Are you planning a trip through Carrickfergus in Co Antrim and need Gluten Free food?
The Dancing Goat Café is set in the grounds of Kilcreggan Urban Farm & Garden Centre in Elizabeth Avenue, Carrickfergus, Co Antrim. BT38 7UY .
They serve scrumptious Savoury & Sweet Treats, Salads, Soups & Sandwiches, pure hot chocolate and delicious coffee too and nearly everything is or can be made Gluten Free!
(See their website for more information – http://www.kilcreggan.org.uk )
Kilcreggan Homes Limited is an independent charity that provides housing, day care and employment opportunities for adults with a Learning Disability, Autistic Spectrum Condition or an acquired brain injury.
It’s an independent “not for profit” charity which means all profits made in the Dancing Goat Café go straight back into projects at Kilcreggan, promoting and developing work to support local adults with learning disabilities.
We recently met with Anna (the Dancing Goat Café Manager) who told us all about the gluten free options available. The daily soup and stew options are gluten free as well as all the traybakes (many of which are supplied by the well-known bakery Tasty Wee Numbers from Ballynahinch).
The daily special is often gluten free too.
If you want healthy, Gluten Free food in Carrickfergus the Dancing Goat Café is the place to visit.
And there’s more!
The lovely Urban Farm at Kilcreggan is known locally as a “best kept secret” in Carrickfergus and is a popular free attraction to local families and visitors from around Northern Ireland and beyond.
The farm was established thanks to the idea of one of the tenants who loves animals. She found that spending time caring for animals and being out with nature made her feel good and improved her daily life. She thought others could benefit too and so began the creation of a much-loved community space where their service users can engage in therapeutic activities and demonstrate their skills, passion and knowledge for what they do with visitors and guests.
Individuals, families and Groups can visit for free to see up close the farm’s popular pet goats, pigs, pony, poultry, waterfowl, geese and small pets etc. (There’s no entrance fee but donations are very welcome!)
If you’re interested in gardening, the Garden Centre keeps a wide selection of flowers, shrubs and trees for sale, again with all profits going back into developing the Kilcreggan project.
If you do feel you’d like to contribute to this worthy cause during your visit, please know that it will be much appreciated and help to further everything they are doing there!