Casa,  Grand Arcade

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Casa's ethos

Gluten is a naturally occurring protein found in the wheat plant and some other grains such as barley and rye. It can be extracted , concentrated and added to food and other products to add protein, texture and flavour. It provides no essential nutrients, but also acts as a binding agent to hold processed foods together and give them shape. 

Our take on this is that it is not even a primary requisite of any diet, so may not be necessary at all. It is not bad for healthy people whose bodies can tolerate it. However, people with coeliac disease have an immune reaction that is triggered by eating gluten.


This is a serious illness where the body’s immune system reacts to gluten found in food and attacks the gut. This is known as an autoimmune disease. Dermatitis herpetiformis is the skin manifestation of coeliac disease. There is no cure; this is a lifelong condition for which the only treatment is a strict gluten free diet. Coeliac disease is not an allergy or intolerance. People with coeliac disease aren’t faddy eaters – the gluten free diet is their treatment, and we’re happy to do our bit to help alleviate their suffering, by making it possible for them to eat gluten free food in a safe and cross contamination free environment.

recommendation from a group member, Lesley, April 2023

We ate at Casa in Leeds tonight, it was lovely, so nice to have something different, and be able to pick anything off the menu! 100% gluten free.