Leon – Low Fodmap, Healthy Fast Food

Leon serves fast food that both tastes good and is good for you. It’s a great place to get quick, healthy fast food either to eat in or as takeaway. Takeaway FODMAP free food is really tricky to find, especially if you’re avoiding wheat, which means sandwiches and wraps aren’t an option. However, Leon has a couple of low FODMAP options.

The food is based on a Mediterranean diet, with fruit, vegetables, whole grains, seeds and unrefined cereals. They have a holistic view of nutrition, using only natural ingredients, good fats and good carbs.

All the food is clearly marked in terms of allergens and you can find out more about their nutrition information here.

It’s not the place to go if you’re on the strict elimination phase – as the food is not FODMAP free. But as a place to get a quick bite whilst out and about, there are some low FODMAP options.

The menu changes with the seasons, but here are a few of the current low FODMAP options:

– Grilled Chicken Hot Box (ask for no coleslaw, which it contains cabbage).

– The Bunless Burger (ask for no pickle-kraut relish or creamy dressing if avoiding lactose).

– Leon Baked Fries (they have a spicy coating, which may contain some garlic and onion, but I think it’s only minimal).

– Meatballs and Thai Green Curry Lunchbox (both do certainly contain some garlic and onion – however I have eaten both and felt ok, as long as I’ve not eaten anything else naughty that same day).

I did ask if they offer gluten free burger buns, but unfortunately they don’t. If we all keep asking though, they may well start making them!

But – the best bit of all for those of us avoiding wheat… dun da da da (that’s a drum roll!) – all the cakes and biscuits are gluten free and some are even diary free too!

We recently treated ourselves to a picnic in the sunshine.

I had the bunless chicken burger and fries and Rob had the grilled chicken hot box – just remember to ask for no coleslaw if you’re avoiding FODMAPs.

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Find out more about Leon here.

I’m giving Leon an amber star – they’ve got a great range of gluten free cakes and biscuits, but the main meals do mostly contain some onion and garlic, so make sure you tread carefully.

amber star


2 thoughts on “Leon – Low Fodmap, Healthy Fast Food

  1. Thank you for this recommendation. I am on the FODMAP diet, was recently in London, and had the best experience because the chefs and servers were so receptive to my food restrictions. I recently posted a blog on my website, Contented Belly about restaurants in London for those with food restrictions. Can you let me know if you have additional places to add to the ones I listed at http://contentedbelly.com/2015/03/30/london/. Your help will be great.

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