Erfurt, Germany

During these past 10 months of living it up in Erfurt I’ve compiled a list of my favorite places to get some gluten free goods:

Café Wildfang

Café Wildfang. Eichenstraße 7. 99084 Erfurt
Tel: 0361.55 37 05 91
Hours: Mon-Fri open s at 9am,  Sat-Sun opens at 10am
http://cafe-wildfang.de/
 

Awesome location right downtown, this cafe has gluten free goodies like cupcakes, tea cookies, and my favorite-chocolate walnut brownies covered in a chocolate ganache for sale daily!

 

 Lebens Laden

My favorite place to shop! It smells comfortingly like hippy when you walk in as you pick up a wicker basket to browse through the organic seasonal vegetables,  artisanal cheeses, olives, fresh sweet tasting goat milk, raw chocolates, some gluten free and other specialty health foods from Germany and surrounding European countries

Johannes Sobko
Allerheiligenstr. 19
99084 Erfurt
Open: Mo-Fr 9.00 – 18.30, Sa. 9.00 – 14.00 
Tel: 0361 – 6013550
http://www.lebensladen.de/
 

Cognito

Hefengasse 1, 99084 Erfurt
Tel: 0361 – 6604666
http://www.cognito-erfurt.de/

A hip little cafe with a cool vibe that has a menu detailing what is gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian and/or vegan. Ethnically inspired like thai coconut curry chicken over brown rice, or carrot ginger soup they aren’t too pricy and always real tasty with a prime selection of coffee and espresso at the counter dedicated just to Kaffee und Kuchen, coffee and cake, often gluten free options available

REWE

http://www.rewe.de

This giant foodstore chain all over Germany has just started a huge new gluten free section of their own brand called “Frei Von” which is chock full of white flours, perservatives, and that good old fashioned white bread taste. But Seriously this stuff is delicious you can check it out here: http://www.rewe.de/besser-einkaufen/frei-von/produkte-und-infos.html and you can use translate.google.com if you need it translated von Deutsch zu Englisch, errr from German to English.

I’d like to take this moment to tell you dear readers about an amazing invention called Chocolate Muesli. I was so jealous of seeing everyone else eat this hearty breakfast cereal filled with chocolate chunks and Oats, cornflakes, dried fruits and nuts and as I came to find out wheat and barley flakes. I tried 2 gf brands brands that were just unsweetened cornflakes with pieces of choco. Uh yeah, as lame as it sounds. I sadly refrained from the enjoyment I saw my peers having at breakfast time…..until now!

REWE’s Frei Von created a Schoko-Müsli that is amazing and addicting! Oat flakes, rice crips, chocolate rice crisps, millet flakes, oat flakes, toasted almonds, puffed chocolate balls, caramelized almonds, and not one but TWO types of tasty chocolate chunks, one dark chocolate and one white and milk mix. Let’s just say it got to where I was eating it as an appetizer before dinner, and then for dessert. My addicion peaked when my boyfriend would have it already poured into a bowl waiting for me on the kitchen table when I got home.

They also have a gluten free croissant that is parbaked and you finish it off  to brown and crisp up in the oven at home for 15 minutes. It tastes just like a pilsbury bake at home crescent roll. Aside from self made endeavors during culinary school, these are the best gluten free croisstants I’ve had


DM Drogerie Markt 

Anger 66-73
99084 Erfurt
Open: Mon-Sat  08:00-20:00 Uhr
Telefon: 0361/5504343
http://www.dm.de

Simliar to Walgreens, but it carries natural and recycled products, bodycare and had a huge section of gluten free breads, cookies, flour mixes and other treats

Bis nächste mal,

The Gluten Free Traveler

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