Posted 13 August 2007 - 06:14 PM
Posted 14 August 2007 - 05:53 AM
Anyone have any luck? I'm leaving tomorrow on a 32 hour train ride (each way!) from Boston to Nebraska, and I'm kind of scared about the food issue. I don't have room to pack any food except for some carrot sticks. I should be able to find things at the restaurants for my stops (Rochester, NY and Chicago) but in between Chicago and Lincoln it's 12 hours and I'm going to need to eat something in that time! I haven't eaten in the dining car before but I do remember that the only thing gluten free that I noticed in the snack car before was a cheese plate with individually wrapped crackers- but I'm allergic to dairy so that's a no go. Any help?
I have traveled on amtrak. Love it But don't remember the food so much. But you might call amtrak to see what could be done. The dining car should have some things that could be ate safely. Good Luck and have fun Barb
Posted 14 August 2007 - 11:48 AM
Posted 14 August 2007 - 01:16 PM
Posted 14 August 2007 - 01:58 PM
I was going to take the train for vacation. I called Amtrak and did not have a positive response. I was told that they do not provide gluten-free foods. That the food is premade and packaged to go. They do have other special diet menus like kosher and dairy free, etc but they do not have a gluten-free one. They will not heat food either and there is no way for you to do so on your own. When I asked how my DD would eat on a 20 hour trip I was put on hold, spoke with several people and was, in the end, told that it is up to the individual chef on that train. That menus change per train/chef. I would have to buy my ticket and then call to try and talk with the chef of that train no earlier than the week prior. Since there was no guarentee of food for her, I didn't want to purchase tickets and then get stuck. So we flew. I was very disappointed. It wasn't a 2 hour trip. It was 20 hours and I would have no guarentee that my DD would be able to eat. I was told that they will try their best to provide food that is ok but since it is premade up, a hamburger will come with a bun and a breakfast with toast, etc. Maybe they would have done something once I spoke with the chef but I couldn't chance it. That is a lot of money and a long trip to not be 100% sure. I was rather disappointed in Amtrak. Their site offers such a wonderful variety of special diet menus. But it seems if you don't fit the mold......
DELANEY (1yr) Currently in testing. On gluten free trial diet. Possible allergy/intollerance to gluten/wheat. Allergy to dust mites and boarderline to barely and delayed reaction to wheat. Reactions to oats but no allergy. Gluten free since Feb. 2006
MEGAN (8yr) Allergies to grass, pollen, trees and Oral Allergy Syndrome to carrots. Diagnosed with "reflux"
RYAN (13yr) Outgrown food allergies. Battles hayfever and allergies to animals and diagnosed with "reflux"
Posted 14 August 2007 - 02:45 PM
Positive blood test for antibodies for celiac
SEVERE Gluten Ataxia - trouble speaking - could not even turn my head side to side - almost bedridden
March 07 - 2 different doctors have documented my records as confirmed Celiac
Oct 07 - found a secret to feeling better - no processed foods - The healing comes from eating raw vegetables, and fruits!
Husband - tested = celiac gene+diabetes gene
youngest - doc wont test has w/ Hashimoto Disease
middle- tested = celiac gene+lymphoma gene - dx-celiac
oldest - ignores warnings
Posted 22 October 2007 - 07:27 PM
It sounds like the other folk who posted did some investigation, but I'd definitely recommend bringing something!
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