To celebrate Coeliac Awareness Week which takes place in May, a food shop in Bristol has organised a series of tasting sessions, meet-the-producers and other events to showcase their wide range of gluten and wheat free products
Amanda Pitt, manager of The Better Food Company, says "It’s been fascinating sourcing more and more goods which are gluten-free – we’ve even found a skincare range! It just goes to show that these days you really don’t have to miss out on your favourite foods if you have food allergies and intolerances."
With visits from local producers, such as Bristol’s Pukka Herbs, and Bath’s Aromafoods, and nationwide brands such as Nairns, May promises to be lively and informative in both stores.
The Better Food Company owns a large shop and café in St Werburghs and a food hall and deli in Clifton.
The St Werburghs store is now in its tenth year. Both shops are about 90% organic, and specialise in selling locally produced goods.
Over the past year, more emphasis has been given to providing exciting alternatives to those with special dietary needs and preferences, including dairy-free, sugar-free and gluten-free.