Finding the best (and safest) gluten free restaurant around your own town can be pretty tricky.
But this becomes increasingly difficult if you’re someone who finds themselves on the the road often, especially if you are in an area that your are unfamiliar with.
Whether if you’re out of town for business or just on vacation, dining out gluten free is stressful.
First of all, you’re in an unfamiliar area that may not have any of the restaurants that you are used to.
Second of all, you may not be in an area that is familiar with a gluten free diet. This can cause many problems since they won’t know how to cater someone with special dietary needs such as a gluten free or wheat free diet.
But thankfully there are a few things that you can do to help make gluten free dining out a little bit easier, safer, and a lot more stress free.
And who better to provide you with
10 surefire steps that I know you’ll love, other than the newest guest bloggers for this site, Ashley E, who is also an avid gluten free traveler.
So enough with me, I’ll hand it over to Ashley.
Ashley’s top 10 gluten free dining out tips when traveling.
1. Just like cooking at home, you have to plan out your meals when traveling.
2. Use Google Maps to identify restaurants in the area you are traveling.
3. Research the restaurants and try to chose one that has a gluten free menu. These restaurants typically have staff and kitchens that are more knowledge about food allergies.
4. Decide what you are going to eat before arriving at the restaurant. This helps you know if you will have to make any special requests.
5. Request the gluten free menu. This will alert your server that you may be making a special order.
6. Ask questions! Don’t be afraid or embarrassed to ask your server questions. In many cases if they don’t know they will go ask the chef.
7. Beware of hidden gluten in things like sauces, soups, salad dressing and toppings.
8. Chicken, fish, steak and of course salad (minus the croutons) are always good options. These dishes can easily be made gluten free.
9. Don’t eat the bread!
10. Now sit back, relax and enjoy your meal!
What a list!
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Stay classy my friends.