After living 8 months in Bozen (Alto Adige – Italy), I continued working for Dr. Schär in Zaragoza (Spain). I lived there from beginning 2011 until end of 2013. As you will see in the list below, there are many gluten free restaurants in Zaragoza but, the best place to eat a gluten free sandwich is La Antilla.
Although, nowadays, there are more restaurants that serve gluten free food, to find one that serves gluten free sandwiches – especially if you look for good sandwiches – is still difficult. Always same problem: the bread.
If you are going to visit Zaragoza or stopping by on the way to any other Spanish city, I suggest you to go for the gluten free sandwiches in this restaurant. And I am not talking about simple snacks (ham and cheese)… I talk about sandwiches with more than 3, 4 and 5 ingredients! So this is what I did two weeks ago!
As soon as you open the menu, 0% gluten symbol catch your eye. This symbol is right next to a list of ingredients that you can use if you want to make your own sandwich. There are many combinations and, they are all very good! Also, the bread they use is perfect!
At first glance, you may think the gluten free sandwich is small, but I can tell you that you will not be hungry after eating it. Their gluten free sandwiches consists of two Schär “Kaisersemmel-Rosette” bread rolls, served right out of the griddle and with the ingredients you want. In addition, as you will see in their gluten free menu , you are allowed to choose half sandwich, this means that by getting two halves you will have the possibility to eat two different types in one meal. Or share it with your partner if you’re not hungry… Although every sandwich on the menu is very good, my favorites were the following ones: cheese and chistorra; pork loin, tomato, green sweet pepper and pâté; and another one of pork loin, fried egg, Spanish ham and cheese which is delicious.
As you can see in their gluten free menu, they also have gluten free beer – Ambar, of course! It could not be of another brand being in Zaragoza – and, if you are still hungry after the sandwich… you can always ask for another half or go for dessert… whoaah! What a dessert! A Gluten Free Russian cake with chocolate syrup and cream is the best you can do to top the dinner.
In Zaragoza, there are three restaurants: you have La Antilla – Centro, in Calle Hernando de Aragón nº 1, very close to the Paseo de la Constitución; You will also find La Antilla – Parque, on Calle Alfonso X El Sabio, local 3, near Parque Grande; And, finally, La Antilla – Aragonia, which is in C.C. Aragonia, at Avenida Gómez Laguna nº25. To the last one I mentioned you can also enter from the other side of the block, in front of the entrance of the shopping center parking, which I think is the best option if you just stop by Zaragoza to eat something, as it is very close to Via Hispanidad and you can leave quickly again, as you won’t have to enter go to the city center.
Other gluten free restaurants in Zaragoza where will find really good food too are the following:
1) Casa Hermógenes at Calle Libertad 14. Here you will find typical food.
2) Casa y Tinelo at Avda Movera 171.
3) El Balcón del Tubo at Calle Estebanes 7. Last time I was there they didn’t have a gluten free menu but they fixed it very well.
4) El Fuelle at Calle Mayor 59. Also very good typical food.
5) El Morrudo, in city center, at Calle Azoque 58. This is the perfect place for gluten free tapas in Zaragoza.
6) La Reserva, at Calle Cadiz 10. If you like good meat, this is your place.
7) Pizzeria – Creperia Al Pensiero, at Calle Arzobispo Apaolaza 5.
8) Tommy Mel’s, very closet o El Morrudo, at Calle Azoque 39.
P.S.: Please keep in mind that in this blog I share my trips, anecdotes and experiences about gluten free travel around the world. It is possible that, in any of my trips, I go to some restaurant not trained by the associations where the risk of being contaminated with gluten exists. Thank you very much!