Gluten Free Options in Hoi An, Vietnam

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Essence Hotel
132 Hung Vuon St, Tranh Ha, Hoi An
Ph: +84 510 3915 915
Fax: +84 510 3915 910

Essence Hotel is new, and they pride themselves on their boutique approach. The buffet breakfast was very good, and included omelettes with filling options, eggs to your liking, bacon, prosciutto, cheese platter, a range of hot dishes (staff can advise which ones are gluten free), fresh fruit and yoghurt.

We also ate dinner here one night. The chef was quite knowledgable about gluten free requirements, and was easily able to advise suitable dishes, and adapt others.

Morning Glory Street Food Restaurant and Cooking School

106 Nguyen Thai Hoc St, Hoi An
Ph: (84-510) 2241 555 – 2241 556
Fax: (84-510) 3911 431

The Morning Glory Restaurant is well known in Hoi An, and ideally situated in the Old Quarter. The restaurant itself is quite warm, especially the front section, because it has an open kitchen, so the front verandah is a good option. Staff were able to advise what dishes could be made gluten free, and there were quite a few options to choose from.

The Cargo Club Restaurant
107-109 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hoi An
Ph: +84 (0510) 391 1227
Fax: +84 (0510) 391 1431

This quickly became one of our favourite restaurants. Located in a central part of the Old Quarter, the coolest place to sit is the front verandah. Staff were very conversant with gluten free requirements, and there were plenty of dishes that were suitable. They also made good Western style coffee; lattes, flat whites, etc... a rarity in Vietnam!

The Market Restaurant & Cooking School
3 Nguyen Hoang St, An Hoi Islet, Hoi An
Ph: (0510) 3926 926
Fax: (0510) 3926 927

The Morning Glory Cooking School operating from this venue was a fabulous experience. Our demonstrator was quite savvy when it comes to gluten free ingredients, and checked that everything was OK. The food that we cooked was truly Vietnamese, and there was no need to compromise the taste of any of the dishes because they were all gluten free! Fresh ingredients were used, and we got to enjoy the fruits of our labour. There were even recipe handouts to take home.

Vinh Hung Riverside Resort
111 Ngo Quyen St, An Hoi Islet, Hoi An
Ph: +84 510 3910 393
Fax: +84 510 3864 094

Tucked away in a quieter section of Hoi An, yet only a 5 minute walk from the hub, this was one of our favourite places to stay. The atmosphere was friendly, and the staff went above and beyond to look after us. One of the bonuses about staying here is that, each day from 4pm-5pm, street food is available to sample free of charge. Staff set up low tables and chairs on a shaded grass section, and have trestles containing typical Vietnamese street food, all labeled. Most of the food is cooked on the spot. Because the kitchen prepares the food, the Food and Beverage Managers were able to advise which dishes were gluten free.

The buffet breakfasts here offered many gluten free choices. These included rice porridge (congee) with other ingredients that could be added, a selection of hot dishes (ask F&B Managers for assistance here in identifying gluten free choices), omelettes, eggs to your liking, bacon, cheese, salad ingredients, fresh fruit, and yoghurt.