Having several food intolerances can be an absolute nightmare to deal with when it comes to food shopping. When I’m in Croatia and Slovenia it can be really hard to stick to the right foods and avoid the foods I’m intolerant to. Note: Croatian and Slovenian cottage cheese strudels are amazing. Even more soul-destroying considering I can’t eat them any more (keep reading my blog for an update on that very soon!).
Fortunately, both countries have catered to my tastes. Let’s talk about Croatia first. Tucked away in a quiet part of Split’s city centre is Bio&Bio.
Filled with organic products, healthy food and natural cosmetics, it’s a delight. There’s everything from kale chips (who isn’t obsessed with kale?!) to raw food bars and dairy-free milk. I’m officially in love. I’ll definitely be back!
Bio&Bio uses local and international produce and staff are extremely helpful and always on hand to help. They also have shops in Varaždin, Osijek, Rijeka, Pula and Dubrovnik.
Bio & Bio: Prima 3, R.Boškovića bb
Now on to Slovenia…
Ljubljana. A wonderful city of traditional foods such as potica and plum dumplings. Absolute torture for someone who can’t eat the main ingredients in both of those. Ok, ok, I’m being a tad dramatic, I know.
Luckily, lots of supermarkets in Ljubljana sell free from foods such as cakes, cereals, pasta and raw food bars. Two of the most popular supermarkets, Interspar and Mercator both have a fantastic selection.
However, my favourite has to be Maximarket. It has a HUGE range of everything for someone who has food allergies or food intolerances. I always stock up when I’m in Ljubljana!
Maximarket: Trg republike 1, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia