Does anyone have recommendations for eating gluten free in Ireland? Is it easily done, or hard to do? Thanks!
I did notice on more than a few menus a gluten-free option or the suggestion to let your server know if you need/want a gluten free meal when we were in Ireland 2 years ago. We found the Irish restaurants/chefs accommodating with dietary needs. I can not give you any specific restaurants that were gluten-free as I was concerned about eating vegetarian. You could check the web site www.happycow.net. They do list vegan and vegetarian places and the last time I checked the site included restaurants that served gluten-free meals.
We just got back a week ago. I could not believe how many restaurants we saw that advertised gluten free meals.
Thank you Steve. Did you happen to notice if pubs had gluten free options as well?
Adam - we were last in Ireland in 2005 and even then, there were gluten-free options. I happen to love corned beef and cabbage and potatoes and carrots and you can get some version of that (as cliche as it sounds) most everywhere. Even in the smallest, out of the way pub, there were options. And you can drink cider! Another drink I leaned to love (they told me it was an old lady drink but I'm okay with that) was hot whiskey and clove. It was winter when we were there so it was nice and warming.
Yes, many pubs had gluten free options; especially pubs with attached restaurants.
I went to Dublin last St. Patrick's day and didn't have any problems. I even got a tasty loaf of GF whole-grain bread (rare!) and container of soup at a Spar corner grocery store. Also, Credo Pizza at 19 Montague St. has great GF pizza and a friendly owner. I think I had to get a salad at the museum cafe, but I'm sure you're used to salads by now.
I went to Ireland this summer and found it to be MUCH easier to eat there than at home. Nearly every pub and restaurant had a GF menu and most waiters I talked to could intelligently discuss Celiac's and the ingredients found in the food.
check out www.happycow.net It's a veg dining site, but lots of veg restaurants, especially raw vegan, tend to do gluten free as well.
We are just back from a trip to the UK and Ireland and we were surprised at the number of places that had gluten free options. Unfortunately I can't remember an of them by name since neither of us need a gluten free diet. glutenfreeregistry.com has a world wide map that does show a handful of locations in Ireland.