Dining out and traveling on special diets

Dining out and traveling on special diets

 

Tips on Dining out:

1
Dine during off hours when trying new restaurants
2
Look at the menu and then ask them to make a meal based on what is available
3
Ask for steamed, or grilled foods without the sauces
4
Ask them to specifically use olive oil when grilling
5
Dressing and sauces on the side or omitted
6
Tell them your child is allergic
7
Educate the management and chefs on terminology

Tips on travel:

1
Research Celiac Societies for travel abroad before leaving
2
Research local health food stores:  In the US:  Whole Foods, Wild Oats, etc.
3
Bring food for the plane or car ride
4
Bring food for your destination to tide you over until you can get to a store
5
Bring lots of enzymes
6
Bring a bag of tricks for illness
7
Bring a cool pack on the trip.  Blue ice usually lasts 8-10 hours

 

Restaurant Guide

Resources:

Where to stay and eat on a gluten-free diet (Includes Europe and Mediterranean countries)

(search engine for United Kingdom)  Gluten free restaurant search in the United States (use the store locator for either US, UK, or Canada)   

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