Gluten-free in Slovenia

Curious about our travel experiences and eating gluten-free in Slovenia? Then read our gluten-free restaurant city guides!

Restaurant guides

TaBar in Ljubljana, Slovenia
TaBar, Ljubljana

I would absolutely recommend travelling with a Slovenian Gluten Free Restaurant Card to make gluten free travel easier. Language barriers can be one of the biggest challenges when traveling – especially when you are following a gluten-free diet.  Down below you can also find some Slovenian basics. The Slovene Coeliac organization is called Slovenia drustvo za Celiakijo (no English).

Gluten-free in Slovenia: 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. Some known gluten-free brands which you will most likely find are Glutano, Schar and Orgran.

  • Interspar – supermarket
  • Mercator – supermarket
  • Tuš – supermarket
  • Lidl – discount supermarket
  • Hofer (Slovene version of Aldi) – discount supermarket
  • DM – drugstore chain

Slovenian phrasebook

  • Brezglutenske izdelke = Gluten-free products
  • Pšenica = Wheat
  • Rž Rye
  • Ječmen = Barley
  • (Modificiran) Pšenični škrob = (Modified) Wheat starch
  • Pira = Spelt
  • Oves = Oats
  • Kamut = Kamut
  • Imam bolezen celiakijo in se moram držati stroge brezglutenske diete. V nasprotnem primeru lahko imam resne težave. = I suffer from an illness called coeliac disease and have to follow a strict gluten free diet, or I may become very unwell.
  • Skratka, izogibati se mora hrani z vsebnostjo glutena in žitaricam. = Any contact with products containing gluten and grains should therefore be avoided.
  • Ne smem jesti nobene jedi, ki vsebuje moko ali zrna pšenice, rža, ječmena in ovsa. kot npr sojine omake, testenin, pšeničnega zdroba, kruha, tort in ostalega peciva. = I cannot eat any foods containing flours or grains of wheat, rye, barley or oats, for example soy sauce, pasta, semolina, bread, cakes and pastries.
  • Če v pripravi jedi niso uporabljena naslednja žita pšenica, rž, ječmen in oves, potem lahko uživam vse vrste sadja, zelenjave (tudi krompir), meso, ribe, in riž. = As long as no wheat, rye, barley or oats are used in their preparation, I can eat all kinds of fruit, vegetables (including potatoes), meat, fish and rice.