MADRID’S gluten-free dining scene is ahead of the curve.

Spain’s capital city leads as one of Europe’s foodie capitals; often recognised as a ‘true gastronomic paradise’ with classic recipes such as cocido madrileño, callos, calamari rolls, patatas bravas, squid sandwiches and tapas a must.

The Spanish capital has a lot to offer no matter what your budget or tastes and fortunately, for people with coeliac disease it also has an extensive gluten-free culinary offer.

In fact, according to Travel Lingual, a blog dedicated to making travel easy and accessible, Madrid is the third gluten-free friendly city in Europe.

The travel blog has recently published a detailed study unveiling the top European capitals for gluten-free dining using data independently collected and analysed from TripAdvisor and up-to-date population statistics.

A guide which provides an invaluable resource for travellers adhering to gluten-free dietary requirements and places Madrid, and its flourishing food scene, in the top three gluten-free friendly cities in Europe.

The top 10 gluten-free friendly cities in Europe, according to Travel Lingual are a follows:

RankCityNumber of Restaurants with Gluten-Free OptionsPopulationGluten-free restaurants per 100,000 population
10La Valeta3806,000633.3


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