I’ve decided I’m going to start up something new. I like starting new things; new lists, new food blogger tags, new blog layouts (to come very soon – eek!), but I thought it was about time some of the lovely products I’ve come across get a chance to shine.
On Instagram I’m often posting about little snacks I’m eating, and let’s face it, gluten free snacking isn’t easy. It has to be planned. Every day I take a bag full of snacks to work. On days I don’t, I end up raiding the office Tuck Shop for chocolate and crisps which isn’t ideal.
So here’s a little place each month where products, ingredients or snacks deserve a little mention. Where odd bits and bobs, not quite enough for a review on their own, get a little round of applause.
- The Artisan Gluten Free Bakery – Fresh Loaves
What a joy to have a proper bacon sarnie on a thick crusty doorstop slice. Back in the day, I’d feast on French sticks, and large slices of freshly baked tiger bread. I’ve found it almost impossible to find good fresh gluten free bread, but these guys know their stuff.
Formally known as Romeo’s Gluten Free Bakery, The Artisan Gluten Free Bakery offer small and large loaves are available in a range of flavours from their Islington bakery. But great news for those not based nearby; these loaves are now available in Whole Foods!
2. Free’d Crackers
Earlier in the year, I came across Free’d when using Free Go, an online gluten free supplier. Unlike other gluten free crackers I’ve come across, and without sounding like Mary Berry, these chia and sesame seed crackers really have a great crunch!
Perfect for lunch and packing out salads, you can throw all sorts of great ingredients together to make some filling canape crisp breads. It also turns out, these are also available at Whole Foods, so I’ll be sure stocking up at the Piccadilly branch near my office.
- Cookies & Scream – Gluten Free & Vegan Cookies
A good gf cookie is hard to come by, but not only gluten free, Cookies & Scream are vegan too – but you’d never guess. And we’re not talking one cookie, we’re talking EVERYTHING on sale is gluten free!
After being told how moreish they are, I went for two peanut butter (dream come true) cookies, which were perfectly gooey in the middle. Head down to their cookie bar inside Camden Market, and add a dollop of ice cream on the side.
- Oliver’s Fish & Chips – Gluten Free every Wednesday
Every Wednesday Oliver’s clean out their fryers and serve gluten free fish AND chips from their Camden branch.
I spotted their stand at the Camden Market’s Gluten Free Festival, but was already too full from Honest Burgers to have a portion, but am definitely up for heading back now I know what’s up for grabs.
- Borough 22’s Gluten Free & Dairy Free Donuts*
I could sing Borough 22 and star baker Ryan’s praises until I’m blue in the face. I’ve never eaten anything like it since being gluten free. No bakery has every come close to a classic Krispy Kreme, but these donuts are delicious.
*Donuts were kindly gifted by Borough 22
If you have some gluten free products you’d like me to try, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. If I totally love them, they may just feature on this page next month!