Superb Gluten-Free Bakery in London
|Location:||2 Charlotte Place, London W1T 1SB|
|Phone:||+44 (0) 2076 367 055|
|Date Visited:||March 2016|
|Review Posted:||March 28, 2016|
|Summary||Beyond Bread 100% dedicated gluten-free bakery in London proves to be highlight of this family's recent trip|
Found out about Beyond Bread while planning our vacation to London and made sure the flat we rented was not too far. Ended up going there 3 times in one week, the first day for lunch when we arrived, and then later to get bread and pastries for us. We had 2 Celiacs in our group, myself and one my adult sons. They have 4-5 different kinds of breads, pastries, cupcakes, danish, brownies, and other goodies like cakes and desserts. I had really forgotten what good, fresh bread tastes like.
Their baguettes are incredible and will stay fresh (not harden) for 2-3 days. The sourdough was the real deal, and the danish pastries were flaky, as they should be. Needless to say, on our last excursion we made sure to buy some "souvenirs" to bring back (sadly, they are gone). For lunch, besides a variety of sandwiches (pictured here), the have freshly made soup, quiches, and salads. They also have great coffee and some cool T-shirts that say, "Gluten-Free is the New Black." This bakery cafe was definitely a highlight of our trip. A must-go for any Celiac living in or visiting London.
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If you're considering your own trip to London, I'd personally recommend it. You'll find safe places for GF dining all over the city. Our own family found it more GF-friendly than the United States in many ways. In fact, I even wrote an e-book about our experience, called Gluten-Free in LONDON, with well over 100 restaurants recommended throughout the city. Take a look on Amazon to read more details. The book can literally function as a day-by-day itinerary, with numerous places for safe, gluten free meals suggested near all the major tourist sites in each area of London. I even share the name of the terrific hotel where we stayed (breakfast included, and plenty of GF options), money-saving tips for theaters and museums, and plenty of dining reviews!
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