Gluten-free dining is an increasingly common term, thanks to people who choose this way to eat.
Some of these people have a condition known as coeliac disease, an inherited autoimmune disease that causes damage to the small intestine when gluten is ingested. Some others have a wheat allergy, responding to wheat (which contains gluten) with skin, respiratory and gastrointestinal symptoms. Perhaps, a bigger number of people may have non-coeliac gluten sensitivity, which is known to produce similar symptoms but has yet to be intimately understood by experts.
Some others merely avoid gluten for what they believe to be a healthier way to eat.
No matter your reason for excluding or minimising gluten from what you consume, here are some options you can check out for a good menu, variety and without comprising taste.
Here’s Singapore’s first purely gluten-free kitchen – situated at Dalhousie Lane. Their muffins, cakes and cookies are allergy-friendly and must-trys – don’t miss their specialty lemon meringue cake, bread loaves and breakfast menu.
This place at Bukit Timah Road offers pizzas, pastas, soups and desserts, using specially selected and sourced organic ingredients where possible, and thoughtfully combined to achieve optimum flavour for patrons. The menu clearly indicates what dishes are suitable for those following a gluten-free diet.
This place at Holland Village just reopened on 2 May after a facelift. This popular Australian pizza franchise serves delicious gluten-free pizzas, though you should still check with the service personnel before ordering as not all pizza toppings and sauces are gluten-free.
Share with us your own favourite gluten-free eateries or what you think of those we picked above.