I love living on the Sunshine Coast. But, one thing you’ll quickly figure out is that there are slim pickings for celiac diners. Many places advertise gluten free baked goods, but cook it in the same small bakery with no awareness of cross-contact to say the least.
Well, Hot Pipi’s is not one of those places, it’s very celiac friendly. The owner’s wife has celiac disease, so despite not being 100% gluten free, they are very diligent AND have a gluten free fryer!
As the only gluten free fryer I know of on the Sunshine Coast, I would personally just stop by here if I have a french fry craving (or chippies as they’re called here). There’s nothing special about them, but they’re quite tasty.
I had the salmon, which was the recommendation based on my food allergies. While it’s one of the more expensive dishes, I’m certain they didn’t charge me the right price as my total meal with a side of fries was less than I was expecting to pay.
I really appreciated this recommendation. The dish was plenty refreshing because of the cool vegetables, and I loved the amount of greens served with my salmon. The salmon itself was well cooked and seasoned as well. If you’re from the States or somewhere that cooks their salmon through a little bit more, just let them know because you may consider it undercooked. Simply a delicious meal!
When my friend ordered his meal, they offered to bring him the gluten free fish and chips, so I could try some too! (They’re also dairy free.) Since I rarely get to share a meal, this was a very nice gesture. (Although, you will spot his beer in the background.)
I wouldn’t say there is anything particularly special about the fish and chips when it comes to the seasoning, but they are quite tasty AND the only gluten free option I know of up this way. (The ones from the Fishmonger’s Wife in Brisbane are a bit lighter if that floats your boat.) It’s definitely a meal that I would order again.
This restaurant is located along Mooloolaba Beach with outdoor seating. Like many of the restaurants there, it looks out at the parking lot. However, when the cars in front of us cleared away, I thought the view was rather nice. There’s a covering over you, and a clear tarp down the sides, so you won’t become wet in the rain!
While my favorite celiac restaurant on the Sunshine Coast is the Paleo Place (review forthcoming), this place is a wonderful stop for a celiac. And with multiple gluten and dairy free options, I’d be likely to return again.
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