Coeliac awareness is finally growing amongst hospitality venues throughout the UK, making it easier for gluten-free diners more choice in where they eat out for meals. One in one-hundred people suffer from coeliac disease but statistics show that only 24% of people with this condition have been officially diagnosed. This adds up to 500,000 people in the UK alone who don’t realise they are coeliac. Plus, there are various other conditions, aside from coeliac, that causes people to suffer after consuming products containing wheat and gluten. These conditions are typically related to allergens and problems with the gut. Thankfully, there is a growing number of gluten-free restaurants in Glasgow that are catering for anyone who has this specific dietary requirement.
Gluten Free Restaurants Glasgow
Thanks to the rise in awareness for gluten-free diners, there are many restaurants in Glasgow which now highlight on their menus which dishes are appropriate and which are not. Although, for many of these eateries, there is not much choice left on the menu once the gluten-filled dishes have been ruled out. On a more positive note, however, there are some amazing gluten-free restaurants Glasgow that have got it right. Red Onion, for example, is an award-winning establishment offering gluten-free versions of both the a la carte and pre-theatre menus. More impressively, an Asian restaurant on Mitchell Street, Lychee Oriental, have a separate menu for diners that are gluten-free. For those who are either vegetarian or vegan and gluten-free, 13th Note graciously have a few options on the menu that cater to this particularly uncompromising diet. Out of all the gluten free restaurants Glasgow there is one in particular which has earned an important accreditation that all gluten-free diners should be aware of.
Gluten Free Catering Accreditation in Glasgow
The official gluten free symbol, fully registered and trademarked by Coeliac UK, means that the meal or the menu, or establishment it is stamped upon adheres to the gluten-free standard. Dakhin is a South Indian restaurant located in Candleriggs of Merchant City that has been accredited by Coeliac UK as a fully gluten-free restaurant Glasgow. It is also the only South Indian restaurant in Scotland that is entirely gluten-free. This badge bears heavy significance as the caterer, in this case, Dakhin, meets every aspect of the standard, including;
- Knowledge of the law
- Choosing the right ingredients
- Personal hygiene
- Quality Assurance
The Significance of Dakhin
Although the aforementioned gluten-free restaurants Glasgow, and the many others not mentioned, that cater to gluten-free eaters with stamps on dishes or separate menus are positively contributing to inclusive dining, Dakhin should be recognised for elevating the standard that much higher. As an accredited fully gluten-free restaurant, coeliacs and sufferers of other related conditions can dine completely stress-free. Customers at Dakhin do not have to scour the menu for the gold dust “GF” or have a painful conversation with waiting staff on ingredients. Absolutely everything is safe for consumption.