In the words of the all-divine health conscious lyricist, Flo Rida—shawty get low, low, low, low [FODMAP desserts because her body a lil’ sensitive]. To help out all the poor shawties out their with a hankering for desserts, we’ve put together a list of all the most delicious low FODMAP sweet treats in Melbourne.
Doughnuts At Foddies
Foddies is the [dairy-free] creme of the crop. Everything in their cafe is low FODMAP, plus they have an online store packed with things like onion free pasta sauces. In terms of tasty (and tummy-friendly) treats, there’s donuts galore. Take your pick of one (or seven) of their amazing nutella doughnuts, caramel & marshmallow doughnuts, cinnamon donuts, lemon meringue donuts, jam doughnuts and cookies & cream doughnuts.
They also do low FODMAP gluten-free pancakes that’ll blow your friggin’ mind.
Lamington Waffles At Red Robyn
If you’re on a low FODMAP diet, then you need to get TF to Red Robyn ASAP. These guys have an allergy legend in their menu that includes EIGHT different dietary requirements, and each dish on the menu is labelled with the appropriate diets. Plus everything on their menu is a hundy per cent gluten and nut free. But onto the Lamington Waffles.
These guys are made with No-Nut-Ella Cremeux, raspberry jam sorbet, coconut caramel, chocolate soil and coconut milk crisp, and are literally to die for, except you won’t die because the whole dish is low FODMAP!
Chocolate Pudding At Taggerts Cafe & Bar
It may be a bit of a journey from the CBD, but it’s worth the train ride! Taggerts Bar & Cafe have their very own separate low FODMAP menu featuring a full selection of starters, mains and desserts. In terms of those ‘zerts, they offer warm crepes topped with flambeed strawberries, served with lactose free ice cream, as well as a duet or raspberry & lemon sorbet, however it’s the gooey warm chocolate pudding with lactose free ice cream that’ll have you dropping them a five-star review on Trip Advisor.
Creme Brulee At Fox In The Box
Fox In The Box is another one of those ‘bless ‘em’ cafes who label their menus with all the ‘ok to eat’ dishes for every diet under the sun. Those with sensitive tums will be delighted to hear that that they have an extensive dessert menu catering for even the most allergic of peoples. You can choose from Belgium flourless slice, panna cotta, lemon meringue pie, dark chocolate pudding, affogato and the one and only creme brulee with its rich vanilla custard base and banana jam with hard caramel finish.
The creme brulee and panna cotta are offered on alternate weeks so maybe call first if you have an aversion to either.
Vegan High Tea At Street Organics
Forget one dessert, treat your low FODMAP self to an entire banquet at Malvern’s resident clean eating and diet friendly haven, Street Organics. For $69 a pop, you can treat yo’ self to a three-course high tea featuring no less than three savoury dishes and FIVE sweet treats, plus hot drinks and mocktails a’plenty.
This little cafe also has a day menu with some sweet low FODMAP brunch dishes if you aren’t quite cashed up enough yet for the three-course high tea.
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Image credit: Foddies