Earlier this week we brought you a line-up of 9 Merseyside eateries that offer tasty and affordable gluten and wheat free snacks and meals and as Coeliac Awareness Week 2017 gets into full swing, you’ve been getting in touch to add your favourite places to our list.
If you didn’t already know, Coeliac (pronounced Cee-Lee-Ack) disease is a common digestive and auto-immune condition where the small intestine becomes inflamed and is unable to digest the nutrients it needs to keep us healthy. According to NHS Choices, Coeliac disease is caused by an adverse reaction to gluten a type of protein found in cereals such as barley, rye and wheat.
The bad news for sufferers is that a vast majority of food contains these cereals, which is why we decided to roll up our sleeves and pin-point as many Merseyside restaurants and cafes as we can that offer gluten-free options, making dining out accessible for everyone.
Over on our Twitter feed, you shouted up about Mowgli, Bold Street and Water Street and the gluten-free Tiffin Boxes. Served up in four tiers, diners are treated to meat, veg and carb as chosen by the chef as it is in India. We absolutely love the idea of lunch-time roulette, especially when you know every dish will be a taste sensation. Find out more about Mowgli here.
Lunya prides itself on taking a proactive approach to specialist dietary needs, and as the team make dishes from scratch, diners are encouraged to explore the menu and talk over the gluten-free options with the friendly and knowledgeable staff. All gluten-free dishes are prepared, cooked and plated with the utmost care allowing diners to relax and feast on fresh breads, tasty pâté and sauces and one of our Cantabrian faves tuna loin with gluten-free crackers! Nom. More info on Lunya here.
Get involved and help spread the world of the free-volution. Head to Coeliac.org.uk for more advice on how to show the food and catering industries how much demand there is for gluten-free food. It’s as simple sharing pics and reviews of your dining experiences on social media with #glutenfreevolution. Who doesn’t take a pic of their meal these days anyway?
There’s even more Liverpool-based Gluten Free-Volution taking place this week….
If you’re in and around town today (Wednesday 10th May 2017) head to Marks & Spencer’s, Church Street as they’re hosting a gluten-free event where you’re invited to try their new products in a tasting session from 6pm. We expect this will be popular and advise you call ahead (0151 708 8383)…….gluten-free food from Marksies……yes please!
If you do get involved let us know what you think, tweet us @TheGuideLpool with your favourite dishes and we’ll share them on our socials. Don’t forget the #glutenfreevolution hash tag!
The glorious weather is set to hang around for a bit yet and it’s not always easy for Coeliac sufferers to source a refreshing drink without running the risk of a painful flare up. Don’t avoid the beer gardens though, instead why not try Crabbies gluten-free Alcoholic Ginger Beer and mix up your very own Apricot Cooler or Crabbies Mojito? Crafted for 6 weeks this tasty, gluten-free drink is best served over ice (and as an added bonus is only 53 calories per 100ml) Get us a glass!*Please remember to drink responsibly
We hope you’ll get involved in spreading the world about Gluten-free eating and help the Liverpool restaurant scene to evolve even more! For more information about Coeliac Awareness visit www.coeliac.org.uk
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