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Where to find allergy-free products in Barcelona

Written by Christine

More people today have food intolerance and allergies than ever before for several reasons but luckily there are many places where you can find alternative products for those who have diets that are gluten, dairy, or nut-free, for example. Finding products that are allergy-safe in traditional supermarkets can be a challenge as often there are little to few options for alternatives to products containing gluten, dairy, or eggs. However, Barcelona has a handful of specialty stores that makes shopping for allergy-specific diets a piece of (gluten-free) cake.

El Manà

Exif_JPEG_PICTUREThis supermarket is a haven for those seeking specialty, organic, or eco-friendly products. El Manà, located on Carrer València near the Sagrada Família, is an ecological and organic store with many options for all kinds of diets. They carry many products for different food allergies and intolerance such as dairy, wheat, eggs, and nuts in addition to having a varied selection for diabetics, vegetarians and vegans as well. Not only do they sell allergy-safe food they also carry household items like natural cleaning products and toiletries. El Manà is a fantastic option when it comes to wellness shopping since whichever allergy or intolerance you are shopping for you are sure to find an alternative and safe option. This store prides itself on carrying products that are hormone, antibiotic, and pesticide free as well.  You can rest assured knowing that whatever you but will be of the highest quality.

La Botteghina

Gluten freeLa Botteghina is a little further out of the city center in Sarrià near the Reina Elisenda train stop but is well worth it for anyone who wants to shop with the peace of mind knowing that their purchases will be allergy safe. The staff of this family-run establishment are experts on food allergies and intolerance and many of their products are free from gluten, nuts, eggs, or dairy. For added convenience you can consult their website and place an order for pickup within 48 hours. The website makes shopping easy as you can select from categories like Dairy-Free, Organic, or Gluten-free. La Botteghina has a large selection of BIO products as well, products that meet the standards for being ecologically cultivated and produced. You can sign up for La Botteghina’s website for more information and to receive news and special offers.

Jo També Sóc Al·lèrgic

Are you among the many American adults who have trouble digesting lactose? Then you may already know about the lactose-free products that we've developed by altering a bacterium used to make cheese and yogurt. It produces an enzyme that in turn breaks down the milk's lactose, sparing you and upset stomach. USDA photo by Scott Bauer.Shopping by diet has never been made easier than by shopping through Jo També Sóc Al·lèrgic. This store has three locations: Barcelona, Manresa, and Vilafranca del Penedès but you can also shop from the convenience of your home on their website. The Barcelona location is just a hop, skip, and a jump from Plaça Espanya on Carrer Vilamari. Their website is also very easy to navigate, as you can shop by diet to find exactly what you’re looking for. This is another family-run business that takes food allergies very seriously as they themselves have food allergies within the family. In addition to allergy-free food you can find organic, BIO, vegetarian, and vegan options too. This store is recommended for anyone who is looking for safe and healthy alternatives.


Healthy shoppingVeritas is a well-known chain of supermarkets in Catalunya specializing in organic and healthy food. They cater to any diet and guarantee fresh, organic products to promote wellness. In addition to having safe, allergy-free food Veritas also has sponsored events such as workshops to learn how to grow your own vegetables, yoga classes, and more. This store’s main goal is to enable people to live a healthy life through giving them many options to maintain optimal wellness. Prices are reasonable for the quality as well. With several locations in Barcelona, Veritas makes it easy to live your healthiest life.

About the author


Christine is a traveler, teacher, writer, and beach-lover, exploring Barcelona one tapa at a time!

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