A Gluten Free Guide to Barcelona

My boyfriend being coeliac I feel it is important to share the amazing restaurants we have visited on our travels as it can be difficult to find decent gluten free food. I have previously wrote about gluten free places in Amsterdam and Cornwall and as always I prepared a list of places for our three year anniversary trip to Barcelona and we managed to visit quite a few. Surprisingly, Barcelona is amazing for gluten free compared to the UK they even have wheat free beer at most restaurants.




En Ville

For our anniversary meal, I wanted to find somewhere really special and En Ville did not disappoint. A beautiful building with exposed brickwork, marble tables and mirrored walls with a mix of catalan and french cuisine. The menu is adapted for coeliacs and there is so much choice. To start we chose the chicken and ham croquettes to share and for the main course I had the rack of lamb with port wine and Blake had Iberian pork. The meat was cooked to perfection and the service was amazing. They even gave us free glasses of champagne to celebrate.






La Lluna

Situated just off the busy Ramblas, is La Lluna a tradional Spanish restaurant specialising in gluten free dishes because of its close proximity to the Coeliac Association of Catalunya. Again there is so much choice and great value for money, for starters we chose the steak carpaccio and I had mashed potato with catalan sausage topped with poached egg. For mains I had stewed meatballs in yellow curry and Blake had stewed chicken with honey almond mustard. They also made the most heavenly desserts including cheesecake which is my favourite and carrot pineapple cake.







El Xampanyet

 We visited this traditional tapas place after walking around the El Born district, It's named after the homemade sparkling wine that it serves which is amazing, you receive a  a bottle and pay by the glass. This restaurant is technically not known as gluten free, but they serve lots of meat and fish and even though the menu is all in Spanish, the waiter was happy to translate. We had octopus, squid and tortilla.




L'antic bocoi del Gòtic

We were lucky to get a table in this traditional Catalan restaurant as they were closing for the holidays, but we are so glad we did. Based in the gothic quarter, they specialise in Catalan pizza which is the best food I have ever tried and they are gluten free! The ancient building has a real ambience to it and the prices are so reasonable. A definite must if you're in Barcelona.





La Fonda

For our last evening, we had to have a paella and we heard that La Fonda also in the Gotic Quarter served up the dish for a reasonable price. When we arrived it was very busy which is always a good sign, but they seated us straight away. The menu is quite extensive and they are happy to show you what is gluten free, the service is quick and the paella was lovely.



Creps Barcelona

There are three of these restaurants in Barcelona, we visited the one near Gracia and every single crepe is gluten free. They offer so many different varieties I had to go for the brie and serrano ham it was delicious! A great place to visit for breakfast.






Other Gluten Free restaurants

Gula Sana
Messie Sense
Pasteliria Jansana
Cal marius
Cera 23
Taco Alto Born
Tapeo 

L'Arrosseria Xativa
Out of china
Forn boix 

Have you visited a great restaurant in Barcelona?

Liz x

4 comments

  1. Interesting post, very useful!

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  2. I love what you're doing! As a vegetarian, I understand how it is to try and find someplace that truly has a lot of variety for your diet. Great post!

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  3. The ham, egg, and brie crepe looks incredible! I love this post, since I also have an aversion to wheat and gluten :)

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  4. This is a great post. I have many friends who are gluten intolerant and I try to stay free of it myself so finding restaurants who specialise in gluten free is a bonus. I was surprised there were so many in your list, especially in Barcelona.

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