Monday, 28 April 2008

Gluten-free veggie burgers at Borough Market

I live and work near Borough Market and always feel very jealous of my gluten-eating friends when I go as nearly ALL the hot food comes in buns/baguettes/panini/wraps etc that I can't have...
Obviously a lot of the cheese/meat samples etc are gluten-free and very tasty, but it's not the same as being able to enjoy a freshly made hot sandwich or whatever.
However, I have recently become a huge fan of The Veggie Table - which is a stall that serves hot, vegetarian food - and one of their burgers is gluten-free - YAY!
It's a quinoa/mushroom burger and is bound with gram flour (it also has a bit of chili and I think some other spices) and is SERIOUSLY flavoursome and a nice texture - if you like quinoa, anyway, which I do...
They usually serve the burgers in a wrap in a box with some salads, but if you ask not to have the wrap you just get LOADS of the salads (there is always a selection) and your burger on top so you can eat it standing up (they have forks) - which means you can join in the al fresco fun of your wrap-devouring friends...
They have fliers with a website on but I haven't been able to find it, so here's a link to an interview with the people who run it from another site - Interview.

Enjoy!

2 comments:

mom2lucas said...

Hi! Thanks for the info on this blog. My two year old was just diagnosed with celiac disease and we were at odds trying to figure out where to go on holidays... and then I saw your blog! London seems like a great place to visit with these many gluten-free places you've tried. I've also read somewhere else that Cotto is an Italian restaurant near the Big Ben whose owner is a Celiac, and offers gluten-free pasta. Have you heard about it?

Lizzie said...

I'm afraid I haven't been to Cotto, or heard of it, but I will endeavour to and let you know! I've been to one great Italian that does gluten-free pasta in Covent Garden - it's called Da Mario and is great.
Thanks for your post!