After the success of my free from London guide (definitely worth a read if you haven’t alread!) I thought it was only fair to turn my attention again to my home town Birmingham! I have already written part 1 of my gluten free Birmingham guide but this city’s food scene is growing rapidly-so it’s time for part two! These restaurants offer lots of gluten free and dairy free choices-offering everything from vegan pizzas to the perfect brownie.
Finding tracking down free-from Chinese food impossible? Henry Wong’s has got your back! This upmarket chinese restaurant (located in Harbourne) offers an extensive gluten free menu; with lots of favourites on offer. Think yuk sung, sweet and sour chicken and even gluten-free cheesecake! If you’ve been missing your Saturday night takeaway, then this place will fill the spot!
Bar Opus, Snowhill/IKON
There’s three Bar Opus’ in total but their Snow Hill location is perhaps the most convenient for after-work free-from dining. Their menu is crammed with gluten-free choices: from traditional bubble and squeak to smoked salmon. If you fancy a spot of culture then head to their branch at Ikon; which offers an array of gluten free sandwich and lunch options.
The waterstones in Birmingham recently underwent a huge makeover- and that includes it’s cafe! If you are after a cuppa, cake and a good book then there really is no better place. The cafe on the 1st and 3rd floor serves gluten free vegan brownies, plenty of herbal tea and an armchair to get stuck into your latest paperback.
1847, Great Western Arcade
This vegetarian restaurant has amazing gluten free and vegan menu- practically everything on the menu can be adapted to be gluten and dairy free.The menu offers modern dining with local produce- with aubugeine steak, celeriac and potato beak and even gluten free veggie pakoras!
Pho, Grand Central
I already did a full blog review of Pho which you can checkout here; but it’s definitely the place to go for some post-shopping noodles. Almost all of the menu is gluten free and dairy free and they’ve been accreditated by coeliac UK. Try a steaming bowl of chicken noodle broth for the ultimate rainy day cure.
I like to keep my free-from guides chain free but as I mentioned in my April Favourites post, I am blown away by their recent addition to the menu: gluten and dairy free pizza. If you are in a hurry and don’t fancy searching for a new place to try, then there are Zizzi’s all over Birmingham and the pizza will probably the best you’ve ever tasted!
I hope you enjoyed my guide to gluten free Birmingham (with dairy free options!). Please don’t forget to check out part 1 of my gluten free Birmingham guide and checkout all my other free-from posts here.