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Living gluten free in Corsica

Where to buy gluten free food in Corsica

By Mel, English tour operative and travelling coeliac

I work for an english tour operator, so I move every 6 months - so far this past year Sorrento, Madeira, Corsica, but not sure which country I'm in next month - maybe Egypt or Turkey.

Anyway in Corsica:

Porto Vecchio: There is a health food shop at the entrance to EClerc Supermarket. Here you can buy items such as gluten and dairy free breads, flour, biscuits, pasta, beer, ice creams, etc. It's reasonably priced for Europe however the only item I don't buy from here is the pasta as its 5 euros for a pack of spagghetti! For pasta I go the the 'Giant Casino' store instead where it's only 2.50 euros. In Geant Casino store the aisle is located next to the fruit and veg section and again has a fairly wide range of gluten and dairy free products (but no bread).

In Ile Rousse (north of the island): I couldn't see any foods in the supermarkets, however, I ordered gluten free products with the pharmacy in the square, which arrived the next day.

Bastia: I'm told there is a good health food shop here in which to buy all products.

And, of course, don't forget your French coeliac language card.

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