Gluten-Free Traveling


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I have come to the realization that I am the queen of coming up with amazing ideas…

about a day and a half too late.

But, they are still pretty good.

Alison from Sure Foods Living runs the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) meeting that I attend in Marin County, CA. At our last meeting, in June, she went over her travel tips. I took great notes and was going to write a post about it since it was the beginning of summer and link back to Alison’s site. Came home and forgot about it. Although summer is almost over, some might still be travelling, and now Alison has the tips up on her own site, so I don’t have to do any work, except point you to it. Sure Foods Living – Alison’s Gluten-Free, Allergy-Free Vacation Tips

Do you have any tips for travelling? How do you make sure you stay gluten-free?

By the way, the flower above has nothing to do with traveling. I was just finally able to grow something in our yard, and I got a great picture of it. Isn’t it pretty?

Also, if you are in the North Bay/San Francisco area, the next GIG meeting is August 10th at 7pm.

“The first topic of the night will be “Gluten and Skin Conditions — Are They Related?” Is there a connection between gluten and skin problems? Come and find out! The second topic of the night will be “GF Pizza 101.” What are your pizza options? Learn and share the brands available in the stores, restaurants that are doing gf pizza and how to make it yourself!

Also, we will welcome guest Cameo Edwards of Crave Bakery, who will be sharing her story and some of her gluten-free, dairy-free baked goods! Yummy!

The Gluten Intolerance Group of Marin will meet:
Tuesday, August 10th
7:00 to 9:00pm

Community Room at Corte Madera Town Center (upstairs at PF Chang’s end of town center)
770 Tamalpais Dr. Suite 201, Corte Madera, CA, 94925″

Until later, here’s to…Living better, easily!

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6 Responses to “Gluten-Free Traveling”

  1. Barbara Bemis

    I don’t have a web site, per se. I am going to be in San Francisco in September visiting a friend. He is a great cook but I am wondering if you have any personal favorite places to eat especially at lunchtime if we are out and about then. I love SF and am really looking forward to September. We are celebrating our 40th anniversary. I was diagnosed with celiac disease a year and a half ago and it has been quite the ride, made easier by sites like yours.

    • Hi Barbara,

      Sorry it has taken me a while to get back to you. I’m dealing with a sick household. But, to answer your question. I haven’t been to many places in San Francisco, yet. But, here are a couple that I know have gluten-free menus.

      Askew Grill. They were at our GIG meeting in June. Very tasty. The owners daughter was diagnosed with Celiac Disease, so he developed a gluten-free menu. He is still looking for an inexpensive way to get GF soysauce so he can make his whole menu GF, but no luck yet. Their website is: A few locations. Just ask for the GF menu when you go in. Lots of skewer choices, salads, and appetizers.

      Also, there is Plant. Go to the Marina Cafe location. I went to the Pier 3 and it wasn’t nearly as good. I think it is just understaffed. The GF options are clearly labeled and they are prepared. They know what you are asking for.

      Pica Pica is supposed to be good. I haven’t tried it, yet. I want to.

      Also, Crave Bakery. They are coming to our August GIG meeting. 🙂 I can’t wait.

      And, Mariposa Bakery, in Oakland, is supposed to be great. They also have a kiosk in the Ferry Building.

      I hope this helps. I will let you know if I hear of any more good ones. I’ll try to ask around at our meeting, next week.

      Have fun on your trip! I love San Fran!

      Tia 😛

  2. Gorgeous lilies, Tia! Sometimes when I dilly dally another blogger friend comes in to save the day for me. I love that! 😉 I’m pretty laid back about traveling. I do make sure to have an apple and nuts for when I’m stuck in airports. Airports are usually the worst for me. One is limited on time, so it’s a total crap shoot whether you’ll be near a restaurant/food vendor that can accommodate or not. Mostly I focus on the gfe type foods and all is good. If I had to take most of my own food with me, I’d be a nut job.


    • Thanks! Those lilies were the only ones the gophers didn’t eat. I planted a lot. The gophers had full tummies.

      So far, traveling in California isn’t too bad, because we always have In-n-Out. You can get a burger protein style (lettuce instead of bun) and they only fry potatoes. Fresh, at that.

      When I had to fly for my job, it wasn’t pretty. I was always in a hurry, so I wouldn’t pack food. Then, because I was still new-ish to the GF diet, I was paranoid and only ate snickers, because I knew they were safe. No wonder I gained so much there. Weight, I mean. Then, I would just grocery shop when I got there.

      Now, I always have a bag of almonds with me, just in case.

      Tia 😛

      • Tia–Yep, almonds are a good one to count on. I’ve eaten more than my share of Snickers (I prefer the Snickers with almonds) when traveling, too. Leisure travel I don’t find so bad, because I’m more in charge of my own schedule, etc. Work travel I found to be much more difficult, but thankfully I don’t do any of it now.