As you may already know, this month sees Liverpool hosting The Allergy Show North at the BT Convention Centre for the third year running. After last year’s wonderful event, we can’t wait to meet attendees across both the Saturday and Sunday – we’ll be at Stand E5, so make sure you come say hello!
As our Juvela Head Office is actually based in Liverpool, we thought we’d combine our insider knowledge and put together a gluten free restaurant guide* for any coeliacs looking to explore the surrounding city centre area.
There will of course be lots of tasty samples for you to try at the exhibition itself, but if you fancy a nice sit-down meal or a little break from the mayhem, take a look at our top tips:
Pizza Express are renowned for offering great gluten free options throughout their chain of UK restaurants – they even have Coeliac UK accreditation. Liverpool city centre is lucky enough to have three separate sites, one of which is just next door to the BT Convention Centre/Echo Arena itself at the Docks. It has giant glass walls/windows which make for a lovely Liverpool view!
The Liverpool One restaurant is just a 10 minute walk away, and the Victoria Street site is also within walking distance, but a little more hidden, in a spacious old building that used to be a bank.
You can find out more about Pizza Express’s Gluten Free Range here.
The Revolution chain promotes itself as a pleasant restaurant venue by day and bustling vodka/cocktail bar at night.
There are four Revolution venues in Liverpool city centre – the closest (and arguably nicest) one is at the Albert Dock – set among a great selection of establishments that too offer the daytime food/evening bar dynamic.
Their website has a very useful gluten free filter when searching through the food menu – although as always, we’d advise you to discuss all options before you order. We’d also suggest not leaving it too late to visit if you’re after food as all sites tend to get very busy at the weekend and may not be very child-friendly.
We spoke to a lovely member of the Jamie’s Liverpool team, who told us that their staff are knowledgeable regarding gluten free and that they have a number of options, including excellent gluten free pasta. Simply let your server know before you order and they’ll talk you through what’s available on the day. Jamie’s Italian will be taking bookings alongside walk-ins on both the Saturday and Sunday.
If you fancy something a little different, Sapporo may just be the thing for you. Specialising in Japanese cuisine and located on Duke Street (approx 20-25 mins walk from the arena or 5 mins in a taxi), Sapporo comes highly recommended by a number of our team members, including Carol, who is a diagnosed coeliac. She says that the unified, fun atmosphere of the venue really makes you feel a part of something – and the food is fantastic too.
You’ll probably already be aware that these familiar coffee shop chains stock some limited gluten free snack/lunch options. There are plenty dotted around the city centre (and a particularly lovely Costa set within the Albert Dock) which will hopefully be well supplied on the weekend.
So there you go! If you haven’t already registered for your free Allergy Show tickets you can do so by clicking this link.
We look forward to seeing you there,
The Juvela Team*The information we’ve provided here is accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time of publishing. As always, please ensure you thoroughly check any food is definitely gluten free by asking plenty of questions before you decide to try or buy!