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Celiac in Albufeira

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Celiac in Albufeira

Hi there,

Been to Albufeira for spring time breaks a few times, but never since I was diagnosed as a celiac (allergic to wheat, rhye, oats and barley).

I have found the site where you can download Portuguese (and other) language cards to use when eating out, but just wondered what, if any, experiences people had in Albufeira.



Albufeira, Portugal
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1. Re: Celiac in Albufeira

My wife has a gluten and dairy free diet and we've been out four or five times this year with no issues whatever. Mostly it's common sense but everybody speaks English so if you've any concerns just ask your waiter. the Portuguese for coeliac is "céliaca" and wheat allergy is "alergia do trigo". If you're self catering Continente has a good "free from" section.

Edinburgh, United...
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2. Re: Celiac in Albufeira

Thanks for your advice.

Kind regards,


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3. Re: Celiac in Albufeira

We have never had an issue (son is coeliac too). Usually pretty easy to get GF food. As AlgarveBairn says the big supermarkets have GF sections too, so you can get your bread for morning toast, Pasta etc

Where things were confusing due to the language barrier the little printed card is all we needed.

Senior Frogs (restaurant) states on its website that it has GF pasta, but when we went this year they had none. We usually bring a GF pizza base with us though so our wee man had his pizza and loved it.

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