A Treat on Avenida Mistral

Depending on what neighborhood you find yourself in, you should be able to find a nice gelato or ice-cream shop that will cater to your needs.  Located on Avenida Mistral, just two blocks off of Plaza Espanya, is the lovely little gelato shop, Gelatomania.  Since 1984, these Italian crafters have been making gelato, sorbet, and other…

GF Friendly Fast Food

McDonald’s I wouldn’t normally condone or want to advertise this company on my blog, but maybe you readers are in a pinch, on a road trip, or just jonesing for a taste that reminds you of home. Well, interestingly enough, the McDonald’s franchises here in Spain, Andorra, and Portugal offer their guests the option to…

Supermarket Showdown

Not all grocery stores are the same, we all know that.  This is especially so for those of us who are looking for gluten-free products in Barcelona. Sometimes I find myself having to shop at 3-4 different stores to get all of the things I need, because admittedly, I am picky about what I eat….

Gluten Free in the Hospital

I love living in Barcelona because it is such a beautiful place both visually and climatically. It is also one of the most humanistic cities I have ever been to. I have suffered my whole life with a kidney disease, and have always known that a transplant might be my potential future. Last summer, my…

Spice Cafe: I Want Cake!

Many years ago, during my time as a food service technician, a phrase was said to me that I have since uploaded into my permanent usage file.  I came home from work bearing a huge slice of multi-layered Red Velvet cake on an open plate.  Sitting in the living room were some friends of my…

Dietetica Gloria – Dedicated GF Shop!

I recently discovered an amazing shop just a few blocks north of Sants train station that caters to the dietarily restricted such as myself. In general, the different gluten-free options available at most of the Barcelona supermarkets are quite underwhelming, so this place is likely to breathe a bit of excitement into your diet. Its…

Dreamy Gelato in El Gótico

When having a wander through the meandering alleyways of El Gótico in Barcelona you can work up quite a hunger.  Whether it is a roasting hot summer’s day or a chilly winter’s eve, you WILL enjoy a treat from my favorite gelato shop, I guarantee.  Its the kind of place where everyone will be able…

Pizza RIP OFF!

We moved into a new flat about a month ago near Avenida Mistral, the San Antoni neighborhood’s pedestrian only Rambla, and have been exploring our new environs for tasty, nearby gluten-free options. One day, my husband and I were out on a stroll when we passed a nice looking restaurant with tables out front and…

Reykjavic Bakery – Glutie But Goodie

For my birthday,  my coworker brought me a delicious slice of gluten-free cake.  It was made mostly from poppy seeds and had the most interesting, slightly crunchy, uber-moist texture.  Even though drizzled with a basic sugar icing, the cake was the perfect amount of sweet, not over the top.  It tasted natural and healthy.  Of…

Legendary Pizza Pie

Last summer we went to Italy for my father’s wedding.  We spent the night in Napoli, home of the pizza. Walking the streets, it seemed as though every single person was eating, and loving pizza.  We were so jealous of those Neapolitans sitting outside, enjoying their evening slices.   We looked on the internet and found…

UPDATE: Bocadillos Sin Gluten!

Walking in the Gothic Quarter near Plaza Sant Jaume and the Cathedral, it’s quite easy to miss the restaurant I am now a fan of.  I had noticed it a few months back because of the huge line leading out the door, but like usual, assumed I couldn’t eat there.  I thought it was a…

An Experimental Weekend of Cooking

I have a love/hate relationship with cooking blogs.  The photos always look so perfect, making the chef look like some kind of culinary demigod.  They act like the process is so easy, ending up with impeccable products every time. Why doesn’t anyone ever publish the accounts of their mistakes and failures?  It would make us…