Have you recently ventured down a gluten-free path and you’re finding it daunting? We have put together a list of five Cape Town and Johannesburg restaurants that serve burgers on gluten- or wheat-free buns.
Mango Ginger (Observatory, Cape Town)
At this bakery and coffee shop you can order a chicken breast burger (free-range) for R58 or a vegan burger with rocket, avocado and tomato for R60; and the daily specials board features a springbok burger served with wedges, salad and relish for R95. All the burgers are available in a gluten-free bun option for R12 extra.
Hudson’s: The Burger Joint (Green Point, Claremont, Gardens, Stellenbosch and Parkhurst)
Some Hudson’s restaurants offer a low-carb or wheat-free option. Their wheat-free rolls contain ingredients like flax seed and coconut flour. Any burger on the menu can be ordered with wheat-free (for R6 extra) or low-carb (R12 extra) rolls. They’re freshly baked daily by a trusted bakery.
Fruits & Roots (Bryanston)
This vegetarian restaurant and health shop – catering for various food intolerances and preferences – offers a great vegetarian burger. The Mighty Burger, made of mushrooms, sugar beans, butternut, quinoa and onion, is accompanied by a side portion of salad or fries. This burger experience goes for R62, and the gluten-free bun will cost R8 more.
Greenside Café (Greenside)
Greenside provides customers with fresh gluten-free rolls daily. Its baker uses a mixture of tapioca and potato flour, Himalayan rock salt and a few other secret ingredients to make the rolls. A popular option is the bacon-and-cheese burger with a side dish for R82, and with gluten-free rolls for R8 extra.
Knead bakery cafés (various branches)
The Knead group bakes gluten- and wheat-free rolls on request using a gluten-free flour mix. You can order any burger on the menu with these rolls. One of the classic burgers – a 200g patty, onions, tomatoes and pickled cucumbers – comes with either a salad or fries and costs R75.