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camila

Europe... Madrid, London, Paris

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Some friends and I are travelling to Europe this summer, and I'm a Celiac... Are there any suggestiongs for travel abroad? I think we will be able to communicate fairly well in each country, as each of us speaks either Spanish or French.

Thanks!

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Some friends and I are travelling to Europe this summer, and I'm a Celiac... Are there any suggestiongs for travel abroad? I think we will be able to communicate fairly well in each country, as each of us speaks either Spanish or French.

Thanks!

Well I can help with London and stuff but unfortunately board rules prevent me linking to the site I maintain for Paris and I got no intention of rewriting everything so your on your own finding my site (google will find it)

London is getting very good... most major supermarkets carry gluten-free stuff and several chains also do gluten-free food...

My fallback is La tasca, ironically Spanish Tapas but you can check their site and find the locations and its always a good fallback...

I can't over recommend Italy for a celiac.... their society actually certifies resto's and diagnosis is SO high you are always assured someone will know what it is, even in a small town one resto will be recommended or be able to cope...

You can buy gluten-free is pharmacies buit also a whole chain of supermarkets opened scpecialising in gluten-free food...

Spain, I don't really know :D


Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt. (JC, De Bello Gallico Liber III/XVIII)

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I have stayed twice in London in flats with kitchens. Put Self-Catering London into the search engine. Below is a link to the Price Apartments in London. Reasonable prices. Please note that you need to read all the fine print on self catering accomodations. It is not a hotel. It is more like renting an apartment. The cancellation fees are very steep.

http://www.priceapts.co.uk/

Have a super trip.


Phyllis

Gluten Free - 30 years

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I have stayed twice in London in flats with kitchens. Put Self-Catering London into the search engine. Below is a link to the Price Apartments in London. Reasonable prices. Please note that you need to read all the fine print on self catering accomodations. It is not a hotel. It is more like renting an apartment. The cancellation fees are very steep.

http://www.priceapts.co.uk/

Have a super trip.

This is excellent advice, its what I try and do myself....

In general I find lunch the hardest meal... any major city people are rushed so its the hardest time I find... having an apart-hotel means you always have a backup and somewhere to prepare packed lunches etc. although I have done inventive things with kettles or irons for reheating food its much easier with a mini kitchenette and a fridge...

You can also buy wine etc. and have a gluten-free feast back at the appt if a resto is disspointing or for some reason you decide its not safe... Ive done this a few times myself...

If in Italy or France you can rely on things like DOP or AOC (respectively) Spain also has its own but I forget the name... so San Daniel ham has to not contain gluten or it wouldn't be allowed to be called St Daniel...(or Parma or ..etc.)


Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt. (JC, De Bello Gallico Liber III/XVIII)

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Hi Camilla,

Am off to London for the weekend on Friday. Smollensky's Bar & Grill have gluten-free options & for a good value quicker meal Nando's peri peri chicken restaurants are great. The supermarkets (esp Tesco, Sainsbury & Waitrose all usually have good 'Free From' selections.

HTH

Kate

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