Situated about an hour south of Dublin, Greystones is a quaint, harbor town with many gluten free options. With a variety of different cuisines, everyone can find something to enjoy. All restaurants in Ireland, as required by the EU, have to label menu items with the 14 food allergens, including gluten, which makes navigating menus a lot easier. The restaurants have varied opening hours so make sure to check if they’re open before heading to a restaurant. However, most restaurants are on one main street so it’s not hard to find another place to eat. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time in Greystones and all the restaurants here.
Notes: This Thai restaurant has many gf options and labels them very clearly on the menu. Make sure you tell them you are gluten-free, since they will change the sauce they use to a gluten-free one.
#nimatested Dish: Mekong Duck Stir Fry
Notes: As it is a bakery, there weren’t many gf options. The only thing, besides a drink, I could get was their soup, which changes daily. When I told them I was celiac, they double checked with the chef to make sure it was okay. There was lots of bread around, so cross contamination is a risk, but I wasn’t worried since I had the Nima.
#nimatested Dish: Carrot Soup
Notes: This restaurant only has take-away, although the area has tables nearby to sit at. Everything on their menu is clearly labeled gluten free and the staff were very helpful when I told them I had celiac.
#nimatested Dish: Pad Thai Noodle / Sweet and Sour Wok
Results: Used two capsules for the two dishes and both got a smile!
Notes: This food truck is definitely worth eating at because their food is delicious. They have about 5 “box” options which are basically burritos without the tortilla and are very flexible if you want to add or deduct certain items. When ordering, make sure to tell them you have celiac and they will change their gloves before making your order. Highly recommend.
#nimatested Dish: Munch Box with Chicken and Mild salsa
Notes: Has a variety of salad options to choose from as well as fruit sides and smoothies. I also tested their GF Peanut Butter Protein Ball which came back positive. After further inquiry I found out they use the same utensil to grab the gf and non-gf items out of the display case. So be cautious when ordering your food. My salad came back with a smile and was really good.
#nimatested Dish: Beef and Guacamole Salad Bowl / Peanut Butter Protein Ball
Results: Smile / Gluten Found
Notes: This is the best ice cream shop in Greystones. The staff are always super friendly and very helpful. When I told them I had celiac, they immediately explained that while most of their hard ice cream is gluten-free, because of the cross contamination with the scoops, they wouldn’t recommend it. Their soft serve ice cream is 100% gluten-free, however, and they showed me the different toppings I could get, even changing their gloves, unprompted, when getting my toppings.
#nimatested Dish: Soft-serve Ice Cream with a Flake
My name is Teresa Gailey and I am 17 years old. I was diagnosed with celiac disease 5 years ago and am now traveling the world with my family and using the Nima to test restaurants from multiple international cities. You can check out my travel vlog at 321travelers.com
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