Outlet: Beyond Bread
Food: 100% gluten free bakery/cafe/restaurant
1. Goodge Street, Central London
Address: 2 Charlotte Pl, London W1T 1SB
Nearest tube stations: Goodge Street, Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road
2. Islington, North London:
Address: 267 Upper Street London N1 2UQ
Nearest tube station: Highbury & Islington (also on the overground)
3. Selfridges Food Hall, Central London
Address: 400 Oxford St, London W1A 1AB
Nearest tube stations: Oxford Street and Bond Street
Beyond Bread is a 100% gluten free bakery located in Central London, closest to Goodge Street, but also at a walkable distance from Oxford Circus and Tottenham Court Road.
(Update 16.08.2016: new Islington branch now opened! For more info check out my newest post —> here)
(Update 29.07.2017: Beyond Bread is now has a stall in Selfridges Food Hall!)
If you’re gluten free and live in London, work around the area or are visiting, this place is a must! Us Londoners are being spoiled with more and more gluten free cafes and restaurants opening up here and there, but Beyond Bread has made its way into my top favourites. I’ve been going there ever since they opened and while I did enjoy it from the start, I think they have come a long way and become even better with time.
They have a great selection of sandwiches, pastries, cookies, cakes, cupcakes, salads, quiche, soup, freshly baked bread (including baguettes, sourdough, ciabatta and more!), etc. You can have a look on their website for the full menu and more info.
Here’s a glimpse of the food:
Ham and cheese toastie with dijon mustard and a soft, delicious seeded bread. I’ve tried all the different types of sandwiches they serve and the toasties are my favourites so far.
Sicilian Vendetta (roasted peppers, free range chicken breast & nut-free, dairy-free pesto sauce on baguette).
Red velvet cupcake a.k.a. the best cupcake ever! My boyfriend and I were both blown away by these. The taste, the texture, the presentation and in particular the fantastic marshmallow (I think?) icing are just perfect. Having tried many desserts there so far, I would definitely recommend these!
New-York style cheesecake
Rose & vanilla cupcake. I’m not sure if they still serve these as I didn’t see them on my last visit, but just like the red velvet cupcakes, they’re absolutely delicious. The rose flavoured icing is interesting and unusual.
Halloumi & red pepper ciabatta
Lemon drizzle cake
Strawberry & Custard Danish. Another one of my favourites from there. 🙂
Pulled pork in a bun
Beyond Bread Islington Branch now has a dinner menu on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays! Which includes pizzas, sliders, meat and cheese platters, etc.
They even serve wine and a selection of gluten free beers.
Everything we had the chance to try was absolutely delicious. Definitely go check it out if you can! 🙂