Gluten free holidays – the easy way
- Make further enquiries shortly before setting off, in order to ensure that gluten free food is really on offer, or if there is a possibility of preparing gluten-free food, and which gluten-free products are used.
- It is also wise to contact the on-site Tourist Association in order to find out which restaurants, pizzerias or ice cream parlours at the holiday resort are able to cater for guests with coeliac disease.
- Our general tip for eating out: Always try to speak with the chef personally. This will ensure that your concern reaches the right person.
- Something else that can come in handy are cards for the kitchen, which are printed in the respective national language, provide information about your allergy and/or request gluten-free meal suggestions. These cards, for example, can be obtained via internet free of charge under www.celiactravel.com/restaurant-cards.html (in 51 languages), www.allergytranslation.com (in 29 languages) or www.glutenfreetravel.com.au/gluten-free-dining-cards (in 6 languages).
- Be sure to at least take the most essential gluten-free foodstuffs just to be on the safe side during the first few days. This will ensure that your holiday doesn’t begin with shopping stress, and that you feel safer and more independent. Some of those basic essentials are bread and pastries, snacks or biscuits and cake – all products that you can find in the Schär selection for instance. Attention: Due to dangers of contamination, you should not use any kind of bread that you need to bake off.