South India is known as the gluten free friendly alternative to North India. I’ve always loved Indian food and often find it’s a safe harbor of gluten free options wherever in the world I’m visiting. So I was very excited to try out real Indian cuisine when I visited South India! Part of my trip was attending my friend Vaish’s week-long wedding extravaganza in Chennai, so I was particularly comforted that I’d have someone local to help guide me through what was (and wasn’t) safe to eat.
This was my fourth visit to Quebec City, a place that has long had a special spot in my heart. How can I describe Quebec City to you? At the top of a steep hill, you find yourself in a pocket of fairytale French architecture, surrounded by cobbled streets and castles. But are there gluten free Quebec City options, or is this a fairytale you’ll go hungry in?
I’ll let you in on a little secret… my absolute favorite thing to do in London is explore Borough Market! Not least because there are gluten free Borough Market stalls galore.
If you’re gluten free, you need to get to Vancouver, Canada stat. The gluten free Vancouver scene is on fire. (And to convince your non-gluten free travel companions, just give them promises of gorgeous sunsets overlooking the city skyline, iconic suspension bridges, perfectly roasted coffee, and mountains within 30 minutes of the city center…. ahhh, take me back to Vancouver!).
Gluten free in New York City? Well, you’ve come to the right place. The gluten free restaurants NYC scene is truly a mecca. Actually, NYC is the first place I traveled to when I originally had to go gluten free back in 2012. Since then, the gluten free scene has grown exponentially, just as awareness of celiac disease and gluten intolerance has grown too.
Ahh, Detroit! Motorcity, Motown….. Gluten Free Heaven?! After spending years growing up and living in Michigan, I finally made it to Detroit (twice in the last month!). It’s definitely a city that gets under your skin and keeps you wanting to come back. The huge variety of gluten free Detroit options may have had something to do with that!
Dan and I went to Lagos in the Portuguese Algarve this summer, and had an wonderful week of chilling in the sun, drinking cocktails, coastal hiking, and surfing! Of course I was also on a mission to find the best gluten free Lagos Portugal food to share with all of you. I wasn’t sure how gluten free Portugal as a country was, knowing that some of their most popular delicacies are gluten-filled pastries (looking at you, pastel de nata). I was curious to find out, and luckily, was not disappointed!
Mackinac Island is one of the most unique places to visit in Michigan… but it also has all the makings for a gluten free traveler’s nightmare. A remote island, only accessible by ferry, with one main road, no cars, and hours from any large grocery shops? That sounds like the kind of place where a gluten free traveler could waste away on limp salads and cross-contaminated side dishes. Could being the operative word. I am so pleased to say that my gluten free Mackinac Island experience was incredible.
For the past few months, those big brother Facebook ads have been serving me up with adverts for a company called ‘Sprinly.’ Curious, I looked them up. Well, props to big brother, Sprinly was right up my alley: A gluten free meal delivery service in the Midwest! (In addition, they are also 100% organic and plant based).