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With the rise in veganism and growing awareness of allergies and intolerances you’ll find that there are producers specialising in a whole range of tasty foods from full meals to treats.

While Dorset is known for its seafood and its farming prowess, there is a growing market for produce that is free from a range of allergens from sugar free, gluten free, dairy free, egg free and more. You don’t even have to have an allergy or special dietary requirement to enjoy these foods, they’re delicious and often are healthy too!


No need for FOMO here…

For those of us following a special diet, it can often be difficult to join in with family meals, parties and things like BBQs, but now that there is much more awareness of dietary requirements you can get everything from cakes to sausages and more! Bakeries across the region are making an effort to create and stock gluten free flours so that you can enjoy the same breads and cakes as the rest of your party and there are even some vegan and sugar free options too!

Vegan options every where

If you are following a vegan diet you might be starting to get a little tired of only being offered a salad or a bowl of fruit when going out for a meal or searching for some food on the go. This isn’t the case here in Dorset though, with gelato companies making vegan flavours, restaurants having several options on their menus and even dairy and meat producers making an effort to offer nut milk or meat free products so you can get involved with BBQs and other family meals, you’ll never be short of options.

Allergens and intolerances

If you’ve got a food allergy, it can be very stressful going somewhere new for food. With recent developments in food regulations, it is now much safer to eat out and get food to go at a variety of suppliers as labelling has improved. In Dorset, there are a number of companies who pride themselves on having nut free, gluten free and dairy free areas of their kitchens so you can be sure that you can enjoy yourself in a safe environment. While this isn’t possible everywhere, all the producers in Dorset are keen to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to enjoy these delicious locally produced foods, so food labels are as accurate as possible. With the majority of foods being made right there on site, the producers are also in a good position to tell you exactly what is in each item, giving you that extra peace of mind.

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