If you have Celiac Disease or are gluten intolerant, Copenhagen is a good place to study abroad, with gluten-free produce available in most large supermarkets and some special bakeries.
Some supermarket chains have a larger choice of gluten-free products than others. Keep in mind that gluten-free products may be shelved alongside regular versions of the same item. If you do not find what you’re looking for, try another location in the city as stock varies between supermarkets. Don’t be afraid to speak to a store manager, who may be able to order more gluten free products for your local supermarket.
- Irma’s gluten free selection is often listed as the preferred choice for DIS Copenhagen alumni
- Rema 1000 has a small selection of labeled gluten free items: pizza mix, white and brown flour, and their own bread called vitamille
- Health food shops in Copenhagen carry a wide assortment of gluten-free foods. Search for helse + kobenhavn online and you will find the nearest ones
Gluten Free Brands
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Cafes, Bakeries, and Restaurants
While Danish restaurants are very accommodating when it comes to guests with food allergies and restrictions, there are a few places with dedicated gluten-free menus and selections:
- Feelgood Bakery located in Nørrebro is an entirely gluten-free bakery
- Naturbageriet located next to Nørreport Station has a wide selection of gluten-free bread, cakes, and muffins
- Andersen Bakery next to Central Station also has a range of gluten-free breads and sweet treats
- Raw & Rustic (Urtehuset’s Café located in Frederiksberg) is a cafe well-stocked on gluten-free alternatives
- Urtehuset stores are worth checking for gluten-free products
- Torvehallerne, otherwise known as the Glass Markets, are located next to Nørreport station. Gluten-free choices/vendors