Gluten Free Asia (Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore, China and Japan)

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After receiving numerous requests about traveling gluten free to Asia, I’d like to share some suggestions that have helped fellow travelers feel safe eating gluten free, dairy free and even vegan while experiencing Asia.

Now find restaurants and food ideas when traveling to Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, China, Japan, Bali, Cambodia and more.

A recent article in Timeout Hong Kong featured a few restaurant suggestions for gluten free meals too! Another article from Myanmar Times features healthy gluten free and vegan options in Thailand, Singapore, Cambodia and Bali. Read more

by Kim Koeller in Asia, GF AF Travel Leave a comment

Avoid Cross Contact in Gluten Free Restaurant Meals

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Tips for Food Service 2One question that I frequently receive while presenting at conferences is how to ensure that there is no cross contact with foods that contain gluten and other allergens. I’d like to share with you a few  thoughts and questions that you can ask restaurant staff while ordering your meals. These help to ensure that cross contact mistakes are not made and that your meals will be safe for you to eat.

Cross-contact occurs in two primary instances. First, when the menu item is prepared in the same frying oil or boiling water as other foods containing common allergens. And second, when microbes or food particles are transferred from one food to another by using the same knife, cutting board, pots, pans or other utensils without washing the surfaces or tools in between uses. Read more

by Kim Koeller in Expert Tips, GF AF Food, GF AF Travel Leave a comment

Gluten Free and Allergy Airport Food Tips

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airport tipsAt the airport and want to buy some quick gluten free and allergy friendly snacks for the flight or looking for a gluten free meal? Well, thankfully now, airports around the world are beginning to offer healthy, gluten free and allergy friendly snacks to travelers at food stands, quick service carry-outs and markets.

One of my favorites is Cibo Express Gourmet Markets which can be found at major airports across the US and Canada. Read more

by Kim Koeller in Expert Tips, GF AF Food, GF AF Travel, North America, Uncategorized Leave a comment

Gluten Free Travel in Spain – Sin Gluten

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GF Spain 1When thinking about traveling to Spain gluten free and allergy free, I immediately smile as I fondly remember exploring the food and culture across this country numerous times.

I found many safe and delicious restaurant dishes both in restaurants offering gluten free menus recommended by FACE – Federación de Asociaciones de Celíacos de España as well as in ethnic restaurants using my iEatOut Apple app and gluten free dining cards. Read more

by Kim Koeller in Europe, GF AF Travel, Uncategorized 3 Comments

Gluten Free Beer Around the World

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I am thrilled with the growing number of gluten free beer options that are currently available around the world. Especially considering since I had the very “tough” job of being the North American representative for the world’s first gluten-free beer festival in Chesterfield, UK a few years ago! It’s great to see the wide range of gluten free beer available that now includes lagers, pils, pale ales, blond ales and amber ales from Australia, Canada, Europe and the U.S.

Taste testing the local gluten free beer during my travels is one of my top priorities – in addition to checking out the local gluten free / dairy free bakeries, food products and restaurants of course!

For more details about the specific ingredients and brewing process, visit the respective brewery websites. Here’s to enjoying gluten free beer with your friends and family while at home and during your travels anywhere across the globe! Read more

by Kim Koeller in Australia / New Zealand, Europe, GF AF Travel, North America, Products Leave a comment