We were recently invited to a tasting evening at GandD, an exclusively gluten and dairy free shop in south east Bristol.
You know how excited us free frommers get at a free from event - we get to touch things, try things and get really nerdy about things without judgement.
I was able to try everything on the 'gluten free and vegan' table while drinking some hot and chilled herbal tea. How very civilized!
The guys running the shop are very lovely and happy for feedback. They just want to make the shop a useful outlet for people of all fussy diets - coeliacs and vegans alike.
I think they've done rather well in the 6 months they've been open. It's definitely the best selection of brands I've seen, as well as of sundries, chilled and frozen in one place.
They have a particularly well stocked freezer with several types of dairy free ice cream and even the gluten and dairy free Amy's Mac & Cheese!
The prices are extremely good too. Compared to online and even at the vegan cafe/shop VX.
As for my haul - the only thing I'd tried before was the quinoa crisps - dairy free, vegan sour cream and chives - my absolute favourite. The other products were all fantastic too. The food heaven ice cream was served to my family and they couldn't tell it was dairy free, the Voakes pie was delicious (how do they make the crust so buttery?) and even the vegan jerky was amazing (like, how?) I think that will be going on a pizza in the very near future! On the subject of pizza, smoked Violife cheese! And in a larger pack too. It goes with everything and is brilliant on a cracker with a blob of chutney. The yoghurts were dark chocolate and coconut. It's just so good to try different flavours after so long.
I hope you'll check this fantastic place out soon if you're nearby -
7 High Street
In the meantime;
01179 865 511