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The Best Gluten Free Dessert Spots in London

The Best Gluten Free Dessert Spots in London

When it comes to dining out, London is my favourite city by far. It has everything for us dietary-challenged folk; from raw vegan brownies to the ultimate free-from burger. Today, I’ve decided to turn my attention specifically to the best gluten free dessert spots in the capital. Those who are gluten-free will know that this is often the most challenging part of eating out as restaurants’ responses usually end at a platter of fruit or some sorbet. I am pretty adamant that fruit should never qualify as dessert so went hunting for some proper gluten free dessert choices instead.

Want crepes? Head to La Polenteria

Nearest Tube: Piccadilly

La Polenteria offer a gorgeous polenta based crepe that is the perfect end to a meal. Topped with Macadamia nut cream, it’s also the perfect vegan and dairy-free dessert too!

La Polenteria

Need Vegan Gluten Free Ice Cream? Checkout Yorica

Nearest Tube: Tottenham Court Road

Yorica is becoming something of a hotspot for those in search of the perfect free-from desert. They offer everything from fro-yo to milk shakes all without dairy, nuts and gluten. Instead, they aim to be creative with their ingredients – using Italian rice milk and seaweed.

Yorica

 

La Polenteria

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In the mood for cake? Head to Romeo’s Sugar Free Bakery

Nearest Tube: Angel

Although Romeo’s focus is on sugar-free deserts, his menu has expanded to cater all allergens and the majority of his beautiful cakes are gluten and dairy free. Romeo’s is popular with health conscious folk – with queues running out the door of a Saturday morning for their buckwheat pancakes that use fruit sugar instead of the white stuff.

Romeo's Sugar Free Bakery

Want a biscuit fix? Try Cookies and Scream

Nearest tube: Camden Town

Located in the heart of Camden, Cookies and Scream gluten free cookies (and brownies and plenty of other sweet treats) are legendary. They offer melt in your mouth, chewy cookies that make you question how they can be possibly be gluten free and vegan. They even offer free from donuts. Need I say more?

Cookies and Scream

 

Romeo's

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Looking for something fancier? Try Afternoon Tea at One Aldwych

Nearest Tube: Covent Garden

One Aldwych hotel recently decided to go completely gluten free. And what happened? Nothing – because it was that good nobody noticed! They offer a gluten free afternoon tea should you be looking for something a swankier sweet tooth fix.

One Aldwych

I hope these five restaurants show you just how much choice there is when looking for gluten free dessert in London. Who says having an allergy means you should have to miss out on cake? Let me know any other gluten free hotspots below…


Jenna is a qualified Nutritional Therapist, so who better to have on board for all our unique and tasty London treats? She's a dab hand at spotting the best places in and around London to while away the odd weekend.

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