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Gluten Free for Kids in Cape Town

Well it’s only a few days away from the school holidays and it’s time to find something to do with the children over the holiday break.
This is a small, but by no means comprehensive look at some gluten free options for Celiac children and other’s requiring a gluten free diet in Cape Town. There are also a few general ideas things to do with children in Cape Town. For visitors to Cape Town, there are so many attractions and so many places to visit. You wont be short of ideas:

Here are a few:

For places to shop for gluten free things:

Great selection of gluten free food items and some of the branches have a cafe with gluten free food options. They also make a gluten free sweet potato bread.

Giant pharmacy that has lots of gluten free items ( mostly imported) but also has large section specifically gluten free. It has all the pasta, ready made baking mixes, tamari (GF soy sauce). It also has a a large selection if your children have any other allergies or intolerances.

This is the one of the largest and most upmarket food and household shopping retailers in SA. Has recently introduced whole separate gluten free selection of bread, rolls, pasta, muffins, cakes and biscuits. Also your best stop for free range chicken, meat and eggs as well as a selection of organic vegetables and milk. All items are marked with an allergen bar at the back, stating what the item contains, so your best bet for ensuring safely gluten free items. They also have gluten free shaped dinosaur pasta, for the littlies.

Ok for eating out:
There are so many places that offer gluten free pizza.

Try

Great branch at the V&A waterfront

Here is a great link to garden centres for kids including Easy Dig Cafe at Harry Goemans Garden centre in Kommetjie, where there are lots of gluten free options on the menu and GF cakes
http://blog.sa-venues.com/provinces/western-cape/child-friendly-garden-nurseries-in-cape-town/

  • Easy Dig Cafe
  • Kirstenbosch is an absolute must to take kids. The beautiful cape botanical gardens. You can go for walks, explore the area, sit in the sun,watch the ducks and then have lunch the Kirstenbosch tea rooms, which has a great gluten free menu, knowledgeable staff and a kiddies menu. All the kiddies sandwiches can be made on gluten free bread.

Not sure what to do to entertain the kids?
Check out this link:

Another great option, there are lots of markets all around the entire region of the Cape. This makes a fun day out for the whole family. Some of the them have animals to look at, some are food based, some are craft based. The Stellenbosch slow Market on a Saturday has a stall with gluten free brownies and macarons.
Here is a good list of the city’s best markets:

Here is a listing of kiddie friendly places in and around the country. You would need to check on all their menus if there are suitable gluten free items.

Check out this kids in Cape Town site as well.

For all other listing of restaurants in Cape Town, please see the left hand column on the homepage of this blog.
Any parents out there with gluten free children, please share your ideas and suggestions here, it will really be helpful for anyone looking for ideas for their kids..

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1 comment to Gluten Free for Kids in Cape Town

  • Catarina

    Hi Y – A place I have been really enjoying is Ta Da Creperie & Coffee Bar in Hout Bay which has GF options and nice smoothies/juices 🙂

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