The Anonymous Widower

Gluten Free Food In Croatia

Croatia is not as easy as Poland, as that country and some others in Eastern Europe, who were under Soviet domination, developed skills to cook without flour, as it was expensive.

Croatian cooking seems to use a lot of flour and breadcrumbs, but then Serbia was and probably still is a massive produce of wheat.

But I found no problems in either Split or Dubrovnik, armed as I was with a gluten free restaurant card in Croatian. These are some pictures of the food I ate.

I even found some gluten-free beer from Aberdeen in a vegetarian restaurant called Nishta.

May 15, 2016 - Posted by | Food, Transport | , ,


  1. Is the food predominantly fish based – I am anaphylacticly allergic to fish 😦

    Comment by nosnikrapzil | May 23, 2016 | Reply

  2. Most places seemed to have meat.

    Comment by AnonW | May 23, 2016 | Reply

  3. Is poland quite good for gluten free then? I really want to go, but have put it off for fear it would not be.

    I’m also intolerant to cows milk as well as a coeliac unfortunately.

    Comment by itstripey | December 7, 2017 | Reply

    • Poland is very easy and I don’t just mean Warsaw. I have been looking for wildlife near the Russian border in winter and have not had a problem. There’s even Polish cider.

      Remember that under the Russians, they controlled the flour, so it was expensive, so all Poles can cook without it. In the average Polish restaurant too, if you get three Poles, at least one will speak better English than we do!

      As to the milk, I think I’ve seen goats milk in Poland, but certainly there are substitutes.

      Take a coeliac travel card in Polish, but generally you won’t need it.

      I would start your tour in say Warsaw, Krakow or Gdansk and get acquainted to what is available. Quite a few restaurants display a gluten-free sign, as the Polish Coeliac Socety is being helpful.

      I’ve use the trains to get around, and they are getting better each time I go.

      Comment by AnonW | December 8, 2017 | Reply

      • Thankyou!!

        Comment by itstripey | December 8, 2017

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