Monday, 2 November 2015

Free From Food Abroad.

 Being gluten free can be pretty difficult in your own country, but when you're abroad it becomes even more of a challenge. Not only do you have a language barrier but you also have to decipher menus and ingredients in a foreign language. 

 Having said that I've been pretty lucky with my city breaks and holiday destinations. I must say I think the rest of Europe actually handle the whole dietary requirements thing better than us in the UK. Over the past few years I've experiences being GF in Spain and in Germany, both of which were very accommodation to my needs and surprisingly easy to get hold of GF food.

My absolute favourite meal ever had to be Christmas Day in Berlin. If you've ever been to Germany's capital you'll know Alexander Platz train station houses cute little eateries and shops. After having a fun filled day at the zoo we headed to a cute Thai place at the station and had the best Christmas dinner ever. We pretty much lived off Thai food for the week, purely because the German's seem to do it so well.

As for snacking abroad, supermarkets are pretty good at stocking any GF goodies. However when I headed to Madrid earlier this year I managed to hunt down the most amazing bakery. The entire store was dedicated to a GF diet and was filled with the most incredible cupcakes. I'm pretty sure I enjoyed one of their cakes every day.

I've been very fortunate and managed to find suitable restaurants and eateries on the internet but I must admit if you're not too internet savvy it can be a bit of a pain. Thankfully Travelbag have come up with a little solution to my problem. They've created an interactive map to find restaurants when you're out and about abroad, you can check out the map for Dubai here. This is definitely a godsend for anyone wanting recommendations for nearby restaurants in a place they don't know. Plus it connects to Google maps and takes you right to the restaurant door - amazing!

What's the best meal you've ever had aboard?

Katie xx

*in association with Travelbag


1 comment

  1. I know what you mean! I thought it would be more difficult to find GF food when I was over in LA but my hotel has a special menu for GF and I found a supermarket close by that did lots of free from foods so I was sorted!! xx

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