Hello Celiadictos, Good-Bye Gluten Addiction

Thanks to the wonderful world of Instagram, we have been able to find some new and exciting bakeries around the greater Barcelona area that we might not have noticed before.  This place called Celiadictos kept posting some amazing photos of crusty loaves of bread, the kind that will help anybody get over their gluten addiction. …

Good Eats at Gula Sana

Besides being a GF food explorer, I am a full time primary school teacher and find it really hard to write about the places I try in a timely manner. I do apologize! And this is the fate of this, my post about a place called Gula Sana that we taste tested in 2017. Located…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

UPDATE: A Bakery Just For Us!?!?

As many of you have probably noticed, Barcelona is not overflowing with restaurants that cater specifically to the GF Movement.   Sure the grocery stores have a nice selection of processed GF products, but what people really want is food with a homemade feel.  I was really excited when I stumbled across a 100% gluten-free…

New Beginnings

My husband and I both realized we were intolerant to gluten in 2009.  We were living in Mexico and had religiously converted to eating corn as our main form of starch.  Bread and all other wheat based foods were inadvertently eliminated from our diet, which to my husband’s delight, caused his indigestion to completely disappear….