This lovely cafe can be found around Sweet Water Lake in Koh Phangan. Their menu offers a range of organic vegan and gluten free items. Continue reading
As I write this post, I am currently hiding under the cover of this funky restaurant. When I arrived to the island a couple days ago, I was intrigued by the signs on the road that boasted organic and healthy farm to table fare. Really? In Koh Phangan?
Situated in Em Quartier, this lovely little restaurant and grocery store is located across from the Food Hall on the first floor. It’s a great place to drink some New Zealand wines and stop for lunch in between shopping and beauty treatments.
They have several different gluten free items on their menu, including a tasty beet root and goat cheese salad, roast chicken and this delicious salmon dish with sautéed cabbage and mustard seeds. Oh, and did I mention their French fries are gluten free as well? They are cooked in their own dedicated fryer. I’m not sure where else you can find gf chips and homemade ketchup. Bliss!
Railay is a popular place with beach goers and rock climbers. It’s a quick flight from Bangkok to Krabi, and then a taxi and boat ride to the island itself. It makes for a great long weekend getaway!
Last month I went out on a daring adventure to Queen Sirikit & Lumpini Park, then met up with a friend for dinner at Nadimo’s on Silom Soi 19.
When we arrived, one of the staff spoke very good English and I was able to explain that I needed gluten free fare. He helpfully explained that many of meat dishes were gluten free – such as the kebabs and meatballs. But since I’ve been on a bit of a vegetarian kick, I abstained.
The salads and dips were lovely! The chef even cut up some extra carrot sticks (to substitute for the breads) and I binged on fried potatoes and feta. They’ve got a pretty good wine selection, however on this occasion it was their Mint & Lime smoothie that won me over 🙂
Nadimos has 2 locations in Bangkok – Silom 19 and Sukhumvit 24. Both locations are easy to find and understand what’s needed in a gluten free diet. They also do delivery! Check them out! http://www.nadimos.com/
Crave has got to be my second favourite restaurant, after World’s End Cafe.
Located on the road across 7/11 in Haad Yao, my friends told me about this place and I had to check it out!
Known for their amazing burgers and chill vibe (not to mention Jenga sets!), I ate there a few times and was never disappointed! The Western owners knew about gluten and were able to make some accommodations for me.
While they cook most things on the grill, they pan fried the white fish and Mediterranean chicken burger for me in a pan to avoid cross contamination.
Their salads were also amazing – but the best part – is that their chips are gluten free! I was in heaven!
Check these guys out for a good gluten free meal!
This is my favourite restaurant, end of.
Lotte, the owner, is a Celiac as well and always has something scrummy cooking in the back. I love going to Koh Phangan because I know that I will eat well and get some things I don’t normally in Bangkok!
You can order pancakes, burgers, full English breakfasts, quiches and sandwiches – all gluten free!
Located in Chaloklum, The World’s End Cafe is open daily from 7:30 to 4pm. It’s worth the motorbike or taxi ride!
Not convinced? Read my first post about the place here!
The owners at The Holy Grill are always cooking up a storm! I had the pleasure of eating there twice on my recent holiday to Koh Phangan.
The first meal was a BBQ to support a local animal shelter and half of the fee went towards their charity! The owner spoke to me about what I could have – and there was plenty to eat! We dined on hamburgers (sans bun), some delicious salads and grilled veggies.
The second meal was similar, but they had a hog roast for Christmas eve. I had some roast hog and pork steaks from the grill. Despite the rain, the restaurant was packed and the food was even better than the first visit.
BBQ prices range from 200-400 baht, depending on what’s on the grill.
The Holy Grill is located in Chaloklum, about 500m from World’s End Cafe.
If you want some fresh Boston lobstah – get down to Crab & Claw in Emquartier!
There were Western staff and they were able to confidently explain what was gluten free. Plus they had some delicious cocktails – which was great for my celebration with friends!
Order the salads and fresh lobster – you won’t be disappointed!
Koh Phangan is one of my favourite islands and I always find myself there – at least once a year. For the latest holiday, I stayed in Haad Yao at High Life Bungalow – which was a wonderful surprise since it was situated so high up on the hill overlooking the sea.
Now, this post is about looking for safe things to eat. So here goes:
As always, I tend to avoid Thai food as soy and fish sauce are used in a lot of dishes. It’s also quite difficult to tell if the kitchen washes their woks after cooking each dish. If someone speaks English, it is worth asking.
At Highlife, I stuck to the salads – sans sauce, and the jacket potatoes. My travel partner had the English Breakfast which looked good, but I wasn’t sure if the bacon was deep fried or if the sausage was gluten free. So I had some fried eggs and beans for breakfast.
In my luggage I packed some Heinz Beans snap pots – which always come in handy! Plus some gluten free cereal bars and crackers.
One night we met friends on Haad Salad and had a lovely fish BBQ dinner right on the beach in front of the Salad Buri Resort. We had grilled prawns, mackerel, barracuda with salad, corn and baked potatoes. I made sure to check out the grill and was shown that they used garlic and oil on their fish – no soy sauce in sight!
Another restaurant I found on this trip was Taboon. They had some great dips – however they were all served with pita bread so I had to request they bring it out separately. They also had some yummy salads. Taboon can be found around Chao Pao, near the lake.
Here’s a few websites that can help you navigate around gluten free fare:
Don’t forget that the plethora of health-food restaurants usually have an idea about gluten!
Villa markets are doing a good job of keeping up with gluten free products. Some of them stock Sloane’s sausages (look in the freezer aisle), and I’ve noticed some NZ pre-made burgers as well.
I’ve been meaning to write this review for awhile! If you’re stuck in Bangkok for a couple days and don’t know what to do – why not try a cooking course? Continue reading
Living and eating in Bangkok has just become easier!
Friends of mine recently found this gluten free sausage in Ari Villa and picked it up for me. Apparently, Sloane’s does a few different types of gluten free sausages which are available in several grocery stores around Bangkok and for delivery from Passion Delivery and Paleo Robbie. Sloane’s also regularly frequents the Farmer’s Markets in the city. Continue reading
I don’t know about you gluten free folk, but I can’t eat at my school’s canteen, or the soup stalls down the road. I usually spend Sundays cooking and preparing my lunches for the week, but I want my Sundays back!
Some of the girls at work order from Health Box and other food delivery services, although the problem with them is that they don’t normally offer gluten free food, nor do they say that their kitchen is safe from cross-contamination. Continue reading