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These days, pick up a menu, and after the dish title, there’ll be a plethora of symbols. It’s easier now than ever before to cater for different dietary requirements. Eating out in Málaga – in fact, anywhere in Spain, used to be difficult even as a vegetarian. Non-meat eaters were often presented with a salad that included ham as a garnish. Nowadays, establishments are far more switched on, especially in thriving and successful cities such as Málaga. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free meals are all available if you know where to go. So, how do you find a list of gluten-free restaurants in Málaga?


What is gluten?

Gluten is a collective name for the proteins found in certain grains, mainly wheat, barley and rye. Essentially, it’s the ‘glue’ that holds certain foods together. It’s not all about avoiding bread, as gluten can be found in a variety of foods, and often in unexpected sources. If a person is on a gluten-free diet, then eating out on holiday can often be a trying affair. An intolerance means that a holiday can be easily ruined, by ordering food containing gluten in error for a sufferer. Cooking at home is the obvious and safe answer, and that’s a pleasure in the well-fitted kitchens of a quality Marbella holiday rental. But, we all love to get together and eat out as well as cooking up a storm, regardless of dietary restrictions.


A new initiative

The ayuntamiento or city hall of Málaga has come up with a business initiative that is also a resourceful directory of gluten-free establishments. “Málaga Sin Gluten” is a project where specialist restaurants can join a list, making it simple to recognise participating eateries. Restaurants, and also bars, ice-cream parlours and even some hotels have signed up. It means that not only is it easier to locate gluten-free eating, but more businesses will be encouraged to offer the same. It’s a win/win idea for both business owners and their happy customers.

Participating establishments

There are plenty of participating establishments included, to ensure a safe, gluten-free dining experience, whether it’s a snack or a full meal you are searching for. The official site is easy to use with a handy map included. You can choose to search under various terms such as meat, fish, seafood, Chinese, Italian, tapas, or those specifically for Celiacs. There’s something to please everyone on the menu.

Happy hunting, and happy, safe dining!