All posts tagged: WAGfree

Gluten free & blogging resolutions

Hello and happy 2015 to one and all. I was a little (a lot) lax with my writing for this blog last year. All of the IBS/ FODMAPpy health stuff going on plus taking on more responsibility at work meant that I simply didn’t have much headspace left for the extra-curricular. I kept up a little more with sharing pics on my Instagram and live-tweeting various gluten free happenings (see my thoughts on #FoodUnwrapped for a recent example), and periodically on Pinterest; I find micro-blogging a lot easier to dip in and out of. I now have the IBS and coeliac stuff more or less under control, though as fellow sufferers (I don’t like the word – it sounds a bit self-pitying, but how else can we describe ourselves…?) will know, gut disorders are an unpredictable beast, so you are never 100% ‘cured’. It would be remiss of me to promise to blog daily in 2015, or even multiple times a week, because I know that with the commitments I have, in all likelihood it wouldn’t happen. I’m very envious of those …

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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Romeo’s Gluten-Free Bakery – OH GOOD LORD

Romeo’s Gluten-Free Bakery – OH GOOD LORD It’s September 30th, 2013. It can’t be too much longer until Romeo’s Gluten-free Bakery finally opens (I’m not counting down the days or anything…). The photos on the website look so good, I am genuinely considering moving to Islington to be within walking distance. We have had the wonderful WAGfree bakery in London for a while, (and I have been really happy to see their cakes in Selfridge’s recently, as I don’t make it down to Brixton very often), but it will be fantastic to have what looks to be the complete gluten-free experience available so centrally on Upper Street. What’s more, as the bakery will be 100% gluten-free, it should be a safe haven for coeliacs. A friend of mine lives nearby, and is under strict instructions to call me as soon as Romeo’s Bakery opens its doors. From the website: ‘Romeo’s Gluten Free Bakery will soon be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner serving coffee, sweet treats, salads, sandwiches and savoury dishes.’ *salivates* P.S. They’re hiring!

Disappointing cake.

Disappointment. I stopped at Selfridge’s on the way home tonight, hoping to get a tasty half price bargain at the gluten-free counter. (protip: go to the food hall an hour before closing for 50% off GF cakes and pies!) I saw this cute little banana loaf sitting all forlorn and red-stickered on its own, so I thought I would give it a chance. I had never tried anything by Peace of Cake London before, but assumed the quality would be good as it was being stocked in poshland aka Selfridge’s. Imagine my surprise when I bit into the driest, most tasteless banana bread I have ever eaten. It smelt quite strange too, sort of like banana bread crossed with Play Doh. Admittedly it was on the sell by date so it may not have been in perfect condition, but still…I expected more. I don’t want to badmouth the brand, because I have only tried this one product and their others might be great (there were little pistachio bites and Italian biscuity things which looked good), …