|The world of food intolerances|
The challenge did allow me to discover delicious alternatives - scrambled tofu, acai bowls (in which I quickly learnt is pronounced ah-sigh-ee) and chia pudding. I also found plenty of brunch spots that cater for the gluten free (GF), dairy free (DF), vegan (VG) and vegetarian (V). Here are a few I checked out...
EGG OF THE UNIVERSE | 711 Darling St, Rozelle
If you're looking for a dish that ticks all GF, DF, VG & V boxes, try the Perfect circle salad ($18). There's also other nourishing, cleansing and deliciously healthy options from their wholefoods menu. Venture out the back and relax in their urban garden and if you're up to it, do a yoga class.
|Avocado and tomato ($16) on gluten free bread (+$1)|
"We believe that a wholesome meal must embody three essential characteristics: it has to be good for you; it must taste good and it should make you feel good." I couldn't agree more Sprouts! This cafe is as wholesome as you can get them and if you have kids, there's a kids menu and playground. Recommend the Sprouted wellness stack ($14) which is GF, DF, VG & V.
|Sprouted wellness stack ($14.95) additional poached eggs ($4)|
About life in Cammeray is one I frequent regulary and it simply promotes healthy eating. You can find GF, DF and V options from their seasonally changing menu and this cafe is also a supermarket and natural pharmacy. Read my About Life, Cammeray review.
|Egg nourishment $15.50|
Go here if you don't want to worry about anything expect for which dish to order from their menu. I indulged with the Avo & mushroom benedict ($19.50) and I never thought something vegan could taste so good! Claimed as Sydney's first organic wholefoods and raw foods cafe, all their food is processed and prepared below 40C.
|Avo & mushroom benedict $19.50|
It is possible to say vegetarian and butcher together and yes, you can buy vegetarian sausages. Plenty of all day vegan breakfast options on the menu although you might need to request for GF and DF.
|Hashbrown breakfast $18.50|
Iku Wholefoods | Various Sydney locations
Everything is preservative free, dairy free, additive free and animal free :) It's my go to during the working week.
Kafeine | 260 Darling St, Balmain
One of my favourite cafes, just look for the GF, DF, VG and V options
Ungaro Raw | 656 Darling Rd, Rozelle
Would recommend visiting nearby Egg of the Universe as a first option
Oneness Cafe | 244 Coogee Bay Rd, Coogee
They have a range of raw, vegan and gluten free options
Vegan scrambled + beetroot hashbrown
Others on the list to try:
Venus Whole Foods | 352 Bourke St, Surry Hills
Nourishing Quarter | 315 Cleveland St, Redfern
Earth to Table | 85 Bronte Rd, Bondi Junction
Sol Cafe | 5/2-4 Old Northern Rd, Baulkhim Hills
Nourished | 17 Avalon Pde, Avalon Beach
Mint Organics | 26 Nicholson Pde, Cronulla
A foodie's worst nightmare...
I had an allergy test done recently. It was one of those skin prick ones to see if you react to certain things within 15 minutes. My left arm was for food and my right arm for inhalant allergens.