Kebabs at Ali Baba

Turkish is one of my favourite foods, but it’s an almost impossible challenge to find low-FODMAP Turkish food when dining out. Onion, garlic and wheat seem to be used generously in everything! Thanks to the many Ali Baba stores throughout Canberra though, I’ve been enjoying almost normal kebabs for dinner and out on shopping trips….

Melbourne trip

A couple of months ago I was was lucky enough to spend 5 days In Melbourne. Melbourne is the home of the low-FODMAP diet, and dining out heaven for me! Here’s a selection of the places I dined out at during my trip. Foddies Foddies is a Melbourne business dedicated to looking after those on…

Kagawa Japanese Dickson

I love Japanese food, and it’s really easy to find a low FODMAP option at most Japanese restaurants. Kagawa Japanese Restaurant is a popular option in Dickson. While I’m yet to fully explore the menu, they have some really tasty and fresh sushi and sashimi platters that keep me happy while my friends tuck into…

Burgers at Brodburger

Brodburger has always had a special place in my heart, since its early days in the red caravan at Bowen Park. Nothing is better than a burger and fries by the lake with friends.  The great news is that it’s possible to have a low-FODMAP Brod at their new and improved store at the Glassworks…

Low FODMAP bread update

There have been lots of changes to low FODMAP breads available in Canberra since my post last year. Artisan sourdough Unfortunately, Autolyse is no longer with us, so their spelt sourdough is off the menu. But happily, Three Mills Bakery is making this lovely spelt sourdough loaf now. I find the slices are a bit…

Bibimbap at Hangari Kimchi

Korean food is so popular in Canberra, but given how much garlic is generally used in Korean food, you may have been reluctant to tag along with your friends. Worry not, bibimbap is a delicious low-FODMAP option for us that seems to be on every Korean menu! Bibimbap means “mixed rice” in Korean. You can…

Curries at the Hungry Buddha

Good South Asian curries are one of the things I’ve missed most since starting the low-FODMAP diet. I’ve asked quite a few Indian restaurants in Canberra if they can make me something onion and garlic free, and so far I haven’t found one willing. However, the good folks at the Hungry Buddha Nepalese in Curtin were…

BrodDogs

Dec 2017 update: BrodDogs is no longer at the Hamlet, but you can still enjoy BrodBurgers in the city at the ANU Pop-up Village in Acton. I love the occasional hotdog, and thanks to BrodDogs at the Hamlet in Braddon, I can enjoy a low-FODMAP version. They have gluten free sausages and hot dog buns. The…

Spudbar

December 2017 update: The Garema Place Canberra store has closed its doors, but you can still enjoy Spudbar at various outlets on your Melbourne trips. Spudbar is a great low-FODMAP and gluten free lunch or casual dinner option in the city centre in Canberra. The main carbohydrate that meals are based on is a big…

Dessert at Frugii

Finding dessert when dining out can be a challenge on the low-FODMAP diet. One of my favourite Canberra dessert places has been the Frugii Dessert Laboratory since it opened in Braddon early in 2015. Frugii’s sorbets can be a great low-FODMAP dessert choice. There are no artificial colours or flavours. John uses fruit and normal…

Buying low-FODMAP bread

December 2017 update: Check out my more recent post on the best low-FODMAP breads in Canberra too. If you’re not Coeliac too, you’re lucky, because you can eat spelt sourdough bread. Spelt sourdough still has gluten in it, but fructans, the real villain for low-FODMAPpers, has been broken down significantly during the fermentation process. This…

Breizh Café

While travelling through France last year, I discovered that the buckwheat crepes of Brittany are gluten free, low FODMAP and delicious. And upon my return I realised I could get them right here in Canberra from the delightful Breizh Café at the Ainslie shops. Since then, their crepes have become a favourite weekend breakfast treat. To date…