Where to eat and drink in Munich, Germany
Last updated: January 2021
Munich is the capital city of the Bavaria Region. The city is located at the river Isar in the south of Bavaria. It is most famous for its beautiful architecture, fine culture, and the annual Oktoberfest beer celebration.
Make sure to visit the Marienplatz which is known for the famous Glockenspiel, Christmas market and the Neues and Altes Rathaus (New and Old Town Halls). Another must-visit is the Viktualienmarkt. This market is located in the heart of the old town and used to be a farmers’ market. These days the Viktualienmarkt is a permanent food market and attracts mostly epicures and foodies. The word “Viktualien” is taken from the Late Latin word for food.
Restaurant Pizzesco is located in the Au-Haidhausen District and offers a great quality of pizzas. The atmosphere is good with lots of Italian flair and a cozy interior. Not only do they offer gluten-free pizza but also lactose-free options as well as Speltpizza and Kamutpizza. You might start to worry now becuase of all the glutenous flours around, nevertheless there is no need to be unsure since the glutenfree pizzas are prepared at a completely separate work station, using a different oven, different pans and different tubs for sauce and cheese.
The PROSCIUTTO E RUCOLA pizza topped with tomatoes, mozzarella, Parma ham and arugula was super crisp and tasty and is definately worth a try.
The Restaurant is located close to the city centre. The German museum (Deutsches Museum) and the Isar River are just a stroll away.
You will find Pizzesco on Rosenheimer Str. nº12, Munich, Germany.
Underneath I have listed some restaurants which I haven’t visited yet, but are on my list! I got these reco’s from gluten-free friends, family and followers. As I said – I have not tested these gastronomies myself (so far) and cannot say anything about how it looks here with a possible cross-contamination and whether there is an understanding for celiac disease sufferers. Please do not take it as recommendations, but only as additional options. If you’ve visited any of the restaurants, or if you have another tip, feel free to write me about it in the comments!
- Torten-Sternchen (100% gluten-free): a 100% gluten-free bakery in Munich. They serve all sorts of gluten free delights – from gluten free pizza, to croissants and even pretzels. Address: Freibadstraße nº18, Munich, Germany.
- Echt Jetzt (100% gluten-free): a 100% gluten-free cafe and bakery. It is located just a couple of blocks away from the Universität metro station. It serves breads, sandwiches, cinnamon rolls, pizza and more. Echt Jetzt is a dedicated gluten-free facility and they only use ingredients that are certified gluten-free by the manufacturer. Address: Barer Straße nº48, Munich, Germany.
- Taverna Naxos: a Greek restaurant and located slightly West of the city center near Schloss Nymphenburg. There are lots of gluten-free options on the menu. Taverna Naxos actually only marks the things that contain gluten, all the rest is gluten-free. The friendly staff is well informed and will tell you all gluten-free options the minute you say “glutenfrei” or “Zoliakie”. Address: Verdistraße nº33, Munich, Germany.
- Longgrain: serves Thai cuisine. The menu is clearly marked and the curries are gluten-free and safe for Celiacs. Address: Belgradstraße nº45, Munich, Germany.
- Siggi’s: a vegan restaurant in the center of Munich. They offer a few gluten-free options and have an English menu. All options marked “GF” are safe. Some dishes are marked “may contain gluten” which in my eyes is a good thing that they distinguish the two. Address: Buttermelcherstraße nº17, Munich, Germany.
I cannot guarantee that all restaurants and stores listed above are 100% free of gluten. Always check with the restaurant for cross-contamination and whether there is an understanding for celiac disease sufferers.