As promised, here are a few of my eating out/restuarant highlights during the month of December!
We Are Mommi – Clapham Common/High Street, London
I just HAD to start with this place. Went here for brunch at the start of the month and will be going back very soon due to all food being 100% gluten free and them having Coeliac UK accreditation. The bottomless brunch is £32.50 which sounds expensive but it’s totally worth it. It includes a nibble to start with, yummy Crisp-baked Corn Tortilla Chips with Jalepeño Smashed Avocado Dip (basically guacamole as I couldn’t taste the spice much). Then, you’re able to choose one item from the Brunch Kitchen with a star marked next to it. I tried the Spanish Jamón Ibérico, Poached Eggs, Huacatay Spinach and Aji Amarillo Hollandaise on a Toasted Jalapeño Bagel. ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS. Believe it or not, it was my first experience of tasting poached eggs and it was great.
We then finished our meal with something sweet, Cinnamon Waffle Churros with Dulche de Leche and Organic Honey. Again, mmmm. I haven’t really been able to find gluten free churros anywhere and this made me very happy. Planning on taking a trip again soon and trying the steak and eggs!
Pho & Bun – Shaftesbury Avenue, London
Went to this Vietnamese restaurant a couple of days ago with my friend as she recommended it after visiting with her family. I’ll start off by saying, she said it was good for gluten free options, but when I got there and properly looked at the menu, MOST of it was gluten free – the items that weren’t were clearly marked with a star. Therefore, a great choice in the city for coeliacs. My friend and I shared the ‘Muc Rang Muoi’ (Chilli Salt and Pepper Squid) for a starter, followed by the ‘Bun/Com Thit Nuong’ (Honey Glazed BBQ Pork with Vermicelli Noodles). Both were full of flavour and it was one of those meals that didn’t make you feel bloated/too full/unhealthy after eating there. We were lucky to get a table as they were packed, so I’d recommend booking if visiting.
Joe Public – Clapham Common, London
SUCH good pizza from this handy place where you can get pizza to eat in or take away on the doorstep of Clapham Common station! They offer all pizzas on a gluten free base which is actually really nice, not dry or weird tasting like some others. I decided to get half and half because I shared with my boyfriend; 1/2 Pepperoni and Chillies, 1/2 Chicken, Chorizo and Halloumi. Absolutely delicious, my friend and I both thought the Bhajis were exceptionally tasty! I had particularly lovely service and chat with the lady who served me and she informed me of her dairy allergy so was assuring me that the pizza was definitely gluten free.
I wanted to see if the cider was gluten free as normally it usually is (apart from Koppaberg really) and for the first time in my life, the can clearly stated ‘suitable for vegetarians, vegans and coeliacs’. I was over the moon! Felt completely safe eating here as someone with Coeliac Disease, thanks Joe Public!
MBER – Monument, London
This was possibly my favourite find of the month for variety and gluten free treats which you can’t find anywhere else really all in one place! I’m now hoping to go back for my Valentine’s meal or something because it’s so good. It’s a Pan-Asian restaurant in a Central London location – super handy if you’re visiting London for the day or as a gluten free tourist etc. I went with my friend and we shared everything, which was great for the wide range of food tried. We had Sesame Squid with Paprika Mayo, Sweet Potato and Taro Chips, Steamed Jasmine Rice, Kale Bhaji with Sheeps Milk Raita Dipping Sauce, Penang Style Corn Fed Chicken Curry and Pigs in Blankets with Melted Reblochen Cheese and ‘Croutons’ but they were more like fried bread, super tasty.
Thank you so much for reading my December favourites! I hope some of you try some of these places out if you haven’t before.
If you do, let me know what you think in the comments below or you can always message me on my social media (links to Instagram, Facebook and Twitter below).