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Anyone experience gluten-free in Argentina? Specifically Buenos Aires.

I am studying abroad there this summer and definitely need some help on figuring out my diet!

Lore

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Hi Lore

I am Andrea and live in Buenos Aires.

What kind of help you need? You can find the best shop of gluten-free-food in this address (in downtown): Viamonte 859

www.dieteticaviamonte.com.ar

If you need a list of allowed argentinian products, let me know.

Andrea

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Hi! I will also be traveling in Argentina, in April. Do you know of any restaurants (or markets) that have gluten-free food in Buenos Aires, Iquazu Falls or Patagonia (don't know exactly where I am going yet)?

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Hi! I will also be traveling in Argentina, in April. Do you know of any restaurants (or markets) that have gluten-free food in Buenos Aires, Iquazu Falls or Patagonia (don't know exactly where I am going yet)?

There is in Buenos Aires in Palermo one excellent and lovely italian restaurant that has a gluten-free menu -- they even serve you gluten-free rolls to go with your meal!

It's called Simona:

www.simonaristorante.com.ar

It's at Humboldt 1551

Most dieteticas will have gluten-free foods for purchase -- there are dieteticas in every city/town that I've been to in Argentina (and I've been to many). Dietetica Viamonte as already mentioned on this thread has a HUGE selection.

My blog also has more pointers:

http://argentinarocks.blogspot.com/2008/02...enos-aires.html

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Hello Andrea,

I saw your reply to Lori, so i hoped you want to help me with some information.

I'm from Holland and want to learn spanish in Buenos Aires and travel through Argentina. I'm very sensitive to gluten or any trace of gluten. Is it easy to get glutenfree products in Buenos aires, but also thoughout all of Argentina? If you don't know outside of Buenos Aires do you know a link for me so i can find out? In Holland we have a List (which is pretty much a book) with all Glutenfree products sold in supermarkets. Is there something like that in Argentina aswell??

I would like to stay with a guestfamily while i'm studying spanisch. Is celiac wellknown in Argentina? Is it "safe" to rely on guestfamilies to understand the desease?

Sorry, that are a lot of questions! Hope you can help me and would like to hear from you! Thank you in advance!!

Regards, Annick

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I have been in Buenos Aires for about three weeks as an exchange student living with a host family. Celiac is definitely recognized by some here, if not by the population at large. All gluten free foods are labeled either "sin tacc" which stands for sin trigo, avena, cebada and centeno (translates to free of wheat, oats, barley and rye) or a sheath of wheat crossed out in the style of a no smoking sign. After I explained my condition, my host family understood immediately, although it may have helped that my host brother is a medical student.

As far as finding gluten free foods go, they are available in pretty much any dietetica plus many Argentine favorites, including steaks (except for Milanesa) are gluten free. After a couple weeks, I have been able to find not just bread, but also pizza, empanadas and specialty pastas (gnocchi, manicotti, etc). It

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Anyone experience gluten-free in Argentina? Specifically Buenos Aires.

I am studying abroad there this summer and definitely need some help on figuring out my diet!

Lore

So I imagine that Lore's back from Argentina now, but for anyone else who might be going to Buenos Aires, there's an awesome health food store, Dietetico Viamonte, on Viamonte (I think it's Viamonte 859). They awesome gluten-free muffins, which I carted with me everywhere, cookies, and even empanadas! Definitely worth checking out if you go.

-Char

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