Our Top Rated Supermarkets for Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Vegan, Paleo & Other Special Dietary Needs in Munich

Today, many grocery stores, large chain supermarkets and even drug stores in Munich are offering more products that cater to those with special dietary needs.

This is great news for those of us that suffer from food allergies, food intolerances, or follow a Vegan or Paleo diet.  However, the problem I often run into, is that most stores offer only a limited selection of these types of products.  Therefore, I must make another trip (or two) to a different store in order to get the remaining products on my list.

I find this can become very time consuming, because a large percentage of my time is spent on meal planning and prep, it is super helpful when I can find a “one stop shop” supermarket that carries a wide variety of products dedicated to my needs.

Here is our list of our top Bio Supermarkets for Special Dietary Needs: 

  • Basic Bio SupermarktIn my opinion, this store has the best selection of special diet products, wide range of fruits, veggies, and meats.  They also carry a large assortment of natural beauty products as well as household cleaning products. With a cafe inside, this is literally the best one stop shop for me in Munich.


  • VollCorner BiomarktAlso great for special dietary needs with a wider range of products, but most stores are smaller so not as much variety of fresh foods such as meats and veggies compared to the Basic. However, there are several locations which make it super convenient.


  • Alnatura – This chain carries a lot of it’s own brand of products, leaving less shelf space for others. If you don’t have an Alnatura shop nearby, one can always find some of their products in DM, Edeka, HIT, and Rossmann.


  • Denns BiomarktI frequent this chain less regularly as I find it lacks the variety of products (especially gluten free) compared to the other chains, but works in a pinch.


What are your experiences in regards to shopping for special dietary products in Munich?