When you’re celiac like me, dining out can be a stressful experience. You’re essentially putting the fate of your health into the hands of a kitchen who may or may not understand celiac disease or…worse…may not care enough to take necessary precautions. Thankfully, there are some pretty great places around the city that take good care to accommodate us. Hooray!
It’s not cheap, but if you’re going to be in Paris and you want to shell out for an unforgettable experience, I can’t recommend Bateaux Parisiens any more. They are the best! I can’t wait to cruise with them again next time I’m in Paris.
I’ve written about Annecy previously, and I’ve mentioned my time at La ferme de Charbonnière in this blog in several previous posts, but I had such a magical time visiting this little family-owned farm that I wanted to write up a post just about my experiences there.
For most Americans, a trip to France involves Paris, of course. Perhaps they also venture down to Provence or the Southern coastal towns such as Nice. But there’s so much more to France. Might I suggest Annecy?
As a celiac disease sufferer, travel includes some extra complications that most people don’t have to deal with. Still, I love nothing more than seeing the world, so going through the extra effort to ensure that gluten free food is available is more than worth it. I’m not going to lie though, there are those moments when Ive been turned down by three restaurants in a row and I’m starving when I just feel like curling up into a little ball and giving up on the whole thing. Luckily, traveling while gluten free in France is not only easier than you might think, but it’s also a delight! I wanted to write about my recent experiences, some absolute gems I found while in France, and of course, plenty of helpful tips!
This post is specifically for my fellow celiacs and others out there who, for medical reasons, can’t eat gluten. If you don’t have celiac or a gluten sensitivity, I still encounrage you to read on because current statistics estimate that about 1 in 100 people suffer from celiac. Chances are, somebody you know has this issue and you just might be able to help them out in the future. For those of you who have been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know that I suffer from celiac disease. I know better than most how hard it is to navigate the world when you have dietary restrictions, and it’s even harder when you’re traveling because you’re away from the things you know are safe to eat and figuring out what you can eat can be a minefield.
If you’re like me and you have dietary restrictions of any kind, you’ll know the routine of packing your snack bag before a flight. While many airlines do offer special meals to accommodate a number of different dietary restrictions on their long-haul flights, I know from experience that the food you receive may or may not satisfy you. Furthermore, you never know when unexpected delays are going to leave you spending the night in an airport with limited (or no) options for you. I always follow the rule that it’s best to be prepared, and it never fails to be a good decision.
If you’re like me and you have to eat gluten free, I wanted to share this little guide to dining GF at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Hollywood so you can feel at ease as you explore Hogwarts and Hogsmeade.
That being said, I can’t write about all the amazing places to eat my state has to offer in one sitting…that would be a LOT of writing! So, I wanted to narrow it down to my home of Coastal North County San Diego. We’re talking Encinitas, Carlsbad, Oceanside, and the surrounding areas. We get a lot of tourists here, particularly in the summer. If you’re going to be visiting and either need to eat a plant-based diet or just want to try out something new, why not check out one of these vegetarian (and awesome) places?
When I was in Japan, I ate a lot of rice balls. I haven’t ever found them in the United States (except Hawaii, but I suspect that’s because they get a lot of Japanese tourists). If you’ve never tried a Japanese rice ball, you’re in for a treat. These delicious, convenient, hearty little snacks are as versatile as they are easy to make.