Dear Three Wise Men,
We want to stop looking for gluten-free restaurants! Let’s see, don’t get us wrong… we want to keep travelling because we love it! But looking for gluten-free restaurants in other countries is sometimes not so easy… sometimes it is not possible and, even if some people don’t understand it, eating gluten-free is strictly necessary for us.
This is why we ask you to make the world more gluten-free! We don’t have to turn all restaurants, bakeries, ice-cream parlours, creperies and so on into gluten-free places – we just want to have more options!
We would like every city to have a gluten-free bakery like La Celiacoteca where, apart from treating you as well as they do, we could go and buy gluten-free cakes and pies for a snack or to celebrate a birthday. Or an M.Isla where we have the option of eating a gluten-free breakfast, either salty or sweet. Ah! And also an Churrería Oriental like the one in A Coruña, where they prepare delicious gluten-free churros with hot chocolate… So celiacs from other countries who travel to Spain will have options everywhere. And the same goes for us! That we can go to any other country in the world and try their typical breakfasts without having to worry.
As we are used to eating 5 times a day, by mid-morning… hmmm… by mid-morning we won’t ask for anything because nowadays you can find gluten-free products in all supermarkets. However, since this is our Letter to the Three Wise Men, it would be a good idea to have a gluten-free cake or muffin to accompany your coffee in every cafeteria.
In Spain we already have many options for eating lunch, but I think the rest of the world needs to improve a bit more… here chains like Tommy Mel’s or Entrepans Viena already have gluten-free in all their establishments. This is something that Foster’s Hollywood would have to do as well. But for good gluten-free burgers, La Sandvitxeria de Sabadell. Oh, they are so good!
There should also be an Italian gluten-free restaurant in every city that serves fresh gluten-free pasta like Il Piccolo Focone. It goes without saying that a gluten-free pizzeria like Messie Sin Gluten is also very necessary. Then… oh yes! A typical food restaurant such as Sidrería Narcea in Cangas del Narcea to eat cachopo, or butifarra and calçots like El Paller de Can Pradell in Vallgorguina (Barcelona) where they go crazy for their guests. These are restaurants that are in Spain, but also gluten-free restaurants like Haesje Claes in Amsterdam, Drop in Budapest, Gasthof Nestroy in Vienna or Goldener Adler in Innsbruck. For Italian restaurants, La Capriata in Bologna was also very good!
Oh, and tapas! Who doesn’t like tapas? La Taberna La Concha in Madrid or some of the bars in Calle Laurel in Logroño are good examples to put in every city.
For a mid-afternoon snack, the gluten-free bakeries listed above would be more than enough. But in the summer you feel more like eating an ice cream… so a gluten-free ice cream parlours like Gelati Dino would be great!
For dinner, restaurants where you can eat something light (or not) like the Más Que Bocados Sin Gluten de Alcalá de Henares would be great. Besides, this is also a typical restaurant. And for those who don’t want to eat lightly… well, also a restaurant like the Restaurant La Torre, next to the Torre del Salvador in Teruel. Oh… we ate really good there!
And finally, that all airlines treat passengers like Swiss Air, which always has gluten-free food (and very good) on all flights, regardless they are short or long distance. And we can’t forget the hotels! Everyone should treat coeliacs the same way as Isabel did at Casa Xuaquin in Moal, very close to Cangas del Narcea, so it’s a pleasure to travel!
We know we’re asking a lot… but in 2019 we’ve been very good!
Gluten Free Adventures
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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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