(More) Gluten Free Shopping in Italy

When most people think about going shopping in Italy their mind conjures images of gorgeous shoes, handbags and designer clothes. Me? It’s all about the gluten free food shopping.

Am I alone in returning home from a holiday with a bag heaving with piadina not Prada, Tuscan focaccia and not Ferragamo?

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The trouble is, shopping senza glutine in Italy is really rather good.

If you’re heading for beautiful Italy soon I recommend you search out the nearest branch of the Coop. These stores range in size from tiny village corner shop to cavernous hypermarket and can be found all over Italy.

The Coop have their own excellent and extensive range of own brand gluten free products. In addition their carry products from DS (Dietary Specials), Agluten and many more.

Here is the vast product range found in one Coop supermarket in Poggibonsi, Tuscany.

Breads, foccacia, rice cakes:

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Cakes, biscuits, breakfast items:

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Various types of pasta and assorted flour mixes:

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Frozen section including pizzas, baguettes, cornetto’s…and:

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…the holy grail of missing gluten free product in the UK, it’s only puff pastry!:

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Gluten free Daura at approximately half the price I pay in Waitrose:

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But it’s not just about the processed foods, Italian supermarkets and markets are heaving with local produce which is naturally gluten free:

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You can also read an earlier post here on gluten free shopping in Italy.