When in Barcelona, the average traveller enjoys a non-stop tapas buffet with slices of bread, fried calamari, croquetas, croissants and just about every other gluten-based product found in the Mediterranean. But what if you are travelling to the Catalan capital on a restricted diet? Fortunately, Barcelona now boasts a number restaurants for gluten-free diners, so you’ll never be far from a place to eat.
Now with two locations in Barcelona, Conesa has been making hot sandwiches since 1951. In the mid-2000s, the founder’s son set out to create a coeliac-safe sandwich and, after extensive research and a collaboration with the Coeliac Association of Catalunya, Conesa now 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 a wealth of gluten-free alternatives.
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 on 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.