Go Gluten-free In Saigon – Here Is Where You Should Go | Food Food
Goodbye gluten! There are so so many great restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City, but which restos and stores stock gluten-free? If you’re feeling like you’re looking for the needle in a haystack, there’s no need. We did some research and found out there are plenty of options to go gluten-free in Saigon. Here you go, your all gluten-free list!
Shops in Saigon with gluten-free products
Gluten-free bakeries in Ho Chi Minh
Gluten free Gourmet (the former Saigon Gluten Free kitchen), has gluten-free breads and pastries. They sell pizza dough and fresh pasta as well. Their GF and dairy free bagels are so good that the gluten eaters in your family will never know. You can order via facebook.
The traditional bakery Haubis from Austria has been baking bread foreva! So they know how to bake a fine sourdough bread, but what about 100% gluten-free bread? Yep, they know how to do that as well. The kaiser rolls and ciabatta sans glutes are yummy! And they deliver too.
St Honoré has amazing bread and beautifully made pastry. As any good bakery would do, St Honoré offers a small selection of gluten-free bread. They don’t have it in their daily selection, so be sure to ask for it and order some in advance.
Having a gluten-free celebration? No need to go cakeless! For gluten-free cupcakes and birthday cakes, stop by Sweet + Sour.
Supermarkets and convience stores in Saigon with gluten-free products
The oldest convenience stores in Ho Chi Minh with imported products are Phuong Ha & Thai Hoa. Located near the Bitexco tower in district 1, these two shops next to each other are well-stocked with imported goodies. Gluten-free products can be found here, but give yourself some time to look for them as these stores are packed with a capital P.
Annam Gourmet and Nam An Market – stores with imported food, offer a fair amount of gluten-free products. Crackers, potato chips, cookies, cereal, flour, pasta and so on. Both have multiple locations throughout the city.
An Phu Supermarket– Thao Dien’s convenience store, has a small, but decent selection of basic gluten-free products. We go there for products from the well-known Australian brand Orgran. Buckwheat crackers, kids rice & corn pasta, vanilla cake mix and more of these gluten-free goodies can be found here.
Restaurants in Saigon with gluten-free options
Most restaurants in HCMC are not gluten free. But hurray! We see more and more restaurants with gluten-free options popping up.
L’Herbanyste is a lovely place to have lunch with a group or just the two of you. The interior is light an bright and so is the menu. Loads of healthy options and enough choice of gluten-free dishes. You can even combine it with a plant based treatment at the spa upstairs. (215E4 Nguyen Van Huong, Q2)
Gluten-free Saigon: kids-friendly restaurants
For a nice lunch with the family, try Dau Vegan Bistro. Although not 100% gluten free, they have some great options. And it sure is 100% guilt free. Located in Estella Mall in district 2.
Restos with a Vietnamese menu such as An Cafe in D2 can be a bless for everyone with a gluten allergy. You can knock yourself out on Pho and Vietnamese springrolls, just make sure that pure rice paper has been used. And while you’re at it, check if the soy sauce is gluten-free as well.
Always loved Italian pasta, but can’t eat it (any more)? You can now, because Italian restaurant Pendolasco has gluten-free pasta dishes and pizzas on their menu. Al Fresco’s does great gluten-free pizza as well. Located on various locations in Saigon.
Good coffee, air-conditioning and a gluten-free sandwich please! Where? At The Loop. You can get some work done here or go for a juice and gluten-free sandwich with your kids.
Fancy dessert? Check out La crêperie. They have delicious buckwheat crepes that are gluten-free. For ice cream, hop over to Baskin and Robbins. B&R are crystal clear on the ingredients in their ice cream, so you can check out which flavors contain wheat.