Beyond Bread (Multiple Locations)

Rating: A+

Wow! I cannot even tell you how excited I was to try Beyond Bread. I didn't try the Selfridge's location, which I'm super interested in. I have this fantasy of going their and then having a picnic in Hyde Park. Ahhh...

Anyway, I wish I could have gone here more times, because I didn't get to to try everything, but I can definitely say that the Pain Aux Raisins is my favorite thing I tried. I was so excited about the regular croissant, but I really think it's something that you need to eat there and have them warm it up for you or else have an oven in the place you're staying. I found it sort of dry, which makes sense. I think with gluten free items, you really need to heat them up. The flavor of everything was amazing though, and I will definitely be back. Also, I tried the quiche and it was delish. I would definitely recommend Beyond Bread, and I can't wait to go back.

So it was pretty amazing to have a freshly-made croissant, but I really wish I would have asked them to warm it up. You can tell in the image, though, how many layers go into it. It was legit!!

Please ignore the fact that my hand looks so incredibly weird here, but I had to post this "cinnamon roll" because, although delicious in my normal realm of judgement, it was nowhere near as good as the Pain Aux Raisins. Of course I forgot to take a photo of that one up close because I ate it too fast, but you can see it in the first image at the top where it says "Cinnamon Bun". The Pains Aux Raisins are at the front. :)

Please ignore the fact that my hand looks so incredibly weird here, but I had to post this "cinnamon roll" because, although delicious in my normal realm of judgement, it was nowhere near as good as the Pain Aux Raisins. Of course I forgot to take a photo of that one up close because I ate it too fast, but you can see it in the first image at the top where it says "Cinnamon Bun". The Pains Aux Raisins are at the front. :)

Food From Holland & Barret and Monoprix


I’m not sure if you can get any of this stuff in the US (I’ve seen these brands in the US, but not these products), so I’m posting it here so you can look for it when you’re in London. Holland & Barrett is an awesome little health food store with a huge gluten free section. For research purposes of course ;), I had to try everything.

Schar Biscotti
A-

These were great with my morning Lattes. I love that whole putting-chocolate-on-one-side-of-cookies/biscuits that the Europeans do. These dissolve really quickly if dipped in the coffee, but I thoroughly enjoyed them :) All of them.... :(

 


Chocolate Rice Cakes
A-

I got these at Monoprix in Paris, but I’m putting them here anyway. Good if you’re in the mood for rice cakes. I prefer the ones from London that just have chocolate on the top, but these are really good as well.

 


Mrs. Crimble’s Chocolate Macaroon
A

Other than the fact that these are a little too sweet, these are perfect chocolate macaroons. I really like a lot of products by Mrs. Crimble’s.

 


Glutafin Digestive Biscuits
A+

These were delicious and not to sweet. Amazing with my morning coffee and really filling. I would highly recommend these. I got these in London as well.

 


Glutafin Custard Creams
A+

I usually don’t like vanilla cookies, but these were amazing! Perfectly sweet and perfect texture.
 

 


Mrs. Crimble’s Cheese Crackers
A-

These crackers were really great on their own, but the cheddar flavor made them somewhat difficult to pair with cheese because the flavor overpowered the flavor of the cheese. I really liked them though.

 


Mrs. Crimble’s Original Cheese Bites
A

These were really light and flaky, but tasted EXACTLY LIKE GOLDFISH :) I was so excited!

 


Salted Caramels from Hotel Chocolat
A+

A lot of the chocolates in Hotel Chocolat (near the Savoy) are gluten free and these were my favorite. They were like salted caramel truffles. I also tried the coconut truffles, which were amazing as well. When you go into Hotel Chocolat, they give you a free sample of the salted milk chocolate squares (delicious). They were sold out of those when I was there, but the store is awesome. You should check it out for sure.