Gluten Free and Celiac

Gluten free and celiac

Glutenfri Stockholm and Copenhagen

If you have Celiac Disease or are gluten intolerant, Scandinavia is a good place to study abroad, with gluten-free produce available in most large supermarkets and some special bakeries in Stockholm and Copenhagen.

Supermarkets

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.

In Denmark, grocery stores Irma and Rema 1000 have a selection of gluten free items, from pizza mix, flour, and bread to gluten free raviolis and pre-packaged meals. In Sweden, supermarket chains ICA, Coop, and Hemköp tend to have a larger selection of gluten-free options.

Gluten Free Brands to Look Out For:

Sweden:
Finax
Schar
Semper
Risenta
Pauluns

Denmark:
Finax
Schar
Lovbjerg
Fria
Allergikost
Bob’s Red Mill
Helsam
Fiber Husk

External Resources

  • Swedish Celiac Youth Society is an excellent resource for cafes and restaurants that provide gluten-free options in Sweden
  • Your Living City provides a glossary of useful terms in Swedish, tips on dining and shopping gluten-free, and bakeries, cafes, and restaurants with gluten-free options in and around Stockholm
  • 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
  • Glutenfri Start, although in Danish, is an excellent website worth putting through an online translation tool for gluten free resources in Copenhagen