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Oxford: A gluten free daytrip

A few weekends ago my boyfriend D and I took a trip to Oxford. At around an hour on the fast train from central London, Oxford is a convenient and pretty getaway, and there is no shortage of gluten free options. When we arrived, we did the usual touristy wander around and gawp at the university (*wish I’d studied harder, wish I’d studied harder*) and soon needed sustenance. For lunch, we ate at the Organic Deli Cafe. I was very impressed with their knowledge of gluten free and coeliac needs; I didn’t have to explain anything to them and they immediately reassured me that they would wipe down the surfaces and equipment before making up my food to avoid contamination. There was a lot of choice for people eating gluten free in the cafe, including homemade gluten free bread (made using Dove’s Farm flour) and a long list of gluten free sandwiches, cakes, salads, etc. Their hot breakfasts also sounded yummy. It was a treat to order a proper toasted gluten-free sandwich and salad. You could …