Can Perico: traditional and healthy gluten free dishes in the heart of the town
Today I’ll tell you about one of the gluten free restaurants in Santa Perpetua de Mogoda that I wanted to write about since many months. It is Can Perico, in a municipality of just over 25,000 inhabitants, 18 km far from Barcelona.
Located at number 23rd Prat de la Riba Street, Can Perico is the restaurant where I usually go to eat the days of work, when I cannot go home or I feel like giving myself a little more time to eat and enjoy their dishes with ecological seasonal ingredients.
Twenty-five years ago, Emma and Mònica teamed up to start this project that has become a restaurant where people are cared for, offering healthy and high quality food. As they say in one of the videos they did to celebrate their 25th anniversary: “cuidar a la gent és maco” (caring of people is nice). And it is true, since both cooks and waiters treat you as if you were of their family.
Open every mid day during the week days, and at night every day of the week (although sometimes they make holidays), they offer a gluten-free menu, without milk and also with some vegetarian dishes. In addition, the ingredients they use are organic, seasonal and proximity foods.
Every week they change the menu, which is very complete, with very elaborate dishes and an excellent presentation. Although you chose the order of the dishes, as a starter you can choose light and fresh dishes like the timbale of avocado, tomato and tuna (one of my favorites); a cold salad of fava beans with shavings of Iberian ham, “catalane trufada” and mint; a goat cheese salad with peach and a vinaigrette of raspberries and pipes; or more winter dishes like a potato meat pie made of butifarra.
As a main course, you can choose from noodles with red pesto with clams and mussels; a Mexican crepe with cooked ham, cheese, tomato, sweet onion avocado and a little chili; a gorgonzola cheese crepe with Iberian ham and quail eggs like the cover photo (another of my favorites); a hamburger with foie and carrot; or chicken fillets with summer vegetables. Apart from crepes, they also have toast with chicken fillet, Iberian ham, cheese and asparagus.
For dessert, you can ask for a crepe duet of dark chocolate and white chocolate (my favorite); a coulant; or, if you are looking for something lighter, a glass of peach jam with yogurt and peach dice. Among other things, of course! And all gluten free!
When you go, inform the waiters that you are celiac and get ready to enjoy the food they serve you. No matter what you choose, you will make the right choice for sure! The gluten free bread they serve is very good and you get it freshly toasted, still warm. And if you order crepes or pasta, you will make buckwheat, which is also delicious.
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 SPANISH:
AND HERE WE LEAVE THE CELIAC TRAVEL CARD IN CATALAN:
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!
TO NOT MISS ANY OF OUR POSTS, WE INVITE YOU TO SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER!