Gluten-Free in Konstanz, Germany!

Hello lovely people!

Greetings from Germany! If you’re in one of Europe’s more hipster/alternative/urbane cities, such as Berlin or Munich, you’re not going to have a problem finding gluten-free options!
All you have to say is:

“Hast du glutenfreies Essen?”

Do you have gluten-free food? 

“Ohne gluten, bitte.”

Without gluten, please.  

“Gluten (pronounce it: gloo-tain) ist weissen, gerste, bier, soya sauce, etc.”

“Gluten is wheat, barley, beer, soya sauce…”

Most servers also speak sehr gut (very good) English and are quite educated about serious gluten allergies.

I found myself in Konstanz, Germany (by the border of Switzerland) for a week, and had to scout more closely for gluten-free options. Konstanz is, by German standards, a smaller city, with medieval streets and lots of shopping.

They had a lovely organic shop called Eugens  (pronounced: Oi-gens) in one of the main downtown streets. Eugens has lovely options for conscious eaters.

A lovely side salad with beansprouts, sunflower seeds, and a light vinagrette...

A lovely side salad with beansprouts, sunflower seeds, and a light vinagrette…

Lentil and cashew "steak" with rice and a mango sauce...

Lentil and cashew “steak” with rice and a mango sauce…

Probably my favourite dish here: a lupine burger with gluten-free bread and potato cubes...

Probably my favourite dish here: a lupine burger with gluten-free bread and potato cubes…

They also have dairy alternatives: soy and almond. They make a tasty hot chocolate (heisse schokolade). Highly recommended for the quick service, attention to allergies, and delicious offerings. Prices are normal by European standards: about 10-20 Euro per entree.

Eugens, Konstanz, Germany (17/20)  

Münzgasse 1, 78462 Konstanz

http://www.eugens.bio/home.html

  • Allergy friendly: *****
  • Taste: ****
  • Atmosphere: Calm, peaceful, quiet ****
  • Service: ****
  • Cost: $$ Dishes range from RM20+ to RM40+ for entrees

Peace,

Daisy

 

 

 

New Vegan Cafe in Town: Fortunate Coffee!

Gosh… are you longing for newness?

Look no further than the newest vegan cafe to hit the Klang Valley! Fortunate Coffee! A zen-inspired, clean-cut, vegan cafe that has pre-identified its gluten-free options on its menu (don’t you LOVE when that happens?).

Fortunate Coffee, Sunway Geo and Mont Kiara, $$ 19/20

New outlet just opened at Sunway Geo! (Block A 3rd floor!)

New outlet just opened at Sunway Geo! (Block A 3rd floor!)

The restaurant is very calming to be in. The simplistic design and focus on zen elements calms the mind immediately.

A very zen clock. Focus on values and emotions, not time!

A very zen clock. Focus on values and emotions, not time!

They are clean in appearance and in spirit. The food, for instance, does not seek to imitate meat, but to be amazingly flavourful in its variegated vegetal forms. That’s sort of what I mean. Clean of spirit.

Dishes are simple but delicious. Nothing over the top. Small portions. Delightful to the senses. Wait staff take time to explain the concept of the food and drinks to customers. They listen. And they try. Such a rarity in our fast-paced F&B world!

A gluten-free and waste-free (no plastic! ta-daa!) feast! Yesssss!

A gluten-free and waste-free (no plastic! ta-daa!) feast! Yesssss!

Fortunate Coffee 

Two locations: One in Sunway Geo (Block A, Level 3) and another in Solaris Mont Kiara

Tel: +603-4040 0305

Website: http://www.kindmeal.my/LNFortunateCoffee

  • Allergy friendly: *****
  • Taste: ****
  • Atmosphere: Calm, peaceful, quiet *****
  • Service: *****
  • Cost: $$ Dishes range from RM20+ to RM40+ for entrees

Peace,

Daisy

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