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Senzala Creperie : Brixton Village Market

I seem to be on something of a crepe roll recently, appropriately as Shrove Tuesday (AKA Pancake Day!) is fast approaching. I have visited Senzala Creperie a few times now and it is fast becoming a favourite. They make savoury crepes (gallettes) out of naturally gluten free buckwheat flour, and serve them up in this cute little Brixton Village cafe, a relaxed oasis in the midst of the bustle of Brixton. The gallettes are just the right amount of filling, with a tempting selection of toppings ranging from a full english breakfast (oh what a hangover feast!) to veggie favourite The Goat, a yummy mix of goats cheese, caramlised onions and tomatoes. They also offer fab cocktails and have a happy hour early each evening. I am a particular fan of their Kir Royale. The food and drink is reasonably priced at between £5 – £8 for a gallette. They also do sweet crepes which I haven’t tried, as they are made with wheat flour…I wonder if they would do them on a buckwheat base? It is …

A new pizza place: Rossopomodoro

Here’s another restaurant to add to the gluten-free list: Italian chain Rossopomodoro. I hadn’t heard of these restaurants before but noticed on Facebook that gluten-free brand Dietary Specials (DS) announced a pizza partnership with them. They have developed a new gluten-free pizza dough, which will be available in their restaurants across London and Birmingham. ‘ROSSOPOMODORO is Italy‘s favourite Neapolitan pizza restaurant. Born in Naples over 20 years ago it’s now offering its delicious and authentic Neapolitan pizza and specialties across its restaurants in UK.’ – copyright Dietary Specials The picture posted looks pretty tasty! Their pizza has been certified NGCI (No Gluten-Containing Ingredients) and here the chain describes the steps they take to minimise contamination. They do not guarantee zero contamination, but I am glad to see that they are upfront and honest about this (unlike others I could mention!). The gluten-free pizzas will reportedly be available in the following branches, they do suggest booking at least 24 hours ahead to be sure of getting one. ROSSOPOMODORO Covent Garden  ROSSOPOMODORO Notting Hill  ROSSOPOMODORO Chelsea  ROSSOPOMODORO Camden  ROSSOPOMODORO Wandsworth  …

Eating out: Gluten-free at Pizza Express

I used to avoid Pizza Express like the plague. One too many times being told that the only thing I could eat was the salad leaves (no dressing, no croutons, eugh) had led to me crossing the restaurant off my list. I was overjoyed when last year there was a sudden influx of Italian restaurants doing the gluten-free thing, and finally, FINALLY I could order a gluten-free pizza at a restaurant, without having to take my own base or worry (too much) about cross-contamination. Pizza Express, Zizzi, Bella Italia, Pizza Hut…and er, Domino’s. Pizza Express is the one I keep returning to. Here’s why. First off, they have a great gluten-free menu. Pizza Express have clearly put some effort into making this. From their website: ‘We’ve worked hard to ensure that you can be fully confident of no issues on entering any PizzaExpress. This includes changing processes in our kitchens – including labelling and storage, using new equipment only for gluten-free food, as well as changing the flour we use for tossing and stretching our …

Gluten-free Food Porn – Honest Burgers and WAGfree treats

I’m in trouble. I don’t think I can go back to supermarket gluten-free food. I stopped by Brixton Village Market this weekend, with the express purpose of gorging on beautiful gluten-free food. Now I’m hooked. My friend M and I started at Honest Burger, which turned out to be a sort of meaty mecca; a place that serves burgers so good that even my non-meat-loving friend could not resist having one. I had a beef burger with cheddar on a gluten-free bun (a good one!) and rosemary salted chips, served with lashing of ketchup and lemony water to wash it all down. It. Was. Divine. I wish I had taken a photo to better illustrate this, but really, just go. You may have to queue, but for fantastic food at a quite reasonable price (about £8 for a very filling and delicious meal) I’d say it is worth it. After we stumbled out of the burger joint, we patted our food babies and headed to The WAGfree Cafe. Once again, I was in food heaven. …

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Brixton: Vozars, a new gluten-free haven

Now this is a campaign I can get behind. Nick McNally and Martin Vozar want to open a completely gluten-free cafe/deli/restaurant in Brixton, serving up a selection of ‘mouthwatering European food’. Mmmm. The guys have a Kickstarter type page to help fund this project, and have some lovely extras thrown in when you donate – Celia lager, WAGfree cakes and even gluten-free cooking lessons with Martin. I really hope this venture takes off as it sounds like they will create a genuinely lovely place not only for those of us avoiding gluten, but for the general population of Brixton.