Gluten-Free Eateries in Melbourne: The Ultimate Crowd-Sourced Guide

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guide to gluten free eateries in Melbourne
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Gluten-Free Eateries in Melbourne: The Ultimate Crowd-Sourced Guide

Eating out while adhering to a gluten-free diet can sometimes feel like navigating a minefield. Especially if you have coeliac disease, finding a reliable dining option is a real hassle. Thanks to our discussion forums, Melburnians in the know have come to the rescue. Here is a comprehensive list of gluten-free restaurants in Melbourne, curated from the experiences and recommendations of a community of food lovers on Homely.

Fine Dining, Views, and Variety

  • No. 35, Sofitel Hotel: Located on Collins St, this venue is the go-to place if you’re looking for fine dining with a view. User JVS says, “Started with an amazing salmon, then scallops with cauliflower purée… Highly recommended for a fine dining gluten-free experience.”

Mexican Delights

  • Mamasita: Located at 11 Collins St, this spot is a must-visit for Mexican food lovers. RPM1984 calls it their “favourite” for its margaritas and charred corn.

 Asian Flavors

  • Akachochin: On South Wharf Promenade, this place offers “great Japanese options at decent prices,” according to JVS.
  • Red Spice Rd: Recommended by RPM1984, this Thai restaurant at McKillop St gets high marks.
  • The More the Better: For those seeking Korean fusion, KaTra found this spot to have good gluten-free options.
  • Red Emperor, Southbank: As per JVS, this spot has an amazing selection of gluten-free dumplings.

 Cafés and Daytime Bites

  • Caffe Strada in Ivanhoe: SheridanW confirms it’s totally gluten-free and excellent for those worried about cross-contamination.
  • Red Robyn cafe in Camberwell: A completely gluten-free café recommended by BecWeir for its delicious food, albeit a bit pricier.

 Fast Food and Pizza

  • Crust Pizza: JVS and Mickey20 both agree that this chain is trustworthy when it comes to gluten-free options.
  • Taco Bill: According to Ames9, they’re not just gluten-free but also have a Coeliac Society certification.
  • A25: Located in the city or South Yarra, Loulouskadoo found this place to have good gluten-free pizzas.

 Critical Notes

  • RPM1984 stresses the difference between “gluten-free” and “coeliac friendly,” advising you to always specify your needs to avoid cross-contamination.
  • AshleeA1 adds that not all places understand the severity of cross-contamination, naming Lord of the Fries as a place that labels food gluten-free but cooks all fries in a universal fryer.

 Handy Tools

  • Rachelr5 recommends the free app ‘Find Me Gluten Free’ for worldwide listings.
  • Peterb56 points to the Australian-based, mobile-friendly Gluten Free Eating Directory.

So, whether you’re looking for fine dining or a quick bite, Melbourne’s gluten-free scene has something for everyone. Always remember to check for cross-contamination protocols if you’re celiac, and enjoy your culinary journey in this food-loving city!

Happy gluten-free dining!

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