When thinking about traveling to Spain gluten free and allergy free, I immediately smile as I fondly remember exploring the food and culture across this country numerous times.
I found many safe and delicious restaurant dishes both in restaurants offering gluten free menus recommended by FACE – Federación de Asociaciones de Celíacos de España as well as in ethnic restaurants using my iEatOut Apple app and gluten free dining cards.
In addition, I discovered ‘jamon Iberico’ which is very delicious cured ham from the Iberian Peninsula and highly recommended! Also, if you want to try authentic gazpacho, some recipes call for wheat flour while other ones do not so be sure to double check the ingredients to make sure it is safe for you to eat!
Also, much to my comfort, I found the incredible grocery store chain or “supermercado – El Corte Ingles” in Madrid that had multiple aisles of gluten free and allergy friendly food products. In addition, I was surprised to even discover delicious gluten free and dairy free croissants, bread and rolls from ProCeli in Barcelona! Another great place that a reader suggested to visit is Mercadona supermarkets. A huge proportion of their products are gluten-free and labelled as such and can be found throughout Spain.
I hope the following tips help to ensure your safe gluten free and allergy free travel throughout Spain and remember to have a glass of tasty Rioja wine for me too!
Find Gluten Free Restaurants and Bakeries in Spain
- Visit these gluten friendly restaurants in Spain:
- Discover gluten free bakeries in Spain for fresh delicious bakery goods including:
- There are a wide variety of ethnic restaurants ranging from traditional Spanish cuisine to French, Italian, Thai and other cuisines so refeerence the iEatOut Apple app that works 100% offline with no roaming charges for gluten free and allergy free dishes.
- Find a listing of gluten free hotel chains in Spain from FACE
- Research the following associations for more suggestions to travel gluten free in Spain:
Find Gluten Free Food Products in Spain
Communicate Your Gluten Free Needs in Spain
First you need to know that “sin gluten” means “without gluten” in the Spanish language. Be sure to look for these two words in bakeries, grocery stores, on products and on restaurant menus!
The following Spanish and English translation dining cards, food and travel language phrases as well as the Gluten Free Spain Travel Pak all help you to communicate your gluten free dietary concerns while traveling gluten free in Spain.
Also find dairy free, shellfish free and food allergy translation cards in the Spanish language if you have additional food concerns.
Find More Tips for Safe Gluten Free and Allergy Free Travel
We look forward to hearing about your favorite adventures in Spain!