Gluten is the g-word that has people switching their sandwiches, restaurants adapting menus and supermarkets rearranging aisles. Whether you suffer from an intolerance, have coeliac disease or simply prefer to avoid it, there are plenty of options in Adelaide to satisfy your dietary requirements.
GF pizzas, pasta and bread are easily found in town and country.
Pickle in the Middle
Gluten-free diners can enjoy a delicious meal at this restaurant, located in Unley. Its menu features fresh and healthy dishes, including a selection of desserts. The restaurant uses high-quality ingredients, which ensures that the food is gluten-free. It also offers a range of beverages, including coffee and tea.
The food at Pickle in the Middle is based on the founders’ passion for pickles. Their plant-centric menu has all-day breakfasts and nourishing lunches, with everything featuring superstar pickled sides. The restaurant even holds pickling classes! This is a great way to learn how to make your own delicious pickles at home.
A visit to this popular eatery is a must for anyone who loves a good pickle. The cafe serves a variety of delicious foods, including a breakfast of eggs, avocado toast, and halloumi and egg rolls. Its lunch menu is equally impressive, with dishes including burgers and sandwiches. Its savoury dishes are also gluten-free, which makes it a perfect place for those following a low FODMAP diet.
This popular eatery is known for its excellent service and quality cuisine. The restaurant is also committed to promoting local products and sustainability. This is why it has won several awards in the past. The restaurant is also known for its warm and welcoming Italian hospitality. The staff is always ready to help customers with any questions or concerns they may have.
Another great gluten-free restaurant in Adelaide is The Duke of Brunswick Hotel. This pub has been voted Australia’s Best Pub and is one of the few restaurants in Adelaide that has a completely gluten-free kitchen. It serves all the traditional pub favourites, so you can find your perfect match without worrying about your food allergies.
The modern interior of this cafe is designed with a fun, playful feel. It features a large number of Satelight’s Mr Big Shot pendant lights, which are angled slightly above the counter to highlight the food. The restaurant serves delicious savoury and sweet dishes, such as caramel slice, biscuits, a lemon curd tart, and more. The restaurant also has a large selection of gluten-free bread, including raisin loaf, white loaf, and garlic bread.
Gluten-free diners will be well-served at Tony Tomatoes, a North Adelaide restaurant that’s renowned for its pizza and grilled dishes. The menu boasts a variety of pizzas with either a 72-hour classic base, wholemeal supeleggera or gluten free base, along with grilled dishes such as Parma prosciutto and house-made porchetta served with pizzetta bread, and Italian-style ‘fish and chips’ (lightly battered squid). For those who want to make a night of it, Tony Tomatoes also offers a range of banquets that can be shared between a minimum of four people, including the Sunday Lunch or Dinner Gathering.
One of the city’s most popular vegetarian restaurants, Two Bit Villains has a menu that caters to all dietary needs. From the veggie burger to the hand-crafted sodas, there’s plenty on the menu to entice all foodies. There are even a few dessert options such as caramel slice and biscuits, making TBV the perfect place for a bite to eat or grab a drink with friends.
Another restaurant that caters to all dietary requirements is Sosta Argentinian Kitchen, which has a comprehensive and varied menu. There are plenty of vegetarian options, as well as hearty meaty dishes such as the signature cheese wheel pasta, a Waldorf ‘Moderne’, or a Berkshire pork cutlet. For something a little lighter, head to the salad bar or the cafe kitchen for a selection of soups, wraps and baked goods. There’s everything from a carrot and pecan cake, to cookies, lemon curd tart and even a gluten-free chocolate raspberry brownie on the menu.
For those who prefer to eat at home, Goodies and Grains on Barrack Street has a wide range of gluten-free bakery items and cafe dishes that are suitable for all dietary requirements. The store sells healthy pantry products, staples and a range of fresh, seasonal produce, and the cafe kitchen next door offers up a daily menu that follows suit. Choose from a variety of roasted vegetable salads, market bowls, pizzas and baked treats such as caramel slice and biscuits.
The best way to enjoy authentic Afghanistan cuisine is to visit Kutchi Deli Parwana, which specialises in dishes that combine ‘beauty and flavour.’ The cosy dining space is a great spot to relax and share dishes with family and friends. Dishes include grilled chicken skewers, lamb shish kebabs and a kofte fried rice dish that is a must-try for all foodies.
A full range of food options that are 100% gluten-free makes Noi a top choice for people with dietary restrictions. Diners can expect a wide selection of dishes that are made from fresh ingredients, including seafood and Asian cuisines. The restaurant also offers a vegetarian menu and is a great choice for those with dietary concerns. The staff at Noi is friendly and helpful, and they will guide you through the menu.
A family-friendly Thai spot in Port Adelaide, Danny’s Thai Bistro is another great option for those with dietary needs. The restaurant has a range of gluten-free options on its menu, including soups, salads, curry dishes, soft shell crab, salt and pepper squid, and pad Thai. The restaurant has indoor and outdoor tables, as well as delivery and takeout options.
At Thyme & Tonic, it’s easy for the entire GF dining crew to enjoy the same meal without worrying about cross-contamination. The restaurant has a number of gluten-free and low FODMAP items on its menu, including kung pao cauliflower rice bowls, smashed avocado toast, and a daily brunch that includes dishes from the GF bakery next door.
When it comes to grabbing some gluten-free baked goods, Food For You Especially is one of the best options in Adelaide. The bakery has a huge selection of sweet and savoury treats, including biscuits, caramel slice, chocolate raspberry brownie, lemon curd tart, cupcakes, and doughnuts. You can also order a variety of gluten-free breads, including chia cob, round rolls, and fruit buns. For more information, visit the bakery’s website.
Gaja by Sashi
The name GAJA is taken from the sanskrit word for elephant, which symbolises strength, wisdom, royalty and solidarity in Hindu culture – befitting, given that this new Peel St spot from Sashi’s team delivers a dining experience influenced by Indian, Singaporean and Malaysian classics. The result is a vibrant menu that takes the road less travelled, with dishes such as the Masala Fried Chicken, Avocado Cream, Kashmiri Chilli Mayo & Curry Leaf giving the southern fried chook a run for its money and the punchy Kuruma Iraichai Pepper Lamb, Coconut Chutney & Rampe redefining the traditional hawker centre favourite.
The team behind McLaren Vale’s Pizzateca have nailed traditional Napoli-style pizza at their new Adelaide restaurant, Madre. Using sea water from the oceans of Puglia and Tipo 00 flour that’s shipped direct from Italy, their dough is light, airy and downright delicious. Eight minimally topped and flavour-packed pizzas, calzone and sides are on offer, while the wine list is a treat for any Italian fanatic.
From savoury pastries and quiches to pies and pizza bases, Alby’s Gluten-Free Bakery is the place to go for all your baked needs. The menu includes savoury pies, doughnuts and sausage rolls as well as sweet treats such as custard tarts, cupcakes and cheesecake. For those who prefer their bread in the form of ciabatta, white loaf and raisin loaf, they have you covered there too with a wide selection.
Located in the heart of the city, Fishbank brings a little taste of the sea to Adelaide with its seafood menu and rustic surrounds. Whole fish, caviar, oysters and sashimi are all on the menu, alongside a range of seafood-inspired cocktails including the Dorsal Gin with local gin, vermouth bianco, fennel and citrus bitters.
With pasta, pizza and grilled meats on the menu, Nido is one of the best places to eat gluten-free in Adelaide. The kitchen is led by Luca Guiotto, former head chef at Shobosho, with an emphasis on seasonal, locally grown produce. Large plates, bar snacks and drool-worthy desserts are also on offer at this popular Hyde Park haunt.