7 of the Best Gluten-Free Places in Edinburgh!
Looking for some inspiration on where to enjoy delicious gluten-free food when dining out in Edinburgh? Thankfully, Edinburgh’s vibrant foodie scene has recently grown to include plenty gluten-free options! Whether you’re craving a scrumptious Italian pizza, a full Scottish breakfast, a hearty burger, or fancy a healthy Acai bowl, we’ve found a range of cafes and restaurants to save you the bother of going cafe to cafe, asking for their gluten-free options! Enjoy!
1. Edinburgh Larder Cafe
- Where: 15 Blackfriars Street (Old Town)
- Looking to visit Edinburgh and stay in the Old Town, here’s a lovely holiday home: 206/(4) Canongate
Located just off the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Larder Cafe is passionate about local and seasonal produce. They also have a good selection of gluten-free options. If you visit for breakfast, you can enjoy their Larder Full Breakfast, French Toast with Scottish Honey, or a bowl of delicious porridge, and if you happen to be in for lunch, there’s a range of sandwiches to choose from!
2. Elephants and Bagels
- Where: 37 Marshall Street (Old Town)
- Another lovely holiday home situated in the Old Town is 6/(3) King’s Stables Road
As the name suggests, Elephants and Bagels specialises in bagels! This quirky cafe is not only crammed full of elephant ornaments and art, it also has an extensive range of bagels to choose from and even gluten-free options. So, if you’re in the area why not pop in for lunch.
3. Pumpkin Brown
- Where: 16 Grassmarket (Old Town)
- The Grassmarket is a wonderfully historic place and here’s a nearby holiday home: 11/(5) Old Fishmarket Close
Nestled away in the vibrant and historic Grassmarket, Pumpkin Brown is extremely passionate about the health benefits of eating well and therefore serves up a range of healthy yet scrumptious food. The great thing is, Pumpkin Brown is completely dairy and gluten-free, and where possible all the ingredients are locally sourced.
4. Vittoria Group (including La Favorita)
- Where: Vittoria on the Bridge, Vittoria on the Walk, La Favorita
- Thinking of visiting Edinburgh for the Edinburgh Festival? We think you’ll love 19/3F Great Stuart Street
Every once in a while we can’t help but crave a slice of good pizza, and if you’re looking for a gluten-free option, where better to head than the Award-Winning Pizza Restaurant Vittoria/La Favorita. With various locations to choose from, there’s bound to be one near you! Nearly all their pizzas have a gluten-free option as well as some of their pasta.
5. Archipelago Bakery
- Where: 39 Dundas Street (New Town)
- New Town is a wonderful place to stay, and we have a fantastic holiday home for you: 14 Nelson Street
Archipelago make a wide range of freshly baked goods, including a selection of delectable bread and scones! If you’re in for lunch, why not try their vegan and gluten-free soup or choose from their range of salads, and finish your meal with one of their delightful gluten-free cakes.
6. Belted Burgers
- Where: 57A Frederick Street (New Town)
- Another gorgeous centrally located New Town apartment is: 54(3) Frederick Street
Being gluten-free doesn’t have to mean saying farewell to lunch treats such as juicy burgers! Head along to Belted Burgers to choose from 9 specifically gluten free burgers and 100s of combinations! Plus, you’ll be happy to hear that their chips are always cooked in a gluten-free fryer so no need to worry!
- Where: The top of Middle Meadow Walk (Old Town)
- Old Town is wonderfully charming and a great place to stay when visiting: 54 (8) St Mary’s Street
Lastly, located at the top of Middle Meadow Walk, in a colourful green police box, Tupiniquim serves up amazing sweet and savoury Brazilian crepes! The best bit is, all their crepes are gluten-free! So why not pop by on a sunny day and enjoy a crepe then a wander through the Meadows!
Featured Home: 19/3F Great Stuart Street
Introducing our lovely new holiday home which is now available for the Edinburgh Festival! Great Stuart Street is a beautiful purpose built Georgian apartment with stunningly high ceilings, architectural details, huge rooms and the most incredible views over Edinburgh you’re ever likely to see. As it has windows on three sides, when the sun shines it streams into the apartment, flooding it with light as it was the day we took our photos.