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Gluten Free Europe

We are planning a European trip with stops at Amsterdam, Paris, Prague, the Rhine Valley, Munich, Italy and Greece. It seems that Italy is very progressive as far as GF. Any comments as GF foods in the other places we are visiting? I'm interested in restaurants and purchasing food at shops and street vendors.

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Have you tried Yelp? It allows you to refine your search. Or just a google search for gluten free food and city name. Im sure Amsterdam has options. The Rhine and Greece maybe less so (less cosmopolitan).

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Are you gluten free for medical purposes or personal preference?

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We saw Gluten free stuff including beer unexpectedly at an out door market in Nuremburg Germany. 2015
You have to learn to recognize the word in all the languages where you plan to travel to maintain spontaneity;
my travel buddyhas celiac disease; we also ate at a nice restaurant in Orvieto that had gluten free bread and pasta

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In some conutries it will say gluten free and others just free from there is a wide selection of GF foods available now, keep an eye out on the menu it will tell you which dishes are GF the same way they do Veggie ones.

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I neglected to mention I have Celiac Disease so I must have GF foods. It is encouraging that there seems to be GF beer out there. Hopefully it's GF and not gluten reduced. Thanks for all the good replies.

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Gluten free food is widely available in Europe and especially in the UK. By law all food producers/providers must list any allergens and all menus will either list the gluten in food or will mark each dish as gluten Free.
If you come to Edinburgh we even have a brewery (Bellfield) that specialises in gluten free beer and it is pretty damn good stuff

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Hope to visit the UK our next trip. Will definitely keep Your advice in mind. Thanks.

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Since this isn't an issue for us, I didn't take specific notes, but I was impressed by how many GF menu options I saw last summer in France, I would check TripAdvisor for restaurants in Paris - frequently The menu will be online so you can check.

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I read somewhere that in European countries the ingredients of the meals have to be noted. So it should be quite easy when you're insecure to see it in the menu.

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Does anyone know if RS's tours will make gluten-free an option in the future? It does not appear that it does right now. I get that we would have time to eat at gluten-friendly restaurants, but many tours provide breakfasts and some dinners.

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wtangren

you have hitched a ride on a very old thread. You'd really do better to start your own thread, then you will bet the emails telling you of a response rather than the Original Poster getting your emails.