Traveling with Celiac Disease (CD) means you have to do a bit more pre-trip homework than people who can shovel any ole thing in their gobs. If you’re a little like me, you normally stick to salad bars and very plain foods that you know are gluten-free. But if you’re a lot like me—an adventureholic with a voracious appetite—you’ll want to try the local food.
The more you know, the more you can enjoy. Over the next few months, I’m going to share my research with you every Friday as I travel to London, Munich, Nice, Paris, Napels, Vancouver and New York City!
So let’s talk England, specifically my part-time home . . . London. Are you planning a trip to London and wondering where the gluten’s hiding? Well, the bad new is LOTS OF PLACES. The good news is you can avoid these hidden sources of gluten easily if you know what to look for.
Today I want to start with the condiments you’re likely to find in a typical British restaurant or pub. Condiments are a messy, gooey mindfield for people with CD or gluten intolerance.
|The Tower is gluten free.|
If you’re interested in doing a bit more research, give this list a look.
For the next few Fridays, I’ll be having a look at the typical tourist day in London—from the English breakfast, lunch on the high street, afternoon tea at The Ritz, dinner in the evening and finally landing at the pub. I’ll also be spotlighting a few gluten-free gems—including the award-winning b-tempted cakes from Sarah Hilleary—around London. You’d be surprised how gluten-free London can be.
I must be off,
Christopher Allen is the author of Conversations with S. Teri O'Type (a Satire). His fiction and creative non-fiction have appeared widely both online and in print. Read more HERE.