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If you have allergies or are coeliac and you’re planning a visit to Teignmouth in Devon you’ll be very satisfied with what you find. This visit involved some of the usual military plannng but also some unplanned spontaneous eating out and some lovely home cooked safe food. All totally freefrom dairy, wheat, soya, nuts, tomato, celery, broad beans and kidney beans.

    Delicious home-cooked #freefrom roast lamb dinner with all the trimmings

    Delicious home-cooked #freefrom roast lamb dinner with all the trimmings

  1. My Dad’s house…
  2. Firstly and most importantly I never go anywhere without the bag of supplies.

    I treated myself to a loaf of NewBurn Bakehouse’s Artisan Sourdough bread, Vitalite dairy free spread, KoKo yogurts, Oatly vanilla custard, wheat free Nutribrex and some of the new freefrom cakes from Morrisons; Coffee cake, flapjacks and ginger cake are all amazing. It was stepmum’s birthday so we had cake. I had rather a lot of cake 🙂

    We enjoyed some healthy grilled chicken with veggies and on Sunday the most amazing roast lamb dinner, all safe for me and we made some Ruth friendly gravy which was quite a success actually. And not an Oxo cube in sight hey Day 😉

    Gluten and dairy free brunch at The Lemon Tree, Teignmouth

    Gluten and dairy free brunch at The Lemon Tree, Teignmouth

  3. The Lemon Tree
  4. After the long drive down we needed some lunch and this little cafe was amazing.

    We just turned up with no pre booking, always a bit worrying as I hate to be a pain or put any establishment off us freefromers.

    We really aren’t that fussy. Well not all of us.

    I was able to order the Gluten Free breakfast straight from the menu which included sausage, bacon, hashbrown, mushrooms, poached egg and toast. The coffee was delicious too. Yum! Look carefully and you can see father caught in the act of stealing a mushroom!

    Paprika cauliflower florettes at The Coffee Rush tapas restaurant, Teignmouth

    Paprika cauliflower florettes at The Coffee Rush, Teignmouth

  5. Coffee Rush, Shaldon
  6. This lovely little tapas restaurant will be getting its own blog shortly. We phoned ahead and explained my allergies and they prepared me the most amazing special freefrom tapas.

    I was completely blown away but the tastes and variety. Not just the usual tortilla (I was a bit dissappointed not to get tortilla LOL) but wheat free flat bread with olive tapenade, crab cakes, courgette wraps, chilli cauliflower florettes and the MOST amazing expresso martini. I really cannot recomment The Coffee Rush highly enough but please do phone early. They have a tiny kitchen and do most of their prep before opening so they may not have anything suitable if you just turn up.

    Step-sis and I went back for more of the expresso martini the following afternoon but had to console ourselves with a few cheeky proseccos. It’s a hard life 🙂

    Wheat free and dairy free mushroom ommelette at The Ship Inn, Teignmouth

    Wheat free and dairy free mushroom ommelette at The Ship Inn, Teignmouth

  7. The Ship Inn, Teignmouth back beach
  8. This is a proper old English pub with real ale on tap and delicious home cooked meal. I could have stayed in here for hours, but we had to get the ferry to Shaldon for another Coffee Rush fix 🙂

    If we had phoned ahead the chef would have made sure the oil was fresh and done me gluten free chips but since there was no planning involved in this trip I had lovely sweet new potatoes and loads of peas with a dairy free mushroom omelette. Delicious, perfectly cooked and seasoned and accompanied with a lovely fresh salad. Do phone and speak to them and book in. If you can do this and be flexible and book early you can enjoy proper chips! Will definitely be doing this next time I visit. Lovely pub and delicious pint or two of Tribute ale!

    If you are planning a visit to Teignmouth you may also enjoy reading “Teignmouth with allergies”.

    Go to Devon! It’s beautiful by the seaside and they appear to be very aware and friendly to allergy people. Big up Teignmouth.



    An allergy and health writer and freelance copywriter, Ruth is passionate about helping those with allergies and food intolerances take control, embrace their condition, and learn to live with and love who they are. It can be very lonely finding you have allergies and discovering what helps you can be a life long journey. What works for one person won't work for another, so after trying nearly every allergy treatment under the sun and finding hours of research necessary to keep abreast of what's going on, Ruth started writing her blog, What Allergy? in April 2009. Ruth has life threatening allergies herself to all nuts, all diary, tomatoes and celery and knows first-hand what it's like to have an anaphylactic attack. Voted in the Top 5 UK allergy blogs by Cision UK in 2011, What Allergy is packed full of interesting articles, hints and tips and product reviews which are a must read for anyone with allergies, food intolerances or sensitivities, asthma and eczema. From subjects such as "What is celery allergy?" to "Surviving a holiday abroad with allergies", it's packed with useful and interesting information. You can register free for a weekly newsletter by visiting her website and also keep in touch by following her on Facebook and Twitter.

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