We stopped at Marmalade Cafe, Chester for a bite to eat whilst on a weekend away. The menu was fantastic and the staff were very knowledgeable about the allergens. My husband being a wheat and dairy free soup addict had soup with a roll followed by a lovely lemon drizzle cake. Vegetarian me had a jacket potato with vegan chilli followed by Victoria Sponge cake (which we’re both also GF).
I wish I could make GF cakes that good! The food was all amazing. We had coffees with milk alternatives and literally couldn’t fault the place.
If you’re out and about near Chester it’s well worth a visit!!
We have been hoping for dairy alternative coffees for soooo long! We have always bought the black coffee pods and then added our own milk. I was super excited when I spotted these on the Nescafé website. I promptly ordered a box of these oat flat whites to try and they are LOVELY!
We’re now looking forward to sampling the other milk alternative ones!
This was an instant hit in our house! Packed with flavour and easy to make it’s a winner. Once cooked you can leave it to cool to room temperature before sealing in a plastic container and storing it in the fridge overnight. Yummy and convenient!
1 tsp olive oil
1 red pepper
50ml milk (I used koko milk)
1 garlic clove
100g frozen peas
2 tbsp chopped parsley
Salt and pepper
Dice the potatoes and boil until cooked through.
Finely chop the onion and red pepper.
Heat the oil in a frying pan and add the onion and red pepper. Fry for 2 minutes, until just softened.
Add the chorizo and cook for 3-4 minutes until it has released its oil and is crisp around the edges.
Crack the eggs into a large jug and whisk with the milk, a pinch of salt and black pepper.
Add the finely chopped garlic and cooked potatoes to the chorizo mixture and fry for another 2 minutes whilst gently stirring.
Add the peas and cook for another minute, until the mixture is hot.
Pour in the egg, stir briefly, turn down to a medium heat and scatter the parsley over the top .
Fry without stirring, for 3-4 minutes until the edges begin to set.
Place the pan in the oven at 180 degrees C for 10-15 minutes or until the mixture is firm across the top.
Slide the frittata out of the pan onto a plate and serve.
Eating delicious food in stunning surroundings, what could be better? This beautiful restaurant served us up a delicious meal and catered for our dietary requirements brilliantly. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten free. They have it all! We had free from minestrone soup, lovely pizzas and tasty dairy and gluten free pasta (fusilli al ragu). Well worth checking out if you’re looking for a tasty meal.
Visit Amarone at 13 St Andrew’s Square, Edinburgh, EH2 2AF.
Mamma’s pizza was recommended to us by a vegetarian friend. We had a peek at the menu online and saw that they offered gluten free and vegan options so decided we had to give it a try. We were not disappointed! A delicious dairy and gluten free pizza, tasty vegan meatballs with pasta, milk alternatives for a lovely cuppa. Lots of yummy options and all that we ordered was delicious! We even got the name of the vegan cheese they use as it was that tasty! Definitely worth a visit!
Visit Mamma’s at 28 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2JU.
On a pedestrian walkway in the new town not far from Princes Park we stumbled across this little gem of a restaurant. We ordered the meze platter for 4 people and explained the dietary requirements of our group (one dairy and wheat free, one vegetarian). Shortly after our food arrived, the sheer volume of it was incredible (two table extensions were needed). Each time a dish arrived the waiting staff informed us whether it was free from, vegetarian or contained the allergens/meat. I cannot fault the service. The free from dished included falafel, hummus, chicken drumsticks (made dairy free especially for us), patatas bravas, stuffed vine leaves and gluten free bread. We all enjoyed our fill and there was still lots left over which the restaurant offered to box up for us to take home. A lovely little place, well worth a visit!
Find Meze Meze at 71 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2NH.