Top 100% Gluten Free Restaurants
Eating Out Gluten Free
When my wife was first diagnosed with Coeliac disease about 8yrs ago, Gluten Free was still relatively unheard of. When we travelled both in our own country or overseas then a request for Gluten Free was either met with a blank look or simply the same meal with bread on a side plate! Today things are continually improving with many restaurants now offering a selection of meals as a Gluten Free option. However, whilst there still aren't that many locations that offer a menu that is 100% Gluten Free, there are some great ones out there. We regularly get these locations submitted to our website www.travelglutenfree.co.uk and I have summarised a few of the best here!
Traditionally France has not been as accommodating for those on a Gluten Free diet, maybe unsurprisingly as it is the home of the patisserie. However, in Paris there is one true exception that I have heard many good things about. NoGlu, as the name suggests (although I have to admit I didn't twig at first!!) serves No Gluten on it's menu.
It is located close to the Palais Royale on the Northern bank on the Seine and has apparently only been open since the back end of 2012 although it is quickly gaining a good reputation. They serve authentic French breads and pastries as well as some other dishes such as salads, all of which I have heard very good things.
Being more central it is a convenient location to check out and I will most definitely head their way on my next trip to Paris!
16 passage des Panoramas- 75002 Paris
Uxbridge (Ontario), Canada
Stepping across the Atlantic, another 100% Gluten Free restaurant I have heard great things about is Frankie's in Uxbridge. North-East of Toronto, the restaurant specialises in Mediterranean foods but with no fears over cross-contamination. They also have a bakery on site, called Baked at Frankie's, for you to take goods away with you. To add to the experience, they also source all of their food locally, showing on a board exactly where your meal came from.
The reviews I have been told describe the restaurant as warm and cozy with extremely friendly staff and a great tasting menu. It sounds great and I am sure that we will take a trip out to visit next time we are visiting our family who live the other side of Toronto.
1 Main St., Uxbridge, ON. L9P 1P7
One would almost expect that you would be able to find 100% Gluten Free restaurants in some of the world's biggest cities. It is therefore lovely when we hear about locations in places slightly less traveled. One such location that we recently heard about at Travel Gluten Free was Friendly Food in Poznan, Poland. To be honest I know very little about Poznan other than my company used to have it's customer services call centre there but I was very pleased to hear a great review.
The menu appears to be quite varied but everything is certified 100% gluten free. There is also apparently a shop attached where you can buy items.
Taczaka 17, 61-819 Poznan, Poland
Restaurace Na Zlate Krizovatce
Prague, Czech Republic
UPDATE: have read reports online that this restaurant has now closed. If this is true it will be a massive shame for Gluten Free travellers to Prague
Of the restaurants on this list, this is the one that my wife and I have actually visited. We were in Prague for a "Babymoon" when my wife was approx. 4-5 months pregnant with our son. We had read about Restaurace Na Zlate Krizovatce in a blog post and were extremely excited to try it out.
The restaurant is situated about a miles walk from the Historic Old Town Square where a lot of the cities tourist spots are. As such it isn't somewhere you are going to stumble across but it is worth making the effort to head out to it, even if you are pregnant!
The restaurant is in a quaint downstairs location and they also stock a selection of Schar Gluten Free products for purchase. You can order a Gluten Free beer on tap and they will bring you a basket of delicious Gluten Free bread to start. The meals are reasonably priced and there is a great range of both traditional dishes and more worldly dishes.
On our visit the majority of patrons were from overseas so it was good to know that many had heard of it and hopefully it will still be there for years to come.
Za Poricskou branou 382/16, 180 00 Praha-Karlin, Czech Republic
As mentioned in the introduction, these restaurants are just a guide to those that I have been informed about as being 100% Gluten Free. here are hundreds of other locations that are great for those on a Gluten Free diet that still serve Gluten-filled food as well but there is something about knowing that nothing in the restaurant has Gluten in it to put your mind at ease.
I fully intend to add to this list as I hear of more 100% locations or visit them myself but please leave comments if you know of anywhere that I could add!