Irish city among Europe’s top gluten-free-friendly destinations

The city of Dublin had reason to celebrate recently as it was named one of Europe’s top gluten-free-friendly destinations.

Irish city among Europe's top gluten-free-friendly destinations.

The Irish capital ranks highly on the definitive list of the best European cities for gluten-free dining, created in a study published by Travel Lingual, a popular travel blog.

Travelling abroad can be a daunting prospect at the best of times, but especially for those who have dietary issues and require celiac-friendly restaurants to dine at.                             

The aim of the detailed study was to create a list that would become a tremendously invaluable resource to people wishing to travel across Europe and who have specific dietary restrictions.

Read on for the list revealing the European capital cities with the most gluten-free choices.

A study looking at the best European cities for gluten-free dining − collected and analysed from TripAdvisor

A recent study looked at the best gluten free cities in Europe.
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The data for this study was independently collected and analysed from Tripadvisor, and the researchers also sourced up-to-date population statistics.

It’s important to note that while the figures were accurate at the time of the study’s publication which was in May 2023, the list may be subject to change as restaurant offerings and populations are constantly and continuously evolving.

Commenting on the study’s findings, James Smith, owner of Travel Lingual, said, “These results underscore the dynamic culinary landscapes of European capitals.

“It’s not only about the number of gluten-free options available but also the diversity of these offerings. This study will undoubtedly benefit gluten-free travellers looking to explore Europe’s gastronomic delights without worry”.

The top cities − Europe’s top gluten-free destinations

Europe's top gluten-free-friendly destinations.
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The top ten best cities in Europe for gluten-free dining, which offer the best dining options in Europe, were found to be the following:

London (England), Rome (Italy), Madrid (Spain), Dublin (Ireland), Amsterdam (Netherlands), Lisbon (Portugal), Paris (France), Berlin (Germany), Vienna (Austria) and Valletta (Malta).

In first place on the list was London. London has an impressive 3,210 restaurants that offer gluten-free alternatives. Rome follows in second place with 1,462 gluten-free restaurants.

The Spanish capital of Madrid comes in at third place with a respectable score of 1,224 gluten-free restaurants.

Dublin − one of Europe’s top gluten-free-friendly destinations

Dublin took on of the top spots.
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According to the report published by Travel Lingual, Dublin ranks as one of the best European cities for gluten-free dining.

Dublin came fourth on the list as it could boast of having 695 restaurants with gluten-free dining options.

The fact that Dublin came in fourth place is very impressive. Despite having a population of half a million, the city boasts over 110 gluten-free eateries per 100,000.

To put this into perspective, per capita is almost three times as many as London’s.

So, if you’re planning a trip to the Emerald Isle and have certain strict dietary requirements, you can rest assured you’ll be in safe and accommodating hands in Dublin.

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