Fresh, Bright Gluten Free Orange Cake

So, I have been really in to trying out this baking in a cast iron dutch oven thing lately.  It has been a long time since I felt completely able to bake delicious desserts, and even though I am limited to what I can do with my equipment, the future is bright.  It was my coworker’s…

Dark Chocolate Torte, Without an Oven!

As home renters, it is hard to find a place that has 100% of everything you are looking for.  That apartment with all of the classic Barcelona decorative elements you just signed a contract for is probably riddled with evil spooks and spiders. But these things don’t deter us!  Our current home has about 99%…

Jansana’s Delightful Pastries

A year and a half ago, we moved outside the city limits to a small town near Montserrat. Its about a 40 minute drive into Barcelona, so needless to say, we don’t get out to explore the latest and greatest GF options on a weekly basis.  We do however, try to visit places when we…

A 100% Gluten-Free Italian Joint!

As most people with a food allergy know, eating out at a restaurant can be difficult, especially when you are with people who are not afflicted by any sort of food related issue. They grimace when its your turn to order, because they know you will ask 25 questions about the ingredients in the starters menu…

Local Mecca for Gluten-Free Baked Treats

At last! Another dedicated gluten-free bakery to add to this blog! It feels like its been ages since a discovery like this has happened to us here at Gluten Free BCN. So far, most places have been quite a hike to get to, and with varied amounts of satisfaction for our wallets and tastebuds. Now…

La LLuna Lights Up the Night

In January, my sister-in-law’s friends were visiting Barcelona for a long weekend.  I had never met them before, but it was no surprise that they were lovely people. I was happily invited along to several restaurants that catered to vegetarians, and in general, they also have GF options so I could partake in the feasting. I…

Gluten Free in the Raval – Forn Boix

As I wander the winding cobbled alleyways of Barcelona’s Gothic quarter, I often pop into random bakeries and cafes to see what they offer. Sometimes I will excitedly see a sign claiming “Gluten-Free” products inside, but am usually disappointed by the lack of actual goods. Recently, however, I was delighted to find a quaint little…

Completely Satisfactory: Copasetic

Eating gluten-free* for a good price close to home can be difficult depending on which Barcelona neighborhood you live in.  It was very exciting when I found a delicious, high-quality little bistro just a few blocks away that makes unique dishes I can actually eat.  I had read about Copasetic on other websites, and it…

All Gluten-Free Restaurants in One Easy Place

I was approached recently by the creators of a website called Allergy Chef.  It is the first free online restaurant reservation network for people with food allergies and intolerances in Barcelona and all of Catalunya.  They are working in alliance with the medical society SCAIC, Catalan Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, to train and inform…

UPDATED – Baci d’Angelo – Patisserie in Clot

Located in the Clot neighborhood, just 2 blocks from the Metro station that bears the same name, is an interesting little cafe called Baci d’ Angelo. Open for a little over a year now, this family run business is starting to make a name for itself among the Coeliac community. As owner Filippo described, they did not…

UPDATED-SYNGLUTEN, Baked Goods to Take Away

As you may have noticed by the lack of information about gluten-free bakeries in Barcelona, well, it’s because they are hard to come by.  In my recent searching, I did, however, come across a little place in the Sants neighborhood that looked very promising.  Its website boasted that they make the best fresh-baked bread in…

When in Andorra, Can Manel is Your Only Man

During the winter of 2013, we decided to take a trip up to Andorra from Barcelona for the weekend.  We were not interested in skiing, but rather, were going to tromp around in the snow and visit a hot spring resort that I had read about, Caldea. We headed directly to Andorra la Vella, Andorra’s capital city, from…