Experience Gluten-Free Cambridge - 7 Restaurant Ideas

An increasing number of dining destinations are beginning to recognise the need for gluten-free options, as more and more of us either chose or are required to follow a gluten-free diet. Those with allergies or intolerances will be pleased to hear that there are plenty of bars & restaurants in Cambridge dishing up tasty gluten-free food that doesn’t compromise on taste or style. If you’re a gluten-free foodie, try these tasty destinations next time you’re in town.


If you’re avoiding gluten it can mean missing out on pizza and pasta due to the prevalence of flour. Fortunately, that’s not the case with Tradizioni, located on Mill Road. With a focus on great, homemade cooking, the food really delivers on flavour and its home-style pizzas and pasta can be made with gluten-free ingredients too. It’s reasonably priced and with plenty of dishes to choose from, equally as enjoyable for those who aren’t restricted to gluten-free menu items.


Much of the delights that fill the menu of Indian restaurant Vedanta are suitable for those following a gluten-free diet. With a focus on fresh food and a menu that’s overflowing with Indian staples, Vedanta has become a culinary gem right in the heart of Cambridge.

The Cambridge Chop House

Just yards from the King’s College, the Cambridge Chop House serves up traditional British food, such as roasted lamb shoulder and sirloin steak. It has a dedicated gluten-free menu online, including set menus, making it simple and hassle-free.


There are plenty of gluten-free options to choose from at the SmokeWorks, situated on King’s Parade. Classic BBQ food paired with an excellent range of drinks makes it a local Mecca for meat eaters. Even the burgers come in gluten-free buns.

Ristorante II Piccolo Mondo

With an authentic Italian atmosphere, Il Piccolo Mondo has a good range of gluten-free options, thanks to their gluten-free dough for both pasta and pizza. Staff are more than happy to help with gluten-free requests and it’s built up a loyal following from Cambridge locals.

Rainbow Cafe

Delivering globally inspired vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes, the Rainbow Café opposite King’s College caters for just about everyone. With natural ingredients and bold flavours, you can treat yourself to a huge range of delights from hearty tagines to chilli chocolate cheesecake.

The Lick Caribbean Food

Street food doesn’t get better than this. Almost everything on the menu (except the Roti) at this outlet in Market Square is gluten-free, so there’s more than enough choice to satisfy even the most demanding of taste buds. The ability to create your own platter means you can sample lots of the exotic dishes, each served up with mouth-watering spices and flavours.

Bars & restaurants in Cambridge are plentiful so those following a gluten-free diet are assured of tonnes of choice from a range of cuisines. With high-end restaurants, boutique cafes, and street food, you’ll never be at a loss for somewhere to wheat free.

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