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Gluten Free Open Day at Plymouth Greengrocer

14 Feb

This Saturday sees an exciting gluten free open day at Plymouth Greengrocer, situated at Chaplins Plymouth.  Centre piece of the event will be a gluten free Chinese demonstration from Lai Yin Wong-Brooks of Eight Food.  Also present will be Lisa Hackett of Let Them Eat Cake and Tina Hurford of Traditional Puddings who will be offering samples of their gluten free treats.


Visitors on the day will have a chance to enter a competition to win £30 worth of gluten free food.  There will be a gluten free buffet on offer where you will be able to tasted Plymouth Greengrocer’s gluten free pasties, the Baked to Taste range from GFree, Plymouth Greengrocer branded GF sausages from WF Chinns and items from the Foodamentalists.

Also present will be agent Andy Walton who will be representing Scrubbys Crisps, Infusion Rapeseed Oils and Mr Fitzpatricks Cordials.  You can read more about the event from The Herald here.  You will of course be able to purchase from Plymouth Greengrocers standard gluten free products, and also their range of fruit and veg.  I’m personally looking forward to attending the event, and I hope to see some Gluten Free by the Sea followers there!

Update 22/02/2012: A really enjoyable event and it was great to see so many happy faces as gluten free folk discovered great food.  Thanks to Plymouth Greengrocer for organising such a great day.  Read some reviews of the day below from Love Lactose Free Life and The Herald:



Kevin, Gluten Free by the Sea


Gluten Free Plymouth News in Brief 12/02/13

12 Feb

Plymouth Greengrocer Update

It has been great to hear that products from two local gluten free producers recently reviewed on this blog are now being stocked at Plymouth Greengrocer in Plympton.  Sweet and savoury items from Let Them Eat Cake and delicious puddings from Traditional Puddings are now available in store.  I personally think it’s fantastic to see so many local gluten free products available to buy in one place.  This Saturday Plymouth Greengrocer are holding a gluten free open day where there is a gluten free Chinese cooking demonstration, a chance to taste samples of their gluten free foods and also enter a competition to win £30 of gluten free products.  I will be popping along and am really looking forward to the event.


Las Iguanas Gain Planning Permission

Some of you may remember that I brought you news that Mexican and South American influenced restaurant chain Las Iguanas were set to open in Royal William yard.  The opening has been held up by red tape, but Las Iguanas have finally been granted planning permission and have now pencilled in an opening date for May 1st “if all goes according to plan”.  You can view their gluten free menu here.  The group have now launched Plymouth focused Facebook and Twitter pages to enable you to keep up with progress.

Le Bistrot Pierre

Another restaurant chain coming to Royal William Yard is Le Bistrot Pierre.  I previously reported news that they were set to open this month, however they have informed me that they are now working towards opening the week commencing 18th March.  More info on their gluten free options here.

Your Suggestions

I’ve had quite a few suggestions of places to eat out in Plymouth recently.  Here are a few recommendations I have received.  I have not tried any of these myself so please take all normal precautions when eating out:

  • Rock Salt Cafe: Gluten free bread available including a “lush” burger in a GF bun – thanks to Sarah Ram
  • The Chancel: Gluten free bread, bruschetta and pasta available – thanks to Sharon Lewis-King
  • Saltram House Cafe: Gluten free cakes, bread and scones served – thanks to June Gamble
  • D&M’s Cafe: Menu colour coded with gluten free choices, including “really tasty” cottage pie – thanks to Amanda London

Kevin, Gluten Free by the Sea

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