Speak To The Chef

It’s completely understandable that you don’t want to be the annoying, picky foreigner in the restaurant while you’re traveling, but don’t be afraid to speak up about your allergies and when in doubt, make sure you ask to speak to the chef directly; never the waiter. Also, be sure to stay in a quality hotel with a chef who knows all the ingredients and methods of preparation so there are no mishaps.

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  1. Thanks for this article. I’ve been struggling to find the courage to travel and speak up about my “peculiar” ways of eating.

  2. Italy was the BEST with food. I told the waiter I was gluten intolerant and he brought me out some delicious g-free pasta. Also, the grocery stores have a huge selection of products. Instead of buying clothes, I was buying food while in Italy. Too bad I can’t find many of these products in the States.

    • @jana:

      Also wanted to add that on top of being a celiac sufferer, I am also a soy free vegan. The best food I ever had came from the sous chef while on a cruise. Every meal was prepared exclusively for me!

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