Copasetic is a food lover’s paradise in Barcelona’s L’Eixample neighborhood, with a Mediterranean-inspired menu. Soups, sandwiches, burgers, crêpes and more are made fresh daily with locally sourced, fresh, and mostly organic ingredients. The aim is to provide good food to everyone – including those with gluten and lactose intolerances. The cozy atmosphere, well-trained staff, and menu full of gluten-free and allergen-friendly options are enough to make even the most sensitive eaters relax and enjoy their meal, worry-free.
Copasetic, Carrer de la Diputació, 55, Barcelona, Spain, +34 935 32 76 66
Now with two locations in Barcelona, Conesa has been making hot sandwiches since 1951. Ten years ago, the founder’s son set out to create a coeliac-safe sandwich; after extensive research and a collaboration with the Coeliac Association of Catalunya, Conesa offers over 30 varieties of certified gluten-free sandwiches, loaded with meat or vegetables. With delicious bread, a side of patatas fried in uncontaminated oil, gluten-free beer, and naturally flourless sauces, Conesa proudly offers gluten-free alternatives for nearly 98 percent of their menu.
La Fonda is perhaps one of the Gothic neighborhood’s most charming restaurants. If you ask a waiter, you can look at a special menu that highlights all the dishes suitable for coeliacs, the lactose-intolerant, vegetarians, and people with other dietary needs. Even with the restrictions, the menu is so long that everyone is guaranteed to find something they’ll enjoy.
La Fonda, Carrer dels Escudellers, 10, Barcelona, Spain, +34 933 01 75 15
Mayura is considered one of Barcelona’s best Indian restaurants and while their menu is not specifically labeled gluten-free, the waiters and kitchen staff are all extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Excluding the fried appetizers and majority of the breads, Mayura makes traditional curries and sauces that are naturally gluten-free and they also offer a buckwheat-based bread.
Mayura, Carrer de Girona, 57, Barcelona, Spain, +34 934 81 45 36
Gut, located in the Gràcia neighborhood, is another Barcelona restaurant dedicated to providing incredible food to people of all diet profiles. The menu alone is a fantastic display of health-conscious and allergy-friendly dishes that include gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, lactose-free and egg-free options. The ownernhas carefully cultivated a nearly 90 percent gluten-free menu with 50 percent of the desserts safe for coeliacs as well.
Gut, Carrer del Perill, 13, Barcelona, Spain, +34 931 86 63 60
Els Pollos de Llull
Els Pollos de Llull specializes in roasted, whole chickens. Their menu has expanded over the years to include many pastas, croquetas, and other bread-based products; as they began to receive more and more gluten-free requests from customers, the restaurant decided to change things up in the kitchen. Since their famous chicken was already naturally gluten-free, staff were trained to prevent gluten cross-contamination and are now well-versed in gluten-free options. The menu includes fried potatoes, made in their own dedicated fryer making them a gluten-free option.
Els Pollos de Llull, , +34 931 62 22 50
Considered one of the best gluten-free restaurants in Barcelona, La Lluna is a great place to get traditional Spanish food. The owners did not set out to become a gluten-free destination but ten years ago, their geographic proximity to the Coeliac Association of Catalunya and customers who came from their offices changed the way their chefs thought about food. The restaurant stopped using wheat flour in sauce bases altogether and the pastries are made with almond meal. Of the few things on their impressive menu that the gluten-intolerant should avoid are the fried foods that may have been exposed to cross-contamination.
La Lluna, Carrer Santa Anna, 20, Barcelona, Spain, +34 933 42 44 79
One of the best restaurants for fresh seafood and traditional Catalan cuisine in Barcelona, Bar Mut offers gluten-free dishes. Most of the seafood plates are grilled or can be prepared for coeliac customers upon request. The staff is well-versed in what does and does not contain gluten and this is one of the best places for tapas in a city that tends to serve everything on bread.
Bar Mut, Calle Pau Claris, 192, Barcelona, Spain, +34 932 17 43 38
Roca Moo is the Michelin-star restaurant of the upscale Hotel Omm, located just off Passeig de Gràcia. Roca Moo is not a dedicated gluten-free kitchen, nor do they have a gluten-free menu. However, this outstanding restaurant is used to accommodating people with all dietary needs and the chefs can cook almost any dish without gluten. The other restaurant in the hotel, Roca Bar, offers healthy options that are naturally gluten-free.
Roca Moo, Carrer del Rosselló, 265, Barcelona, Spain, +34 93 445 40 00
Granja M. Viader
Granja M. Viader is a former dairy (one of the few places licensed in the old city to sell milk), which today serves sandwiches, desserts, and its famous chocolate con churros. Their menu boasts a number of naturally gluten-free desserts (including chocolate).
Granja M. Viader, Carrer d’en Xuclà, 4-6, Barcelona, Spain, +34 933 18 34 86