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Travel Gluten Free Podcast
Season 09 Episode 12
How to Eat Gluten Free at Your Vacation Rental
Are you scared to eat out at restaurants? If you’re new to having Celiac disease, this is a real fear! You don’t want to be anxious on vacation, so what do you do? My friend, you can find an Air b’n’b or VRBO at the location you’re taking your vacation and make your own food. Always call ahead and speak to restaurant managers directly at hotels, don’t rely on the front desk staff to ask if the food is safe at the hotel restaurant. You’ll also want to call ahead and find out what appliances and the size of the fridge and microwave so you understand what you have to cook with when you’re on vacation. Make sure to follow these tips when you’re eating out or making your own food when traveling gluten free.
Find Out About the Kitchen
Since there are no standards for what appliances come in a mini-kitchen, studio, or full kitchen apartment or vacation rental, you’ll want to call ahead and find out what appliances are available to use. Which appliances are safe? You may not want to use the blender, and other appliances which food can get easily cross-contaminated such as the toaster.
Make sure to clean your utensils well, use toaster sleeves, and wash any plates you may need during your stay. Look for crumbs in the cabinets and avoid using anything that has come in contact with leftover food. You can easily purchase paper plates to use while you are on vacation to give yourself an extra level of protection and create a less stressed travel vacation.
These Food Rules for Gluten Free also Apply to Food Allergies
Whether you have food allergies or you’re gluten free for health reasons, you can apply these practices to keep your food safe! Never assume that any product doesn’t have gluten or a food allergen unless you have thoroughly read the label. This can be time consuming, but it’s the only way to ensure that the food you are eating is safe. Gluten can hide in many different places including: scrambled eggs at restaurants, tea, salad dressing and sauces, sausages and other meats, as well as alcohol.
If you can’t find a local place to buy safe food, you can always order food from Amazon and have it shipped to your vacation rental! Please be safe and read all ingredients and ask the right questions when you’re traveling gluten free or with food allergies!
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