Gluten Free Croatian food

Go to farmers’ market for natural gluten-free

One cannot start their healthy food hunt in a better way than paying a visit to a local farmers’ market. Towns and villages of Istria always have one, providing a great opportunity to experience a lively atmosphere and meet cordial and chatty locals.

Farmers’ markets regularly offer fresh fish, fruit and vegetables. Juicy watermelons, tasty figs, and classics such as cucumbers, beans and spinach are a common sight. The produce is always local and seasonal, provided by local fishermen and farmers such as the Kaldir group. Kaldir fruits come highly recommended, and are available in markets all around Istria, including their own village of Kaldir in eastern Istria.

Stands in farmers’ markets, stocked with goods produced by the sellers or bought from local farmers, guarantee non-processed, gluten-free food. 

Naturally, traditional dishes should not be missed. With all of their ingredients being gluten-free, everyone should try black truffle risotto, cured and dried pork neck (Ombolo), and of course, fish under the baking bell. 

Restaurants that offer gluten-free options are many and all around the peninsula. The Restaurant Arena of Hotel Park Plaza Arena in Pula has earned the ‘BOSK Gluten Free Standard Certificate’ for their dedication when it comes to gluten-free service, and Restaurant Artha is the most celiac-friendly place to go to in Poreč.



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