Donaghadee in Co Down is Coeliac Friendly!

Many thanks to the Donaghadee Community Development Association which recently hosted a series of training workshops we held to help food outlets in the town cater safely for their Coeliac / Gluten Free visitors. Attended by around 30 members of staff from a number of businesses in Donaghadee we covered what Gluten is, how it […]

Gluten Free Food on Rathlin Island

Rathlin Island lies six miles off the north coast of Northern Ireland and can be reached in about 25 minutes by a Fast Ferry from Ballycastle Harbour in Co Antrim. We decided to pay the Island a visit (July) and caught the 11.00 hrs Fast Ferry over to Church Bay where we made the Information […]

Gluten Free Food Fair 2018 – Sponsored by Juvela – www.juvela.co.uk

The News you were waiting for!  Last November we had a super day at our Gluten Free Food Fair in the Stormont Hotel, Belfast so we’re delighted to say we will be back again this year and here’s the date for your diary – Gluten Free Food Fair Saturday, 6th October 2018 Stormont Hotel, Belfast […]

What do you say when you’re ordering food?

A young lady recently visited a branch of O’Briens in Dublin as she had seen they advertised a Vegan menu. She asked for and was served the Vegan option but it included some cheese and onion crisps which she rightly identified as containing dairy. The coffee she was served also contained cows milk so, as […]

9 White Deer Brewery innovations rewarded!

9 White Deer Brewery from Baile Bhúirne in the Muskerry Gealtacht scooped no less than 6 Awards recently at the Free From Food Awards Ireland. The event is run annually to recognise, encourage and reward the achievements of producers and the excellence of their products. 9 White Deer won a total of six awards on […]

Planning a trip to Canada?

Canada is a very popular destination for many folks from Northern & Southern Ireland and if you are a Coeliac  planning a trip abroad we know it can be hard to know how you will cope in a foreign country! Here’s some good news! If travelling to Canada and Vancouver Island in particular may we point you […]

Glastry Farm Ice Cream

Glastry Farm on the Ards peninsula in Co Down are producers of luxury dairy ice cream and dairy free sorbets. The most premium milk produced from the award winning pedigree dairy cows is used to produce this luxury ice cream fresh on the farm. The range is batched, produced and made the traditional way to […]

The Bobbin & Loaf Catering in Belfast

Loaf Catering is a social enterprise involved in supporting people with learning disabilities (including autism) and helping them get training and jobs in the catering industry. Loaf Cafe and Bakery Loaf Cafe & Bakery opened for business in June 2015 after they breathed life back into a derelict building at 307 Grosvenor Road, Belfast, directly […]

Have You Considered Turkish Food?

When it comes to sourcing gluten free ingredients, I know for myself, it’s more of “a treasure hunt” than “an exploration”. In Australia, where gluten free food serving is commonplace, there are more interesting ideas around gluten free food pairings. One in particular grabbing attention, is Hakans, a cafe in the Manly Lodge Boutique Hotel, on […]

Do you fancy a meal in the Member’s Dining Room at Stormont in Belfast

This summer, Parliament Buildings at Stormont in Belfast will throw open the doors of the elegant Members’ Dining Room to the public. From Monday 4 July 2016 – Friday 2 September you can dine in the refined splendourof the Members’ Dining Rooms and savour morning coffee, lunch or traditional afternoon tea while admiring the beautiful […]