MissCeliac visits Barcelona

I was beyond excited to visit Barcelona, not for the beautiful architecture, but for the DELICIOUS food. I will be highlighting a few of the must-have places to visit in Barcelona.

Pastisseria Jansana

Jansana Bakery was a great find in Barcelona, and they have two bakeries!  The bakery had the following items: cakes, sandwiches, croissants, macaroons, breads, and other pastries. It was hard to choose what to eat, but I decided on a pastry that reminded me of a cheesecake. It had layers of chocolate cake and on the top had chocolate curls.

I savored every moment eating that cake!

Address: Carrer de Balmes, 106, 08008 Barcelona, Spain

Taco Alto

Eating Mexican food is usually safe for those of us with a gluten allergy since you can order a corn taco and request the meet be grilled separately from others. Taco Alto understood my food allergies and assured they would make my tacos free from gluten.

I appreciated their customer service and how quickly they could get the tacos made.

I ordered two tacos:

Safari – grilled free-range chicken strips with peppers and onions

Gringa – marinated pork with melted cheese


(Picture from Taco Alto’s website)

Taco Alto also makes their salsa fresh daily. They had 5 salsas to choose from

No.1 Green Salsa – Green tomato, onion, garlic and serrano chile

No.2 Red Sauce – Tomato, onion, garlic, cilantro and serrano chile

No. 3 Salsa Rubber – Chile Pasilla, onion, garlic, beer and tequila

No. 4 Morita Salsa – Green tomato, Chile Chipotle, onion and garlic

No.5 Brave Salsa – Their own secret recipe.

I loved my experience at Taco Alto and highly suggest it for anyone that wants a quick bite. They even have margaritas and gluten free beer!

Address: Carrer del Portal Nou, 62, 08003 Barcelona, Spain


When I walked into this restaurant, you could immediately feel the history of the city. The arches in the restaurant gave it a historical feel that was cozy.

(Picture from Arcano’s website)

I ordered a rack of lamb with roasted pumpkin and bread with tomato and extra virgin olive oil. The lamb was seasoned perfectly and the bread was extra thick and tasty!

As an extra bonus, the waiter gave me a tiny bottle of Arcano olive oil to take home.

Address: Carrer dels Mercaders, 10, 08003 Barcelona, Spain


I recommend going to Barcelona and trying these gluten free places. Each restaurant had accommodating servers and they knew what “sin gluten” is. The pastry shop is a must visit for anyone that is craving something sweet or savory. Check out their websites and see if there is anything that you would like to order!

I hope you enjoyed my post about Barcelona’s fantastic eateries!



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