A new café is claiming to be the first allergen-free eatery in London after it opened its doors this week in Soho. Yorica is an ice-cream and frozen yoghurt shop that claims none of the items of its menu are allergenic.
According to the website: "All recipes and ingredients are free from wheat, gluten, dairy, eggs and nuts and all entirely vegan." Their frozen yoghurt flavours include Good Vibes Vanilla and Mellow Matcha Green Tea and all of them are dairy free – all in all there are 12 flavours of ice cream and frozen yoghurt.
Yorica also has a range of shakes from chocolatey Chilled Choco to the more fruity Radicool Vanilla & Red Fruits. On their website they describe themselves as "a friendly, curious bunch. Always learning, growing and creating fab free-from treats for everyone." Behind this hypoallergenic menu is a message of freedom, they say: "Free-from means freedom. Simple. So everyone's invited to indulge without worry."
Yorica manager, Monika Jagielo, told the Evening Standard: "We've really thought through all the ingredients we are using here. What we don't want to do is just appeal to people with allergies. We want people to be able to enjoy a healthy treat. The more we learn about food, we know we don't really need dairy in our diet and when we eat gluten we don't feel great."
Free-from fans can find them at 130 Wardour Street in Soho, London.