You can now buy LEON waffle fries & more at Sainsbury’s!
This is a bold AF statement but LEON has got to be the best coeliac-safe food I’ve ever eaten in the UK. My first taste of it was in Manchester a few years back – waffle fries dipped in aioli. The moment I tasted them I was a LEON disciple. Getting a thumbs-up from the kitchen when I asked about cross-contamination made my dining experience reassuringly relaxed too.
Every time I go to Manchester I make sure I stop at LEON now, but I WISH there was a venue local to me (I live in the north east). Food is stunning, branding is glorious, recipe books look to-die-for (do not own any yet but they’re on my list!) and the people behind the brand genuinely care about getting it right for gluten-free customers (LEON GF chicken nuggets were four years in the making!)
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Whoever told me about the GF fries from @leonrestaurants is a god damn hero. Chinese food is reserved for next week, pesto chicken meatballs called tonight – and I answered. Coeliac-safe too, even the chef popped his head out and gave me the 👍🏽✨ . . . #leon #glutenfree #foodies #glutenfreelife #foodporn #foodblog #foodblogger #foodbloggers #celiac #singlutten #glutenfrei #thisismcr #foodography #foodlover #glutenfreelifestyle #manchester #nogluten #glutenfreefollowme #coeliac #sansgluten #meatballs #glutenfreefood #healthyfood #glutenfreediet
Anyhoo! Imagine my delight when Sainsbury’s started stocking LEON goodies!
Not all of it’s gluten-free, but a huge majority is. It started with the brown sauce and ketchup…. holyyyyy hell, so good! I always have the brown sauce on the Provençal Lazy Vegan meals, and both sauces on my Meat Free Company sausage sarnies (obvs).
I’d waxed lyrical about the brown sauce on social because I’m exciting like that (coeliacs buzz over the smallest good things – if you’re gluten free you’ll know the score).
A while later, my friend Simon sent me a photo of LEON WAFFLE FRIES, IN SAINSBURY’S. I’ve finally got my waffly scoffing mitts on them, as well as more LEON gluten-free joy I wasn’t bargaining for.
As well as those LEON gluten-free chicken nuggets, Sainsbury’s now stocks a wide variety of LEON ready meals, from fresh jackfruit curries to gorgeous creamy dahls. I tried the latter today and it was stunning:
Anyone else seen LEON in their supermarket yet? I hope you love it all as much as I do. Feeling like a lucky coeliac indeed! ❤