Gluten Free City Guides, Manchester
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Dough pizza: Gluten-free in Manchester

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I’ve been on my travels again, this time oop north to Manchester. I spent a day and a night with my dear friend K, who lives in a fantastic Friends-esque loft apartment in the Northern quarter. As we were catching up we thought it only right to indulge in some local GF food. We went to Dough and feasted.

We started by sharing a baked Camembert, which came with delicious, slightly toasted gluten-free bread. It was glorious. Gooey, melt-in-the- mouth, delish.

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The menu was a joy for coeliacs because almost everything was available gluten-free, and there was a great, inventive variety of pizza toppings and sides that you do not find in places like Pizza Express.

We chose two pizzas to share, a Moroccan lamb and a sun-dried tomato and goats cheese topping.

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I loved the sun-dried tomato pizza, I’m a big fan of traditional Italian toppings and the ingredients here mixed together perfectly. The Moroccan Lamb pizza was yum, with tender and flavoursome meat…I found this one a little heavy but it was great to try something a little different.

The base was one of the best gluten-free pizza bases I have eaten. Dough have perfected it. The pizza base was light, thin and crispy without being at all burnt or overly hard, and non-coeliac K enjoyed it as much as I did.

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The price was reasonable (ah, outside-London prices), it was around £8 for a decent-sized pizza with no extra charge for a gluten-free base.

The staff were friendly and attentive without being over-bearing, and I was very impressed with how easy it was to order our gluten-free meals. No fuss, no confusion or fobbing off; the staff had clearly been trained well.

Overall I was very impressed. I would urge any coeliacs / gluten-free dieters visiting Manchester to give it a try, and no, they aren’t paying me to say this!

For afters I would also highly recommend Veeno, a new Italian wine bar that we spent some lovely gossipy hours in.

Gluten-free pizza and wine with best friends, what better way to spend a day in Manchester.

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