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Gluten Free in Sweden

I have celiac and must ear gluten free. Any suggestions for doing this in Sweden?
Also, my husband has high blood pressure and needs to drink de-caf coffee- should he bring his own? Thank you.

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Order something without gluten when at a restaurant would be my suggestions. It's not that hard to find.

Not sure about the coffee though, most cafés will probably have it on the menu but far from all. So having a small jar of decaf instant coffee in the bag can't hurt.

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Hello, Badger,

Are restaurants in Sweden familiar with”hidden” gluten, e.g. flour added as a thickener in an item that does not appear to have gluten. I ask because with celiac disease, gluten free isn’t an option, but a medical necessity.

I do travel with explanatory cards. France was easy for me- they knowto take along. exactly what is in the food they make. Belgium was a lot harder- ate mostly at health food restaurants and picnicked. I am not sure what to expect in Sweden.

Thank you for the info on coffee, we will start to look for small packets of good decaf

Thank you.

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Are restaurants in Sweden familiar with ”hidden” gluten, e.g. flour
added as a thickener in an item that does not appear to have gluten. I
ask because with celiac disease, gluten free isn’t an option, but a
medical necessity.

Yes, they are required by law to be.

If you plan to buy anything prepackaged, the word you should be looking for is glutenfri (no gluten, only used on products that normally contains gluten). On the other hand, if it says innehåller gluten (contains gluten) on the packaging or vete, råg, korn, havre, spelt or dinkel among the ingredients, you'd better buy something else.

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Hi Sheila,

As many people are now choosing to go gluten-free for some other reasons (e.g.my husband and I do not eat gluten because of grain and gluten sensitivity), I'd suggest that you communicate your needs with the staff in advance as sometimes restaurant staff is not educated enough on the seriousness of the GF diet for people with celiac disease. Swedish restaurants offer lots of GF options as well as different types of coffee, so I'm sure you'll enjoy your trip to Sweden.