Curious about our travel experiences and eating gluten-free in Germany? Then read our gluten-free restaurant city guides!
While a lot of people in Germany speak English, I would absolutely recommend travelling with a German Gluten Free Restaurant Card to make gluten free travel easier. Down below you can also find some German basics.
Supermarkets & co.
There are several places to buy gluten-free ingredients, from local supermarkets to bigger chain stores and organic shops. Several stores have their own “free from” products in a dedicated gluten free product section.
- Edeka – supermarket
- Rewe – supermarket
- Spar – supermarket
- Kaufland – supermarket
- Lidl / Aldi – discount supermarket
- Real – hypermarket
- DM Drogerie – drugstore chain
- Reformhaus – General word for a health (food) store
- Bioladen/ Biomarkt – Organic Store / Organic (Super)Market
- Gluten (gluten)
- Kann Spuren von Gluten enthalten (may contain traces of gluten)
- Weizen / Weizenstärke (wheat / wheat flour)
- Weizeneiweiß (wheat protein)
- Weizenkleber (wheat glue)
- Roggen (rye)
- Hafer (oat)
- Gerste / Gerstenmalz / Gerstenmalzextrakt (barley / barley malt / barley malt extract)
- Dinkel (spelt)
- Grünkern (unripe spelt grain)
- Bulgur (bulgur)
- Einkorn (einkorn)
- Kamut (kamut)
- Couscous (couscous)
- Grieß (semolina)
- Nudeln (pasta)
- Paniermehl (breadcrumbs)