For some people ditching gluten is a decision, for others it’s a health necessity. Whichever camp you fall into, Adelaide has you covered. Here are ten venues serving excellent options for gluten-evaders.
Sukhumvit Soi 38
One of the city’s best Thai eateries, Sukhumvit Soi 38, has a broad menu of exceptional street food, with all dishes bar one (spring rolls) being gluten-free. The fact the Thai eatery also prioritises sustainable, ethical and seasonally sourced South Australian produce only adds to the appeal.
54 Pulteney Street, Adelaide; (08) 8223 5472
Pickle in the Middle
This bright Unley eatery boasts solid café fare, much of it free of the dreaded G. Opt for beetroot-cured salmon or mushroom and grits for brekkie; come lunchtime, salads dominate. For those hankering for a toast alternative, Pickle in The Middle make their own GF seed bread.
134 Unley Rd, Unley; (08) 8172 1083
Pizza cravings are easily taken care of at Tony Tomatoes because this North Adelaide eatery offers the entire pizza range with a gluten-free base that’s light, crisp and moreish. Plus, there’s steak tagliata, cannellini verde, arancini balls, oven-baked spatchcock and more, which also fit the bill.
155-157 O'Connell Street North Adelaide; (08) 8239 0080
One of Adelaide’s great mod-Oz restaurants, Sean’s Kitchen is also an easy-win for those eschewing gluten. The regularly changing menu is peppered with a strong array of gluten-free dishes – whether that’s pea risotto, a Waldorf ‘Moderne’, a Berkshire pork cutlet, or lamb shoulder to share.
North Terrace Adelaide; (08) 8218 4244
Goodies & Grains Kitchen
Goodies & Grains has been selling healthy pantry products and staples since 1991. The café kitchen next door dishes up daily changing fare that matches the healthy ethos of the store. There’s always a market bowl, two salads, gluten-free wraps as well as raw and vegan treats.
Shop 21/22 Central Market Plaza, Gouger Street; (08) 8212 2324
At this King William Road hotspot, the gluten-free options aren’t about adapting dishes: instead the entire menu is designed to be gluten, dairy and refined sugar-free. Yep, you can walk in here and order anything. We suggest that be the one of the awesome savoury slices or salad bowls. Fantastic coffee, too.
1/100 King William Road, Goodwood; (08) 8377 7551
Seasonal Garden Café
The new Norwood outpost of Seasonal Garden Café offers the same fresh, health-focused, seasonal fare the flagship in Hahndorf was built on. The entire menu can be adapted to suit gluten-free eaters – whether that’s the quinoa and felafel burger, the pancakes or their famous JimBob sandwich.
220 The Parade, Norwood; (08) 8388 7714
Argo on the Parade
The ever-bustling café in Norwood caters to many dietary requirements: vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, gluten-free – and no matter what your restriction, you can be sure that in the 14-page menu there will be plenty of options. Our favourites include the Super Green Sautée and the Hipster Nachos.
212 The Parade, Norwood; (08) 8431 1387
Two Bit Villains
Burgers and hot dogs sound like they might be gluten-intense but not at Two Bit Villains. The menu here is crafted with vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free eaters in mind, while dishes that aren’t gluten-free can be adapted to suit. Opt for the Villains OG Veggie Burger on a gluten-free bun.
Shop 150 Adelaide Arcade, Adelaide; (08) 8232 1302
Top image: Pickle in the Middle