The round-up: Brisbane’s best gluten-free eats
Gluten-free eaters have copped enough flack – it’s time for a change. The Weekend Edition believes in not judging someone for something as silly as his or her diet. While restaurants are certainly getting better at catering for coeliac disease sufferers, there is still a way to go in making gluten-free dining equally represented on menus. We’ve taken the liberty of selecting some of our choices for Brisbane’s best gluten-free dishes available right now.
Cafe Grenadine: Start your day right at Camp Hill’s Cafe Grenadine with some spicy black beans with gluten-free blue corn tortillas.
Blockhouse: Over in Nundah, Blockhouse has gluten-free breakfast on lock, with dishes like the crispy polenta with chorizo, baby spinach, caramelised onion and fried egg.
Picnic: Another Camp Hill haven mixes things up at breakfast. Try ‘The Seminyak’, which boasts quinoa nasi goreng, crispy pork belly, shrimps, bean sprouts, broccolini and fried egg.
Piggy Back: Jindalee’s Piggy Back has a belly filling, gluten-free breakfast burger, stuffed with streaky bacon, fried egg, cheddar, spinach, avocado, beetroot relish ans smokey mayo on gluten-free Turkish bread.
Let Minnow: This Clayfield spot boasts all-day breakfast and lunch options, with a massive range of gluten-free meals to choose from. The Big Blue is available as gluten-free, boasting two poached eggs, bacon, avocado, spinach, house spanish beans, haloumi, grilled chorizo and smoked paprika on a potato & chive waffle.
Mucho Mexicano: Mexican cuisine is a great treasure trove of gluten-free eats, and South Bank’s Mucho Mexicano has some great fare such as its grilled chicken, baja slaw and coriander tacos on gluten-free tortillas.
Comuna Cantina: Sticking to the Mexican trend, Comuna Cantina boasts menu items such as pulled-pork arepas with pickled onion, avocado, aioli and coriander, plus chicken or lamb pinchons with yellow and red capsicum and chimichurri,
Mister Paganini: If you are feeling up for Italian food, South Bank’s Mister Paganini’s porchetta is gluten free. Sink your teeth into roasted pork belly, pumpkin, ricotta cheese, hazelnuts, pancetta and mostarda.
Corbett & Claude: What use is a pizza joint that doesn’t offer gluten-free bases? Corbett & Claude has the goods when it comes to gluten-intolerant requirements. All of its pizza is available with gluten-free bases – how good!
Buffalo Bar: One of the best places in town to destroy hunger is the Buffalo Bar. Though you might not expect it, it’s also boasts truck-loads of gluten-free meals. Try the jerk spiced tuna, grilled pineapple, red rice, pico de gallo and rhum yoghurt or the grilled pork chop with caramelised apple and onion plus potato gratin and apple ketchup.
The Wolfe: Once the sun sets, make your way to The Wolfe in East Brisbane for its duck breast, which comes with blackberries, hazelnut, buttermilk. Be sure to order a side of purple sprouting broccoli, pickled onion and pork crackling for good measure.
Pizzeria Violetta: Each of Pizzeria Violetta’s three locations offers its dynamo pizzas on gluten-free bases, giving you free reign over its menu of red and white pizzas.
Nickel Kitchen & Bar: Fortitude Valley’s Nickel offers some good eatin’ for gluten-intolerant mouths. We suggest the grilled Moreton Bay bugs with garlic rice, wilted spinach and grilled lemon.
Rogue Spice Canteen + Bar: Around the corner on Brunswick Street, Rogue Spice Canteen + Bar ups the ante with its chargrilled coconut beef ribs with tamarind glaze, Asian herbs and nahm jum dressing.
The Brass Barrel: Over in Rosalie, The Brass Barrel’s stout-braised beef brisket, parsnip puree and forgotten carrots is available gluten-free (unfortunately minus the Israeli cous cous pearls), in addition to the pan-roasted Queensland strip loin with fried Brussel sprouts, speck, artichoke puree, anna potato and crisp cavalo nero and the slow-cooked lamb shoulder salad.
Darling & Co: If spatchcock with Middle Eastern cauliflower, pomegranate and pistachios sounds like something you could get into, you should know that it is also gluten-free. We also suggest ordering a side of the polenta chips with manchego if you are extra peckish.
Mr. Edward’s Alehouse & Kitchen: Check this one out – Mr. Edward’s mixed seafood paella with chorizo, squid, octopus, mussels and whiting with spiced saffron tomatoes, pimento, peas and fresh herbs is something to behold. The best thing about is that it’s gluten free but bring a friend, it serves two!
I Heart Brownies: It would be a real shame to not include dessert on this list, and thankfully we have several sweet treat depositories that can hook you up. First, head to I Heart Brownies for it’s gluten-free offering, which tastes so good that you can’t tell the difference between it and a gluten-filled variety.
Dello Mano: Similarly, Dello Mano also serves up a moreish gluten-free brownie that is well worth investigating thoroughly – by that we mean buy a box of six and go to town.
nodo donuts: One of Brisbane’s best doughtnut stops is also anti-gluten. All doughnuts are gluten-free, with a few dairy-free options also available.
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