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. The German Coeliac Society is called Deutsche Zöliakiegesellschaft – DZG.
Gluten-free in Germany: 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 – discount supermarket
- 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 = Oats
- 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