As a summer of sport continues, the world’s focus will turn north of the border to Glasgow for the Glasgow 2014 and XX Commonwealth Games.
With over 6500 athletes competing in 17 sports and hundreds of thousands of visitors to the city, we for one are so excited to be part of this spectacular event.
We will be busy sampling a range of our tasty products on Glasgow Green, which will be at the heart of the Games Time experience as well as having lots of fun enjoying the free family activities, great music, comedy, dance, craft and ceilidhs which will be taking place every day.
If you’re visiting Glasgow for the first time for the Commonwealth Games or just want some new inspiration on where you can eat out gluten free, look no further! Here’s our guide to a gluten-free Glasgow:
The Butterfly and the Pig now has two locations, one in the West End and the original on Bath Street. It’s a great choice for some good old pub grub and comes highly recommended thanks to their use of fresh local ingredients.
Gluten-free options are clearly marked on their menu and top gluten-free picks include a gluten-free version of their famous “Battered to Death Haddock” as well as the Bean Around The World Veggie Burger. Burger buns are substituted with gluten-free bread and the batter is made using gluten-free flour and cider. You can also choose a mouth watering sandwich from their menu as they’ll also replace with gluten-free bread.
If you’re looking for a curry then look no further than Dakhin. One of Glasgow’s most innovative Indian restaurants, Dakhin is becoming a very popular choice for gluten-free diners. Specialising in South Indian cuisine it’s a great choice, as the majority of dishes are naturally gluten free. Dakhin’s specialty dosas, which are thin rice and lentil pancakes come filled with all sorts of ingredients such as spicy minced lamb or chicken and Mysore masala are a must have on the menu. You don’t need to miss out on mopping up your curry either as South Indian breads are often made with rice flour rather than wheat flour. Enjoy!
A great new addition to Glasgow, My Martha’s brings you fast natural food, with absolutely no compromise on flavour. Their menu is inspired by the very best seasonal Scottish produce and will have your taste buds popping.
Their Main Boxes, which are served from 11am, include Red Dragon Pork – a 14 hr slow roasted Scotch Pork with sesame, chilli, ginger and spring onion – which is then served on a bed or brown rice with a side of Martha’s slaw or you can pick from a flavour busting salad such as the Ruby Quencher – watermelon, quinoa, cucumber, mixed leaves, radish and pumpkin seeds!
One of Glasgow’s most famous restaurants, the Ubiquitous Chip opened in 1971 and has offered high quality Scottish food ever since. With a choice of dining in the Brasserie or Restaurant, there are options for all budgets.
The majority of the dishes on The Chip’s menu are naturally gluten free but if you’re not too sure just speak to one of the serving staff and they’ll happily provide a detailed list of ingredients.
Reservations are highly recommended.
Firebird can be found right next to the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and offers a great choice of gluten-free pizza and pasta with more than just your average toppings. Whether you go for the Artichoke or Beef Shin pasta or dare to try the No 4 Nduja Pizza, made with fiery nduja sausage paste and thinly sliced red onion, you’ll not be disappointed especially as you can wash it down with a gluten-free beer.
If you’re just looking for a quick bite to eat on the run – Tesco, Sainsburys, Waitrose and Café Nero now stock gluten-free sandwich options using Genius bread.
An increasing number of high street chain restaurants are also now offering a gluten-free menu. Here are a selection which are all available in Glasgow:
Do you have a favourite gluten-free restaurant in Glasgow? Post it below to help spread the word!