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Gluten Free Travel to:
Before you go, call or email the restaurants to see what they offer, when they are open, and make reservations if necessary. I cannot guarantee the safety of any restaurants and/or the food they serve. It is always up to you to tell them of your special diet and determine if the food they serve is safe for your circumstances.
Email me with your dining experiences.
GLUTEN FREE TRAVEL IN GERMANY
We are considering a trip to Germany and have gathered the following information so far. This will be updated when we actually do go, but this may be helpful to someone who is also contemplating a trip.
The web site has some information in English but not much. Great resource if you know German. I also received a pamphlet from them that states:
Advice for foreign visitors in Germany
Most glutenfree products can be found in shops called “Reformhaus” or “Neuform” shop.
However, each shop provides a different variety of products depending on the size and the
location of the shop. In general, these stores provide products from
3 Pauly (Glutano), Hammermühle, Schnitzer (Schwarzwälder Zöliakie-Backstube), Sybille
Diät and Dr.Schaer.
On our website you can find a list of several glutenfree bakeries in
Germany which sell by mail order. Normally you order the bread by phone or email. For
the way of payment please contact the company itself before ordering.
Health food shops
you can find on the website or www.schaer.com and www.reformhaus.de . By clicking on the name of each shop the address and telephone number will appear on the screen.
If you would like a copy of the annual food list (600 pages, foods listed under
manufacturers), you can order it for 20 EUR. Inside the food-list all glutenfree products that
do not contain lactose are also marked with a star. We can send it to the address of where
you will be staying in Germany or to your home address. Please give us about 2 weeks for delivery.
- Additional German supermarkets chain where you can find gluten free products include Edeka, Famila, Globus, Maxus, Kaufland, Real, Rewe and Reformhaus.
- An explanation from the Germany Coelic Societt about what is celiac disease and what foods are forbidden to use at restaurants:
Eine Bitte an den Koch
Ich habe Zöliakie und muss eine strikte glutenfreie Ernährung einhalten.
Deshalb darf ich keine Speisen zu mir nehmen, die auch nur kleinste
Mengen/ Spuren von Weizen, Roggen, Gerste, Hafer, Dinkel und Grünkern
bzw. daraus hergestellte Produkte wie z. B. Semmelbrösel, Backerbsen, usw.
Können Sie mir aus Ihrer Speisekarte für mich geeignete Gerichte nennen,
oder mein Gericht glutenfrei zubereiten (z.B. durch Weglassen mehlhaltiger
Saucen oder unpanierte, unmehlierte Zubereitung)?
Sie können ersatzweise für mich geeignete Getreidesorten/ -stärke wie Mais,
Reis, Hirse, Kartoffelstärke oder auch Buchweizen verwenden.
Vielen Dank für Ihre Bemühungen!
Translated to English:
A request to the cook
I have celiac disease and must maintain a strict gluten-free diet.
Due to this, I may not eat any food that contains even the smallest
amount/trace of wheat, rye, barley, oats, spelt and unripe spelt grain and/or
products manufactured from this such as bread crumbs, soup noodles, etc.
Can you point out dishes suitable for me from your menu, or prepare my dish
gluten-free (e.g., by omitting sauces containing flour or by preparing items
without breading or flour)?
You can use as suitable replacements for me types of cereals/starches such
as corn, rice, millet, potato starch or buckwheat.
Thank you very much for your efforts!