Offering gluten-free not taste-free food

Gluten Free Room owner Kim Bishop says her cafe is a total gluten-free space. Picture: Paul Scambler

Gluten Free Room owner Kim Bishop says her cafe is a total gluten-free space. Picture: Paul Scambler

THOSE with a gluten intolerance can find solace in the Gluten Free Room.

The idea of owner Kim Bishop, the cafe and store located in Elizabeth Street, Launceston, had its first day of trade yesterday.

Ms Bishop said those who were particularly sensitive to gluten would have no worries because her cafe was a total gluten-free space.

"If you're a celiac you have to be careful or you can get sick, but for anyone who comes here, there is no contamination," she said.

"There are no other foods here - it is 100 per cent gluten free."

The nutritionist, who is gluten intolerant herself, said such food was a passion for her as well as helping to dismiss the notion that all gluten-free food was boring.

She said she had, and continued to, develop recipes and foods that were tasty and just happened to be gluten free.

Through her cafe she is offering breakfast, drinks, cakes and slices - all produced in the onsite kitchen, and will adapt the menu to the needs of customers over time.

Ms Bishop said she was also big on educating people who may not know what a gluten intolerance is and how to cater for it.

Using the acronym BROWless - Barley-Rye-Oats-Wheat - Ms Bishop said people get a quick understanding of what not to eat.

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