A few years ago I discovered that I had some pretty annoying food allergies (garlic and the onion family, to be exact). It’s not life-threatening anaphylaxis, but I still get pretty sick.
I have traveled before and would love to continue to explore the world, but I’m worried about how well allergies could be accommodated in various destinations — short of preparing all my own food.
Of course things vary from eatery to eatery, but anyone out there with food allergies have experience traveling internationally and want to share what worked and what didn’t? -Allisa
We’ve talked about all kinds of issues with allergies…
- Last week we read about Adapting to food allergies when you’re a foodie
- What kind of spices you could use when you’re allergic to garlic and onions
- How children who live on farms have a lower rate of allergies
- And dealing with pregnancy cravings for food you’re allergic to
But we haven’t discussed the traveling with food allergies. Luckily Allisa started off this conversation with her advice…
I can start it off with one experience that I can share: I traveled to Uganda and they prepared garlic-and-onion-free food for me without difficulty, since they make almost every single thing from scratch. Delicious, and the ultimate locavore experience!
Your turn! What tips do you have for traveling internationally with food allergies?