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23 Gluten-Free Dishes In Brisbane That Might Just Change Your Life

Because no cuisine should be off limits.

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1. NoDo, Newstead

Let's kick this off with Brisbane's most coveted gluten-free item, NoDo donuts. After selling these to cafes all around Brisbane and building a loyal following, creator Kate Williams decided to open to her own gluten-free bakery and cafe in Newstead.

2. Dovetail On Overend, Norman Park

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One of the owners of this cafe is gluten-free AND a baker and so almost all items can be made without gluten, free of charge. This cute cafe is tucked under a verandah in suburban Norman Park and the coffee is damn good too.

3. Colle Rosso, Red Hill

If you're gluten-free, chances are that pizza is what you miss the most. Order the gluten-free base at Colle Rosso in Red Hill and turn those dreams of eating pizza into a reality.

4. DA'burger, New Farm

The boys at DA'burger know that wrapping a meat paddy in a lettuce leaf just isn't as satisfying as a soft, bouncy bun, so they give everyone a gluten-free option at no extra charge.

5. Let Minnow, Clayfield

Each morning Let Minnow stocks its cabinet with gluten-free eats for those on the run, so swing by before work and start the day off right.

6. I Heart Brownies, Fortitude Valley

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After huge success with their market stall I Heart Brownies opened a permanent store, which is located on Bakery lane. The menu here consists exclusively of heart-shaped chocolate gluten-free brownies filled with raspberry, Jaffa, salted caramel, and Nutella. The store is completely pink and the staff wear '50s diner outfits. It's sweet on so many levels.

7. Fishmonger's Wife, East Brisbane

This fish and chips restaurant and takeaway spot in East Brisbane has a dedicated gluten-free fryer, plus a special gluten-free menu. Say hello to hot chips, calamari, and battered fish once again.

8. Finiky, Taringa

This bakery and cafe doesn't use flour containing gluten and is the perfect spot to drop into if you can't kick that sugar craving. If it's a savoury flavour that you're chasing, perhaps a flaky, fresh gluten-free pie or bagel will hit the spot.

9. Gluten Off, Eat Street Markets, Hamilton

Sometimes nothing beats a warm cinnamon doughnut – all soft and fluffy and fresh from the fryer. Lucky for gluten-free folk the good people at market stall Gluten Off has the goods. Catch them every weekend at Eat Street Markets.

10. Alfredo's Pizzeria, Fortitude Valley

Everyone's favourite late night pizza joint is open until 3am on weekends to accommodate for the partying masses. Their gluten-free bases mean you don't have to go without your drunk food.

11. Alter Ego, Rosalie

With a clean approach to eating, Alter Ego uses wholesome seasonal ingredients to create tasty meals for the health conscious. Particular attention is paid to gluten-free, meaning there is stacks on the menu to choose from. You can also pair your lunch with a gluten-free beer.

12. Sake, Brisbane City

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Sake at Eagle Street Pier is not only the best Japanese dining in the city, but its menu is also primarily free of gluten.

13. Putia Pure Foods, Banyo

While this kitchen isn't completely gluten-free, most of the menu at Putia is. The establishment serves breakfast and lunch Wednesday to Sunday, and dinner on Friday and Saturday nights. Owner and chef Dominique Rizzo also runs gluten-free baking classes at the in-house cooking school.

14. Chester Street Bakery, Newstead

When the sugar cravings hit late at night, Chester Street has your back, gluten-free or not. The bakery and bar in Newstead does both gluten-free pizzas and cake. What a combo!

15. Jocelyn's Provisions, New Farm

Much loved bakery Jocelyn's in New Farm do amazing gluten-free cakes. Order one of their so-beautiful-you-want-to-cry cakes online, and pick it up in-store when it's ready.
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Much loved bakery Jocelyn's in New Farm do amazing gluten-free cakes. Order one of their so-beautiful-you-want-to-cry cakes online, and pick it up in-store when it's ready.

16. Sol Natural Foods, Fortitude Valley

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The first Sol Breads cafe opened in West End in 1999 and there are now four cafes in the city, all serving food with a wholesome health focus. Find gluten-free sandwiches, pizza, muffins, cakes, hot cross buns and more at the Fortitude Valley store.

17. Botanica, Red Hill

Botanica is the store we all wish was on our street. The takeaway shop serves up pre-made breakfast options and salads, plus a selection of petite housemade bar cakes, treats, brownies and cupcakes. All sweets are gluten-free, as are most salads and breakfast items.

18. Kwan Brothers, Fortitude Valley

Pineapple fried rice, chicken satay sticks, grilled barramundi, salt and pepper calamari... the list of dishes you're going to want to try at hip Asian-fusion joint Kwan Brothers is almost endless. When you arrive, ask about the secret bar at the back.

19. Felix Espresso, Brisbane City

Tucked away down Burnett Lane, Felix is a hidden CBD gem. The cafe offers a short a la carte menu, plus a cabinet of tasty treats and two daily salads.

20. Coppa Spuntino, Brisbane City

Coppa is an Italian tapas joint you'll be telling all your friends about. Beyond winning Wine Bar of the Year at the 2015 Australian Bar Awards, most of Coppa's menu is gluten-free, which makes it a real winner.

21. Smoked Paprika, Bardon

Smoked Paprika in Bardon is a bit of a hidden gem. The price of breakfast is super reasonable, and you can swap out regular toast for the gluten-free variety.

22. Noosa Chocolate Factory, Brisbane City

All products made by the Noosa Chocolate Factory are 100% free of palm oil, vegan, and gluten-free.

23. Zeus, South Bank

The new kid in South Bank, Zeus does gluten-free pita bread. It's an extra $3.50 but if it's what you've been craving, you'll probably agree that it's worth it.