Leeds is such a vibrant and multicultural city that it’s quite easy to find a quality restaurant catering to a number of different palettes. Some of you may have to consider more than just your taste buds when looking for a place to eat though. With more and more people looking for gluten free options we’ve compiled this handy little list of our favourite gluten free restaurants in Leeds.
Our favourite gluten free offerings…
2 Oxford Place – 2 Oxford Place, Leeds, LS1 3AX
When Victoria Hall decided that she’d had enough of the limited options for coeliacs in Leeds and set-up 2 Oxford Place, she had no idea that the city’s first dedicated gluten-free restaurant would grow to be a become a firm-favourite even for those without an allergy or sensitivity! From a cuppa and a cake to a three course meal with a loved one, 2 Oxford Place caters for all – and even manages to offer something for veggies and vegans too!
Hotel Chocolat Roast + Conch – 55 Boar Lane, Leeds, LS1 5EL
To call Roast + Conch a chocolate lover’s paradise would be selling this exquisite Anglo-West Indian restaurant very short indeed. Yes, you can indulge in some of the most delicious desserts available in Leeds, but it’s the inventive and mouth-watering starters and mains, all with a hint of cacao, that are the real stars of the show. Gluten free options are plentiful and clearly marked on the menu, and the same goes for dairy free too.
Bibi’s Italianissimo – Criterion Place, Sovereign Street, Leeds, LS1 4AG
Firmly established as one of the finest Italian restaurants in West Yorkshire, Bibi’s have always been at the forefront of the gluten-free revolution. With a dedicated menu and the option of choosing gluten-free pasta in any of their dishes, we think this classic Italian establishment should be high on your list.
Pinche Pinche – 116A Harrogate Road, Leeds, LS7 4NY
Deep in the heart of Chapel Allerton lays this lovely little Mexican restaurant. Vibrant, colourful and exciting (and that’s just the decor), Pinch Pinche has a menu that the gluten-free diner in Leeds could return to time and again. With over twenty gluten-free options we’re sure that you’ll find plenty to love. If nothing else, the relaxed and informal atmosphere’s a breath of fresh air.
Salvo’s – 115 & 107 Otley Road, Leeds, LS6 3PX
As well as being a truly stunning restaurant, Salvo’s caters very well for those requiring gluten-free. From some of the best pizzas in town, to mains such as the delightful Merluzzo con Lenticchie (lemon herb crusted cod with lentils) and Guancia di Bue (Ox cheek with pancetta), you’ll be delighted with the ambiance and food quality – but do book early as they are very popular!
Other gluten free restaurants in Leeds
As well as these five top class gluten-free restaurants there are many other options in Leeds: the following all serve great food too, from full menus to quick bites: Filmore & Union, Sandinista, Carluccio’s, Brasserie Blanc and, if you fancy good old fish and chips, the Wetherby Whaler.
Of course if you’re popping out for a gluten free treat or a bite of lunch in one of the city centre options mentioned above (which is most of them!), you can always leave your car at Trafalgar Street car park and take the short stroll into the heart of the city – it’ll help work up an even better appetite for your gluten free adventure!