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Hi,

I will be traveling to Switzerland in just a few weeks! I am very excited, but want to do everything in my power to maintain my gluten free diet. I will be bringing a copy of my gluten allergy restaurant card in English. Does anyone know where I can get a copy of this in the following languages: German, French, and English?

Also, I am planning on going to the grocery store and getting food items as soon as I arrive as I will have access to a fridge. Does anyone have any suggestions regarding getting gluten free food from an international grocery store?

I will also be bringing as many gluten free snacks as possible in my luggage.

I really appreciate the help!

Thank you!!

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I was going to suggest Triumph Dining Cards, but it doesn't look like they have one in German.

Here are the languages they do have:

English, Chinese, French, Greek, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Thai, and Vietnamese

Have fun on your trip!

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I know at least some grocery stores in Switzerland carry gluten-free items because my hair stylist was there in the spring & brought me back some things: cereal, cookies, crackers. She said there were frozen items, too. She said there was a lot of selection.

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The brand SCHAR is a well known gluten free brand in Europe. I think it is German and it is really good. I have buoght some of their products here in Australia and they are expensive but excellent. Iknow there are many more gluten-free brands in Euorpe. Italy has a wide range available so if you go to Italy you should have plenty of choice.

I don't think you will have any trouble finding food. I know that in Italy gluten-free food is found in pharmacies rather than supermarkets. Maybe Switzerland is similar so check the pharmacies also.

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I have family living in Switzerland and have found that English is spoken widely - avoid the rosti (a delicious potato dish but generally made with some flour). The Swiss are very cosmopolitan as they do business mostly internationally - as always make sure you ask!

Check out www.selectwisely.com - I always use these wherever I travel - they are so helpful - You will absolutely love the country - one of my favourites - if possible make sure you walk the coast of the lake in Geneva!

S ;)

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Thanks everyone for all your helpful ideas! I'm excited to try some new gluten free foods. Thank you!

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