Brisbane's best vegan eats
Ah, ‘the dining struggle’.
For some it’s for the #shredlife, for others it’s a necessary way of life.
When you ask if a meal is gluten-free you shouldn’t live in fear of “the eye roll”. You know, where they’re both silently categorising you as a fad dieter and questioning if it’s actually a necessity.
But you know what? Heck it! Whether you’re trying a new eating habit, a little bit gluten-sensitive or full-blown coeliac, we’ve rounded up the best GF dining destinations in Bris where you can escape the eye roll and embrace the no-bloat life (seriously though, is that eye roll gluten-free?).
What we love is a place where you don’t even have to ask if something is GF, because everything on the menu is! Leaving the typically dry and icky gluten-free fare in the past, Nodo offers brunch dishes with their own twist, like house-baked sourdough with crushed avo, citrus, smoked ricotta, sriracha seeds and salt and vinegar saltbush, and a handful of drool-worthy burgers. Don’t even get us started on their donuts…
Being vegan and gluten-free was once a nightmare, but not anymore, friends! Brisbane’s first vegan tapas bar, You Come Again, understands the struggle is very real, so everything on their menu is both vegan and gluten-free. Dine with zero worries on beetroot carpaccio, lemon popcorn cauliflower bites, and miso-good glazed eggplant so tasty you’ll definitely come again.
Bringing Asian street snacks to town, Chu the Phat steps up the GF game with a menu of yummies. Prepare to feast on mung bean pancakes with kimchi caramel, tea-smoked duck legs and nanna Anna’s chilli chicken, and only bloat from eating all the food!
You can have your steak and eat it too at this iconic spot! It may be Brisbane’s worst vegetarian restaurant, but the Norman offers a menu that is almost entirely GF, with all steaks, sides, and sauces free of the nasty stuff!
If Thai is more your vibe, then dining at one of Brisbane’s best Thai restaurants is now even easier. The award-winning spot has a menu with loads of GF options, ranging from punchy entree dishes to curries, stir-fries, noodles, and even desserts! Feast easy knowing your satay chicken and pad Thai won’t upset you later.
The days of trying to decipher those little codes on the menu are gone–this West End stunner is completely free of gluten! Feel comfortable ordering every little thing off the menu, with share-style eats on offer like saganaki with mixed herbs and lemon, sweet potato gnocchi with white wine, garlic and cream, and mezze galore!
With a lip-smacking menu that you want to just dive straight in to, those gluten free amongst us won’t have to worry about any hidden nasties hidden below! Time to share your hiramasa kingfish with coriander-infused sweet ponzu, lime, and jalapeño kosho.
If you’re looking for a bit of a fancy affair but struggling with that gluten-free life, the always delicious Madame Wu has an entire gluten-free menu with which you’ll be captivated by more than just the view.
If you’re looking to flex that healthy muscle with a bit of gluten-free paleo fare, then Wilde Kitchen is the one for you. If you think this means going scant on flavour, though, you couldn’t be more mistaken. With strawberry panna cottas, sticky pork belly burritos, and paleo fried chicken all on the menu, we know where we’re rushing to this weekend.
With so many gluten free options the hardest part will be choosing only a few! Bring your pals along and have a share plate situation so you can indulge in all of the goodies like crackling twice-cooked pork belly, mushroom, tofu and smoked speck san choi bao, and truffle chicken stir fry.
Here’s the proof that dining gluten free in Brisbane has never been easier!
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