Allergy and Free From Show – Part 4: Old Friends

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This is the 4th and final part of our series on the 2014 Allergy and Free From Show in London. You can read Part 1Part 2 or Part 3 for 9 other great gluten free brands.

CELIA Beer and Clive’s Pies

CELIA stand

CELIA stand at the Allergy and Free From Show in London

We wrote about the amazing combination that is CELIA Beer and Clive’s Pies a while back. Luckily their stands were near each other at the show, so we swung by to say hello. We really hope CELIA get stocked in one of the major supermarkets soon: it’s the best organic craft beer around. We said hi to Sally at Clive’s Pies and tried their new flavour: Mushroom and Leek and, of course we had to buy our favourite flavour, Aloo Gobi.

Clive's Pies stand

Clive’s Pies stand at the Allergy and Free From Show in London

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Celia & Clive: A gluten free match made in heaven

CELIA & Clive at Vozars

CELIA & Clive at Vozars

I know we’ve talked about CELIA gluten free lager on this blog before. If you haven’t tried it yet, where have you been? It’s the only brewery in the world that uses saaz hops, a protected variety. And it has an amazing clean and refreshing flavour with a subtle sweet taste at the end. The other half is a big craft beer lover. And he’s a big fan of CELIA. And it’s not just him. CELIA picked up the award for best gluten free beer at 2013’s Free From Awards. Not bad considering it only launched last year!

CELIA lager is also fantastic with food. So when we heard that CELIA had joined with Clive handmade pies for a one night stand at Vozars in Brixton, we hot footed it to one of our favourite gluten free restaurants in south London.

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Vozars: A Gluten Free Haven in the Heart of Brixton Village Market

Vozars Gluten Free Slow Roast Chicken

Slow roast chicken with creamy mash, beetroot and olives

Sometimes you enjoy food at an eatery that’s so damn delicious you almost don’t want anyone else know to know about it in case it becomes really popular and you never get a seat there again. That’s what I thought after visiting Vozars gluten free restaurant in Brixton Village market in south west London at the weekend.

We’d come across Vozars before as Ben and his team had kindly sent us some gluten free beer to try before Christmas. CELIA Lager is a premium organic, gluten free lager from the Czech Republic, which is now available via numerous stockists and of course served at Vozars.  (Just for the record, CELIA Lager was tested by the other half who’s a real speciality beer drinker and a gluten lover and he thought it was great. “Light, refreshing and you’d never know it was gluten free.”)

So when a friend and I found ourselves having a mooch around Brixton Market at the weekend we thought we’d check out Vozars for a spot of lunch. Read the rest of this entry »