If you have an allergy or intolerance for gluten and are planning to travel abroad, it’s always a good idea to if gluten-free food is readily available at your destination, or if you’re going to
If you have an allergy or intolerance for gluten and are planning to travel abroad, it’s always a good idea to if gluten-free food is readily available at your destination, or if you’re going to have to make your own food while you’re there.
Experiencing new flavors and places is the whole point of traveling. This can be extremely difficult if you have a gluten intolerance or an allergy! While there are places where gluten-free diets are easily catered for, this is not the case for many countries, where gluten-free eating is a challenge and you will find yourself having to cook your own food. In this article, we’ll be looking at a list of places where people with gluten intolerance will have no trouble finding a meal…
Mexico was such a dream come true for me that I practically started breathing tacos.
Aside from the fact that Mexican cuisine is most corn-based, there are many dishes other than tacos to try. Mexico is one place where I can order a great dish at an authentic restaurant and be pretty sure I won’t have to ask for any changes or substitutions.
These tacos are made with corn tortillas (it’s worth checking because, on rare occasions, tacos can be made with wheat flour) and include meat and sometimes pineapple. They are always served with cilantro and raw onions, and they are also usually dairy-free, except if they come with a side of sour cream.
Tamales are cornmeal patties steamed in large sheets that usually contain a small filling of chicken, beef, or cheese. To find out the filling, you will need to ask the vendor. So knowing Spanish or using Google Translate is essential!
Vietnam is the most accessible country for gluten-free travel in Asia. There are so many dishes made of rice that you can try, and guess what the typical Vietnamese food is.
Check out the Pho noodles because that is what will get you through Vietnam if you are gluten intolerant. How fortunate that pho is both gluten-free and delicious. I’m a big fan of soups, and this is one of my all-time favorite dishes. Imagine being able to eat pho yourself in Vietnam…. a dream come true if you ask me.
Irish food is not the number one choice when it comes to gluten-free food, but since Ireland is a northern European country where food allergies are a major concern, it was much easier to find something safe to eat. Ireland now has certified menus that list about 14 allergens, and most restaurants will specify which dishes on a menu contain which allergens.
A trip to Sri Lanka is a big surprise, as many people know little to nothing about this island nation.
Sri Lankan cuisine, which I knew little about from trying it once with a friend in Manhattan, is very rice-heavy, and that’s a great thing if you can’t tolerate gluten. If you are gluten intolerant, it is a great place to travel to.
Most dishes in Sri Lankan cuisine consist of rice and coconut oil (which is good if you are lactose intolerant). Curries are generally made with coconut milk and coconut oil and served with steamed rice. There are also some fun extras like “string hoppers” (flat pancakes made with rice noodles) and “pittu” (rice flour mixed with coconut and served in a conical shape).
Cuisine in the south of the country is fairly gluten-free: rice is served with most meals, or at least is always an option, and curries are made from coconut milk, like in Thailand or Sri Lanka.
In the middle of the country, there are usually vegetables cooked in curries, sauces, or yogurt. You can usually eat rice everywhere.
Being gluten intolerant can be difficult especially when you love traveling. We hope that the list above has given you an idea of where you’ll have an easier time finding enjoyable food., Let us know in the comments if you are willing to try one of these destinations.