Like everyone, I do a fair bit of travelling over the warmer months which can bring on the usual worry of where I’m going to find gluten free in a place I don’t know! I came across Gluten Free Roads when I was researching places for my last trip to Belgium and since then I’ve been trying it out for my other trips.
Gluten Free Roads has designed a comprehensive, interactive map to help you find gluten free food and different products wherever you are travelling in the UK or abroad. By adding your postcode or the destination you are visiting, it shows you exactly where to find places on the map using different icons for restaurants, places to stay or shops that are offering gluten free food.
Gluten Free Roads is from Dr Schar who have lots of brands that I use and love every day like DS Gluten Free , TruFree and Glutafin and they detail every stockist of these products around the world too. Once you click on a place it brings up more details including the full address, the website and a list of any brands they stock if they are available.
Another feature that I liked was the ‘review’ section that allows real users to review the food, give it a rating and offer more advice once they have visited (you need to register first) . On the main page of the website it also shows the most recent comments/reviews so you can also look through those to see if there’s anything of interest. There were quite a few I came across without brand information or reviews yet so I am going to make sure I register and add my own feedback to help other gluten free visitors!
They also have another section running together with the map, the ‘Gluten Free Travel Tips’ with some very useful translation sheets for popular holiday destinations ( Spain, France etc). You can easily print these out before a holiday and pack them in your suitcase with all your other gluten free goodies!!
Travelling to Italy? Gluten Free Roads also shows all its DS Pizza Points across Italy who offer DS pizzas along with many other of their gluten free products. DS make sure that each restaurant offering the DS pizzas and other foods have full training and information available to make sure customers have a safe experience.
This is a useful website for gluten free travellers and what would be an excellent additional feature would be to develop this into an app so users can have it on the go!
Note: These view are all of my own opinion. Menus and food may change at each establishment so please double check before you eat.