Some people travel to eat; to explore the world’s most diverse cuisines, to eat at the finest restaurants and to cook with the freshest market ingredients. While the average foodie can find a decent meal in any city, folks with a gluten intolerance have a little bit of a harder time finding something delicious on the go. Luckily, Celiac Disease and gluten intolerance is not unique to North America and is actually quite common in all of Europe. More and more specialty bakeries and restaurants are starting to pop up from Italy to Copenhagen – and the results are mouthwatering.
Paris: Helmut New Cake
If you’ve ever dreamt of sipping a cappuccino while biting into a rich and luxurious éclair, you won’t have to go much further than Paris’ Helmut New Cake. With everything on their menu completely gluten-free, you’ll have a hard time saying no to the endless rows of tarts and cakes.
Berlin: Princess Cheesecake
Planning a special occasion while you are abroad? Stop by Princess Cheesecake in Berlin to pre-order a gluten-free or lactose-free cakes in advance. Famous for their beautiful flavours like poppy seed or pumpkin, these gorgeous cheesecakes are absolutely stunning.
Stockholm: Friends of Adam
A fresh loaf of gluten-free bread is hard to come by. Thankfully a Gluten-free friendly bakery, Friends of Adam in Stockholm, specializes in exactly that. Using ingredients such as buckwheat, rice and coconut, their breads are tasty and flavourful. Their bread is so completely popular, they’ve started to stocking their products all over Sweden.
You might not expect a city like Madrid to indulge in gluten-free trends but there are several fantastic gluten-free bakeries to tempt you with cakes, cookies and tarts. Celicioso is the most European of the bunch, you’ll find all sorts delicate pastries to satiate your cravings.
There is quite possibly nothing better than a one-stop shop and Amsterdam’s Cotton Cake not only sells delightful baked goods and coffee but it is also a dazzling clothing boutique. Everything from the dresses to the coffee beans is handpicked by the owners meaning your day spent at CottonCake will be totally unique.