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Another Two Great Gluten Free Finds in Cape Town

As you all know I am always on the look out for more great gluten free option in the Cape Town area. So here on my latest:

A MUST visit is Terra Bella ( find it on Facebook: Terra Bella Cape Town) a small stall at the Hout Bay Harbour Market filled with the yummiest things. Everything is gluten free and also sugar and dairy free, for those who need that. Please let me know if you do go and try her delicious food. I will be sure to be back there as often as I can 🙂

It tasted amazing and I must admit, as Hout Bay is a bit far for me to travel to frequently, I was a bit greedy and had one of everything. I had a divine jam biscuit, a waffle made right there and took home with me a chocolate cupcake and a salted chocolate tart. Do yourself a favour and get down to the market, which is lovely anyway and you can have coffee and cake that’s all good for you. It just felt so good to be able to go out and eat great gluten free things and feel like normal for a change!

My second great find, is a bit of a fabulous secret and was thanks to one of my readers, Estelle, who recommended it. It’s called Eat Well . It is a bit off the beaten track, but if you are heading into Stellenbosch, it’s worth the drive. We drive to Hillcrest Berry Orchard once a month to stock up on frozen berries, which I use in my breakfast smoothies, so we stopped and had lunch at Eat Well, while I was in the area.

They do not have just a token few gluten free items on the menu, but an entire separate gluten free menu, inside the normal menu of about four pages long. There are gluten free soups, gluten free sandwiches, gluten free burgers and gluten free cakes. I had the beef burger and realised it had been 2 1/2 years since I had a had a burger!

I even got the waiter to check how the meat was made, as they might have used breadcrumbs to bind it and he was said no it is completely gluten free. That was great to hear, as a lot of places offer gluten free, without understanding that the whole dish MUST be gluten free, not one or two items on it. For example a place offered gluten free pasta, but the sauce it came with contained gluten! So I am happy to say the Eat Well, offers a comprehensive gluten free menu and I am sure that the whole dish is safe. Please le me know if any of you go there and have a successful meal.

Happy Gluten Free Eating!

6 comments to Another Two Great Gluten Free Finds in Cape Town

  • Diana

    Eat Well is a bit far you can try Easy Dig on the way to Kommetjie they also cater for us with celiac disease. Mel the owners wife also has celiac so understands cross contamination well

  • Yael

    Thanks Diana
    How nice to hear of someone owning a restaurant that has Celiac! I will definitely put it on my list of places to try out. My list is growing larger by the day, which is really fantastic!!
    Happy gluten free eating. Please share any other tips you may have…
    Yael 🙂

  • Tracey Farren

    Hi there,
    My daughter needs accommodation while she is at UCT and we are trying to figure out a way to get in contact with other students who live a gluten free lifestyle and might want to share a digs with her. Do you perhaps know of anywhere that we might advertise or inquire about this?

  • Yael

    Hi Tracey.
    Thanks for your comment. You are welcome to post something on my Facebook page- that might help. Also maybe check out UCT’s social sites or post on a noticeboard etc. They might have more information. There is someone I know there, I will also check with her.
    Good Luck.

  • Zubeida

    As a celiac patient I find it hard to find GF bread in Cape Town. I contacted Knead bakery in Kloof Street Cape Town and they cannot guarentee that no cross contamination takes place during their baking process. So even though their bread sells as GF, it may not be suitable for Celiac patients. Can anyone advise me about GF bakeries that possibly delivers as well?

  • Yael

    Hi Zuebida
    Isn’t it so incredibly frustrating that for those of us with Celiac,we cannot find real, non contaminated gluten free food, when the very concept of “gluten free food” came about because of Celiac Disease!
    I feel for you, but don’t recommend you go to any of these bakeries as you will be contaminated. I think unfortunately the best bet is to bake you own! When I lived in Cape Town, and I still ate grains, I did buy the GF bread from Crush, in Greenmarket Square in Town and I was fine, so I know there is no gluten in it, but please check with the owner Shonah. Good Luck. Please let me know if you find anywhere.

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