Gluten free Brussels: the places we tried –
We stayed a few days in Brussels and tried some places offering gluten-free options. At the end of the article, you can also find a list of other places in the city that we haven’t tried, but that offer gluten-free options.
Gluten-free Brussels: the places we tried
Gluten-free Brussels: Noordzee – Mer du Nord
Very particular place of street food. They have various types of seafood, grilled fish, and soups. They tell you which dishes are gluten-free at the time of the order, but don’t have gluten-free bread, so if you’re used to eating it, take something with you to “accompany” the dishes. I had with me a focaccia that I had made the day before and it was perfect 🙂
In the square then there are various tables where you can put the dishes while eating standing.
We took a soup of fish, seafood, scampi and grilled tuna.
All excellent and fresh for a total of € 36.00.
Gluten-free Brussels: Italia in tavola
Address: Chaussée de Waterloo 790, 1180 Uccle, Bruxelles
Phone: +32 486 06 38 57
Cozy Italian restaurant on the outskirts of town.
The cook is celiac and there is the possibility of having virtually the entire menu gluten-free, with options even lactose-free and egg-free. They make pizza, pasta, bread and cakes, all homemade by the excellent cook, as well as the owner of the restaurant. The desserts and ice cream are all gluten-free.
We ate really well: bread, homemade pasta, and desserts, all delicious, for a total of € 45.00. The gluten-free dishes have a supplement on the price of 1 or 2 euros.
They also have a space where you can find for sale a good choice of gluten-free packaged products.
Gluten-free Brussels: Exki
They have various points of sale throughout the city (click on the map above to view them)
This chain of restaurants, also present in Germany, Austria, and France, offers various gluten-free proposals, both sweet and savory, but we have to pay attention to the cross-contamination.
All products have an indication of the various allergens, but unfortunately, some products are exposed along with those with gluten. In some stores, I found both sweet and savory gluten-free products stored in glass bells, separated from the rest, or closed in containers, so I could take something, while in others I couldn’t.
Therefore these places are suitable for those who have gluten sensitivity and don’t have to be careful about contamination, while for the celiac it’s good to look at the storage and ask the staff what products are safe.
As gluten-free options there are soups, salads, vegetable burrito, various types of cakes, yogurt, fruit juices and packaged corn galette.
The two desserts we tasted were good, at a cost of € 3.60 the slice of cocoa and dried fruit cake and € 1.70 the chocolate muffin.
Gluten-free Brussels: Mary Artisan Chocolatier
Finally, we tasted the delicious handmade chocolate of Mary, the official chocolate of the Belgian royal house.
Almost all chocolates are gluten-free, just ask the sales staff to tell you the few chocolates containing gluten.
They also have nice gift boxes that you can pick up already made or have them fill up on the moment with the chocolates you prefer.
We took 4 boxes of chocolates, 3 to bring as a gift and one for us, for a total of € 75.00
Gluten-free Brussels: supermarkets with gluten-free products
Gluten-free packaged products can be found in supermarkets without any problems.
We have been to Carrefour and Delhaize and in both, we have found large gluten-free sections (especially in the Carrefour).
Other places that we haven’t tried, but that have gluten-free options:
Domino’s Pizza – this chain, which has several restaurants in the city, makes 2 types of gluten-free pizzas: Margherita and American (with spicy salami) at a cost of € 9.00.
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NOTICE – The features of the facilities we report in our articles may vary from what our experience was like: change of management, closure, or other circumstances. In this case, they may no longer be able to provide (totally or partially) gluten-free foods, so we advise you to ask them in advance.
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