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amandaelizabeth

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Gluten Free Food in Europe
« on: July 27, 2014, 11:39:34 PM »
My daughter is going to be spending 7 weeks in Europe, starting in Paris and moving eastwards as she goes.  For a short trip she can usually take enough Gluten Free supplies but for seven weeks it is a different story. 

Can European members suggest a nice brand of gluten free foods, and some suggestion on phrases to use in Restaurants.  Last time she spent her days in Bruges being very ill, although I suspect some overdosing on Belgium Chocolate might have contributed.

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Re: Gluten Free Food in Europe
« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 02:13:22 AM »
http://www.legalnomads.com/2012/05/gluten-free-in-italy.html

This is a nice resource for Italy, if that's one of the places she will go. And the writer on that site has a whole book out on food and travel. :)
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Re: Gluten Free Food in Europe
« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 06:28:03 AM »
thank you

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Re: Gluten Free Food in Europe
« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 07:40:50 AM »
this might be handy - http://glutenfreemom.com/travel_gluten_free/paris/#.U9Y2WfldVqU - she includes a useful card (http://glutenfreemom.com/files/9013/7919/2971/Gluten_Free_French_Dining_Card.pdf)    setting out, in French, what she can't eat - your daughter might wish to print something similar (particularly if she does not speak fluent French)

Naturalia ( http://www.naturalia.fr/) have gluten free lines - from their website, they have 8- shops mainly in the Paris area.

it would also be worth her posting in he relevant country / city forums on Trip Advisor for specific advice, not least to help her identify the appropriate wording to allow her to spot 'gluten-free in the necessary languages!, if she does not speak the language for each area she will be visiting.
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Re: Gluten Free Food in Europe
« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 07:45:27 AM »
Apparently -according to a travel board I frequent-  people with gluten issues are not uncommon in Italy so she should be pretty good there.

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Re: Gluten Free Food in Europe
« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 10:18:48 AM »
The big supermarkets in the UK like Tesco and Sainsbury's do whole sections of gluten free foods now.

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Re: Gluten Free Food in Europe
« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 12:24:27 PM »
I have a friend who has used the AllerGlobal card system - http://allerglobal.com/. She selects her allergy and the languages she wants and it generates a card in all of the languages explaining her allergy. She simply shows it to wait staff and they immediately understand.

As a general rule, brands vary widely by country so it would help to know specifically which countries she's visiting. But for example in Hungary, Tesco, Spar and CBA stores all have gluten-free sections, as long as they are the larger stores and not the very tiny ones.