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I've recently developed a gluten intolerance :( and it's so hard to travel because gluten free food is hard to find. Does anyone with a gluten allergy/intolerance have experience with this? Thanks :)
 
Great question!

My son has food allergies including gluten. When we go to Greece we buy many basics from local supermarkets and that helps, it is amazing how many options they have.


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I've recently developed a gluten intolerance :( and it's so hard to travel because gluten free food is hard to find. Does anyone with a gluten allergy/intolerance have experience with this? Thanks :)
I live in Athens. Vegan, gluten free and healthy options are in the supermarkets now along with bio products. Health food shops and plant kingdom food delivery services. So you will be fine. Kampos is a health food shop and Plant Kingdom makes food you can collect or have delivered. There are also vegan restaurants in Athens. I would say take your own gluten free to the islands though. You may find a few things but not as much.
 
I live in Athens. Vegan, gluten free and healthy options are in the supermarkets now along with bio products. Health food shops and plant kingdom food delivery services. So you will be fine. Kampos is a health food shop and Plant Kingdom makes food you can collect or have delivered. There are also vegan restaurants in Athens. I would say take your own gluten free to the islands though. You may find a few things but not as much.
That's such good advice. My Greek friend is gluten intolerant and she always struggles when she's in Greece. I will totally tell her about these options! Thanks!
 
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I second the advice on super markets and bio stores and also want to add that tavernas and most restaurants are great too. If you let them know about our allergies most of them are able/willing to fry some potatoes in separate oil and clean off the grill to cook some meat. They are starting to be more allergen aware there so I wouldn't worry too much!
 
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I second the advice on super markets and bio stores and also want to add that tavernas and most restaurants are great too. If you let them know about our allergies most of them are able/willing to fry some potatoes in separate oil and clean off the grill to cook some meat. They are starting to be more allergen aware there so I wouldn't worry too much!
Good point. If you're eating at tavernas, maybe stick to meat. I would say it's the least likely to have come in contact with gluten
 
It really does help to stay in a place with a kitchenette, that way you know you can always have eating options available, even if you aren't able to find gluten free options in restaurants. Many Greek foods are naturally gluten free, anyway, as rice is a common grain used in the cuisine.
 
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Hi! It's been a very very long time, but i totally feel you on this one. I found out I had a gluten intolerance a couple of years ago, and it's been a bit of a learning curve, especially when traveling. My go-to strategy is to research restaurants and cafes in advance that offer gluten-free options. Apps like Find Me Gluten Free have been super handy for this. Also, packing some gluten-free snacks in my bag just in case has saved me on numerous occasions. When it comes to powdered coconut milk, it's a versatile dairy-free alternative for coffee or recipes. Give it a try; you might like it!
 
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