Gluten-Free Sydney Hacks

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Australia is well-known for its amazing food and a melting pot of cuisines, but what is less known is that this country is a true treat for Coeliacs and other people who don’t eat gluten. Many travellers say that it’s definitely one of the most gluten-free friendly countries they have visited, which makes travelling and living in Australia much easier for Coeliacs. If you’re new to Sydney or new to gluten-free life, here’s a little guide that covers some of the best places you can find delicious, gluten-free food. Take a look!

Cafes and restaurants

Sydney has a lot of restaurants that serve gluten-free food, so there’s no way we can name them all, but here are the best of the best when it comes to GF meals.

Red Lantern is a must for everyone, not just people who eat gluten-free food! This Vietnamese restaurant is mostly gluten-free and you can have everything from entrées to desserts. Their food is truly delicious, and you simply must try their oven-roasted eggplant and grilled fish, and finish with the coconut crème caramel for dessert.


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If you like Mexican street-style food served in a beautiful beachside setting, then Mexicano is made just for you. This restaurant is great for bigger families or groups because they have menus designed for sharing which means you will not leave this place hungry. They use locally sourced produce and have a chill yet professional service. To top it all off, they offer a big cocktail list – all gluten-free!

Muum Maam is truly a Coeliac heaven. They even have their own dedicated gluten-free menu that’s quite generous, to be honest! What do you think about massaman coconut curry? And make sure you check out their delicious Pad Thai!


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Also, definitely pay a visit to GFC – Gluten Free Cafe. They have a huge range of GF meals and desserts that will satisfy even the pickiest eaters. Plus, it’s pet-friendly, so your pooch can always follow you there and even get some gluten-free treats.

On the go

Sydney even has an amazing variety of on-the-go snacks and desserts. Check out O Organic Produce Cafe that makes delicious Superfood Smoothies. They have a lot of different combinations and they test a new smoothie every week. The smoothies are super nutritious and tasty, so come and give them a try.


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Tapeo Organic Bakery is a 100% gluten-free bakery that makes all those traditional baked goods such as lemon pie, cheesecake and banoffee pie but with gluten-free ingredients. So, feast your eyes and your palate on these goodie-goodies.

Rowie’s Cakes is another bakery with a big choice of gluten-free desserts. You can try soy chocolate coconut ganache, passion fruit cakes, chocolate brownies, orange and almond bites and many more.

Another gift from heaven is Bloom The Healthy Food Co that has their cabinets full of gluten-free treats. There are power balls, banana bread, choco brownies, orange and carrot cakes and polenta cupcakes, all sans gluten! These are perfect both as desserts and little snacks during the day.

If you decide to stay at home and get cosy watching a movie, but suddenly start feeling a little hungry, you can check out Menulog. They are a takeaway website with currently more than 10 restaurants offering gluten-free meals, so check out their menu, order up and have a delicious meal without lifting a finger.

Party and picnic planning


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Everyone likes to host an occasional party or picnic, and Sydney has a variety of amazing places perfect for those types of gathering. For instance, if you’re planning to host a party at one of Sydney’s phenomenal beaches you can always rely on catering services that provide gluten-free options. Today, it’s easy to find a good gluten free catering in Sydney and your guests will be able to enjoy your party without fear of eating something they shouldn’t.

As you can see, in Australia you don’t have to live only on salads if you don’t eat gluten. No matter if you’re just a Coeliac tourist in Sydney or an old gluten-free resident, this little guide will definitely make your gourmet life easier.


About the Blogger!

Roxana is a travel enthusiast and lifestyle consultant from Sydney and she loves to write about her adventures. She is all about the healthy lifestyle, loves to run with her husband and dogs and has fun cooking exotic meals for her family. Being a typical Aussie, she often hits the waves and loves beaches and sunshine! You can find out more about her writing following her on twitter and facebook. She is also one of the editors at Higstylife Magazine.



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Great tips and restaurants for keeping a gluten-free diet in Sydney, Australia.


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11 Replies to “Gluten-Free Sydney Hacks”

  1. This is a great list and I agree Australia is really good for the sheer variety of gluten free options across many restaurants. Melbourne still remains my favourite Australian city though for it’s food. Lovely post.

  2. This is so interesting, I’ve never heard of Vietnamese, Thai or Mexican gluten-free restaurants. My favourite sounds like Red Lantern, that coconut creme caramel sounds amazing. Soy chocolate coconut ganache doesn’t sound as appealing, but I’d still give it a try!

  3. Delaine Dcosta says: Reply

    You are right about Sydney … it’s a foodie heaven! I was there about 3 years ago & trying to cram in as much as I could in the two days that I was there. I wish I had known about Red Lantern … I absolutely love Vietnamese cuisine. Maybe next time!

  4. Maintaining a specific eating habit on the road is an extremely difficult task! I had no idea Sydney was named one of the most gluten free countries in the world? Every day we learn something new 🙂 Thank you for sharing! My friend who is a World traveler and Coeliac as well will love your post 🙂 – Mariella

  5. Fantastic! Looks there are so many options! This just adds to what I’ve already heard about the vibrant foodie scene in Sydney!

  6. I love these hacks! Most people don’t realize that the majority of Mexican food is gluten-free and absolutely delicious. Once again, I’ve sent this over to my friend who has to eat gluten-free and she can’t get enough!

  7. Sydeny has lots of gluten free options specially Vietnamese and mexican food. Tapaeo Organic Bakery looks good and its options are more exciting. I will also have a look on Menulog for my order.

  8. I love the variety of food on offer in Sydney. I don’t need to eat Gluten Free myself but it’s great to know the options and be able to refer people to articles like this, PLUS the food looks delicious anyway! Can’t wait to go back here.

  9. This is such an awesome idea for a post! I eat anything and everything but it is great to see there are some gluten-free alternatives in Sydney! Please do this for everywhere!!

    1. I’m working on it! There will be a gluten-free Japan post coming up soon:)

  10. I love Sydney and with this Gluten Free hacks, Sydney looks even more delicious. I am definitely enticed to try the massaman coconut curry at Muum Maam. A generous dedicated gluten-free menu looks pretty good.

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