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I was in Montreal for two days last month. We ate out twice. There is a chain of restaurants called Pizza Pizza and they have gluten free pizza and toppings. It was very inexpensive and the pizza was good and we didn't get sick. It was not a fancy place at all, just a few tables and you order at the counter. We also had some crepes at the Creperie du Marche at the Jean Talon Marche. It was a bit out of the way from where you are staying but for us it was worth it to have some great crepes! Hope that helps!
I was on the Disney Dream in February. My daughter and I are both gluten free, and I am a vegetarian as well. Everything went very smoothly! We had it on our reservation that we needed to be gluten-free. So, when we got on board at our first meal we spoke to the head chef. He told us to pre order all of our meals, and it worked out great. We ate at all of the main restaurants successfully, when we went to the buffet, the process was very very long!
We had gluten-free pancakes, rolls, cake, and gluten-free pasta was available but I don't think we ordered any. There are many posts about this topic on disboards. Let me know if you need any more info! Also, there is a fridge in your stateroom and you can bring food on board with you.
To those of you who have cruised with Royal Caribbean and Alaskan Cruiselines, I have a few questions (I am trying to plan a cruise myself). Did you have to eat in the main dining room each meal, or were you able to eat at other restaurants on the ship? Also, did they seem to have knowledge of cross contamination ? Did you eat off of a buffet or was food custom prepared by the chef? Thanks for any info!
We go to a beach house every year and it is not relaxing at all...too much cooking and fussing!
We have been to WDW a few times in the past years and it is dreamy! They really take care of you there. We have stayed in a few resorts, but the value resorts have been great (from $80 a night, depending on the season, and cheaper when they are running promotions). So, it can be affordable. Even the food courts at the value resorts prepare pancakes, pasta, waffles, homemade chicken tenders etc. for us. We loved POP century, and All Star Music and All Star Sports (value resorts) and we stayed at Saratoga Springs also. It has more adult theming. The All Stars and POP century are decorated very fun and very much in the spirit of Disney! Kids can really appreciate it! (Adults too!) We also like that onsite you don't have to pay for parking ($12 per day) and you don't necessarily need a car onsite because of their transportation system. Have a great trip!
I am sorry to hear about your cruise. I have been watching for reviews of cruiselines that handle the food issues well. We are trying to decide on a cruise for one of our next vacations. I am certain that A disney cruise would be the best choice, but we are traveling with a large group (2 in my immediate family have celiac disease). They are not so convinced to spend the extra money on a Disney Cruise - although I don't want to spend my money on a cruise where my family cannot eat safely. Hmm....I look forward to what Carnival has to say.
While I haven't eaten gluten and dairy free at WDW, I have eaten plenty of gluten-free/vegetarian meals and they have been wonderful. We have been to WDW 4 times since I have been gluten-free and we are heading back in February too. Many of the gluten-free breads/pancakes/waffles at WDW are dairy free as well. Someone at WDW will let you know when you hear back from them. I would make a reservation for all of your sit down meals and when you make the reservation, let them know your dietary restrictions. Almost every chef has gone out of his/her way for me to create a custom meal. If you are not eating at a lot of table service restaurants, you may be eating quite a lot of salads, burgers etc. The dining plan is pretty great at WDW. Have a great trip.
Well, I am leaving for Bethany tomorrow, I will post if I have any luck eating out! Thanks for the health food store information, I called and ordered some gluten-free bagels and donuts for my daughter!
Hmmm...I didn't really think of bringing my own food into a wedding. I mean, I always have a protein bar in my purse when I go out to an event(I usually hide somewhere and eat it). This wedding is a fairly upscale event, I guess I should call and see how much of a problem it is. I thank you all for your input!
I have a wedding to go to in 2 months. The last wedding I went to was a gluten-free, it was my brother in laws wedding, he spoke to the kitchen extensively about gluten-free food, I wound up eating a lot of cheese cubes and fresh fruit. I didn't want to make a big stink about how the food that they tried to serve me was contaminated so I just let it go as to not upset the bride and groom. They thought that they had all of their bases covered and that the place was going to serve me a wonderful gluten-free meal/appetizers/dessert, it didn't happen but I didn't think they needed to know that. Needless to say, I am not looking forward to this upcoming wedding.
Anyway, I am not very close with the bride and groom of this wedding. I saw on the restaurant's website that the couple needs to inform the staff 45 days prior to the wedding if there are any dietary issues. I don't know what my best option is:
I can do nothing, try to talk them into making me a gluten-free (and vegetarian) meal when I get there.
I can call the place directly and tell them my needs, and that I didn't want to hassle the bride with my food issues.
I can talk to the bride before the 45 day mark.
Does anyone have any experiences that they can share with these types of events? Thanks.
We are looking into a RC Cruise - I am wondering if any of you were able to get any gluten free vegetarian dishes? I am vegetarian, and it is usually pretty tough to get veggie gluten-free (unless I just want plain veggies). Do they make rice/rice pasta etc. for gluten free options? I would like to go on a Disney cruise, because I know that they cater to vegetarians and gluten free needs too, but the cost is too much for the large group I am traveling with (also, they can eat anything, anywhere, so the food service is not especially important for them). Any tips?
Does anyone have any gluten free eating tips for the Bethany Beach/Rehoboth Beach DE or Ocean City MD area? It has been a while since I have been there, I heard that Berry Good Treats has changed ownership and is not gluten-free...can anyone confirm? Thanks for any tips on the area!
I am currently planning a vacation with our extended family (4 families). We have 2 people on the gluten-free diet in our family. We go to WDW once a year, so we want to try something different. We will probably do a cruise unless I can come up with some other destinations that are somewhat easily done gluten-free. I would love a cruise, but I would also love to get to out west (we are in NY). Any ideas out there?