Eating Gluten Free in Australia

Ok, so there’s something you should know about me before I write this and that’s that I found out in 2012 that I have Celiac. It was devastating news for this food loving, carb loading, travel obsessed eating machine, let me tell you. For years, I went on eating as many baguettes, bagels, and pizza slices as I could get my grubby little hands on, blissfully unaware that all that gluten was the reason I was having an array of strange symptoms that were tough to explain.

Anyway, enough about my medical issues. Being Celiac means I have to eat gluten free. I’ve heard a lot of people complaining about the gluten free fad being too trendy and people eating that way unnecessarily and blah, blah, blah, but being a food lover who isn’t able to eat gluten, I personally love it. If everybody on Earth decided they wanted to be trendy, my life would be all the better for it.

With fads comes increased availability of yummy things for me to eat. Bring on the band-wagoners!

So anyway, I traveled to Australia recently and was happy to discover that Australia is a great country to travel to if you need to eat gluten free. They have GF options in a lot of restaurants and in the grocery and convenience shops I found it incredibly easy to find things that I not only could eat, but that were also mouthwatering and delicious.

A lot of menus in restaurants labeled their GF options clearly on the menu, and those that didn’t were very kind and knowledgeable about what I could and couldn’t order when asked.

I ate freshly baked GF pizzas, amazing salads, sandwiches with GF bread, and more. In the grocery shops I was able to find snacks and cheap GF meals that satisfied my every food desire. They even had things like GF gnocchi pasta and GF cup of noodles at the grocery store, which I haven’t even been able to find at home in Southern California!

So…if you’re Celiac like me or if you have an allergy or intolerance to gluten in any way, do NOT be afraid of traveling to Australia. It is a wonderfully accommodating country where food options abound.

Things I ate in Australia:

This salad:

This incredible creation:

And THIS pizza!!!


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