Gluten Free Food Fair

If you are anywhere near Peterborough next weekend (21 October 2006) then do go to the Coeliac Food Fair being held at the Deafblind HQ in Cygnet Road, Hampton. It is between 10:30 and 3, and entry costs £1.

These food fairs are well worth a visit. Lots of different manufacturers of gluten free foods go, and it is an opportunity to taste new products and to sample the range of gluten free bread, pizza, cakes etc. The manufacturers are all hoping that you will switch to their products, of course, so are very keen to get you to taste things … even if you’ve been diagnosed a while, and have your own favourite brands, it is worth going just to see what’s new.

Apparently, at this one, the Mazzarini Company from Italy will be ‘staging an interactive cookery workshop’ where visitors will get the chance to make their own pizza. No, I haven’t heard of them either, but Italian pizza must be worth a try, surely?

It’s too far for us, but if you go, do let us know how it went.

Edit: Note that for 2010, the date is 16 October.

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Lucy is the mother of a coeliac, and has been managing a gluten free diet for her daughter for 20 years - though, to be fair, she does do most of it herself now...

8 thoughts on “Gluten Free Food Fair”

  1. Hello,

    I am 23 and I am Celiac. I will move to London soon (Zone 2 North London). I am from Italy and there is a lot of variety for glutenfree products.
    I was wondering if somebody could give me some information where I will be able to find shops which sells gluten free products.

    Thank you in advance

  2. Hi Emanuela – most of the supermarkets (Tesco, Sainsbury, Waitrose, Morrison, Asda) have a gluten free section (usually called Free From) though some of the products on the ordinary shelves will also be naturally gluten free. You will also be able to shop for gluten free food at your local health food shop, or shop online.

    I shop at a number of different online stores for gluten free food, as they all stock slightly different things – you could try, or to start with, though there several more.

    Do let me know if I can help further – or you could visit the UK gluten free messageboard at – let people know which part of North London you are moving to, and there will probably be someone local who can give you specific help.

    Let us know how you get on!

  3. I run market stalls in Louth, Spilsby, Alford and Horncastle in Lincolnshire selling Free From Foods and at least 90% of the food that I sell is Gluten free. So if in Lincolnshire, look me up. I sell Doves, Orgran, Village Bakery, Mrs Crimbles, Trufree, Barkat, Hale & Hearty, Byran Bay, Potters, Isabel’s & others, all under one tarpaulin. Sorry, I dont do mail order, as this only makes expensive food, more expensive. I have been Gluten/Wheat/Yeast free for 30 years and make most of my own food, so can give advice if required. Regards Paula

  4. Hi Paula – thanks for letting us know about your market stalls. You’re a bit far away for us, but the information will be useful to someone!

    And I understand your point about the delivery charges on mail order: it can get very expensive.

  5. I enjoyed last October’s Gluten free fair in Peterborough.
    Do you know when there is to be one this year, in Peterborough or other places.

  6. It is now Saturday Oct 9th. in the info above, it says the Peterborough Gluten free fair is next w/e on Oct 21st. Impossible. When is it please?

  7. Hi Anne – I see what you mean! The post above is well out of date now (might have been 2006?) but because the dates have fallen off, if you found it this year, you wouldn’t know…

    The correct date for this year (2010) is October 16th, and here’s the link:

    Thank you for pointing this out – I’ll edit the post above, and I’ll try to find out what happened to the dates and get them to show again.

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