Gluten-free in Gouda, the Netherlands
Gouda is a city that is famous for its cheese and is located in the western region of the Netherlands. Aside from the cheese, Gouda also boasts a range of stunning buildings such as the City Hall and the Church of St. John.
From Gouda it’s only a 10 minute drive to Haastecht, where you’ll find some great gluten-free restaurants as well. Read my gluten-free guide about Haastrecht!
Miss Nice Banana (100% gluten-free)
Miss Nice Banana is completely gluten-free and soy-free. As a substitute, chickpeas, kidney beans, black beans, lentils, rice flour, corn flour, buckwheat flour and / or potato flour is used. All the products are vegan and Miss Nice Banana promotes a healthy, completely plant-based and fresh lifestyle. All dishes are sweetened with natural sugars from bananas, dates or from the agave plant. The menu varies every quarter with a focus on seasonality.
During our visits I tried the Concept Burger. The Concept Burger is a delicious burger with a black bean patty, guacamole, vegan cheese and tortilla chips. More in the mood for something sweet? No worries, there is a big choice of gluten-free vegan pies and desserts. I tried the apple crumble with a maple glazed granola crumble which was super tasty.
You will find Miss Nice Banana on Zeugstraat nº34, Gouda, The Netherlands.
Gluten-free in Gouda – Recommendations
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!
- Bagels & Beans: at Bagels & Beans in you can get gluten-free bagels and the salads can also be made gluten-free. The staff is well-informed about cross-contamination and paying great attention to separate preparation of dishes. Great for coffee, breakfast, brunch and lunch. Address: Agnietenstraat nº2, Gouda, the Netherlands. Also check out other locations in the Netherlands.
- ‘t Zusje: delicious tapas with gluten-free options clearly marked on the menu. Address: Markt nº37, Gouda, the Netherlands. Also check out other locations in the Netherlands.
- Restaurant De Beren: restaurant De Beren has an allergen menu that clearly states for each dish whether it contains gluten. You can have lunch here with gluten-free bread and most of the dinner dishes are gluten-free. Also a number of starters can even be served with gluten-free bread. Besides, there are some gluten-free desserts. Address: Harderwijkweg nº1, Gouda, the Netherlands. De Beren is a restaurant chain with more than 30 locations, find other locations in the Netherlands.
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.