Navigate the world with food allergies

Spain

 Spain is a passionate country full of culture, history and some fascinating cities. It is also popular for its beaches and all inclusive resorts. When you are travelling to Spain with food allergies you will generally be well catered for and there are lots of local markets to enjoy fresh produce. 

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 Essential Information

Official Language

Spanish

Emergency Number

112

Currency

Euro


LABELLED ALLERGENS

Celery, Cereals containing gluten, Crustaceans, Eggs, Fish, Lupin, Molluscs, Mustard, Nuts, Peanuts, Sesame Seeds, Soya, Sulphur Dioxide (sulphites)


Traditional Food

The Spanish love their food and Tapas - small sharing dishes - is poplular, which isn't always great for food allergies. They cook with a lot of fresh ingredients, which is great for adapting menu ideas and nuts are not commonly used in traditonal dishes. You can also find many dairy free alternatives in the shops. 

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Cultural Understanding of Food Allergies

People in Spain are very aware of gluten free food and knowledge around allergies is growing. All menus need to be labelled for the top 14 allergens but understanding can vary depending on the region and how popular it is with tourists. English proficiency varies but is well spoken in most places. 


Traveling Spain with Food Allergies


Firsthand accounts of traveling in Spain with food allergies

Eat (Paella), Pray, Love   From An Allergian Abroad

Eat (Paella), Pray, Love

From An Allergian Abroad

Travelling to Spain with Food Allergies   From Lindsay, Adults with Food Allergies

Travelling to Spain with Food Allergies

From Lindsay, Adults with Food Allergies