Since I arrived at the beginning of 2014, gluten-free options in Swiss grocery stores have taken off. It’s now simple to source sliced bread, crackers, flours, ciabatta and cookies from most stores.
However, if like us you often prefer to make things from scratch – sourcing the individual flours, seeds, dried fruits, super-foods and protein powders can be a little trickier. Sometimes it’s just easier to shop online.
If you’re new to Switzerland, we’ve put together a list of online retailers who stock the ingredients you need below.
Eating gluten-free in Swiss eateries can get a little more complicated. There are always salads – but if you’re after a pizza, sandwich or other dough-based dish – you’ll often be out of luck. This is a culture where residents pile into the bakeries early in the morning to gather their precious baked doughs, and it doesn’t look like the main street bakeries will be stocking gluten-free anytime soon.
Fingers crossed they prove me wrong!