Messie Sin Gluten – The best gluten free pizzas in Barcelona
I knew about this restaurant some time ago, thanks to some friends who live nearby and, since I first went with Isabel to try their gluten free pizzas coming back from L’Estartit (a small town on the Costa Brava), we always go there for lunch before going to Estació de Sants to go home. Another gastronomic tradition! Same as the one we have with the restaurant Mas Que Bocados or La Cleiacoteca in Alcalá de Henares.
You will find the Messie Sin Gluten at number 15th of Siracusa, in the heart of Barri de Gràcia, in Barcelona. It’s very easy to get there! From Plaza Catalunya, you have to follow the Paseo de Gracia upwards and, when you cross the Diagonal, continue through the gardens of Salvador Espriu (if you come by car, you can park here). Once in the gardens, always looking up, turn right on Bonavista street until you reach Torrent de L’Olla, a perpendicular street. At this junction, you must turn left and walk up until you reach Syracuse Street.
Once you are seated, you only have to think about what to order, since in this restaurant, EVERYTHING is gluten free. In the menu you will find 5 salads, 7 pasta options, 18 different pizzas and 7 types of natural juices (all made by mixing different ingredients such as celery, fennel, apple, lemon, grapefruit, orange, mint, cucumber, etc.). You will see that they also offer a midday menu. This we have never tried, but it is sure that it is complete. The most important thing is that everything is gluten free!
Let’s go for the pizza! The last time Isa and I ordered a “Messié” and a “Barbecue”. As always, we share them! The “Messié” has tomato, cheese, meat, goat cheese and mushrooms. We love it! and the “Barbecue”, as the name suggests, has tomato, cheese, meat, bacon, boiled ham and barbecue sauce. Also, if you are lactose intolerant, you can also order the pizza with lactose free cheese.
IMPORTANT! Although the pizzas at first glance may seem a bit small, they are not! The dough is fine (as we like it) but they are topped with enough of each ingredient, so do not worry to be still hungry after eating it. In case this happens to you, they have a perfect solution: DESSERT!
Regarding drinks, apart from being able to accompany the pizza (or dish that you chose) with typical soft drinks, you can also choose from “infinity” of gluten free beers of all kinds: lagers, stouts… and brands and regions that is possible you have never heard before. At least we, who are not very versed in beer, were surprised when we saw the wide variety they have.
When you finish the pizza, depending on the free space you have left in your stomach, you can choose from one of the juices, or some of the gluten free cakes that are exposed next to the bar.
I do not usually order anything else, but Isa always takes one of those juices. The last one she picked was a mix of cucumber, pear and mint. She loved it!
After eating, as we always go to the first shift, we usually take a walk along the Paseo de Gracia down to Plaza Cataluña to end the weekend. We love these routines!
IMPORTANT: If you plan to go, call before to reserve, as they usually have always full. Keep in mind that they serve meals in two shifts.
Note that they also have take away and home delivery service.
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