The next in my London series is this gluten free Borough market guide, which will give you some insight into the coeliac friendly options available at this incredible London food market.
For those of you not familiar with Borough market, it is a historic London market and absolute foodie heaven. With its central location it is the perfect addition to any London itinerary and you will find everything here from English cheeses and French charcuterie to Thai food and free from cakes. Borough is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat when you are in the area and you will find so many options to choose from.
In this guide I will talk you through some of my favourite gluten free Borough market food choices, as well as giving a few recommendations for coeliac friendly restaurants located within the market complex.
Market Opening Times
|Monday||10:00 – 17:00||Limited Market|
|Tuesday||10:00 – 17:00||Limited Market|
|Wednesday||10:00 – 17:00||Full Market|
|Thursday||10:00 – 17:00||Full Market|
|Friday||10:00 – 18:00||Full Market|
|Saturday||08:00 – 17:00||Full Market|
|Sunday||00:00 – 00:00||Market Closed|
Gluten Free Borough Market
Food Stalls with Gluten Free Options
Free From Bakehouse
A fully gluten free cake stall, which is a must visit for coeliacs and gluten free visitors to Borough Market. Free From Bakehouse bake some AMAZING treats and incredible cakes. You can buy sweet and savoury treats to eat then and there or buy some of the prepackaged cake packs to take away. Various dairy free and vegan options available, with all products being clearly marked.
A fully gluten free Thai food stall dishing up various types of pad thai and coconut pancakes. The pad thai is especially good and well worth queuing for.
Horn OK Please
Fully gluten free and vegetarian Indian food, comprising dosas and delicious sides. This stall also offers some vegan and dairy free options.
Fully gluten free Ethiopian food that smells amaaazing. There is always a huge queue for Tibs as they serve up portions of their tasty stews and other dishes.
Another Indian stall with a number of gluten free options. They do have a gluten-containing option (normally the samosas) but mark gluten free clearly on their menu. Speak to them when you order so that they can minimise any potential cross contamination risk.
Cool Chile Co
This stall sells packs of BRILLIANT gluten free soft tacos to take home. Honestly they are some of the best I have ever tried and they freeze well too, so stock up if you spot this stall.
Coeliac Friendly Restaurants
Middle Eastern cuisine and small plates are the menu here. I ate here a while ago and staff were wonderful. They marked up the gluten free choices on the menu for me (there were lots) and we had a really yummy meal.
My favourite steak restaurants in London, Hawksmoor restaurants also offer a great Sunday roast that can be made gluten free (book ahead as it is popular). Generally they have an excellent gluten free menu, showing clearly which dishes are gluten free and which can be adapted. I have eaten here perhaps a dozen times and have always had a perfect experience. Be sure to try the salted caramel rolos for dessert!
Long on my want-to-visit list, Tacos El Pastor has a big reputation in London and their menu is largely naturally gluten free.
If you enjoyed this gluten free Borough Market guide then you might also like my other London gluten free guides. Here are a few to get you started:
Enjoy London! x