Curious about our travel experiences and eating gluten-free in Belgium? Discover our gluten-free city guides!
Tips for traveling gluten-free
When you’re adhering to a gluten-free eating regimen, one of the main obstacles you might face during your travels is the language barrier. To facilitate gluten-free travel, I highly recommend carrying a Gluten-Free Restaurant Card. Personally, I find it worthwhile to invest in a reliable gluten-free restaurant card that specifically addresses the issue of cross-contamination. Since Belgium has multiple official languages, I recommend a Dutch and French gluten-free restaurant card. Below, I have provided some fundamental Dutch and French expressions to communicate your dietary needs.
Furthermore, it’s beneficial to conduct preliminary research before your trip. Explore local eateries that offer gluten-free alternatives and acquaint yourself with regional dishes that are typically free of gluten. By combining a dependable gluten-free restaurant card with advance research, you will be well-equipped to navigate your dietary restrictions while traveling.
Gluten free Belgium: supermarkets & co.
There are several places to buy gluten-free ingredients, from local supermarkets to bigger chain stores and organic shops. Most stores have a dedicated gluten free product section.
- Colruyt – supermarket
- Delhaize – supermarket
- Carrefour – supermarket
- Spar – supermarket
- Intermarché – supermarket
- Lidl – discount supermarket
- Aldi – discount supermarket
Gluten Free Dutch phrasebook
|may contain traces of gluten||kan sporen van gluten bevatten|
|wheat / wheat flour / (modified) wheat starch||tarwe / tarwebloem / (gemodificeerd) tarwezetmeel|
|barley / barley malt / barley malt extract||gerst / gerstmout / gerstmoutextract|
|I have coeliac disease (a food intolerance) and must therefore follow a gluten-free diet.||Ik heb coeliakie (een voedselintolerantie) en moet daarom glutenvrij eten.|
|Eating gluten can result in serious reactions and symptoms.||Het eten van gluten kan leiden tot ernstige ziekteverschijnselen.|
|I cannot eat wheat, rye, oats, barley, spelt or kamut or their derivatives, because they contain gluten.||Ik kan geen tarwe, rogge, haver, gerst, spelt en kamut of daarvan afgeleide producten eten, omdat daar gluten in zit.|
|Any contact with products containing gluten and grains should therefore be avoided.||Elk contact met glutenbevattende producten en granen dient daarom vermeden te worden.|
|guar gum flour||(farine de) guarpit|
|potatoes||pommes de terre|