The Celeriac

The culinary adventures of some gluten hating girl in London


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DS Gluten Free Pastry

There are few things more difficult than baking with gluten free pastry. Instead you may consider finding a needle in a haystack, walking on water or purchasing a jar of … Continue reading

January 3, 2014 · 2 Comments

Cotto’s Italian, Lambeth North

Imagine, for a moment, an Italian restaurant where everything is gluten free. The homemade bread, the pizza, the pasta, the meat dishes. Everything. Sounds too good to be true, and … Continue reading

December 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Gillray’s Steakhouse, Southbank

The Southbank’s Marriott County Hall is home to Gillray’s – a rather swish steakhouse with some of the most impressive views you’re likely to find in London Town. The prices … Continue reading

December 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Product Review: Udi’s Gluten Free

There are some things which come swimming across the pond that really should have stayed put. Take Justin Bieber, for instance, or that peanut butter which is half peanut butter … Continue reading

November 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ropewalk Street Food, Maltby Street

Street food has taken a rare trip out of Shoreditch to set up camp on Maltby Street, near London Bridge. They’re calling it Ropewalk, it’s got a proper sign and … Continue reading

November 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Product Review: Love Raw Gluten Free Bars

There are some foods that are just so virtuous you feel like you’re adding years on to your life just by eating them. Love Raw bars are one of these … Continue reading

November 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Vita Bella, Essex

Authentic Italian food is hard to find thesedays. The likes of Strada and Prezzo are busy annihilating the cuisine of an entire country with gusto. It doesn’t bear thinking about. … Continue reading

November 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Namaasté Kitchen, Camden

Camden isn’t much of a foodie paradise. I can only assume that those who reside there don’t actually eat, they’re all too busy dying their hair ironic shades of neon … Continue reading

November 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Product Review: Lizi’s Granola

Granola is great, isn’t it? But too much granola is full of sugar and fat and chemical baddies. Not this one, though. Lizi’s Granola is healthy as can be. And … Continue reading

October 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

La Tasca Gluten Free Menu

Tapas giant La Tasca have launched a brand new gluten free menu, and as far as gluten free offerings go this one is pretty damn good! They’ve got gluten free … Continue reading

October 11, 2013 · 2 Comments

Product Review: Thornleys Sauces

I like cooking meals from scratch. It gives me a peculiar sense of self-satisfaction. But the truth is, I normally can’t be bothered. Thankfully Thornleys Gluten Free have arrived to … Continue reading

October 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Newburn Bakehouse White Chocolate & Raspberry Muffins

When it comes to the muffin very few free from brands have got it completely right. They’re always too crumbly, too bland or too stodgy. But the beauties I’ve tried … Continue reading

October 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Product Review: Honeybuns

When it comes to gluten free cakes there’s a vast amount to choose from, but very few are actually any good. This brand, though, is a gem.   Honeybuns gluten … Continue reading

September 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Product Review: Georgia’s Choice Gluten Free Lasagne

So the other day I sat down to a dinner that would usually have me in a cold sweat. Lasagne and garlic bread. And no, I wasn’t about to commit … Continue reading

September 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

John Salt, Islington

Islington restaurant John Salt caused quite a stir when it opened under the tenure of Chef Ben Spalding – who made people lick actual bricks for some reason. He then … Continue reading

September 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Product Review: Nature’s Path Granola

I’m all for gluten free granola, because when it comes to cereals the free from options are certainly lacking a little something. Nature’s Path have been championing allergen free granola … Continue reading

September 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Flesh and Buns, Covent Garden

Fancy Japanese food with a side order of deafening rock music? Head to Flesh and Buns, a brand new and very edgy eatery in Covent Garden. The man behind the … Continue reading

September 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Product Review: Pepperoni Pizza & Garlic Bread

ASDA’s free from range has come on leaps and bounds in recent years, and on my last visit to the supermarket I was positively ecstatic (yes, I am easily pleased) … Continue reading

September 10, 2013 · 1 Comment

Product Review: Stowaways

I don’t like ready meals. I don’t think anyone really does. But there comes a time when you need food and you need it now and cooking is just not … Continue reading

September 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Urban Food Festival, Shoreditch

Shoreditch’s brand new foodie extravaganza the Urban Food Fest has been billed as much more than just another food festival. There’s live music, make-up artists and caricaturists as well as … Continue reading

September 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Eclipse Bar, Kensington

If you’re looking for a truly decadent cocktail menu, a list of shots that’s full of Champagne and a lovely little setting to drink them in then head to Eclipse … Continue reading

September 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Product Review: Dove’s Farm Cereal Flakes

So I found this cereal the other day, and I bought it because it looked like Special K and OH MY GOD DO I MISS SPECIAL K. It wasn’t like … Continue reading

September 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Product Review: Pudology

There is a God. I’ve just discovered an amazing new brand called Pudology, who specialise in the most indulgent little puddings that are free of dairy, gluten and eggs. They’re … Continue reading

August 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bonnie Gull Seafood Shack, Fitzrovia

Londoners have been stuffing themselves so full of dirty burgers and greasy American nonsense lately that they’ve almost forgotten about the Great British Seaside. Bonnie Gull are putting that right, … Continue reading

August 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Garden Gate Pop-Up, OXO2

OXO2 have launched a brand new pop-up bar today, on the second floor of OXO Tower Wharf. It’s called The Garden Gate, because it’s full of grass and flowers and … Continue reading

August 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Product Review: FRANK* Bars

There’s a newcomer on the gluten free, dairy free & nut free cereal bar scene – and his name is Frank. Frank has made us delicate souls a whole host … Continue reading

August 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Elliot’s, Borough Market

Elliot’s Cafe is not a cafe in any usual sense of the word. It is Borough Market’s answer to a cafe, a rather swish version which serves only the finest … Continue reading

August 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Yalla Yalla, Shoreditch Pop-Up

These days Londoners love a good pop-up. Nothing makes a London dweller happier than the thought of eating food in a converted shack, out of a van or on a … Continue reading

July 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Aqua Spirit, Regent Street

In June I was lucky enough to be invited to a lovely little bloggers event called Regent Tweet, an entire day of fashion and food fuelled madness held in honour … Continue reading

July 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Product Review: Ilumi’s Saucy Sauces

The allergen hating folk of Ilumi world have granted us a few more danger-free foodstuffs which we can happily stuff our little chops with! Rejoice one and all!   This … Continue reading

July 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Product Review: ASDA Gluten Free Cous Cous

Recently ASDA caused quite a stir by releasing gluten free cous cous. I was absolutely amazed when I saw it, mother kept laughing at my stupid grinning face. Truly – … Continue reading

July 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Product Review: Knead Bakery Seeded Bread

Knead Bakery is unlike most free from food brands, in that it focusses on foods made without all the usual allergens – but it doesn’t pack them full of cane … Continue reading

July 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tanner & Co, Bermondsey

Tanner & Co is a brand spanking new Bermondsey restaurant which replaces what once was Delfina.  They’ve gone for a school theme in a big (and I mean massive) way. … Continue reading

July 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dishoom, Covent Garden

The good folk of Dishoom have attempted to bring a Bombay Café to Covent Garden, with varying success. The end result is a buzzing, lively restaurant which does not take … Continue reading

June 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Product Review: Ilumi World

Ilumi is a brand new gluten free brand, that recently launched itself into the gluten free world at London’s Allergy Show. Their healthy products are perfect for almost any food … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Newsflash: Seedy New Treats by Newburn Bakehouse

STOP PRESS! Newburn Bakehouse have today launched two new gluten free products, expanding their already fairly impressive free from range – music to my (and many other gluten haters) ears! … Continue reading

June 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Callooh Callay, Shoreditch

If there’s one Shoreditch bar that really belongs in Shoreditch it’s Callooh Callay. You see, this one’s a little bit wacky, very tongue-in-cheek and sehr trendy. Oh and it’s got … Continue reading

June 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Product Review: Amy’s Kitchen Macaroni and Cheese

I was feeling flush the other day, so took a trip to the Wholefoods Market, a veritable treasure trove of organic, healthy stuff located in Piccadilly Circus. I fell in … Continue reading

June 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Free From Bakehouse, Borough Market

Borough Market is a treasure trove of foodie wonders, even if you’re a gluten hater such as I. The trophy for most gluten free friendly stall, though, must go to … Continue reading

June 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Product Review: Gluten Free Baguettes by Newburn Bakehouse

I haven’t had a baguette for about three years, so you can imagine my delight when I discovered that Newburn Bakehouse (aka Warburtons) had started making gluten free baguettes. Now … Continue reading

June 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Old Red Cow, Smithfield

Looking for the perfect place for your Sunday Roast? Of course you are. Well the Old Red Cow isn’t perfect, but you could do a lot worse in the capital. … Continue reading

June 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Product Review: Juvela White Mix

I am worse at gluten free baking than your average slug. And I don’t know if you know this, but slugs can’t bake. They can’t even hold a spoon. It’s … Continue reading

June 5, 2013 · 3 Comments

The Veggie Table, Borough Market

The Veggie Table is about as healthy as street food gets. This delightful little green stall is located at the lovely Borough Market and staffed exclusively by people with dreadlocks … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Clove Club, Shoreditch

The Clove Club has recently opened in Shoreditch Town Hall, and you should go as soon as you can. In the kitchen is one half of Young Turks, chef Isaac … Continue reading

May 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Wagamama, London Bridge

If you’re looking to pay restaurant prices to eat in a canteen at vastly different times to your companions you’ll love Wagamama, an inexplicably popular Japanese style eatery where the … Continue reading

May 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Charlie Stocker Pop-Up, Clerkenwell

Remember Charlie Stocker? He was that little one on Masterchef. Looked about 12. Severed his hand in a horror-film-esque manner in the semi finals. Well now he’s ventured into the … Continue reading

May 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Oaka at The Mansion House, Kennington

A brand new addition to Kennington’s non-existent dining scene is Oaka at The Mansion House, a pub/bar/restaurant mishmash which has taken the slightly dodgy Thai food in a pub issue … Continue reading

May 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

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