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Crave Restaurant Koh Phangan

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!

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The World’s End Cafe Koh Phangan

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!

 

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The Holy Grill Koh Phangan

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.

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Eating in Koh Phangan

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!