Malta

Dietary explanation

I suffer from coeliac disease and as such I am not allowed to consume any dishes which contain even the smallest amounts of the following cereals: wheat, barley, rye, oats.
Are there any dishes on your menu which would be suitable for me, or could you prepare a meal without the addition of the aforementioned cereals (i.e. do not use wheat flour to thicken my sauce or fry my meat in breadcrumbs)? Alternatively would it be possible to use a different cereal such as maize, rice, millet, buckwheat or potato flour?

ENGLISH MALTESE
I have an illness called Coeliac Disease and have to follow a strict gluten-free diet. Jiena għandi tip ta’ allerġija li tissejjaħ ‘Coeliac Disease’ u jinħtieġ li nżomm dieta stretta mingħajr ‘gluten’, li jinsab fid-dqiq.
I therefore become very ill if I eat food containing the flours or grains of wheat, rye, barley and oats. Għalhekk, jagħmilli ħażin ħafna jekk niekol ikel li fih id-dqiq magħmul mill-qamħ, xgħir, u ħafur.
Does this food contain the flour or grains of wheat, rye, barley or oats? Dan l-ikel għandu dqiq jew frak li ġej mill-qamħ, xgħir jew ħafur?
If you are at all uncertain about what the food contains, please tell me. Jekk għandek l-iċken dubju dwar x’fih dan l-ikel, jekk jogħġbok għidli.
I can eat food containing rice, maize, potatoes, all kinds of vegetables and fruit, eggs, cheese, milk, meat and fish – as long as they are not cooked with wheat flour, batter, breadcrumbs or sauce. Nista niekol ross, qamħirrum, patata, kull tip ta’ ħaxix u frott, bajd, ġobon, ħalib, laħam u ħut – basta mhumiex imsajrin bid-dqiq, ‘batter’ frak tal-ħobż jew xi zalza jew ‘gravy’ li fihom id-dqiq.
Thank you for your help. Grazzi ta’ l-għajnuna.

Where to buy gluten-free food

Availability of gluten-free products and outlets:

BACCHINI Gluten Free Pasta – GOOD EARTH DISTRIBUTRERS LTD. Balluta, St. Julians

Corn (mais) Lasagnette (500 grm.) – Lm1.08
Corn (Mais) Penne (500 grm) – Lm1.08
Corn/Rice Fusilli (500 grm.) – Lm1.14
Rice Macaroncino (500 grm) – Lm1.08
Corn/Rice Macaroni (500 grm) – Lm1.24
Corn/Rice Strozzapreti (500grm) – Lm1.14
All the above pasta are organically grown.

All ORGRAN PRODUCTS found at Good Earth and most Supermarkets

GLUTAFIN (Nutricia) – agents: Alf. Gera & Sons Ltd., Triq il-Masgar, Qormi QRM 09, Tele: 21446113

Albion Stores, Valletta
Chain Supermarket, Zabbar
Eastern Store – B’Bugia
Economical Dispensary – Qormi
Flavours Health Shop, 7 Triq Santa Rita, Rabat
GBY Dispensing Chemist Ltd.
Good Earth, St.Paul’s Bay
Greens Supermarket, St. Andrews
Ideal Pharmacy – Rabat Glutafin Wheat-Free Date & Walnut Cake
J J Supermarket – Siggiewi Gluten Free Nutricia Digestive 150g
Naturally Healthy Store, Hamrun Glutafin Glutenn Free Biscuits 200g
P A M Store – Gozo Glutafin Gluten Free Loaf Sliced 400g
Pinto Pharmacy – Qormi gluten Free Choc Chip Cookies 100g
Portelli Mini Market – Gozo Glutafin Pizza Bases x 2
Ramona Bazaar – B’Kara Glutafin Gluten Free White Mix (Select)
Santa Maria Pharmacy – Dingli Glutafin Wheat Free Lemon Madeira Cake
Shanti Natural Products – Mosta
Shopwise Supermarket, Qormi
St. George’s Pharmacy – Qormi
The Cross Health & Beauty Centre
Tony Store – Zejtun
Vegimania, Fgura
Wembley Stores Co. Ltd – B’Kara

GLUTANO & BARKAT – AGENTS GALEA & GALEA, ST. ANDREW ROAD, ZURRIEQ ZRQ 06
TEL; 21 641586, 21641587
Smart Supermarket – B’Kara
Wembley Stores – Valletta
Natural Healthy – Hamrun
Shanti – Mosta
Casa Natura – Sliema
Good Earth – Ballutta and Valletta
Blossoms Pharmacy – B’Bugia
Anici Pharmacy – Qormi
Rudolph Pharmacy – Sliema
Park Towers Supermarket – St. Julians
Drugshop – Qormi
Ta Rapinta Health & Diabetic Confectionary – Msida

PLASMON PRODUCTS – VIVIAN COMMERCIAL CORP. LTD., SANITAS BUILDING, TOWER
STREET, MSIDA.
BI-AGLUT LASAGNE BEER
SINGLE PORTION PENNE WITH MUSHROOMS ALL PURPOSE FLOUR
CRACKER CHOCOLATE WAFERS
CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES SALTED WAFERS

EURO CHEMIST – TRIQ IL-KURAZZA, QAWRA – TEL; 581876
MELLIEHA PHARMACY – Triq G. Borg Olivier, Mellieha Tel: 523462
MTARFA PHARMACY – Triq Mtarfa, Mtarfa Tel; 452042
REMEDIES PHARMACY – Abate Rigord Street, Ta’Xbiex Tel: 341649
NATURALLY HEALTHY – St. Joseph High Road Hamrun
SHANTI – 241 Triq il-Kbira Mosta
ALPHA PHARMACY – Triq Bormla, Fgura
CHEMIMART – Republic Street, Valletta (in front of St. Francis Church)
WEMBLEY STORE, VALLETTA

SCHÄR – BRITISH IMPORT CO. LTD. , UPPER CROSS ROAD, MARSA HMR 14
TEL: 21221094, 21220174, 21220287
Pharmacies:

ST. MARY’S PHARMACY, Attard
ANICI PHARMACY – Qormi
CHEMIMART – Valletta (Republic Street in front of St. Francis Church)
DRUGSHOP DISPENSARY, De la Cruz Avenue, Qormi
EMPIRE PHARMACY, 77 Old Theatre Street, Valletta
GREEN CROSS PHARMACY, 31 Gregorio Bonnici Sq. Zejtun
PINTO PHARMACY, 43 St. Sebastian Str. Qormi
ST. LOUIS PHARMACY, Cali Str., Mosta
TRINITY PHARMACY – Marsa
ABELA PHARMACY, De Soldanis Street, Victoria, Gozo
CASTLE PHARMACY, 2 Independence Sq Victoria Gozo
PALM PHARMACY – Victoria Gozo

LE VENEZIANE PASTA and
HERON PRODUCTS – Sunflower Trading – Tel: 99834250

LEMON COOKIES HI-FIBRE BREAD MIX
BOURBON COOKIES STUFFING MIX
CHOC.CHIP COOKIES BREAD AND CAKE MIX
GINGER COOKIES MEUSLI
CHOC. CARAMEL CRISPIES PORRIDGE

A.D. SUPERMARKET – Gzira
BAYMART SUPERMARKET – St. Julians
CARTERS SUPERMARKET – Paola
CHAIN – Fgura and Zabbar
HEALTH SHOP – Attard
GREEN’S – Swieqi
LASCO DISCOUNT STORE – Zejtun
MELLIEHA HOLIDAY COMPLEX – DANISH VILLAGE SUPERMARKET – Mellieha
NATURALLY HEALTHY STORE – Hamrun
PARK TOWERS SUPERMARKET – St. Julians
PAUL SCIBERRAS & SONS – Hamrun
PIRELLA SUPERMARKET
PROVITA – Naxxar
SAVE & SMILE – Mosta
SHANTI NATURAL PRODUCTS – Mosta
SHOPPERS DISCOUNT STORE – Mellieha
SHOP RIGHT – Zurrieq
SHOPWISE – Qormi
SMART SUPERMARKET – B’Kara
ST. THOMAS SUPERMARKET – Marsascala
CASA NATURA – Sliema
TOWER SUPERMARKET COMPLEX – Sliema
TROLLEES – Bugibba
VEGIMANIA – Fgura and San Gwann

Health Food Shops:
CASA NATURA –117 High Street, Sliema
SHANTI NATURAL PRODUCTS, 241 Main Street, Mosta
NATURALLY HEALTHY STORE –643 High Street, Hamrun
SANTE, Mensija Street, San Gwann

Shops & Supermarkets:
ALFRED CACHIA GEN. MERCH. 23-27 Spencer Hill, Marsa
Baymart Supermarket – St. Julians
CARTERS – Paola
Chain Market – Zabbar
G & G SUPERMARKET – ATTARD
K-MART – GZIRA
SMART SUPERMARKET – Balzan
PARK TOWERS – St. Julians,
GREENS SELF SERVICE– Tal-Ibragg Road, St. Andrews
PIRELLA SUPERMARKET – Zabbar
LASCO SUPERMARKET – Zejtun
SAVE & SMILE STORE– Mosta
J & J SUPERMARKET – Siggiewi
LASCO DISC. SUPERMARKET, President Anton Buttigieg St. Zejtun
TOWER SUPERMARKET, High Street, Sliema
SAVEMART SUPERMARKET – SAN GWANN
SHOPPERS DISCOUNT SUPERMARKET – MELLIEHA
SHOPWISE SUPERMARKET – QORMI
SMARTIE SUPERMARKET – SAN GWANN

FROM ALL SUPERMARKETS:

CONSOLIDATED BISCUIT COMPANY

Snacks:
SALTED POPCORN
CHEESE POPCORN – suitable for Coeliacs, contains maltodextrin derived from wheat
JUMBOS
CHEESE BALLS
CRIX
PEANUT PUFFS
OOPS
** TEEZERS – contains 1% gluten
***The following products are fried products so, although ingredients used are gluten free, there might be some slight contamination during the manufacturing process: KRUPUK, SOUR CREAM AND PRAWN CRACKERS

ALL MALTA DAIRY PRODUCTS EXCEPT FOR THE BRAN MUESLI YOGHURT

MAGRO BROS. FOOD MANUFACTURING COMPANIES – available from all stores and supermarkets

Nutrifoods
Baked Beans
Processed Peas
Butter Beans
Thick Tomato Pulp Sauce with Garlic/with Basil/Traditional Base Sauce

Three Hills Brand
Tomato Paste
Tomato Paste no salt added

Mayor
Mushroom sliced and buttons
Tomato Ketchup
Fruit Cocktail
Peeled Tomatoes
Salsa Pronta Pizza Topping
Salsa Maltaise
Polpa di Pomodoro
Passata di Pomodoro – Tomato Juice
Salsa Bolognaise
Sliced Peaches
Processed Peas

Cook Brand
Butter Beans

Pomidoro
Peeled Tomatoes
Passata di Pomodoro
Tomato Paste
Polpissima


Places to stay & eat

RESTAURANTS/COFFEE SHOPS

AL MARE

Marsamxett, Valletta (where the ferry crosses from Valletta to Sliema)

AL MOLO RISTORANTE ITALIANO Portomaso Marina, St. Julians, 21384300,99451166 info@marinarestaurants.com.mt

BOUZOUKI 135 Spinola Road, St. Julians – 21387127 email: bouzoukrest@gmail.com

CAFFE LUNA Palazzo Parisio – Naxxar – 21412461; 99434027 – contact the Chef Mario Pinelli

CARA’S CAFFE 248 Tower Road, Sliema – 21341295 contact Mr. Tony Ellul

CASINO’S BARRIERE Casino – Dragonara Palace, St. Julians – Ask for the Chef – Edward Fenech

CASINO DI VENEZIA Birgu Waterfront,

CHARLIE’S INN BAR & RESTAURANT SALINA – speciality Rabbit but also has a varied menu – can provide gluten-free bread, pasta and Gateaux – please ask for Domenic

CHINA HOUSE -8 Spinola Road, St. Julians – 21351709;21355021; chinahouse@onvol.net – contact Melanie Xerri de Caro

CRAB STONE Xlendi, Gozo

DUNCAN’S RESTAURANT Marsaxlokk

FRESCO’S Tower Road, Sliema opposite Plaza Hotel and Cara’s Tel : 27344763 ask for Jonathan or Kevin

GIUSEPPI’S Mellieha – 21574882, 99493579 Ask for Michael Diacono – email: mjdiacono@onvol.net

GAIA FOUNDATION Ghajn Tuffieha Road, Ghajn Tuffieha– they serve gluten-free cakes, salads and rice dishes

GUZE Ta’ Xbiex Marina, Ta’ Xbiex – Tel: 21320535 – email: guze@maltanet.net

I FRATELLI Valletta Water Front

IL-KARTELL Marsalforn, Gozo – – g/f pasta is available

IL-PANZIER Charity Street, Victoria, Gozo – email: aleval@maltanet.net

IL VEDUTA RESTAURANT Saqqaja Square,Rabat –Contact Person – Mr. Ray Gatt 21454666; 21453656; info@veduta.com

I.T.S. (Institute of Tourism Studies) Pembroke Suite – St. George’s Bay. Tel: 23793200 Since bookings have to be made well in advance, please inform the Restaurant Manager that a gluten-free meal is required. This is a teaching establishment therefore the Pembroke Suite is only open for lunch during school days from Monday to Friday, and Thursday and Friday evening.

IT-TMUN Victoria and Xlendi, Gozo

JUBILEE COFFEE SHOP AND RESTAURANT VALLETTA and GZIRA (Gzira SeaFront) – baguettes & pasta

LA CREVETTE Windmill Str., Valletta – Tel: 21250837, 21340018 Just below SPOONS Restaurant – same owners

LA FAVORITA Marsascala – Tel: 21634113 – ask for Phyllis

I FRATELLI Valletta Waterfront

LA KUKKANJA Amery Street, Sliema

IL-LUZZU Qawra Sea Front, Qawra

IX-XLUKKAJR 44 Xajt is-Sajjieda, Marsaxlokk, 21652109; 79057505 vivian.deb@hotmail.com. Contact – Vivian or Neil Friday Night – Fish & Shell Festival – 90% gluten free friendly 3 coeliacs in the family

LULU St. Julians

MAJI 6 Sir Adrian Dingli Street, Victoria, Gozo – tel: 2155 0878 Email: info@majiwine-dine.com

MAMMA MIA Ta’ Xbiex Sea Front, Msida.

MARSA SPORTS CLUB Club Catering Co. Ltd., Marsa –contact Keith Stagno Navarra 21223130; 21233851; email: clubcatering@maltanet.net

MATILDA’S CAFE Judge P. Debono Street, Msida – contact Mr. Paolino Schembri Tel: 21333762 – (near the old gate of the entrance to the University)

MELITA GARDENS, ATTARD Next door to San Anton Gardens Tel: 21470663/4 – ask for Marius – Email: info@melitagardens.com.mt

MINT Tower Road, Sliema, (Fond Ghadir)at the bottom of Stella Maris Street, tel: 21337177. Contact person Priscilla Cassar

MOZZARELLA Bay Street Complex Level 2, St. Julians – contact person Wayne Chetcuti – 21320777; 79421074 – email: armanx@onvol.net

MUSTANG AMERICAN BISTRO Marquis Scicluna Str., Naxxar – 21419197, 79706626 Email: mustang@onvol.net – contact person – Adrian Bajada

POINT BREAK Marfa Road, Ghadira Bay – 21523190 – contact chef Patrick Mangion. – Email: Patrick.mangion@adirasailingcentre.com.mt

REBEKAH’S 12 Triq it-Tgham, Mellieha – 21521145/79792369 – email: rebekahs@rebekahs-restaurant.com

RUBINO Old Bakery Street, Valletta. Tel: 21 224656

SARACINO’S CAFE Church Square Attard – Tel: 2142 2995 –

KAFE TA’MARKU 5 Alley 6, St. Lucy Street, Naxxar – tel: 2141 5889 – contact Edward

TA’ SOLDI BAR & RESTAURANT Triq iz-Zebbiegh, Mgarr. – 21572535 contact Mario TAT-TARAG WINE BAR Saqqajja Stairs – Rabat – rudolfgrima@yahoo.co.uk Mobile: 99427404

TERAZZA Spinola Bay, St. Julians – 21384930 Contact name: Arthur Ebejer or Louise Aquilina, email: terrazzamalta@yahoo.com

THE BED – Korean Food Portomaso, St. Julians – tel: 99429688 – contact – John Wang

THE DRAGON – Oriental Cuisine Qui Si Sana, Sliema – tel: 21322271, 99474314

THE COTTAGE Sliema Road, Gzira on the Kappara Roundabout – serves gluten- free pizza and pasta – contact Roger -21338895; 99430711

THE FOUR SEASONS Bay Street, St. Julians – contact – Herbert Mamo – Tel: 99468067/23722503

THE KITCHEN Tower Road, Sliema – 21311112m, 99455660 Contact person Mark Gauci – email: the kitchen@onvol.net

THE MEDINA Mdina – tel: 21454004 – contacat person Noel Debono email: info@medinarestaurant.com

THE SPOON – CHINESE RESTAURANT Windmill Str., Valletta – Tel: 21250837, 21340018

TWO AND A HALF LEMON Vault 5, Old Treasury Building, Vittoriosa Waterfront Email: info@twoandahalflemon.com Tel: 21809909 – Ask for the Chef Steve Gatt

SMUGGLER’S CAVE Marsalforn Bay, Gozo – tel; 21551005 Contact Name – Vincent Attard Valletta Waterfront, Pinto Wharf, Valletta Tel: 21228874 – (there is a Coeliac in the family)

TAL-KAZIN St. George’s Road, Spinola Bay, St. Julians. – Tel: 2132 4361

TATITAS RESTAURANT 34 Pjazza San Lawrenz, San Lawrenz, Gozo 21566482, 99882810. Contact person Carmelo Refalo. Please phone before for gluten-free pizza, pasta or bread

THE AVENUE Gort Street, Paceville, Tel: 21 311753/ 21 378731- ask for Anna

TRATTORIA PALAZZ Old Theatre Street, Valletta. Opposite side door of the Palace 21226611, 79226611 –contact Maria – mariatrattoria@gmail.com

WILD TYYME Xemxija Heights, Xemxija, – tel: 9926 6999 contact person Chef Patron – Marvin Gauci

ZERI’S Portomaso, St. Julians, 21359559; 79573333 – contact Mark Zerafa

 


HOTELS

including their Restaurants

BARCELO RIVIERA HOTEL & SPA, Marfa., limits of Mellieha – THE BISTRO

CORINTHIA HOTELS – CORINTHIA PALACE HOTEL De Paule Avenue, San Anton, Attard – palace@corinthia.com
– CORINTHIA ROOM 25442181; 25442101
– PIZZA PASTA E BASTA 25442190 – open – summer season May – Sept.
– RICKSHAW 25442190; 25442101
– CORINTHIA SAN GORG St. Julians – ask for Joseph Xuereb
– FRA MARTINO RESTAURANT
– FREJGATINA RESTAURANT
– HENRY J. BEANS
– MARINA SAN GORG St.Julians – 23702832 – ask for Nikky Vella
– VINOTHEQUE
– DA MARINA
– BAY VIEW RESTAURANT

EXCELSIOR GRAND HOTEL MALTA Great Siege Road, Floriana – 21250520 – Executive Chef – – ADMIRAL’S LANDING RESTAURANT Mr. Ivan Mizzi – SPICE ISLAND

FORTINA HOTEL Tigne Sea Front, Marina Street, Sliema – – SA RA GA MA – Indian Restaurant

GOLDEN TULIP VIVALDI HOTEL Dragonara Road, St.Julians – Restaurant and Coffee Shop included

GRAND HOTEL Ghajnsielem, Gozo – MIGIARRO

HILTON HOTEL St. Julians
– OCEANA
– BOTTEGA DEL VINO
– GAZEBO
– BLUE ELEPHANT

HOTEL TA’ CENC Sannat, Gozo

HOTEL SOLANA George Borg Olivier Street, Mellieha – Tel : 21522209 Email : info@solenahotel.com.mt

INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL St. Julians – tel: 21377600
– PARANGA please advise before and ask for Nikolai Calleja or
– EASTERN BREEZE James Hewitson
– AL FRESCO email: james.hewitson@intercontinental.com.mt
– HARRUBA

ISLAND HOTELS: – RADISSON SAS BAY POINT RESORT St. George’s Bay, St. Julians.
– KON TIKI
– RADISSON SAS SANDS RESORT & SPA Golden Bay – info@goldensands.com.mt
– AGLIOLIO 23561925
– ESSENCE 23561920
– FLAVOURS 23561224
– SALINA BAY HOTEL Salina Road, Bahar ic-Chaghaq

LE MERIDEAN PHOENICIA The Mall, Floriana – Contact Persons- Victor Borg, Charles Azzopardi – PHOENIX RESTAURANT info@phoenicia.com.mt – PEGASUS BRASSERIE

LE MERIDIEN ST. JULIANS HOTEL Balluta Bay, St. Julians – tel: 23112273 – VILLA BRASSERIE

MARITIM ANTONINE HOTEL & SPA George Borg Olivier Str., Mellieha – tel: 21520923 contact person – Mr. David Mirasole

PARADISE BAY HOTEL Cirkewwa

PERGOLA HOTEL Mellieha

PLAZA HOTEL Tower Road, Sliema. Contact Mr. Tony Ellul – 7982 3076 Email: tony@aght.com.mt

SUNCREST HOTEL Qawra- Contact Person – Mr. David Piscopo

SANTANA HOTEL Mellieha – Contact Person – Mr. Simon Borg

THE PALACE HOTEL High Street, Sliema – 21333444 – info@thepalacemalta.com – TEMPTASIAN – TABLOID

THE SUNCREST HOTEL Qawra Sea Front, Qawra

THE VICTORIA HOTEL George Borg Olivier Street, Sliema – Contact Person Mr. Daniel Vella

THE WESTIN DRAGONARA RESORT St. Julians– Tel: 21 342976/ 21 343380 – PALIO’S, QUADRO’S and THE TERRACE

THE XARA PALACE RELAIS & CHATEAU Misrah il-Kunsill, Mdina – tel. 21450560 – DE MONDION info@xarapalace.com.mt – TRATTORIA AD 1530

DISCLAIMER

The above Restaurants have indicated to the Coeliac Association Malta that they can cater for gluten-free diets, and that their staff are sufficiently knowledgeable on the necessary procedures. Nevertheless, as it is not possible for the Coeliac Association to verify the veracity of such statements, all coeliac sufferers are reminded that it is their SOLE RESPONSIBILITY to enquire both on the availability as well as on the mode of preparation of the meal. The Coeliac Association shall not be held responsible for any problems that might arise from the consumption or otherwise of food from the above mentioned Restaurants.

All reputable Restaurants are willing to help once you explain your dietary requirements. (however, always double check with the Catering Manager, as Catering and Kitchen Staff might change from time to time)

N.B.: WHERE RICE IS INDICATED ON THE MENU, PLEASE CHECK AND CONFIRM WHETHER THE RICE IS BOILED IN THE SAME POT AS THE PASTA .


Study plans?

University of Malta – International Study Experience
Hey!
Are you planning to study for a semester in Malta?

Being a coeliac myself, such experience can be quite challenging at the beginning thus you should plan well before embarking on this adventure. During my undergrad studies I participated in the ERASMUS program as well, and had the opportunity to study at Liverpool Hope University. It was a great experience, and very easy to find gluten-free food. I used to buy my daily food from TESCO which was 10 mins away from where I used to live. On campus the Refectory was quite informed about this dietary condition and I practically had the possibility to choose from a variety of dishes. Things are not quite the same here but if you follow the guidelines below and ask for advice you will definitely get help.

• The university residence is well equipped with several kitchens, so it would not be a problem to cook gluten-free food for yourself.
• You can easily get, daily groceries and gluten-free food from SMART Supermarket which it approx. 738m away from the University Residence, refer to map below.
• Unfortunately the refectory here does not provide gluten-free food, thus if you have long hours on campus I advise you to prepare some packed lunch.
• There are some cafeterias around campus which cater for coeliacs. Refer to the list of restaurants in the Travel Net.

For more information about the University Residence kindly follow the link below, OR email me on: emle0588@hotmail.com

http://www.universityresidence.com/cms/index


Other information

For further information please contact:

PO Box 72,
Manwel Dimech Street,
Sliema SLM 1055

Website: coeliacassociationmalta.org

Email: info@coeliacassociationmalta.org


Last update of this Travel Net information: January 2016

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