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Hello,

I'm traveling to Mexico and LA in January and I wanted to see if people can recommend me some safe gluten free places to eat, and any other tips.

I'm going to:

  1. Tulum
  2. Playa Del Carmen
  3. Cancun
  4. Isla Mujeres
  5. Los Angeles

I would really appreciate a list of safe restaurants and also if you could just let me know whether I'm in for a rough ride or whether Mexico is a pretty celiac-friendly place!

Thank you for your help! 

 

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6 hours ago, doron said:

Hello,

I'm traveling to Mexico and LA in January and I wanted to see if people can recommend me some safe gluten free places to eat, and any other tips.

I'm going to:

  1. Tulum
  2. Playa Del Carmen
  3. Cancun
  4. Isla Mujeres
  5. Los Angeles

I would really appreciate a list of safe restaurants and also if you could just let me know whether I'm in for a rough ride or whether Mexico is a pretty celiac-friendly place!

Thank you for your help! 

 

in LA check out Sage which I think is on 7000 sunset Blvd.  Great place mostly  vegan and gluten free.  Been a long time since I was in mexico  but  black bean dishes and fish should be ok. Just have to amke sure the  tacos, tortilas and chips are 100% corn.  Out in the neighborhoods there are a lot of dishes with beans and rice with or without meat --  what they are  wrapped with is sometimes  questionable but most foods are based on corn. Good luck

 

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There are companies that make gluten free dining cards for various countries that may help you ask about the safety of foods if you are dining in restaurants or shopping. You might find those make it easier to inquire about the safety of foods when your traveling. Hope you enjoy your trip and don't end up glutened.

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Power plant Superfood Cafe is 100% gluten free.  It is centrally located in LA.  Use the website “Find Me Gluten Free”.  Look for the reviews written by celiacs because there are a lot of people who eat gluten free and really do not have to worry as much!  

Kirari Bakeshop is in Redondo Beach on Pacific Coast Highway and they are also dedicated.  

Not sure if you are a Disney fan, but even the restaurants at downtown Disney (no charge) are really good about gluten free.  

Bring or buy some camping flatware, bowl or plate so you can eat at markets (tailgate/ picnic).  We do that a lot as it is safe and easier on the budget!  Stay at hostels where you would have access to a kitchen.  

Here is the site for cards that Raven mentioned.  We used them and they work even in markets where we can not read the labels.  Print a copy and put it in your phone.  

http://www.celiactravel.com/cards/spanish/

Finally, bring food with you in your carryon.  Do not count on the airline for food.  Even if you specify, in advance and repeatedly call, we have found that 50% of the time the airlines forget to order gluten-free food.  

Have fun! 

 

Edited by cyclinglady

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I currently live in central Mexico & used to live in Los Angeles. There are many places to eat in LA, & many grocery stores with gluten-free food.  In Mexico, there are now several grocery stores that carry gluten-free foods- bread, crackers, cookies & flour mixes. Try Soriana, Superama, and Mega Commercial. For restaurants in Mexico, ask the concierge at the hotel you stay in for recommendations. Usually the vegetarian restaurants will have some gluten-free food options.  

Good luck & have a great time traveling. 

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