Argentina, South America

Guest Post: Where to Eat Gluten-Free in Buenos Aires

This is a guest post by Sofía Lunazzi, a journalist from Argentina. I learned about Sofía through Carolina Rocha, the founder and editor of Aglutenados, a gluten-free publication  in Argentina. 

Where to Eat Gluten-Free in Buenos Aires
by Sofía Lunazzi

A new restaurant in the touristic Palermo neighborhood, where you can get a  whole gluten free menu. You will be able to taste pasta, famous Argentine meat, dessert and more. Lovely environment.
Pros: they have a backyard, where you can eat breakfast or lunch in the open.
Cons: they only serve dinner on Thursdays and Fridays.

Tea Connection
This was the first restaurant where I ate a gluten free meal. They serve only natural food, which includes salads, stews and juice, among others.
Pros: they have several restaurants all over the city (you may check them on their web page).
Cons: they only offer one gluten free dessert.

Los Sauces
Excellent place to eat meat, you can also taste pasta, empanadas and desserts.
Pros: it’s one of those places where tables are big and you can celebrate a big event with friends and family.
Cons: they don’t accept credit cards.

As a result of the hard work of the celiac associations, the famous restaurant chain, in Argentina, offers gluten free menus. We can eat hamburgers, salad, ice cream and French fries.
Pros: you already know you’ll like it. McDonald’s tastes the same everywhere.
Cons: they don’t have gluten free buns, so you have to eat the hamburger with fork and knife.

About Sofía Lunazzi

Hi! I’m a 23 year old Argentinean journalist and copywriter. Diagnosed as a celiac in 2009, I write for Aglutenados, a magazine about gluten-free life.

My favorite food is pasta and ice cream. Luckily, I’ve found gluten-free alternatives for both.

You can read more about me or get in contact with me in my Linkedin Profile.

Argentina, general

Gluten-Free Globetrotter in Aglutenados

Aglutenados is a free gluten-free magazine distributed in doctor’s offices, health food stores, and some restaurants throughout Argentina. In August, I had the privilege of going to lunch with Carolina Rocha, a founder and editor of this magazine. Carolina (also a Celiac) and I chatted over a gluten-free meal at Heartland Brewery Midtown West about being gluten-free in our countries, challenges when dining abroad, and differences in ingredients across the globe. It was very interesting to learn about Carolina’s magazine and being gluten-free in Argentina.

Aglutenados is a wonderful Spanish-language resource for those living and traveling to Argentina. There are listings for doctors, gluten-free friendly restaurants, and many gluten-free lifestyles both in print and on the website.

Here is my article about Carolina’s trip to New York City and her interview with me. I am very excited about my first international magazine article and Spanish-language interview!