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Gluten Free in Norway

Think of Norway and you might start thinking about the Vikings. However, Norway is also a beautiful country to visit from Oslo to the stunning Fjords. But, where can you eat Gluten Free when travelling across the country? Find previous recommendations here and do share your own as well.

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Oslo|Stavanger|Trondheim
Una Pizzeria e Bar
Beddingen, Trondheim View On Map
Best glutenfree pizza i have had in Norway!
Recommended By: Lene B On: 2014-07-12

Oster Huset
Sentrum, Stavanger View On Map
Asking Norwegian coeliacs where to eat in Stavanger and one name kept on coming up: Oster Huset. So being a good coeliac I naturally obliged and wandered along to to Oster Huset, which incidently means cheese house. This is a small chain within the Stavanger area with a couple of branches dotted around. The first time we deliberately went to the one in the centre of Stavanger which was fairly easy to find and quite close to the Tourist Centre. It was a very busy afternoon and quite hard to find a table. Everyone was here, friends out shopping, multi generation families, random people reading the paper. This is definitely the place to be.

They have a large delicatessen style counter with lots of lovely fresh things to choose from. You have to go up to the counter to order and pay. There were no problems getting an English menu or even ordering in English, as always in Scandinavia their English was near perfect. The gluten free bread they had on offer was not a normal bread instead they used a dried bread as it was easier to distinguish which one was gluten free. I was even offered the opportunity to try the bread before I bought my sandwich. I declined, more because regardless of what it tasted like I would be ordering it. None the less it was a nice gesture.
Recommended By: @itsgottobegf / itsgottobeglutenfree.wordpress.com On: 2013-10-08


Dolly's Dimples
Chain View On Map
Finally I got to visit Dolly Dimples!! I cannot tell you how long it has been since I first heard about Dolly Dimples. I guess it was during the time that the UK had no gluten free pizza options that it was really on my mind. Fortunately, now we have lots of options in the UK. Anyway while doing my research I saw Dolly Dimples name and knew I absolutely knew we had to come here.

The first thing that hits you when you head in to Dolly Dimples is the chaos. It is like Nandos, in that you go up to the counter to pay and you self-serve drinks and cutlery. The menu had a wide and interesting choice of toppings. This is not a classic Italian pizza place and if you are a pizza snob or are even remotely fond of genuine Italian pizza this is not the place for you but give it a try. Once you get past the lack of Italian connection all is good.

The menu clearly states that gluten free pizza is available and that it costs slightly less than the price of the large pizza. Fair enough, nothing you can do about that. To be fair I was hungry and even if they had said that it costed double the gluten pizza I would still have eaten here. The truth is though I hadn't really taken into account the size of the pizza. I was expecting a single portion pizza. Once I had paid and returned to my seat and looked around I realised that everyone seemed to be sharing one pizza that perhaps my pizza would be slightly larger than I had anticipated. Shock, is about the only word that I could use to sum up my surprise when I saw the size of pizza when it arrived. It was beyond enormous. My gluten free pizza could have easily fed a family of four!

My actual pizza tasted seriously good , the base was deep, soft, yeasty, with the lower base having a nice crust. The topping were nice and the herb and garlic drizzle helped accent the taste. Generally it came together really well. In a true super size American fashion, Dolly Dimples had no problem in providing a box to create a doggy bag to take home. In fact nearly everyone went to get a box to take their pizza home!
Recommended By: @itsgottobegf / itsgottobeglutenfree.wordpress.com On: 2013-10-05


McDonalds
Chain View On Map
Gluten free McDonalds tends to follow one of two models the clearly sign posted ie Spain or the urban myth ie Norway. I don't remember when I heard that McDonalds in Norway did gluten free buns but I knew that they did. I had a quick look on the Norwegian McDonalds website and again nothing. I then found a few old forum posts which suggested that they did. So while in Bergen I decided that McDonalds would do for lunch allowing us more time to explore. So to clarify McDonalds Norway do have gluten free bread but they don't sign post it on their website - coeliacs may find out! I really don't understand why people don't have this clearly sign posted. Anyway the gluten free experience in Norway went a bit like this "do you have gluten free bread?", "Yes". Seriously a non event! It was that easy. My only comment would be could they please write it down on the menu. If customers don't know it exists how will they ask for it?
Recommended By: @itsgottobegf / itsgottobeglutenfree.wordpress.com On: 2013-10-05



Sjokoladepiken
Øvre Holmegate, Stavanger View On Map
Sjokoadepiken is in the picturesque Øvre Holmegate where all the shops and houses are painted such pretty colours. They really are picture perfect. It was so lovely to spend time wandering around here early in the morning and just soak in how the colours sat next to each other. It was beautiful in a very unfussy way. Naturally we went back later for cake and coffee. I have to say I found it really hard to stay focused on the cake because this shop (as the name suggests) is also a chocolatier and let me say they have some amazing looking and yummy smelling chocolate in here.

I have to say I was quite amazed when I asked which of their cakes was gluten free and the response was music to my ears, "they all are"!! Now, I should clarify, I don't know if this is the case normally or I just got very lucky. Either way I was absolutely delighted to be able to choose which cake I would like as opposed to taking the gluten free one just because it was gluten free.
Recommended By: @itsgottobegf / itsgottobeglutenfree.wordpress.com On: 2013-10-05


Coop Obs!
Chain View On Map
I found the supermarkets catered really well. Especially the large store at Lade. It was worth travelling over there for the range. They had things there that we don\'t have in Australia! The prices were on a par with Australia too. Great experience. Will be going back! We are gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, artificial preservatives & additives free. They have a good range of items without all the additives that we have here in Australia.
Recommended By: Karen Kerslake On: 2012-11-11


Delicatessen
Grünerløkka , Oslo View On Map
Very good tapas. Much to choose!
Recommended By: Linn On: 2012-06-26


Rema 1000
Chain View On Map
My first order of business (required for all gluten free travel) when I get into any foreign town is to hit the grocery stores and pharmacies to see if and what gluten free travel options are available. The grocery store/chain in Lyngseidet is called REMA 1000. I found gluten free flours, a whole dedicated gluten free section for all sorts of gluten free mixes, cookies, crackers, breads, and pasta. They also had an entire freezer section of frozen gluten free cakes, brownies, and breads. So despite there not be one restaurant (that we knew of anyway), we ate very well on our gluten free travel trip.
Recommended By: @GuideGlutenFree / guidetoglutenfree.com On: 2012-02-01



Bølgen and Moi Tjuvholmen
Tjuvholmen, Oslo View On Map
One of the members of the 80s band a-ha did a lot of the interior artwork in this upscale restaurant. The ambiance and food were amazing. They don't have a specific gluten free menu but they were very knowledgeable and super accomodating. They even had gluten free bread!
Recommended By: glutenfreedairyfreenj.blogspot.com On: 2011-08-31


Brasserie 45
2 Locations, Oslo View On Map
Their one gluten free (and lactose free) entre is flagged on the menu - Chicken Stirfry. It was a little spicy but good. They also have a single gluten/dairy free dessert - orange sorbet with fruit. They have two locations in Oslo.
Recommended By: glutenfreedairyfreenj.blogspot.com On: 2011-08-31


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