With sufferers from celiac disease and carb-cutters alike uniting in a front against gluten in recent years, finding gluten-free dining options is becoming easier and easier worldwide. However, some cities are especially accommodating in this regard.
But first, what the heck is gluten anyway? Gluten is a general name for the proteins found in wheat, rye, barley, and triticale. It helps foods maintain their shape, acting as the glue that holds everything together. Thus breads, baked goods, cereals, pastas, and beer are the major culprits, with sneaky entries like certain salad dressings, soups, sauces, and gravies joining the no-no list as well.
Even though only one percent of the world population actually has gluten intolerance, gluten-free diets are becoming increasingly trendy and popular, despite a lack of evidence that it’s healthy for anyone other than those with actual celiac disease or wheat allergies. Regardless of that fact, food brands, grocery stores, and restaurants still need to be receptive to consumer desires, and food providers in the following 10 cities around the world are leading the charge.