Are you allergic or sensitive to gluten and going to Valencia soon? We have some nice tips for good restaurants and tapas bars that offer delicious gluten free food. Moreover, we have some nice tips on where to buy fresh bread at 100% gluten free bakeries. If you prefer cooking yourself, you might like our recommendations about supermarkets that offer a lot of gluten free products!
El Leon is quite a small restaurant that you would almost pass without noticing. But that would be a shame because in this cosy place they serve really good tapas! If you are really hungry, no worries: they offer big plates as well. The allergens are clearly marked on the menu, which makes it more convenient to choose gluten free options.
Plaça Redona 7
Monday to Thursday: 11.30 – 23.00
Friday and Saturday: 11.30 – 23.30
Sunday: 11.30 – 23.00
Bodega Casa Montaña
One of the oldest tapas bars in Valencia is Bodega Casa Montaña. The interior is traditional and the restaurant is very popular among the locals. Special about this place is that they have a very extensive wine menu. They offer a variety of bottles from all over the world, made in over 1000 wineries. They store all these bottles in their wine cellar underneath the restaurant. Especially for the people that are gluten intolerant, this typically Spanish tapas restaurant has a really convenient website. The menu page allows you to check the boxes of your food preference: without gluten, without lactose, vegetarian, etc. It will show you a selection of the plates that meet your preferences. In the restaurant itself there is a separate menu especially designed for people with coeliac disease. We love it!
Carrer de Josep Benlliure 69
Monday to Friday: 13.00 – 16.00 and 19.30 – 23.00
Saturday and Sunday: 12.30 – 16.00
La Teresina offers a variety of gluten free tapas. It’s a cosy and colourful restaurant with great food. Their menu shows corn symbols next to the dishes that contain gluten, so you have a clear overview. The menu also has icons for other allergies, such as dairy, eggs, fish and sulfites. The staff is very friendly and gives you recommendations based on what you like. In summer you can enjoy your tapas and an Agua de Valencia on the sunny terrace!
Carrer de Mossen Femenia 15
Monday to Sunday: 18.00 – 02.00
Almalibre Açaí Bar
Açaí is a Brazilian fruit from the Amazon region that is considered to be one of the healthiest fruits by nature. It is filled with antioxidants, essential omegas, fibers and proteins. So if you need a vitamin boost, this is the place to go! On their menu they provide information regarding allergies: they indicate which dishes contain gluten and which type of gluten this is. As a result, everyone can enjoy this hotspot in the neighbourhood of Torres de Serrano. You will be filled with happy food and positive vibes when you leave the restaurant! If you really like their organic açai berries, you can buy them in their online store so you can enjoy it at home as well.
The legend of the berry
Once upon a time, there was an Indian tribe that lived in the area that is now known as the city of Bélem. The tribe was short of food, so the leader Itaki needed a solution. He decided that all children in the tribe needed to be killed. He was even willing to sacrifice his own grandchild, the daughter of Iaçá. When the full moon appeared that night, a child was crying. Iaçá heard this and followed the noise. She saw her daughter smiling at her from across the field. With a little hesitation Iaçá ran towards the girl. When she arrived, the child was sacrificed and her body was found laying against the aai tree. The smile was still on her face and she was looking up at the palm. This gave life to the dark berries of the palm. The tribe collected all berries and this way the tribe leader was able to feed everyone. As a tribute to his granddaughter, Itaki named the berry açai, which is his daughters’ name spelled backwards. Also, he did not go through with sacrificing all children of the tribe.
Carrer de Roteros 16
Tuesday to Saturday: 11.00 – 23.00
Sunday: 11.00 – 16.00
The Mediterranean restaurant LaLola makes delicious dishes made with fresh ingredients that can be bought on the daily markets. This is also why some options on the menu change depending on the season. There is a very open and welcoming atmosphere in the restaurant. Furthermore, they are very specialized in gluten free food. They are part of several associations that ensure that the ingredients and dishes offered are really prepared without getting into touch with any gluten. This also entails that in the preparation process, a protocol is followed where cross contamination is prevented.
Pujada del Toledà 8
Monday to Sunday: 13.30 – 15.30 and 20.00 – 23.30
La Pappardella is very busy throughout the whole day. It’s one of the best Italian restaurants in Valencia, that offers a great range of gluten free dishes. On the main menu, all food allergens are clearly marked with symbols. For people with gluten intolerance they even have a separate gluten free menu. All dishes can be made with gluten free pasta and several salads are also offered as gluten free option. The owners have another nice restaurant called ‘Al Pomodoro’, right behind Plaza Reina.
Calle Bordadores 6
Monday to Sunday: 13.30 – 16.00 and 20.00 – 00.00
This cute restaurant located near Mercado Colon is the perfect spot to get a healthy meal. They always make sure their products are ecological and fresh. Their brand stands for quality products that are made using a sustainable process. The space is designed in a way that makes you feel relaxed and warm. The menu gives a clear overview of what dishes contain gluten.
Perez Pujol 10
Monday to Friday: 08:30 – 21.00
Saturday and Sunday: 09.30 – 21.00
Sorsi e Morsi
The restaurant Sorsi e Morsi has very clear menus where all kinds of allergens are clearly marked, including gluten. From their great range of delicious pastas and pizzas you will have difficulty to choose! If you’re still hungry, try the amazing tiramisu. Throughout Valencia there are three different locations of this restaurant. In each of them they have succeeded to create a really good ambiance: a cosy restaurant with a modern touch.
Passeig de l’Albereda 44
Monday to Sunday: 13.00 – 00.00
Carrer del Comte d’Altea 22
Monday to Sunday: 13.30 – 16.00 and 20.30 – 00.00
Carrer del Dr. Serrano 11
Monday to Thursday: 14.00 – 16.00
Friday and Saturday: 14.00 – 16.00 and 21.00 – 00.00
Sunday: 14.00 – 16.00
Location Playa Patacona
Avenida Mare Nostrum
Monday to Wednesday: 13.00 – 16.00
Thursday to Saturday: 13.00 – 16.00 and 20:00 – 00.00
Sunday: 13.00 – 16.00
100% GLUTEN FREE BAKERY
If you are a person with coeliac disease who wants to get a lunch or breakfast to go, or just want to treat yourself with delicious pasteries, Valencia is the right place for you! Here is a 100% gluten free bakery that we listed for you to check out.
This gluten free bakery does not produce any products containing gluten. Besides tasty bread and pasteries also dairy and egg free products are offered. There are several options for pastas as well. If prefer to eat your meal somewhere outside, you can take a meal to go. Try out the quinoa croquettes, they are really good!
Carrer de Sogorb 8
Monday: 09.00 – 15.00
Tuesday to Friday: 09.00 – 15.00 and 17.00 – 19.30
Saturday: 09.00 – 15.00
GLUTEN FREE GROCERIES
It can be difficult to find a supermarket that offers a lot of gluten free products. In Valencia there are two grocery stores where there is especially thought of providing products ‘sin gluten: Herbolario Navarro and Mercadona.
The Herbolario Navarro stores sell a lot of healthy products. The prices are a bit higher compared to other supermarkets, but the quality is making up for it. Especially if you pay attention to the sales you can buy products for a reasonable price. There are a lot of gluten free products sold. Some locations have a cafe next to the store, in which gluten free options are offered as well.
Mercadona is a supermarket chain that has a lot of stores spread throughout Valencia. They sell over a thousand products that are considered gluten free. Knownig this, it’s without a doubt the chain with the widest range of gluten free products in Valencia.