Best Gluten-Free Restaurants in Edinburgh

Living a gluten-free life can be a heck of a job if you love travelling and dining out. If you are planning a trip to Edinburgh anytime soon then you are on the right page. I will tell you about some exceptional eating out options where you can enjoy mouthwatering gluten-free food without any guilt. All of these places has a charm about themselves and you cannot find it out without giving them a try first.

A lovely spacious café that serves some amazing breakfasts, lunches, brunches and CAKES which are catered to various food allergies like gluten, dairy, vegan and nut. The dishes are prepared in the open kitchen and the cakes are baked in the on-site bakery making them oven-fresh. Also, they bake their own gluten-free bread which is like honey to water when compared with the supermarket gluten-free breads. Try out their Gluten-Free & Vegan Banana Coconut Pancake and the Smoked Salmon & Scrambled Eggs served with a loaf of homemade bread to indulge in the ultimate dining experience. The staff are knowledgeable about all the allergens so you can rest easy at the Loudons.

Elephant and Bagels
Not far from the University of Edinburgh, Elephant and Bagels is always buzzing with the locals and the students. Sister to Elephant House, Elephant and Bagels is exactly what the name suggest, a bagel café that loves elephants. The walls are covered in frames of elephants drawn by the customers whilst enjoying a bagel. The restaurants serves gluten-free bagels with a number of fillings to choose from and serves as a classy lunch spot for anyone on a gluten-free diet.

Union of Genius
A bit eerie but that’s what it is famous for; its eeriness. Scotland’s first soup café offers the best selection of soups across the country. The menu is seasonal and is changed on daily basis depending on the season and weather. The best part of Union of Genius is that every single soup on the menu is gluten-free and some are even dairy free while others are vegan. All the soups are served in a single casserole dish with a large hunk of bread and you get to choose among the gluten-free sliced bread or the gluten-free roll to go with your soup. The gluten-free oatcakes and ricecakes are also a delicacy of the place you don’t want to miss.

In the heart of the city on top of the meadows you will find a green box labelled Tupiniquim which is a Brazilian Crepe House. All the crepes and pancakes served here are 100% gluten-free with a wide variety of sweet and savory fillings and toppings. Vegan and dairy free pancakes are also available which makes use of almond milk and turn out to be better than the original pancakes. The couple who run it are well informed about the food allergies and you feel safe and sound ordering your meal to them. Plough in their Monkey Delight Pancake (Banana, Agave, Cinnamon and Pecans all combined with a heavenly pancake) which will surely make your day.

This charming little restaurant is all about great comfort food in a gluten-free way. Their motto is that gourmet is for everyone and it does not require to be all poncey. Mum’s offer some amazing mash dish and sausages with a selection of over 15 mash dishes and sausages. All of these are already gluten-free so you don’t have to worry about making your meal gluten-free first. The concept of Great Comfort food has been around for a while now but Mum’s has put it into practice in the most remarkable way possible. The small place serves all ages and is a busy evening spot waiting to be tried by you.

Elephant House
One of the hottest tourist spot in Edinburgh is Elephant House mostly due to its association with Harry Potter and its author J.K. Rowling. People love to try this spot after taking a little photo outside. Unfortunately it does not serve a lot of savory gluten-free options but it serves the best gluten-free cake in town. As the baker is on a gluten-free diet herself, she tries out a variety of gluten-free cakes and then let the customers admire her talent. If you ever crave for a sweet gluten-free experience, head out to Elephant house a little after 4 (that’s when the first batch arrives) and try their gluten free peanut butter blondie & rocky road.

There’s many more
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