London is without a doubt one of the best places to travel gluten-free. From a plethora of dedicated gluten-free restaurants to tasty gluten-free counterparts of traditional British dishes, it’s gluten-free nirvana. We would know after all we wrote a detailed gluten-free London guide.
But what sets London apart from other gluten-free destinations is their markets. London is well known for its outdoor markets and for once, we celiacs can partake in the fun of stuffing our at street food markets. From dedicated gluten-free street food stalls to celiac friendly ones here are all the best gluten-free street food in London.
** = dedicated gluten-free stall
Table of Content
- Gluten-Free Street Food at Broadway Market
- Gluten-Free Street Food at Borough Hall
- Gluten-Free Street Food at Camden Market
- Other Gluten-Free Street Food Stalls in London
Gluten-Free Street Food at Broadway Market
In the heart of Hackney is one of London’s oldest charter markets, Broadway Market. Filled with independent restaurants, pubs, cafes, and shops, East London is a great place to explore every day of the week. But every Saturday it really comes alive as Broadway Market is open from 9am-5pm. It’s lined with delicious food stalls which include some of the best gluten-free food stalls in London.
This stall boasts plant-based Indian-inspired fusion meals using the best organic ingredients. Everything is fresh and full of flavor. You can find them at the vegan market section of Broadway Market. They also have a stall at Stroud Green Market.
The 100% gluten-free star of Broadway Market is without a doubt Floris Foods. They sell delicious gotta-have-it filled doughnuts. You won’t find or taste anything like them. Since they’re a bakery, they also sell other gluten-free goodies like cinnamon buns, oreos, and eclairs! Floris Foods has another stall at Stroud Green Market on Sunday from 10am-3pm.
This gluten-free food stall has a wide variety of gluten-free cakes and treats that are just to die for. Their menu has everything from whoopie pies and banana cakes to the Instagram famous s’mores chocolate cheesecake brownies! Though not widely advertised, everything at the stall is gluten-free and made in their gluten-free kitchen. Celiac Note: Eat ’n’ Mess has a cafe in Sevenoaks, outside of London, that’s not 100% gluten-free. They offer locally sourced sourdough bread (not cooked in the kitchen) as an option, though they do have homemade gluten-free bread available.
Meringue Girls sells what I would call a picture-perfect array of colorful and flavorful meringue! The beautifully associated meringue kisses are 100% gluten-free and dairy-free, but most importantly they are crispy on the outside and melt-in-your-mouth-marshmallowy-good on the inside! Just the way they should be!
This 100% gluten-free, vegan, and dairy-free stall serves up fluffy and delicious pancakes made with fresh coconut water. Don’t want pancakes? Just go for a drink of fresh coconut water right from the coconut! Osu Coconuts has locations on Brick Lane (Sundays) and in Camden Market (Thursday – Sunday)
Thai on the Fly**
If you’re looking for Thai food in London, this stall serves up fresh pad Thai that’s 100% gluten-free.
Right next to Osu is the gluten-free and dairy-free Indonesian food stall. They serve redang and satay. My favorite is the 8-hour pulled beef rendang cooked in coconut cream. Makatcha is also at Camden Market and the Bang Bang Oriental Foodhall everyday.
“Do you like it raw?” Great, because Rawsome makes awesome handmade vegan snacks and tonics that are free from dairy, eggs, gluten, soy, additives, and refined sugars.
This stall serves traditional Indian vegetarian food with many gluten-free options that are clearly marked. They have another stall at Borough Market as well as a restaurant with a mostly gluten-free menu.
Gluten-Free Street Food at Borough Hall
Located near the must-visit Tower Bridge, Borough Hall is one of London’s oldest and busiest markets. It also happens to be a popular spot among tourists. From Monday to Saturday (closed on public holidays) you can stroll through hundreds of shops, restaurants, and stalls. But more importantly, don’t forget to indulge in the delicious gluten-free street food stalls! Here are a few below.
From Tuesday to Saturday, you can indulge in a wonderful 100% gluten-free bakery stall that makes delicious handmade goodies, many of which are dairy free. Here you can find a tasty gluten-free version of the British cake, Battenberg cake, which you can’t really find elsewhere.
Sourcing beers from all over the world, here you can find gluten-free beer brands like Celia (Czech Lager), Peter’s (UK Ale), and Mongozo. Celiac Note: This specialty beer shop sells gluten-removed beers.
From Monday to Sunday, you can find this dedicated gluten-free stall serving up delicious pad thai and khanom krok, a traditional thai dessert best described as mini coconut pancakes. Those bad boys were one of my main snacks while traveling Thailand gluten-free.
A vegetarian stall serving up delicious and 100% gluten-free Indian street food all day from Monday – Saturday. Their famous dosas filled with potato masala with a side of chana chaat (chickpeas topped with chutney) are a must. They have another location at the Southbank Market, where they serve awesome chai masala tea, and unfortunately samosas, making the Southbank stall not a dedicated gluten-free stall.
This restaurant doesn’t advertise being gluten-free or celiac-friendly, however they are. The chef is actually a celiac and the staff is well trained about cross-contamination and what’s safe to eat. Since the menu changes daily, gluten-free meals aren’t marked on the menu. However, if you ask the staff, they will guide you through the menu. You’ll be surprised to find that most of the menu is actually gluten-free. Dishes are simple but flavorful, and ingredients are sourced from the market.
This wonderful shop sells organic nut butters that are vegan and free from palm oil, refined sugar, and gluten. Some of their nut butter options are Almond & Coconut and Hazelnut & Cacao. They’re at the market Thursday – Saturday.
Ethiopian Flavors **
They serve uniquely flavored Ethiopian food that is worth waiting for. Everything is gluten-free including the Ethiopian staple bread injera, which is made from teff and rice flour.
Gluten-Free Street Food at Camden Market
The hip Camden Market is actually a collection of several markets (Camden Stables, Camden Lock, Camden Canal, Camden Buck Street, and Inverness Street) spread across six areas in Camden. It’s open everyday from 10am – 6pm! Camden Market is hands down one of my favorite markets for sinfully indulging in gluten-free street food in London. Also, they often host the free Gluten-Free Street Food Festivals, so if you are in London during this festival, definitely make sure to visit it.
This popular chain restaurant sells some of London’s best and honest burgers. Everything, including the onion rings and wings, are gluten-free. The only exceptions are their wheat buns, however they do have gluten-free bread available. The staff are trained on cross-contamination.
Cookies & Scream** – CLOSED
This 100% vegan and gluten-free shake and cookie bar serves got-to-have-it shakes and cookie ice cream sandwiches. They also have other baked goods that will make your mouth water. Unfortunately this location is now closed due to a fire, but you can still visit them at their Holloway Road location.
Feed Me Primal** – CLOSED
Feed Me Primal is London’s first paleo street food stall. They serve tasty and healthy fast food that is 100% gluten-free and paleo! Feed Me Primal also has a restaurant at Boxpark Croydon. Both the stall and restaurant are permanently closed 🙁
Maize Blaze **
This street food stall is the only 100% gluten-free Colombian street food stall in all of London! Everything on the menu is gluten-free and bursting with flavor. Their signature dish is called “Colombian Marching Box” and it boasts juicy chicken, sweet plantains, garlic rice, and baked beans that will have you on cloud nine. It’s located at the KERB market.
Nojo Crepes** – CLOSED
Here you’ll find delicious savory and sweet crepes that are 100% gluten and cane sugar-free. My favorites are the classic smoked salmon & cream cheese and the chocolate banana. Vegan and dairy-free options are available.
This 100% gluten-free stall chefs up some delicious southern soul food. Their chilli is definitely something to brag about, especially their smoky BBQ chilli. Their creamy voodoo chicken is also top notch. Chilli Shack has moved homes and is no longer at Camden. They’re often at St Giles-in-the-Fields, but they’re constantly on the move, so check their Instagram for their whereabouts.
Their crispy Instagram-famous fried halloumi are topped with fresh mint, sumac, pomegranate, chilli, and yogurt sauce. They’re incredible and gluten-free! This is without a doubt a must have gluten-free street food snack in London. It’s located at the KERB market.
Arepa Bros **/ Arepazo Bros
Serving up the mouthwatering Venezuelan staple arepas (corn flour bread), this 100% gluten-free stall always has a long queue. Their arepas are filled with all kinds of fillings like shredded chicken, guacamole, cheese, beans, pico de gallo, sweet plantains, and more. This stall is located at the KERB market.
Petare is another Venezuelan street food stall at KERB market that sells not only delicious arepas but also yuca fries. My favorite is the succulent braised beef brisket arepa stuffed with black beans, fried plantain, cheese, and cilantro avocado salsa. Yum! They are also located at Pop Brixton and Street Feast Hawker Union/Hawker House.
A recent addition to the Camden Market Stables is London’s favorite 100% gluten-free Italian restaurant Leggero. They offer homemade pasta dishes, all of which are vegetarian. They have another stall at Mercato Metropolitano where you can also buy fresh pasta to take home.
Other Gluten-Free Stall Food Stall in London
Beijummy** – (Spitalfields/White Cross Market) – This little taste of Brazil offers the popular Brazilian street food crepe beiju, also known as tapioca crepes.
Giselle Richardson** (Spitalfields/Victoria Park Market) – They sell British-inspired macaroons from seasonal fruits, vegetables, and herbs. All are gluten-free. For more market locations, check their website.
Planet Pancake (Greenwich Market) – Planet Pancake makes scrumptious mini pancakes made with rice flour and organic ingredients. They’re served with homemade sauces and various toppings. Celiac Note: Not all toppings are 100% gluten-free, so please double check with the vendor.
Ruby’s of London (Greenwich Market) – This vegan market stall is known for their gluten-free baked goods options, including the popular gluten-free donuts. Ruby’s sells both gluten and gluten-free goodies. Gluten-free treats are marked with green labels. Celiac Note: There is a small chance of cross-contamination, so I recommend ordering online and picking them up at the market where they are stored separately.
Quinta (Putney Market) – Quinta sells the delicious El Salvadoran street food pupusa. The gluten-free pupusas are filled with a variety of things like black beans, cheese, chili con carne, or butternut squash.
Buddha Bowl Van** (Whitecross Street Market) – The Wholefood Heaven food truck sells one thing, their signature buddha bowl that’s 100% gluten-free and vegan (minus the halloumi). Every bowl is stuffed with brown rice, potato massaman curry, rice, kale, homemade kimchi, and the optional grilled halloumi. You can find them on Thurs and Fri, and London music festivals.
Don Rita** (Droid Street Market) – Don Rita serves the Brazilian staple Pão de Queijo, i.e. cheese bread. They’re crunchy on the outside but fluffy and cheesy on the inside. As Don Rita says, “It’s cheesily addictive and naturally gluten-free”.
Owl Kitchen** (Crystal Palace Market) – This 100% gluten-free bakery stall sells sweet and savory baked goodies like brownies, mini quiches, and carrot cake. There are vegan and dairy-free options available.
Uncle G’s** – This pop-up gluten-free stall serves up finger-licking good buttermilk crispy chicken. Check the Facebook page to find out where he is heading next.
Cupcakes N SHHT – A delicious gluten-free bakery stall, they only make an appearance once in a while (but always at the Gluten-Free Food Festival). All their baked goods are vegan and made with gluten-free flours. Celiac note: They are not made in a dedicated gluten-free kitchen as they do use bread in their kitchen/cafe.
Green Sisters** – Green Sisters makes traditional Indian samosas that are all free of gluten, eggs, and meat. You can even order samosas without onions and garlic. Primarily they sell their samosas online, but they occasionally make appearances at festivals. Check their whereabouts via their website.
No gluten-free trip to London is complete without visiting one of the many markets in London. And now with this article you can stuff your face with as much gluten-free street food as your stomach can hold. Happy travels.
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