Where to grab gluten- and lactose-free bites
Since 2016, it has been mandatory for all restaurants within the EU to present a list of the 14 allergens that may be present in their food. While there are few restaurants entirely dedicated to gluten- or lactose-free food, there are plenty that offer alternatives on their menu.
The Association Luxembourgeoise des Intolerants au Gluten provides information for, and promotes discussion amongst, people with coeliac disease in Luxembourg. They have a comprehensive list of restaurants that are members within the association and offer gluten-free options on their menu. They also provide training for restaurants who want to incorporate more gluten-free alternatives and they also have several recipes on their website.
The website www.luxembourgglutenfree.com offers gluten-free grocery shopping from the comfort of your own home, or you can visit Naturalia or Naturata that both have a good range of gluten- and lactose-free groceries, with several locations across the country.
Gluten- and lactose-free restaurants
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Idyllically located in the heart of Kayl Park, Eden Rose offers a 100% gluten-free gourmet menu. Centered around simplicity and seasonal Luxembourgish cuisine, in a romantic setting, the restaurant earned a Michelin star in 2023. During the summer months, you can enjoy Afternoon Tea with an array of gluten-free pastries and artisanal ice cream.
30 Rue du Moulin, Kayl
Marguerite’s Lactose and Gluten-free Chocolaterie-Patisserie
The spin-off business of the Chocolate House is dedicated to entirely coeliac-friendly baked goodies as well as pizzas and quiches. The location also features an atelier/workshop, where some of their Chocolate is produced. The Chocolate House itself also serves gluten-free cheesecake and croissants.
Rue de la Reine, Luxembourg City
Oak Bistro has changed its name and is now operating from the MUDAM. Offering a daily menu including a starter, main and dessert, you can expect the usual plant-based, gluten-free and organic food, such as wholegrain rice, veggie curry, chickpea or butter bean burgers, or polenta with lentil casserole. The gluten-free raw cakes are delicious.
3 Park Drai Eechelen, Kirchberg
Beet & Seed
Beet is a plant-based café and restaurant that serves organic, consciously sourced, local and seasonal food.
Many of their dishes can be prepared gluten- or lactose-free upon request, including their burgers and falafel, or the truffle mac and cheese. Seed café and bar is the little sister of Beet (also located in the city) and offers lactose-free options for all coffee lovers.
City: 26 Pl. Guillaume II, Luxembourg City
Seed: 5 Rue Chimay, Luxembourg City
Mio & Mio
With convenient locations inside both Opkorn shopping mall (Differdange) and City Concorde (Bertrange), this Italian inspired restaurant has a fair share of gluten-free pizza and gnocchi on their menu. Eat on the spot, have your food delivered, or pick it up.
Differdange: 1 Boulevard Emile Krieps, Differdange
Bertrange: 80 Rte de Longwy, Bertrange
This gluten-free bakery and pastry shop, run by chef Alain Ducasse, is a fairly new arrival in the Gare district. There are small tables outside, where you can stop for breakfast or lunch and sample the rice flour bread, prepared with linseed and sunflower. There is also vegan bread, and sweet versions, plus you can tuck into a croque monsieur, quiche or a sandwich with brunch served at the weekends.
2 Rue de la Grève, Luxembourg City
Coffee corner meets bakery meets health food, with a touch of gluten-free. Glow is your go-to address for a little bit of everything – salty, sweet, caffeine or juices. Their menu changes on a daily and weekly basis and they also have brunch once a month, with several gluten-free options.
2, rue Xavier de Feller, Luxembourg City
Don’t let the name fool you - while this all-day breakfast place screams gluten, they give extensive attention to allergen-free meals and pastries that are nutritionally balanced. Choose between breakfast and lunch bowls, mueslis, granolas, and different bars as well as specialty teas and coffees. Take out or eat in at one of their stylish locations in Beggen or at the inner courtyard of the Théâtre des Capucins.
City: 11 Pl. du Théâtre, Luxembourg City
Beggen Atelier: 1-5, rue de Neuerburg
Gluten-free comfort food in the form of burgers and pasta can be found at Brasserie Schräinerei in the South of Luxembourg. You can also get Bulmers, a gluten-free cider, all in an industrial-chic setting.
115a Rue Emile Mark, Differdange
New Delhi - Gasperich
If you are craving Indian food, New Delhi in Gasperich serves a number of dishes for people with food intolerances, with clear labelling. Dishes include Butter Chicken, Tikka Masala and different Dahls.
165 Mühlenweg, Gasperich
With a menu inspired by Indian and Japanese cuisines, Mesa Verde offers a wide array of mainly vegetable- and sea-food based dishes that contain neither gluten nor lactose, such as sushi, scampi and salmon brochette as well as vegetarian Kofta.
11 Rue du St Esprit, Luxembourg City
To curb your crêpe cravings, French gastropub Matelots has got your back. They serve traditional Breton crêpes made with gluten-free buckwheat flour and various other French classics. Enjoy savory or sweet galettes, with a large variety of fillings. Just ask if you want those cakes lactose-free as well.
7 Rue Louvigny, Luxembourg City
Cafés with lactose-free options
For an intolerance-free caffeine fix, Florence Specialty Coffee on rue Adolphe Fischer has several plant-based dairy alternatives to go with their conscious coffee. A little further down the street, Bloom coffee shop is also a safe bet for a lactose-free drinks and gluten-free snacks in a hip and bright atmosphere.
Urban coffeeshop Ready on Avenue du Bois serves specialty coffees from all over the world and also provides dairy-free alternatives, just like Golden bean Coffee House that has locations on Kirchberg, in the Gare district as well as in Cloche D´Or and in Belval.
Restaurant Locanda has gluten-free pizza and pasta, and even gluten-free beer, Happ has gluten-free dishes. Persian Foodbox (in the city or Kirchberg) has vegan, gluten-free and lactose free options. Cococottes has dishes without gluten and lactose, as does Soul Bowls in Remich.
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