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Belgrade: I couldn’t have had a better hostess for gluten-free dining in the city.

While it’s true that my stomach was a bit strange, overall, the trip was going great. I really have doubts that I was contaminated gluten, as in both Zagreb and Osijek I had eaten dishes that should not have any risk. In Zagreb I ate in a certified restaurant and in Osijek, food that is naturally gluten free and I had made sure that there would be no risk of cross contamination. Now we were heading towards Serbia, where I would have the opportunity to discover new gluten-free restaurants in Belgrade.

This time, the trip was much more exciting for me. Although I got along very well with my colleagues, Djurica and Carlos, that day it was not because of them. That night I had a date with Milena, a girl with celiac disease who contacted me to tell me that the articles about my gluten-free adventures in Switzerland had been very useful to prepare her trip.

Taking advantage of the fact that I was now the one going to her city, a week earlier I asked her about gluten-free restaurants in Belgrade. She recommended one and we proposed to go together. Besides, she would come with Milica, a friend of hers. It couldn’t have been better! Trips are more enjoyable when you meet local people.

After a 4h meeting with the client from Osijek, we left at 1pm towards Serbia. We had a two and a half hour drive. We would arrive around 3.30 pm. There would still be time to eat at my favorite gluten-free restaurant in Belgrade. It’s called GlutenNo and it’s located at 14E Jurija Gagarina Street in Belgrade. It is the perfect place to eat gluten-free pizzas in Belgrade. It is a tiny, 100% gluten-free restaurant. In this previous article about gluten-free restaurants in Belgrade I tell you about their gluten-free pizzas.

I am very happy that every time I go there they remember me. This time I wanted to try something different. My choice was going to be pasta Bolognese.

When they came to take our order and I ordered the gluten-free pasta, they suggested a change. Instead of pasta, they recommended me their homemade gnocchis. I thought the idea was perfect. So instead of gluten-free pasta Bolognese, I ordered some homemade gnocchis. They had just been made. You could tell they were homemade because they didn’t have the typical rounded shape of gnocchi. Who cares about the shape when the food is good? They were very tasty and the bolognese was good!

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We had no intention of having dessert but they offered us some gluten free crepes which we couldn’t say no to. Djurica had it with honey. Carlos with Nutella. And I, who always choose the chocolate option, had it with apricot jam. Strange, but true!

The gluten-free crepes were delicious. Also, with the certainty that they were 100% gluten-free I ate it much more at ease.

When I go to eat at 100% gluten-free restaurants with people who don’t need to eat gluten-free, I like to ask them if they noticed much of a difference. This is a pretty good indicator as to whether the food is good or not. Just like at the Novi Sad restaurant, they both said they hadn’t noticed a difference – great, additional points for the Gluten No restaurant!

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After leaving the restaurant, we went straight to the hotel to rest. I had chosen the Hotel Falkensteiner because they also know how to prepare gluten-free food. Although I wouldn’t have dinner there, would be good to be there for breakfast. In this previous article you can see what I ate the previous time I stayed here.

In addition, the rooms are very spacious and everything is very well kept. I have always spent a good time in this hotel. Also, in the evening, they sometimes have live music on the terrace – great!

I was able to rest for a couple of hours in the room before going to dinner with Milena and Milica. Djurica had warned me that cabs in Belgrade can sometimes be a bit tricky and insisted on taking me to the restaurant. Since he was having dinner with Carlos at a typical Serbian restaurant, they took me to where I had arranged to meet the girls.

I was five minutes late because of traffic. We met inside the Masa Restoran restaurant on Ustanicka Street in Belgrade.

According to what the girls told me, the restaurant is in a pretty good area of Belgrade. It was by far the best dinner of the trip. Not only for the company, but for the food they chose. Although the menu was in English, as Milena is a regular at the restaurant, I asked her to choose. We decided to order everything to share.

I felt a bit bad because I conditioned the choice a bit due to my lactose intolerance and fish allergy. Still, what they chose was exquisite.

I can’t tell you exactly what they ordered because I trusted 100$ their good taste. What I can tell you is the following: first, that the tagliata is delicious; second, that the chicken fingers are awesomely good (if I understood correctly, these were Milica’s favorite); third, that the bread they have there is amazing (besides, the cook prepared some typical Serbian fried bread balls that were really good); fourth, is that the cakes are crazy good too (although I could only try one because the others had lactose, both Milena and Milica agreed); and fifth, and very important too, is that the portions are quite large. Keep that in mind!

We chatted about our adventures around the world until almost one in the morning. When we finished, they drove me back to the hotel.

We said goodbye with a promise to come back to Belgrade and do to see each other somewhere else in the world! What a great night!

BY CLICKING ON THE MAP OF GLUTEN FREE RESTAURANTS YOU FILL SEE ALL RESTAURANTS WE DESCRIBED IN THIS POST LOCATED IN THE MAP OF GLUTEN-FREE PLACES:

AND HERE WE LEAVE THE CELIAC TRAVEL CARD IN SERBIAN:

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. I kindly ask you to also take into account that the list of references can change. Please, always double check before eating in the restaurants we recommend. Thank you very much!

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Me llamo Santi y actualmente vivo en la provincia de Barcelona. En 2001, me diagnosticaron de enfermedad celíaca… ¡por fin! Además, soy intolerante a la lactosa, la alergia al pescado me mata, ¡literalmente!, y también algunas frutas... Viajar sin gluten se ha convertido en mi mayor hobby y creé Gluten Free Adventures por esta razón. Desde los 8 años, he viajado y vivido en distintos países… ¡aquí comparto mis experiencias viajando para descubrir restaurantes sin gluten, pastelerías sin gluten y heladerías sin gluten por todo el mundo! ¡Espero que os gusten nuestros viajes sin gluten!