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hello --

Anyone been to Prague or Naples area (also Capri & Amalfi Coast) and had any luck with gluten free food???

It will be my first time abroad with the diet and I'm a bit nervous about it. I plan on bringing some Lara Bars for emergency, but I noticed most places we're staying in hotels serve rolls & pastry for breakfast & fruit... HELP! I don't want to only eat lara bars the whole time!!!

THANK YOU!


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hey!

I was in both places a few weeks ago.

Prague has a store everywhere called DM a health food/drug store type place that carries a whole range of gluten-free food. Breads, pastas etc.

In italy all gluten-free food is in pharmacys which are everywhere. They have tons of gluten-free food choices, way better than the US!

I have been to 14 countries in Europe in the past 5 months and I have to say that I have never had better gluten-free food!

I don't tend to eat a lot of breads and pastas but stuck to lots of trail mixes, fruits, salads etc.

Just bring a restuarant card and you will be fine!

Send me a message if you have any questions! good luck.

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I am planning a trip to Italy & France next year. What do you eat for breakfast at a small Hotel / B & B ? And lunch? What are the choices available ? Do the foods from the pharmacy need heating/cooking ? What happens if you don't have cooking facilities in your room ?


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Diagnosed June 2006 with adrenal insufficiency.

Diagnosed June 2006 as Gluten Intolerant after I failed the Challenge Diet. Negative blood test.No biopsy.

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hey!

I was in both places a few weeks ago.

Prague has a store everywhere called DM a health food/drug store type place that carries a whole range of gluten-free food. Breads, pastas etc.

In italy all gluten-free food is in pharmacys which are everywhere. They have tons of gluten-free food choices, way better than the US!

I have been to 14 countries in Europe in the past 5 months and I have to say that I have never had better gluten-free food!

I don't tend to eat a lot of breads and pastas but stuck to lots of trail mixes, fruits, salads etc.

Just bring a restuarant card and you will be fine!

Send me a message if you have any questions! good luck.

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Dear tigger18,

Could you please tell me what a restaurant card is ?

Thanks.

Rajawali.

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Dear tigger18,

Could you please tell me what a restaurant card is ?

Thanks.

Rajawali.

Maybe I can help.

www.triumphdining.com

(609) 564.0445

They are wonderful in Asian and Mexican Restaurants.


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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I ate a lot of fruit and veggies from grocery stores and markets. Most plain potato chips are gluten-free. Most lunch meats are gluten-free. Cheeses are good and the harder ones (cheddar) travel well without refrigeration.


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From expats.cz:

Once the novelty of fried cheese has worn off and the urge for variety re-emerges, eating in Prague as a vegetarian – or, for that matter, anyone with special food requirements, be it vegan, gluten intolerant, or with other allergies – can at first glance seem somewhat of a bleak prospect. But although your local pub is unlikely to be boldly reaching new heights of alternative culinary excellence, your local supermarket or grocers may well be. Shops that specialize in vegan, vegetarian, bio and gluten-free products are springing up everywhere, and if you know where to look, you’ll find yourself whipping up those culinary masterpieces yourself in no time.

Supermarkets often have an OK selection of vegetarian and vegan foods – Delvita is one of the best, with a good health food section and tofu and soy based fake meat almost always in stock, and Interspar is also pretty good. Tesco is a little more unreliable – you’ll always find the weird looking and somewhat disturbingly realistic tasting rehydrateable packets of faux soy meat in the health food section, but there’s often no tofu or soy based yogurts, desserts or cheeses, and only a few gluten-free products. Your local grocery store or potraviny can also be a good source of specialty foods, which are often just mixed in with all the other meat and dairy filled options. Look out for brands like Vitall, Provamel, Kalma, Granovita, Sojafit, Sivo, and Sunfoods which all do good vegan versions of yoghurts and desserts, as well as tofu, fake meats and veggie burgers and organic products. Provamel guarantees that all its products are nut free, so this is one to look out for by people with allergies.

Eating gluten-free can be a little tricky, but most health food shops stock flours, crispbreads and other items that are ok for celiacs. The symbol for gluten free is a wheat stalk with a cross through it, but this does not actually guarantee that it is completely safe


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