Gluten Free Glasgow

Glasgow looking pretty in the rain

I was diagnosed with celiac disease when I was living in Glasgow so I spent quite a bit of time exploring the gluten-free side to Glasgow before I left for more world travelling. Here’s a round-up of all the places I’ve come across in Glasgow offering gluten free options. Please let me know if I’ve missed out on someplace great and I’ll add it to the list! If you are celiac or gluten intolerant and headed to Glasgow you’ll be happy to hear that there are plenty of great restaurants ready to serve you delicious, gluten free food.

Glasgow restaurants offering gluten free options..

13th Note is great venue plus bar and restaurant on King Street in Glasgow. Their vegan and Vegetarian restaurant also does plenty of options which are either gluten free or can be made gluten free on request. Their food is really tasty! You can read my 13th Note post here.

The Butterfly and the Pig on Bath Street is my favourite restaurant in Glasgow. The atmosphere is great and the food they serve is even better. You can eat dinner in their restaurant or enjoy lunch or afternoon tea in The Tea Rooms upstairs. Both the restaurant and the tea room offer a plethora of gluten free options. Menu options change frequently but staff are extremely well trained on dietary requirements. They will know exactly what on the menu is gluten free and find you something safe and delicious to eat. You can read my Butterfly and Pig post here.

The Willow Tea Rooms in Glasgow is another great place for gluten free options! They do a fantastic gluten free afternoon tea featuring sandwiches, scones, shortbread, and meringue.

Cafe Andaluz is a Spanish tapas restaurant with locations in both Glasgow and Edinburgh. They offer a wide variety of gluten free options clearly marked on their menus. You can read my Cafe Andaluz post here.

Chillies West End is an Indian restaurant in Glasgow’s west end with a focus on Indian tapas dishes. Many of their options are naturally gluten free and clearly shown on their extensive menu. You can read my post on Chilies here.

The 2 Figs on Byres Road in the est end of Glasgow is a cozy little restaurant which serves a few gluten free options. Their veggie curry is yummy and tastes great with a Crabbie’s ginger beer! You can read my post on The 2 Figs here.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum

Glasgow University

Dakhin is a fabulous South Indian restaurant in the Merchant City area of Glasgow. Their menu is almost entirely gluten free so this is a great place to go if you want your pick of the menu! You can read my Dakhin post here.

La Tasca is a Spanish tapas bar and restaurant on Renfield Street in Glasgow’s city centre. They have lots and lots of gluten free goodies to choose from. You can read my post on La Tasca here.

El Sabor is another Spanish tapas place in Merchant Square which offers various gluten free options. Clearly Glasgow is a fan of tapas! You can read my review on El Sabor here.

Fratelli Sarti, an Italian restaurant with three locations in Glasgow. They offer gluten free pizza, gluten free pasta and gluten free bread for  garlic bread and bruschetta.

Wetherspoon is a chain of pubs with locations all over the UK. You will find various locations throughout Glasgow and the west of Scotland and they offer a good choice of gluten free options clearly marked on their menus. You can read my Wetherspoon post here.

My Marthas is a new place which offers gluten free options. It looks fantastic and I can’t wait to try it when I’m next home.

If you fancy some naturally gluten free sushi, Glasgow is home to a few good sushi restaurants. Check with staff when ordering that they can prepare your sushi away from any nasty gluten filled soy sauce, tempura or imitation crab meat!

Buchanan Street, Glasgow

Some coffee shops/cafes in Glasgow where you can find gluten free goodies for nibbling..

Biblocafe on Woodlands Road. You can read my review here.

Clachan in Kelvingrove park

1901 Deli on Skirving St, Shawlands

Tapa organic with locations on Pollockshaws Road and Whitehill Street

Vanilla Blacks cafe on Sauchiehall Street

John Lewis

Starbucks

Have you travelled gluten free to Glasgow? Where and what did you eat?

 

 

 

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Comments

  • Thanks so much for this!mand so glad to have found your blog! I am Glasgow based and a recently diagnosed Celiac. Would never have thought of 13th Note despite the fact my band play local gigs there when we come back from tour! 🙂 I work in television so am doin everything I can to raise awareness on Gluten Free Living, have a show booked for ITV in a few weeks – would LOVE to mention you as a fellow Scot and your blog! Feel free to connect/get in touch! 🙂

  • Hi Frank! I sent you an email but I’m not sure if it found it’s way to you. I’d love to chat more. 🙂
    http://glutenfreetraveller.com/contact/

  • Hi There,

    I hope you dont mind me dropping you a line, I have recently started as the new assistant business manager here at chaophraya on Buchanan st and found your blog, I have come up from a spanish restaurant in Manchester & we had great relations with the gf community/coeliac societt UK there, so it is great to see so many options in Glasgow too. However with over 15 g.f dishes on our a la carte menu, I dont see us having a mention anywhere, could you help me gain a little exposure here?

    Best,

    Kayleigh

  • Christine Munro

    Jul 28th, 2013

    The Italian Kitchen in the Merchant City has a separate gluten free menu – was there recently and impressed!

  • Hello,I am eating gluten free, and I will be a turist in Scottland next week for a few days.
    I am worried if I can get normal things like gluten free bread in stores? And, if I can, in which ones? I don’t need adresses, just a chain, if there is one!
    I was very surprised how much trouble I had getting GF bread in Germany last year, so I am hoping you will easy my worries 🙂

    Thanks for the help!

  • Thankyou so much for your very well informed thread, I have a few favorites in Glasgow that you hve mentioned & a few that I will now try, it’s easy when you know how 🙂

  • delaney in USA

    Mar 20th, 2014

    We’re bringing mum to her homeland in celebration of her 90th birthday-she is a WWII War Bride-and all 6 of us are gluten free (mum was just diagnosed this month). Your list of G/F fooleries is VERY much appreciated!! Can you tell me of any affordable places to stay during our travels to Glasgow, Edinburgh and Lucy Bay?

  • Hello Laura.

    My wife and I have just got back from a holiday in Scotland and we visited Glasgow. We spotted that The Willow Tea Rooms, Wokway, Di Maggio’s and Topolabamba have gluten free options/menus.

    Also, Nudel in Falkirk is able to do gluten free.

    All the best,

    Richard

  • Thanks so much, Richard! Headed there next week so this is very much appreciated.

  • Just back from a week in Glasgow and as well as the Pig and Butterfly, which was fantastic, we spent a lot of time in Cup, which is a lunch/tea room. There’s one in the city centre (Renfield Street) and one on Byres Road in the West End. They do gf sarnies etc, plus build your own gluten free cupcakes and other cakery. The city centre one is in the old Bank of India, which is stunning.

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