SIt's not easy having celiac disease. Nowadays, when it comes to eating out, many large food chains make an effort to offer gluten-free products at more affordable prices than they did a few years ago. However, it is often very difficult to find a place that offers a specific menu for celiac sufferers. Here are some celiac-friendly restaurants in Madrid that deserve your full attention.
When mentioning the wide variety of premises that offer gluten-free breakfasts, we must not forget Celmart Cafe for its classic toast, while in Farruca Bar, there is a long list of sandwiches that can be accompanied with skewers in tortilla. Studios Boulevard is another eating place that always offers a gluten-free menu. They bake their bread and maintain a high level of quality in the rest of their menu offer. Among the list of franchises, Starbucks Coffee offers coffees and cakes that are suitable for coeliacs. Remember to let the waiter/waitress know before placing your order.
That time of the day has come when you feel hungry and can't decide where to eat. Among the best celiac-friendly restaurants in Madrid, there are those that offer Japanese food. Locals like Okashi Sanda- with its excellent gluten-free ramen- or Banzai are a must visit. If you prefer another type of food, it is important to bear in mind that pizzas are no longer a forbidden food for celiacs. Restaurants like Gino's, Ornella, Da Nicola, Pizzasana, Pizzeria Carlos and Telepizza offer many options. Large fast food chains also include suitable dishes on their menu. These include quality hamburgers from Bus Station and Hamburguesa Nostra. To taste the most traditional recipes such as tapas, it is recommended to visit some of the impressive local bars like El Taller Bar or Fuencarral Inn.
Sweet lovers can also find some great places that offer gluten-free cakes and sweets. Among the ice-cream parlours are Sani Sapori, Llao Llao and Sommoy. For the classic snack of coffee or tea with pastries there are places like the confectionery Marqués, Bio in the Bowl, the patisserie, Oriental, and Celicioso. This last one stands out for its coulant and churros on its menu as well as different flavoured breads.
As you will have noticed, Madrid is a city where even the hotel staff are concerned about offering celiac sufferers all the options they can to enjoy their usual dishes without having their health affected. It's up to you to take a walk in the city and explore the places that allow you to enjoy eating your favourite foods again.