One of the hardest things about not eating gluten is finding something healthy and GF for lunch. The City is full of branches of Eat and Pret a Manger, neither if whom sell gluten free wraps or sandwiches.
Although I’m a keen cook, there’s not enough time in the day for me to prepare a packed lunch either at the start or end or the day.
So what’s a girl to do? Well, I love sushi but I like the good stuff (not you, M&S) and I would probably be completely bankrupt if I ate sushi every day.
Step forward Barney’s a small antipodean run place just off Bishopsgate. It’s the kind of place which probably exists all over the West End but the like of which I’ve not found in the City before.
Every day huge bowls of freshly prepared veggies are laid out for customers to help themselves put into a salad box. The price of the salad is determined by weight. The selection changes daily but usually includes steamed brocolli with fresh chilli, roasted butternut squash scattered with pumpkin seeds, maybe a rice salad with Mediterranean veg and dill and daily there’s a warm tortilla to select a slice from.
Here’s my lunch from earlier this week:
There are items on sale which include gluten but the selection of GF foods, alongside the freshness of the food, makes Barney’s a real winner for a quick and easy gluten free lunch in the City.
Gluten Free Mrs D