As I get out and about in town, I am planning on keeping tabs of the gluten free goodies I come across. I haven’t used my blog as a resource before, but there is a lot to learn on gluten free living, so I need some place to write it all down in case I forget where I got something good. I’ll be updating this from time to time, so it is by no means a complete list.
There are too many web resources for me to even go into, but I think it is important to know where you can go to lay your hands on something the same day (since I am such a poor meal planner). If any of you local folks notice things that I have missed, please feel free to add a comment, and I will update the list accordingly.
First, there are a ton of places to get gluten-free products if you need substitutes for cooking at home:
Edeka – You can actually go online and get a list of their GF products here. They have a few gf products among the normal selections of pasta, cereals and flours. They mostly have Schaer brand from what I have seen. Their meat counter is well informed on gluten contents of their meat products, in my experience. Edika also has a few gluten free pasta sauces and other sauces in their ‘Bio” section.
Rewe – recently started selling a gf product line for breads, pastas and cookie treats called “Frei von“. I haven’t had a chance to try them yet, but they are all together in their own little section.
Alnatura – They have the typical gf substitutes for bread and pasta, but I go to them for gf mustard, corn-based pasta (my favorite gf pasta), a few non-grain based flours.
Reformhaus – They have a good selection of gluten-free products including beer and ice cream along with the more typical bread/noodle substitutes. There are three in town (David, Am Stadtheater, and Vilsmeier in DEZ), and each has a slightly different selection.
Biomarkt (DEZ) – This place has a nice selection of GF mustards, mayo and some sauces from a particular brand (need to get the name). They also have a nice small meat counter with pamphlets from the producers about the quality of life for the animals they use. I haven’t read through it yet, but the fact that they even produce the pamphlet is a good sign about the health of the animals before slaughter. I also found coconut oil there, which I have had a hard time tracing down. I need to check the Asian market for that too.
Butchers – most of the local butchers are proud to tell you that their products have no additives and are therefore, gluten free. The one in DEZ told me this, and the butcher at the Edika in Rennplatz also went on and on. The only place that I found this not to be the case was the Kaufland in Alex center, but in that case, I suspect the one person I spoke with just didn’t know herself, and so she kind of said sorry (she was at least polite about it). I am going to go back another time and speak with a more informed colleague.
If you want to eat out in Regensburg, many places seem to be very aware of gluten issues and some have a list of any menu items at have gluten.
Cafe Lola has a gluten free breakfast, but unfortunately, it is the only gf item on the menu, and I wasn’t terribly impressed. It mostly fresh fruit, cheese and a few slices of not so great gf bread.
Dean & David in DEZ has a breakdown of their entire menu under the counter. Some of their soups and salad dressings are GF. The woman I spoke with couldn’t find the list of their fabulous curries when I stopped by, and most of them are gluten-free! Unfortunately, the peanut one is not – that is going on the to-do list of new recipes to try!