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Romeo’s Gluten Free Bakery, Islington = ‘Artisan Gluten Free Bakery’?!

This weekend I paid a flying visit to Islington to go to Stylist Live, a groovy lady event curated by Stylist Magazine. I used this as a handy excuse to make not one, but two visits to Romeo’s Bakery on Upper Street.

I last wrote about Romeo’s a whole year and a half ago. I’ve always liked their products, but have found the prices ridiculously high in the past (£6 for a loaf of bread – um, no). That, and the service can be a bit ramshackle. That said, I always try and pop in when I am in Islington, because hey, it’s a gluten free bakery! And it’s lovely for a treat. So I was walking along Upper Street when…

Wait! Wherefore art thou Romeo’s?* It turns out that Romeo’s Gluten Free Bakery has had something of a makeover.






Wha?! I was feeling nosy, and asked a member of staff what had happened. They said that the bakery has changed hands. It no longer comes under the ‘Romeo’s’ umbrella (Romeo’s Sugar Free Bakery is – I always thought rather confusingly – just down the street). Apparently the products and menu are not changing, just the branding and name. Romeo’s has been revamped as ‘Artisan Gluten Free Bakery’.

For what it’s worth, I think Artisan Gluten Free Bakery is looking good. They had gluten free savoury pastries, sausage rolls, an array of breads, some lovely-looking cakes, and some great gluten free brunch options on the menu. I can see the name being a bit problematic if (please god!) gluten free bakeries keep popping up around London, but it does justice to their products.

This was the gluten free danish pastry I snaffled on my first visit this Sunday. I was walking to the Business Design Centre on an almost-empty stomach and couldn’t resist. It was HUGE! I think I still prefer Beyond Bread’s strawberry and custard danish, but this was very nice indeed. It cost £3.50.




Later on, I met my friend Mel at the bakery for a catch up. We arrived quite late in the day when they had stopped serving hot food and had run out of a few things, but the below is a fantastically hefty sandwich they made for me. It was meant to be chicken, bacon and avocado – they had run out of bacon, so the below is chicken, avocado, tomatoes and salad.

The bread was lovely. Good taste, not ridiculously crumbly and refreshingly normal-sized. My sandwich cost about £4.50.

I was happy to see that the prices of these treats were reasonable-ish (Note: I didn’t catch the prices of the breads – hope they have come down too!) I wonder if the recent competition from Beyond Bread has anything to do with it? In any case, I very much enjoyed my visit(s) and think other gluten free folk may do too.

Artisan Gluten Free Bakery website
Artisan Gluten Free Bakery Facebook

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Apart from my forays into Artisan Gluten Free Bakery (not Romeo’s! I still keep thinking of it as Romeo’s), I had a fun day at Stylist Live with my friend Shumaiya.




We particularly enjoyed a bit of gluten free chocolate-tasting at the Green & Black’s stall.

There was a man hand-making TRUFFLES. Truffles! Obviously, we were repeat visitors.

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Have you visited Artisan Gluten Free Bakery (Romeo’s!) yet? Let me know in the comments your favourite products that I should definitely try next visit! As always, I really appreciate if you like and share this post if you’ve enjoyed it or found it helpful. :)

Yours gluten-freely,

Issi

*Yes, I was quite pleased with that.

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3 Comments

  1. I did not know this! A total improvement :) I do love Romeo’s (uhm.. Artisan Gluten Free Bakery?), and more than anything I love that there’s this awesome place that is totally gluten-free and full of pastries! Thank God that part’s not changing.

    Great post!

    -Kistine

  2. I was wondering about the name change. Saw the new front on instagram and was worried that they were no longer going to be gluten free. Glad you cleared that up, as I like going there, too :) Great blog, by the way!

    • Thanks Bonofido. :) Yeah, I thought there would be quite a few people wondering what was going on…glad to clear it up for fellow coeliacs! Issi x

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