delicious gf tapas and cuban goodies. Mojitos are great!!

8.  Helensvale Plaza ( the old one not Westfield) has the Old Danube Bakery outside with the best gf choc chip cookies , gf quiche, gf cheesecake, gf chocolate cake

9.  Ferry Road Markets has a lot of gf snacks, gelato and especially (ironically)  Flour Bakery has the best gf cakes and bread rolls.

10.  there’s a french bakery at Garden City Westfield top floor, it’s french forget the name but best gf macaroons YUM!!

11.  Grill’d at Harbour Town Gold Coast for gf burgers. They toast the gf buns on the grill to avoid cross contamination

12.  House of Brews in Surfers Paradise has an entire gf menu and separate deep fryers for gf fires

13.  Burgerd at Arundel has gf burgers soooo good.

14.  Boom Boom Burgers on Chevron Gsland has gf burgers and separate deep fryer for gf fries too.!!!

15.  O- Sushi has gf sushi rolls at Broadbeach and Byron

16.  Miss Margaritas Mexican at Broad beach and Byron great  for gf Mexican

17.  Harajuku Gyoza in Brisbane has gf as well…..

18.  No Do Donuts at Newstead in Brisbane is the bomb also !!!!

Gluten Free in Brisbane

Somehow, without even meaning to, my eyes seek out the words ‘gluten free’.  And this was no different on a recent quick trip to Brisbane.

So here is a small sample of ‘gluten free’ in Brisbane.

All Real Food is convenience breakfast and lunch options in a refrigerated vending machine.  I spotted one in the ‘Wintergarden’ on the Queen Street Mall, just outside a health centre.  Fresh juices, wraps, salads, breakfast cereals are all presented in a jar with gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian and paleo options. Go to their website to find their other seven locations around Brisbane.

Noosa Choc

Noosa Chocolate Factory have two stores on Adelaide Street and we are enjoying the Peanut Crunch and Peanut Brittle brought home.  There is a range of chocolate coated products which are in the main gluten freee: strawberries, hazelnuts, sultanas, ginger.  All products are 100% palm oil free and 100% vegan.


Snag Stand in Queens Plaza not only promotes 100% gluten free sausages but also gluten free buns (extra $).  Check their website for additional stores in Queensland, Canberra and New South Wales.  With Spicy Cheese Kransky, Spicy Spanish Chorizo, Toulouse and Australian Fare sausages a sample of what is on offer, these are tempting indeed.

Soul Origin

Soul Origin  is also in Queens Plaza and offers a range of clearly labelled gluten free salads. Stores can be found in New South Wales, Canberra and Queensland. Some choices are Bean Medley, Tuna and Avocado, Chicken and Steamed Vegetables, Lentil.

Schar Pizza

Schar Pizza Bases are not available in Townsville so we always visit the Greenslopes IGA to grab a few boxes.  There are two in a box and they are a good quality pizza base ie they aren’t thin like cardboard nor do they crack and break.  The store generally has a great range of gluten free products.  The pizzas are also brought back to Townsville whenever we have family visiting from Brisbane.

Melting Moments

House of Biskota was a newly seen gluten free biscuit range found at the Rock N Roll Marketplace on Logan Road at Stones Corner.  With a little TLC on the flight home,  the GF Almond Crescents and GF Melting Moments are being enjoyed by all.

A big thank you to my local co-ordinator for  Coeliac Queensland who has supplied the Townsville group  with this link : The Ultimate Gluten Free Guide to Brisbane  Just one of the many reasons to be a member of your state’s Coeliac Australia Branch.