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Easy Gluten Free Dining in Perth, WA

January 27, 2013

Snags and Sons, Perth

 

As anyone who is gluten intolerant knows, finding a quick bite to eat when you are ravenous is not easy. There are times when salad just won’t do. Times when you want something a little more satisfying. Something with a little more body, a little more flavourful. The days of grabbing a quick sandwich or wrap or slice of pizza are long gone. Finding an eatery that caters for those of us that genuinely cannot eat gluten is a bit like finding a needle in a haystack. Perth eateries however are surprisingly accommodating. Let’s take this weekend as an example.

On Friday evening after a week of dutifully cooking the dinner items that were listed on my weekly dinner menu planner, it was time to break free. The Italian had heard from a work colleague about The Angry Moose in Mount Lawley, just a few minutes down the street from where we are currently staying. It’s a burger joint where you are welcome to Bring Your Own Tipple (our tipple of choice was a nice bottle of red wine) Here the burgers take on that comforting home made  look and taste and  low and behold, are gluten free too! Of course a burger would not be a burger without a bun. The buns were chewy and bready without that glutenous rice texture that many gluten free bread items sport.  All in all a fabulous night in a funky family friendly venue where we even watched the Australian Open semi final on a screen. Oh, before I forget the boys enjoyed real fruit sorbet, mango and strawberry respectively that was completely dairy free. Also a welcome and refreshing end to a satisfying and tasty meal.

Snag and Sons

From one gluten free experience to the next. Yesterday morning, after shopping for school shoes we found ourselves rather peckish in Leederville. There we stubbled upon Snags and Sons. The words gluten free on a sticker near the menu outside caught my attention. Once again we were blown away by this city. A city that caters seemingly on every street corner for those of us with dietary issues. We decided on the  Gluten Free Toulouse sausage Snag which was served on a gluten free bun (again a master mind of just the correct blend of gluten free flours to make it crusty and bread like ). Crispy bacon, buttery avocado slices, caramelised  onion and peppery rocket all combined perfectly in yet another homemade-like satisfying experience. If you are South African, a snag will remind you of a Boerewors Roll. Only this one is totally gourmet with all the delicious add ones. I am seriously loving this place.

Gluten Free Sausage and Bun

 

Gluten Free Sausage and Bun

I hear that there is a pizza joint in Leederville that does gluten free pizza. We’ll have to try them out sometime.

Apart from giving you some easy cooking from scratch soon, I will regularly be sharing eateries where you can find gluten free food in Perth, WA. In the meantime feast your eyes and go and check these places out if you can.

Happy gluten free living!

Edwina

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 3, 2013 2:09 PM

    I love this place it is near my office so I usually go down to snag a snag 🙂

  2. May 3, 2013 4:28 PM

    Thanks Laura. We must try it sometime. At the moment we are staying away from all eateries that provide gluten free options since I think much of the gluten free options contain corn. Corn is a big no- no for my son. We thought it so marvelous to be eating at all these gluten free options only to have his skin break out again. Poor thing, we almost have it under control again. I think I may have to do a huge investigation as to what is actually in all the food that is advertised as gluten free. Now that would be interesting!

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