Asking for an allergy-friendly alternative at the local bakery or café has become a way of life for many young people these days.
Coeliac disease and many other dietary concerns are very common as our bodies become increasingly complex and we become susceptible to more food allergies than ever before.
The first time I ever went to Alternative Bites, I was very curious as my friend who has Coeliac disease had been telling me about the café for quite some time. I was eager to see what options we had. I myself am a vegetarian and was excited to visit for lunch.
The store front did not disappoint, as we devoured so many delicious options available to us. Alternative Bites sells glamorously decorated cakes, decadent tarts, slices and logs, muffins, focaccias and a fresh range of pies, quiches and sausage rolls accompanied by a tasty salad.
A fresh salad with sweet potato roll and pie options
Alternative Bites also stocks a range of products that you can purchase and take home including breads and pizza bases, fruit loaf and biscuits and they even make cakes to order for that special occasion.
The café boasts an all gluten-free (GF) and wheat-free menu but also offer a wide range of dairy-free, lactose-free and vegetarian options.
The food and service is terrific and my friend and I have not only been there many times for a lunch date, but we always take home extra goodies with us.
The quiche and salad is my favourite and you can't go wrong with a fabulous chocolate log to share. Their chai lattes are delicious and if you're feeling extra naughty, they offer a variety of iced drinks topped with cream.
Alternative Bites is conveniently located at Winthrop Village Shopping Centre and has a lovely semi-enclosed alfresco café setting where the helpful and friendly staff will bring your hot coffee and cake to you while you read the paper.
With so many options available to you, there is no need to sacrifice good food and taste or even that birthday cake you've wanted to eat for years.
All of Alternative Bites' staff are trained in handling GF food to prevent instances of cross-contamination and are proudly affiliated with Coeliac WA.
Are food allergies preventing you from living a normal, sociable life? Get the girls together and make a date for the best GF south of the river.