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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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Hi,

I'm planning to go to London(other places such as Bath, York, Bristol) and Rome next year. I have multiple allergies. Are there restaurants or stores that will take special orders? I know of Wagamama and Pret a Manger. Are they any good?

Thanks,

Traci

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Traci,

i have never done this befor, I am not so good with computers but here goes... I lived in europe for the last two years, which is were i was diagnosed with celiac disease. I am much more familiar with Italy. Most of the bigger cities speek english and celiac is very common there. I found it easy to eat at resturants, and you can look at the pharamcy for gluten free foods.. crackers, cookies ect., also the grocery store has a pretty wide selection. Good luck and buone fortune!

Suzann

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Thanks so much, Suzann! I can't wait to go to Italy and not worry about what to eat! I'll try to do some research about London!

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If you like beer they have it in the UK. If you have some place to ship to, you can purchase online and have it deliverd before you arrive. Otherwise, there's one called Heron in Sainsbury's grocery. It's not the best, but it's decent. Food in the grocery is a snap!

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I've travelled to London many times (and last year went to Bath, which has a wonderful Indian restaurant where just about everything on the menu was already gluten-free) and it's fairly easy. Sainsbury Grocery has a bunch of gluten-free items and pharmacies also have. In restaurants, just be sure to ask. they are familiar with it. The hardest meals for me were lunches -- be sure to ask that hamburgers are 100% beef, no breading/crumbs added. This can be an issue. Even in pubs, I generally could find something (many had baked potatoes or burgers that were okay). Dinners were a snap, no problem at all. Sainsbury and the groceries had ready made breads, muffins, and cookies which I could buy ahead for snack/breakfast/lunch if I couldn't find anything. In fact, the Sainsbury store brand had a cookie like a malomar which I brought back packages for my celiac family members to try. There are meals in a cup that you just add water. Lots to choose from. Other than a little food for the plane, you really don't need to bring any gluten-free food with you. Harrod's also has a nice food section with some gluten-free items.

Have a great trip.

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You should not have too much of a problem in the UK.

Gluten free breads, pasta, crackers etc is available in health food shops, and supermarkets such as Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury. Also lots of foods in these supermarkets are identified on the labelling as gluten free.

If eating out many places will offer gluten free choices but you need to ask.

There are some hotels, guest houses which specialise in gluten-free customers. Contact Coeliac UK and they should be able to help.

http://www.coeliac.co.uk

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