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Posted On: 15 September 2019 04:11 pm
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Gluten-free places to eat in Qatar

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Where once it may have been harder to find gluten-free foods in Qatar, that’s not the case anymore. With a lot of Doha restaurants now catering to people with gluten intolerance, things are changing and in many places around the country, you can find gluten-free items on the menu or request the restaurant to make some dietary-based changes to your order to ensure you don’t miss out on some delicious food just because you are gluten intolerant (adverse reactions to gluten which is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye).

Gluten intolerance

Here, I’ve rounded up a list of restaurants around Qatar that cater to people with gluten-free food requirements.

Disclaimer: The places mentioned below may have gluten-free options, but they don't guarantee that they have a 100% gluten-free environment because they may have wheat and/or flour in their kitchens.

Healthy Eating

Evergreen Organics

Evergreen Organics is Qatar's first 100% vegan cafe in Qatar, and was opened by two passionate Qataris with the belief that food is medicine and a plant-based diet can get all the vital minerals, vitamins and proteins. All of the food they produce is 100% vegan, plant-based, with no added preservatives, additives or processed sugar. They are consciously sourcing every single ingredient, and are committed to being as organic as possible. with their cafe dishing out food that is fresh, vibrant and seasonally focused with many raw and gluten-free options.

Details

Location: Mercato - Palazzo 1، Qanat Quartier The Pearl، Doha
Timings: 7 days a week (7 am - 10 pm)
Tel: +974 44720437
Website: https://www.evergreenorganics.qa/

Cafes and Bakeries

1. Café #999

The Café #999 concept encompasses contemporary café dining in an urban setting. Its menu is indicative of fresh and raw ingredients, and the food served is homey in appearance and character, and though the focus is on international cuisine, there is always a touch of local influence. There are healthy, vegan, gluten-free and organic options for those that have special dietary requirements.

Details

Location: Fire Station, Mohammed Bin Thani Street, Wadi Al Sail, Doha - Qatar
Timings: Saturday to Thursday: 8 am - 11 pm; Friday: 1 pm - 11 pm
Tel: +974 4458 2556
E-mail:
[email protected]
Website: https://www.999cafe.com/

2. Magnolia Bakery

In 1996, Magnolia Bakery opened its first location on a quiet street corner in the heart of New York City’s West Village. From its inception, Magnolia Bakery has been cherished for its classic American baked goods, vintage decor and warm, inviting atmosphere. It opened its doors in Doha a few years ago and is loved for those who are looking for a sweet fix, or a nice meal. Their desserts are a real treat and their flourless chocolate cake, mini meringues and lace meringues are gluten-free. You can also equest a day in advance for other gluten-free bakery items.

Details

Locations:
Dar Al Salam Mall: Opposite Carrefour, Dar Al salam Mall, Abu Hamour, Doha- Qatar, Tel: +974 4450 9407
Mall of Qatar: Near Gate 2, Ground Floor, Mall of Qatar, Adjacent to the Amiri Guard, Dukhan Road, Al Rayyan, Doha - Qatar. Tel: +974 4492 2046
Ezdan Mall: Beside Carrefour, Ezdan Mall, Al Gharafa, Doha - Qatar. Tel: +974 4492 2046
Mondrian Doha: West Bay Lagoon, Doha - Qatar. Tel: +974 4045 5510
Timings: 7 days a week (8 am - 11 pm)
E-mail:
[email protected]
Website:
https://www.magnoliabakery.com/locations/qatar-dar-al-salam-mall/

3. Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) Cafe

Located in the MIA's Atrium, with a spectacular view of Doha’s striking West Bay skyline, the MIA Café fuses authentic hospitality and modernity in a peaceful environment where time slows down in style. Catered by the experienced culinary team at Grand Hyatt Doha Hotel & Villas, MIA Café offers a constantly renewed collection of homemade specialties, traditional favorites and gluten-free options

Details

Location: Corniche Street, Doha - Qatar
Timings: Saturday to Thursday: 9 am to 7 pm; Friday 1:30 pm to 7 pm
Tel:
+974 4422 4168 / 4 7021 8099
Website: http://www.mia.org.qa/en/visiting/cafe

4. NitrolabsR

NitrolabsR is a Swedish brand in Qatar with unique tastes and experiences: Crepes and frozen desserts freshly made from top-quality ingredients using their very own secret recipes. They freeze their desserts right in front of you in a cloud of icy vapour created by nitrogen freezing – a technique that has long been used by top-rated chefs around the world. So, if you’re craving for a dessert but having trouble finding a place where they serve gluten-free items on their menu, then visit NitrolabsR and enjoy their special gluten-free crepes made from rice flour which are unique in the Qatar market with any of their sweet or savoury fillings.

Details

Location: Mall of Qatar, Adjacent to the Amiri Guard, Dukhan Road, Al Rayyan, Doha - Qatar.
Timings:
Mall timings
Tel: +974 4034 6000
Website:
http://www.n2qatar.com/

5. Red Velvet Cupcakery

Red Velvet Cupcakery, an American concept, opened its first international location at Katara Cultural Village in August 2011. Its expertly trained pastry chefs combine eminent skill with impressive artistry and top-shelf ingredients to create supreme quality confections. Everything is made from scratch to ensure that you receive a freshly-baked cupcake the moment you buy it. If you check out its menu, you'll find a few gluten-free options to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Details

Location: Building 24، Katara Cultural Village, Doha - Qatar
Timings: Sunday to Thursday: 11 am - 11 pm; Friday: 1 pm - 11 pm
Tel: +974 4408 0700 / 4408 1655
E-mail: [email protected]
Website:
http://www.redvelvetdoha.com/

International

Gluten free international restaurants Doha

1. Chef's Garden

Chef’s Garden has brought the farm-to-table concept to Qatar, and is well-known as an organic restaurant in Qatar. All of its delicious meals are made with nutritious, local ingredients, sourced directly from organic farms they partner with in Qatar for a majority of their vegetable produce, local lamb and chicken. For those who are looking for gluten-free foods, this is the perfect venue.

Details

Location: Marwan Club, Gate 7, off Al Shaqab Street, Doha, Qatar (on Al Shaqab Equestrian grounds). Access through Gate 6 via Education City is also available.
Timings:
Breakfast daily: 7 am – 11 am; Sunday to Thursday: 7 am – 10 pm; Friday and Saturday: 12.30pm – 10 pm
Tel: +974 4409 5041
E-mail:
[email protected]
Website: http://www.amlak.com.qa/en/portfolio/chefs-garden/

2. Jones the Grocer

Jones the Grocer is an Australian restaurant that people in Qatar love, especially because of its industrial design complemented by its delicious food that's as fresh as it gets. With many items to choose from and special considerations given to specific dietary requirements. You'll be able to spot the gluten-free foods on the menu almost immediately because of the special markings, making it easier for you to select just what you're looking for.

Details

Locations:
The Gate Mall: Maysaloun Street, Just off Omar Al Mukhtar Street, West Bay, Doha - Qatar.
The Pearl-Qatar: La Croisette Drive, Porto Arabia 31, The Pearl Qatar, Doha - Qatar
Timings: 7 days a week (8 am - 11 pm)
Tel: +974 4407 7175
Website:
https://www.jonesthegrocer.com/locations-qatar-i113

3. Paul Arabia

PAUL can be found in a range of different places all over Qatar. PAUL promises, and delivers, quality with one unique aim: your pleasure. That's why its recipes leave no room for compromise: carefully selected ingredients, fresh products, polished presentation. And so, if you request a day in advance for gluten-free bakery items they'll be more than happy to comply, but if you don't want to wait, their menu also has some options that are without gluten

Details

Timings: 7 days a week (8 am - 11 pm)
Website:
http://paularabia.com/en/news/-c7

4. The Cheesecake Factory

With more than 250 menu items and more than 50 signature cheesecakes and desserts, there is truly “Something for everyone” at The Cheesecake Factory, even those who are on the lookout for gluten-free dining options..

Details

Locations:
Mall of Qatar: Adjacent to the Amiri Guard, Dukhan Road, Al Rayyan, Doha - Qatar. Tel: +974 4477 4183
Doha Festival City:
Shamal Road, Umm Salal Muhammed - Qatar. Tel: +974 44774184
Villaggio Mall:
Al Waab Street, Al Waab, Doha - Qatar. Tel: +974 44774182
Timings: Sunday to Wednesday: 10 am - 10 pm; Thursday: 10 am - 12 am (midnight): Friday: 10 am - 11:30 am , 1 pm - 12 am (midnight); Saturday: 10 am - 11 pm
Website:
https://www.alshaya.com/en/brands/food/the-cheesecake-factory/

Italian

Gluten free Italian restaurants Doha

1. Carluccio's

Carluccio's aim is to provide great quality, authentic Italian food and the simple joys of real Italian dining at sensible prices, in an informal setting with excellent service to its customers. It wholeheartedly believes in the concept of MOF, MOF: Minimum Of Fuss, Maximum Of Flavour, and this reflects in its menu. One of the best things about this restaurant is that it has a separate menu for vegetarians, and one for those on the lookout for gluten-free dining.

Details

Locations:

The Pearl-Qatar: 18 La Croisette, Porto Arabia, The Pearl-Qatar, Doha - Qatar. Tel: +974 4437 1717
Mall of Qatar: Ground Floor, Oasis Zone, Mall of Qatar, Adjacent to the Amiri Guard, Dukhan Road, Al Rayyan, Doha - Qatar. Tel: +974 4484 1676
Doha Festival City: Ground Floor, Near Ikea, Doha Festival City, Shamal Road, Umm Salal Muhammed - Qatar. Tel: +974 5084 8259

2. Jamie’s Italian

Jamie’s Italian is a rustic Italian casual dining concept from British Chef Jamie Oliver. The menu at this restaurant is simple and classic; celebrating fresh, sustainable and impeccably sourced ingredients. The restaurant serves fresh pasta made on site, hand-stretched pizzas, rustic main courses and indulgent desserts, that the whole family can enjoy. For those of you who are gluten intolerant, there's Jamie’s Italian, don't worry, you'll find something on the menu that's perfect for you.

Details

Location: Ground Floor, Doha Festival City, Shamal Road, Umm Salal Muhammed - Qatar.
Timings:
Saturday to Wednesday: 9:30 pm - 11 pm; Thursday: 9:30 pm – 12 am (midnight); Friday: 1 pm – 12 am (midnight)
Tel:
+974 44554812
Website: http://www.jamieoliver.com/italian/qatar/

2. Paper Moon

Paper Moon Doha is a legendary Italian restaurant brand that delivers a fashionable, relaxed ambience and luscious, authentic Italian fare by using the freshest seasonal ingredients. Tempt your taste buds with the special menu items created by the restaurant's one and only Executive Chef Alessandro Exposito to suit your requirements. That means there something for those that are gluten intolerant, too.

Details

Location: Jaidah Square, Airport Street, Doha - Qatar
Timings: Lunch: 11:30 pm - 4:30 pm; Supper Club / Dinner: 4:30 pm - 7 pm / 7 pm - 10:45 pm
Tel: +974 4016 6000
E-mail:
[email protected]
Website: http://www.papermoondoha.com/

Far Eastern

Gluten free Asian/Far Eastern restaurants Qatar

1. PF Changs

P.F. Chang's serves American Chinese cuisine and each dish the menu is prepared using the freshest and highest quality ingredients. This restaurant chain is committed to providing you with an exceptional dining experience every time you walk through its doors and that's why it puts your needs first. That's why if you tell them you have special dietary requirements like gluten intolerance, they will cater to your needs accordingly.

Details

Locations:
Villaggio Mall: Al Waab Street, Al Waab, Doha - Qatar. Tel: +974 4452 8541
Gulf Mall: Shamal Road, Gharaffa, Doha - Qatar. Tel: +974 4452 8495 / 96
Mall of Qatar: Adjacent to the Amiri Guard, Dukhan Road, Al Rayyan, Doha - Qatar. Tel: +974 4452 9520 / 21
Doha Festival City:
Shamal Road, Umm Salal Muhammed - Qatar. Tel: +974 44529960

2. Wagamama

Details

Locations:

Lagoona Mall: Outdoor piazza, West Bay area, Near The Pearl-Qatar. Tel: 974 4463 3876
Timings: 7 days a week: 11:30 am - 11 pm
Mall of Qatar: Adjacent to the Amiri Guard, Dukhan Road, Al Rayyan, Doha - Qatar. Tel: +974 480 5800 /+974 4411 6231
Timings: Sunday to Thursday:
11:30 am - 11:30 pm; Friday: 1 pm - 12 am (midnight)
Doha Festival City: Shamal Road, Umm Salal Muhammed - Qatar. Tel: +974 4435 2634 / +974 4418 1661
Timings:
Sunday to Thursday: 11:30 am - 11:30 pm; Friday: 1 pm - 12 am (midnight)
Website: https://www.wagamama.com.qa/

3. Yugo

Yugo is an Asian Fusion restaurant that aims to deliver a unique dining experience that is influenced by the traditional and exotic flavours of East Asian cuisine and the contemporary setting of modern Qatar. The good thing is that there are gluten-free options available as well.

Details

Location: Ground Floor, Tower 3, The Gate Mall, Doha - Qatar
Timings: Saturday to Wednesday: 11 am - 11 pm; Thursday: 11 am - 1 am; Friday: 1 pm - 1 am
Tel: +974 440 77118
Website:
http://yugoqatar.com/

Hotels

Gluten free hotels in Qatar

1. Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara

1. Azraq

Details

Location: Banana Island, Doha - Qatar
Timings: 7 days a week (Breakfast: 6.30 am – 10.30 am; Lunch: 12.30 pm – 4.00 pm; Dinner: 7.00 pm – 10.30 pm; A la carte: 6.30 am – 11.00 pm)
Tel: +974 4040 5116
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: https://www.anantara.com/en/banana-island-doha

    2. Q Lounge & Restaurant

    Q Lounge not only offers you a relaxed dining experience, its menu circumnavigates the world, exploring the traditions of the humble clay pot. From Thailand and India to Arabia, its recipes enhance the spices and textures of each culinary culture. Also on offer are a range of international favourites. And, if you are looking for gluten-free options, you're bound to find something on the menu that'll satisfy your taste buds.

    Details

    Location: Banana Island, Doha - Qatar
    Timings: 7 days a week (Breakfast: 6.30 am – 10:30 am; Lunch/Dinner: 12.00 pm – 11.30 pm)
    Tel: +974 4040 5116
    E-mail: [email protected]
    Website: https://www.anantara.com/en/banana-island-doha/restaurants/q-lounge-and-restaurant

    2. City Centre Rotana Doha

    Teatro

    Teatro is an award-winning concept and a signature upscale restaurant offering fusion cuisine from around the world 'Where Eastern Cooking Meets Western Cuisine'. It offers a comprehensive à la carte menu creatively blending dishes from Chinese, Indian, Italian, Japanese and Thai cuisines. If you're looking for a gluten-free meal, the restaurant is more than willing to adjust the menu so you can enjoy an allergy-free meal.

    Details

    Location: City Centre Rotana, Conference Street, West Bay, Doha - Qatar
    Opening Hours: Weekdays (12:30 pm – 12:30); Weekends (5 pm – 12:30 am)

    Website: https://www.rotana.com/rotanahotelandresorts/qatar/doha/citycentrerotanadoha/dining

    3. Marriott Marquis City Centre Doha Hotel

    Quick Bites

    Quick Bites – Doha's ‘Café of the Year’ offers you a comfortable atmosphere with a menu that's packed with delicious healthy eating options, cooked from locally-produced ingredients. The fresh and inspiring dishes at Quick Bites feature whole food, vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free choices. Whether it’s a business lunch, a catch-up with friends or the best breakfast to start your day, Quick Bites is The place to come to.

    Details

    Location: Lobby Level, Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel, Al Wahda Street, West Bay, Doha - Qatar
    Timings:
    7 days a week (6 am - 9 pm)
    Tel:
    +974 4419 5000
    Website: https://www.marriottmarquisdohadining.com/restaurant/hotels/hotel-information/travel/dohmq/restaurant.aspx?id=009

    Cucina The Italian Kitchen

    Experience Cucina, an authentic warm and cosy Italian restaurant serving fresh and flavourful Italian favourites in an Italian styled décor that will transport you straight to Italy. And, if you are gluten intolerant, this restaurant will take good care of you.

    Details

    Location: Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel, Al Wahda Street, West Bay, Doha - Qatar
    Timings: 7 days a week (12 pm – 11 pm)
    Tel: +974 4419 5000
    Website: https://www.marriottmarquisdohadining.com/restaurant/hotels/hotel-information/travel/dohmq/restaurant.aspx?id=004

    4. Grand Hyatt Doha

    1. Isaan

    Located on 2nd floor, Grand Hyatt Doha's signature restaurant, Isaan, serves authentic Thai cuisine in Doha. It's one of the few restaurants in Doha with a vibrant setting of open-plan kitchens and it's contemporary style makes it an ideal venue for a fun, exotic dinner in a casual atmosphere, and if you take a look at its Healthy Menu, the gluten-free options are clearly marked, and there are many to choose from.

    5. The Torch Doha

    1. Kufic Lounge

    The Torch Doha's Kufic Lounge gracefully takes you on a trip to the impressive world of sports. It allows you to relax and explore the hotel's lobby area. Sophisticated, remarkably designed and brightened with natural sunlight, Kufic is ideal for a business meeting or social gatherings and you can enjoy the chef’s selection of bites, pastry treats and a choice of coffee or tea (with some gluten-free options mixed in).

    Details

    Location: The Torch Doha, adjacent to Villaggio Mall, Aspire Zone, Al Waab Street, Doha - Qatar
    Timings: 7 am to 12 am (midnight)
    Tel: +974 4446 5600
    E-mail:
    [email protected]
    Website: https://www.thetorchdoha.com.qa/en/restaurants-doha/kufic-lounge.html

    1. Three Sixty

    A must-try dining experience in Qatar! Three Sixty is the only revolving restaurant in Doha, located on the 47th floor offering a panoramic view that simply takes your breath away and delicious Mediterranean cuisine with a number of gluten-free options on the menu as well..

    Details

    Location: The Torch Doha, adjacent to Villaggio Mall, Aspire Zone, Al Waab Street, Doha - Qatar
    Timings: Lunch: Saturday - Thursday (12 pm - 3 pm); Dinner: 7 days a week (7 pm - 11 pm)
    Tel: +974 4446 5600
    E-mail:
    [email protected]
    Website:
    https://www.thetorchdoha.com.qa/en/restaurants-doha/three-sixty.html

    2. Torch Tea Garden

    One of the trendiest high-end tea lounge's in Doha, the Torch Tea Garden is located on The Torch Doha's 21st floor with an overlooking view of Aspire Park and the Doha skyline. It's a great place for refreshments and relaxation where you can enjoy Afternoon Tea and light snacks. There are gluten-free options, too, so don't forget to check out their menu.

    Details

    Location: The Torch Doha, adjacent to Villaggio Mall, Aspire Zone, Al Waab Street, Doha - Qatar
    Timings: Tuesday to Sunday: 7 pm - 11 pm (10:30 last order)
    Tel: +974 4446 5600
    E-mail: [email protected]
    Website:
    https://www.thetorchdoha.com.qa/en/restaurants-doha/torch-tea-garden.html

    For our guide to supermarkets, home delivery outlets and nutrition centres in Qatar that offer gluten-free foods, click here.

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