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January 8, 2015

A Gluttons Guide to Eating Gluten Free Cake in London

For me there is nothing that stresses me out more than finding something to eat at short notice when I’m out and about and this is why I’m creating A Gluttons Guide to Eating Gluten Free Cake in London series.  Never let it be said that I don’t take my research seriously as I tried ever piece of cake featured in this post along with my little cake elf called Emma.


So here is my guide to eating gluten free cake around Covent Garden and Bloomsbury in London; get ready to drool!

BB Bakery (6-7 Chandos Place WC2N 4HU) (Twitter – @B8Bakery)

On my visit to BB Bakery the cake of the week was gluten free with a beautiful coconut base topped with passionfruit and raspberries; seriously this cake was so tasty that I want one right now.  They also have a large supply of macaroons on hand, a staple for gluten free folks.


Lola’s Cupcakes (14-18 Neal Street, WC2H 9LY) (Twitter – @lolascupcakes)

Lola’s offers cupcakes to go and the Covent Garden store has two gluten free cupcake options – Red Velvet and Chocolate Cupcakes.  The Red Velvet gluten free cup cake was incredible and I would highly recommend buying one if you have a grumbly tummy.


Laduree (1, The Market, Royal Opera House WC2W 8RA)

I think I’ve eaten my body weight in macaroons since I’ve become gluten free however you can’t beat Laduree especially those darn tasty salted caramel macaroons.  You can sit down and enjoy a macaroon or four with a cup of tea in the Covent Garden Piazza.


Carluccios (Garrick Street WC2E 9BH) (Twitter – @carluccioscaffe)

Now I like a establishment that understands gluten free dietary requirements and Carluccios is a gem in Covent Garden (and anywhere else you spot one in the UK) as well as having four different gluten free cake options they also have a special gluten free menu if you need something a bit more substantial (I’ve yet to try so can’t comment on it unfortunately).  On this occasion I tried the Chocolate and Mandarin Cake which was extremely tasty and not overly tart.


London Review Bookshop (14 Bury Place WC1A 2JL) (Twitter – @LRBbookshop)

When we visited the cafe at the London Review Bookshop it was heaving so we were given the option to have our gluten free rose and pistachio cake in a take away box and sit downstairs in a quiet little area in the middle of the bookshop which was super relaxing; books and cake = bliss!


Bea’s of Bloomsbury (44 Theobalds Rd WC1X 8NW) (Twitter – @beas_bloomsbury)

When we ventured to Bea’s of Bloomsbury we were in luck, they had gluten free scones and cupcakes.  The gluten free scones passed my gluten free scone test i.e. they were easy to cut into, they weren’t rock hard so I was left with all my teeth and they were tasty.  The gluten free cupcake was nice however I’m not a great fan of chocolate.  There was another gluten free Banana and Pecan Loaf available as well but my eyes were bigger than my belly at this stage.  We were advised if you want anything gluten free to get there early as during the week the cupcakes sell out by lunchtime so rattle your dags!


The British Museum (Great Russell Street WC1B 3DG)

The cafe inside the British Museum has one gluten free cake cake option which was a St Clements and Almond Loaf; if you enjoy a citrus cake you will love this however I found it a little bit overpowering and this is coming from a lemon drizzle cake fan!  That view still blows my mind even though the cake didn’t.


So where do you recommend for gluten free cake in the Covent Garden and Bloomsbury area of London?


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