Who are you and where are you?
My name’s Gem and I live in Brighton in the UK.
Tell me about your relationship with gluten..
I have coeliac disease- I got diagnosed 2 years ago aged 23. Â I’ve been living in Brighton for a year and life is sooo easy here.
Why should gluten free travellers visit your town?
Brighton is fantastic for all sorts of dietary requirements. It’s a vey health conscious ‘hippie’ culture so gluten-free is a lifestyle choice for many. This is annoying at times but if it means gluten-free is lucrative then bring it on! Â Plus Brighton is full of independent cafes and restaurants. Â I’ve never seen a Starbucks look so empty.
Tell me something fun about your town..
We have the only Green Party MP. Â does that count as fun?!
Where is your favourite place to eat out in your town and why?
ooooh, either the Ginger Dog because I can get GF friendly hearty British food (at its best- think roast pheasant and mash) or Ideya– genius vegetarian buffet with regular GF options. Roast beetroot please!
Other great restaurants and cafes where you can find gluten free options in Brighton:
- Food for FriendsÂ isÂ a Vegetarian restaurant in the heart of the city which offers various gluten free options for lunch, dinner or afternoon tea!
- Terre a terreÂ isÂ another Vegetarian restaurant with gluten free options clearly marked on their menu with ‘gf’.
- Pizza Face, do a gluten free base made with Doves Farm organic flour.
- Planet India onÂ Richmond Parade.
- Bill’sÂ is a chain with various locations around the UK, including one at North Road in Brighton.
- Another couple of places to check out are Tic Toc Cafe or Cafe Coco for a cake!
Do you live in Brighton or have you travelled there? Where is your favourite place to eat gluten free?