Soma Restaurant – Koh Phangan


After orienting myself with the area, I spent some time scouting out the Yoga/Detox centres.

On a hunch, I stopped at the Soma restaurant (part of Agama Yoga Retreat), only to find they had gluten free and Vegan chocolate cheesecake! HALLELUJAH! That was going to be the first thing I ate after my detox! Continue reading


Gluten Free Products: Bertolli, Colman’s, Elmlea, Flora, Knorr, Lipton, Lyon’s, Maille & Marmite

Recently I had a bit of a freakout. I raided my fridge and spice cupboard, looking for hidden gluten. Perhaps this was a pre-return-to-work-paranoia?

For the life of me, I couldn’t figure out if Flora sunflower spread or Bertolli balsamic vinegar were gluten free. So I emailed the lovely people at Flora to ask. They sent me a VERY comprehensive email with their WHOLE list of products!

For all those Marmite fans, you’ll be happy to know it is gluten free (bleeurrgh). I’m still not sure about the answer to the balsamic vinegar question, but I have included the list here:

Gluten Allergen list

Please note that it was last updated 06 Feb 2013


Maison du Vins / Sense of World Taste – Sukhumvit Soi 19


This is the first gluten free shop I found in Bangkok. It took some time to find, since I didn’t know what I was looking for. It’s about 500 metres from Sukhumvit, on the left hand side.

It is Thai owned and run, so don’t expect a high level of English to be spoken here. They carry a lot of Orgran products, including crackers, cookies, a range of different pastas, cake mixes, brownie mixes, bread mixes and pancake mixes. They also have a few different types of flours and lentils.

You have to walk around the corner and enter the door to the side here.


Don’t be put off by the ‘Maison du Vins’ – there’s a great selection of wines you wouldn’t find in your local 7Eleven. They also have some interesting imported meats.

Word of caution: if they are running low on stock – don’t get upset. You need to check their availability every once in a while, as it takes time for stuff to reach them. But you can request things and buy in bulk (and get a discount!)

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