I’m not a vegetarian and I don’t have a gluten allergy, but I know that many travelers are and some do, so I thought I'd call attention to this article I just came across.
It offers a handy guide to eating right on a trip when you have dietary restrictions. It’s a bit harder to control what you eat when you’re not in your routine world, but as the article says, it’s getting easier and easier.
Some of the article's highlights and best advice (at least from my omnivorous gluten-eating perspective):
1. Do a bit of prep/research beforehand. Know how to say the foreign words for any foods you may be allergic to. Browse the web for other tips and advice on eating vegetarian or vegan when traveling.
2. Brings snacks. As a fallback, bring some trusted snacks around with you when you’re walking around a city during the day.
3. Understand cultural differences. What we call “vegetarian” might mean something slightly different in another country. It could include fish. It could even just mean the food has veggies in it (but maybe also meat).
So that's a taste. There’s a bunch of other similarly good advice in the article. If you want to watch what you eat while you travel, check it out.
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