Eating good quality gluten free food, mainly in Edinburgh
Baba is a Levantine restaurant on Gorge Street, Edinburgh and the good news is that it is great for gluten free!
The coeliac awareness is great and my server swiftly marked the things on the menu that were ok (which was almost everything – see pic of menu) and then she brought me an allergy sheet as well. She also explained (they like explaining here) that there is a separate part of the kitchen and the breads are kept separate and the kitchen is careful. So I was well set up for a good evening.
The food is for sharing, which we all know can set the panic right in. However, they serve delicious gluten free bread – which was actually more like a flatbread, but still good – in a very handy paper bag. My gluten eating friend kindly opted for GF too, just to make the whole sharing experience work. And it did – helped along by the staff, who are very good at explaining.
We ordered a mix of seriously tasty dishes, all beautifully coloured and flavoured: beetroot hummus with whipped feta and venison carpaccio with hazelnut tahini started us off, plus the flatbreads. They were really delicious, zingy and the venison was really tender – I could have eaten a large plate it was so good.
The opinions, reviews, and suggestions on this blog are my personal views and experiences. I am not a medical expert. As with any gluten-free dining and travelling experience, it is eat at your own risk and you should always alert any restaurant or cafe to your requirements.