Gluten-free or coeliac? It can be tough times trying to find a dining experience to cater to your dietary requirements. Here are five of the best places to eat in Auckland if you’re saying no to wheat, barley, and rye.
90 Federal St, central city
Ask for Masu’s entirely gluten-free menu and tuck into spicy tuna maki rolls, extra large tiger prawns, or chicken wings glazed with ginger and mirin.
88 Broadway, Newmarket
Wise Cicada is currently in the process of obtaining Gluten Free Accreditation, which is great news for coeliacs. Try the Peruvian quinoa bowl with creamy cashew cheese sauce, or the matcha pancakes with almond butter fudge ice cream.
The Chip Shop
711 Manukau Rd, Royal Oak
On the GF menu here are chunky kūmara fries, homemade pāua fritters and mushy peas. There’s no need to skip classic fish ‘n’ chip favourites either – regular flour batter is swapped for mixed-maize flour batter.
262 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby
With loads of ways to go gluten-free at this Asian-fusion restaurant, like wok-fried squid with nuoc cham and Vietnamese mint, or braised pork belly with caramelised chilli and soy, you’ll have to force yourself to save room for dessert: we recommend the chocolate and hazelnut mousse cake.
460 Lake Rd, Takapuna
Nearly everything at this North Shore lunch spot can be made gluten-free. The Peanut Power smoothie, Moroccan mushrooms with The Midnight Baker’s Freedom Loaf toast, and choco banana waffles are all safe. The cabinet is always stacked with fresh baked loaves and raw cheesecakes, too.
This article originally appeared in Paperboy.