Gluten-free in Berlin, Germany
Last updated: February 2023
Berlin is the capital and largest city of Germany. Known for its rich history, cultural diversity, and vibrant nightlife, it is a popular tourist destination. Some of the city’s most famous landmarks include the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin Wall, and Checkpoint Charlie. Berlin is also home to many museums, galleries, and parks.
Berlin is a great city for those following a gluten-free diet. Many restaurants offer gluten-free options or have dedicated gluten-free menus. There are also several specialty stores and bakeries that sell gluten-free products. Popular gluten-free options in Berlin include traditional German dishes as well as a wide variety of international cuisine. With a bit of research and planning, it’s easy to find delicious gluten-free options in Berlin.
Hard Rock Cafe
The Hard Rock Cafe in Berlin blends modern designs with historic charm. There is a separate gluten-free menu available. The standard menu also shows which options are gluten-free or can be adjusted to a gluten-free version.
I ordered the baby back ribs with BBQ sauce, alongside came fries and beans. Normally coleslaw is served as an extra side, nevertheless the staff mentioned the coleslaw contained malt so this was left away. The ribs where served with a little flag on it, meaning being marked and prepared as gluten-free option. I was so stuffed after a whole rack of ribs that I couldn’t fit in a desert any more. The gluten-free chocolate brownie with hot fudge, vanilla ice cream, chocolate sprinkles and whipped cream did sound very appealing though.
You will find Hard Rock Cafe on Kurfürstendamm nº224, Berlin, Germany.
AERA Bread (100% gluten-free)
AERA is a 100% gluten-free bakery and has two locations in Berlin. The café on Fasanenstraße close to the Kurfürstendamm has nice seating outside. AERA offers a good range of breads (try their sourdough bread), cookies and cakes. They have vegan options and allergens are marked clearly.
I had a fruit crumble cake for on the go alongside with a nice coffee.
You will find AERA on Fasanenstraße nº74 and Rosenthaler Str. nº72, Berlin, Germany.
Hummus & Friends
Restaurant Hummus & Friends serve freshly prepared vegetarian, vegan & kosher hummus dishes. They have some gluten-free options, ask the staff they are happy to help.
I had three kind of potatoes from the oven (beet, potato and sweet potato) served with an avocado dip.
You will find Hummus & Friends on Oranienburger Str. nº27, Berlin, 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 about it in the comments!
Cafés and bakeries
- Glutenfreie Bäckerei Konditorei Eis Voh (100% gluten-free): delicious gluten-free breads, cakes and ice cream. The cafe/bakery has a homey vibe and sidewalk tables. Address: Bundesallee nº118, Berlin, Germany.
- Jute Bäckerei (100% gluten-free): tiny bakery/cafe offering rustic, gluten-free organic breads, sandwiches, muffins, brownies and more. Address: Schönhauser Allee nº52A, Berlin, Germany.
- Oshione (100% gluten-free): 100% gluten-free artisan bakery offering, among other things, (organic) sourdough, vegan and yeast-free breads. Address: Katzbachstraße nº25, Berlin, Germany.
- Brotquelle (100% gluten-free): charming little cafe offering organic, gluten-free breads and buns as well as cakes, cookies, pies and more. Address: Gärtnerstraße nº2, Berlin, Germany.
- Café Pretty Hill (100% gluten-free): cakes, coffee, all day Breakfast, lunch and much more. Address: Naumannstraße nº54, Berlin, Germany.
- EasyPeasy: vegan café offering delicious sandwiches, baked goods, smoothies, bowls and soups. Has plenty of gluten-free options on the menu. Address: Niederbarnimstraße nº16, Berlin, Germany.
- Schnitzelei: gluten-free schnitzel with gluten free crumb and they also have gluten-free beer. This Alpine inspired cuisine has three locations in Berlin. Address: Röntgenstraße nº7b, Berlin, Germany.
- Simela finest food: gluten-free pizza with buckwheat base. They also offer gluten free pasta, bruschetta, gluten-free beer and tiramisu. Simela has two locations, one in Berlin Mitte, and one near the Berlin Zoo. Address: Koppenplatz nº1, Berlin, Germany.
- Lily Burger “Beef & Vegan Grill-Club“: beef, burgers, platters and breakfast and some good gluten-free options. Besides, all meat dishes on the menu are also available 1:1 as a vegan option. Address: Fasanenstraße nº14, Berlin, Germany.
- Chutnify: Chutnify has a clearly labelled menu with plenty of gluten-free options. This Indian Restaurant has two locations around Berlin. Address: Sredzkistraße nº43, Berlin, Germany.
- Cielo Di Berlino: cosy restaurant with sidewalk tables. The menu offers classic and buckwheat pizzas as well as housemade pastas. Address: Monumentenstraße nº31, Berlin, Germany.
- Que Pasa: Que Pasa serves Mexican food and has a clearly-marked enu with some great gluten-free options. Also, they serve great cocktails. They’ve got six locations in Berlin. Address: Voxstraße nº2, Berlin, Germany.
- Suzette crêperie: the galettes are gluten-free and prepared with 100% buckwheat flour. Traditionally served with savory toppings but you can ask the staff for alternatives if you have a sweet tooth. Address: Pappelallee nº15, Berlin, 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.