Summer is on the horizon and millions of North Americans will be hitting the road in search of sunny beaches, mountain hideaways, and other gathering spots. Travel often means dining at new restaurants and even in other countries, which can be a great joy for many people. But those unfamiliar places are often challenging for individuals and families who strive to follow a special diet. Luckily, they don’t have to make the journey alone.
Several allergy-conscious authors have visited small towns, big cities, and faraway places to uncover safe secrets. Some are new, some are classics. But they each have timeless knowledge to help remove the road blocks to food allergy travel. Most also cover advice for celiac and vegan travelers.
Top Books for Food Allergy Travel
Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook is a treasure trove of information for living dairy free. It includes everything from red, yellow, and green light cuisine recommendations to essential travel tips from an expert. The book focuses on dairy-free living, but it also includes suggestions for gluten-free, vegan, and multiple food allergic diners. And now, the 2nd edition is out!
Tasty Freedom is about a couple who traveled extensively with severe food allergies and celiac disease. They share how they handled fear, illness, and the unknown as they adventured from domestic places to the far east.
Let’s Eat Out Around the World Gluten Free and Allergy Free is the latest in Kim Koeller’s series of travel guides for special diets. Kim is all about experience different places and cultures, and she has over a decade of wisdom on how to do so with food safety in mind.
Multi-Lingual Phrase Passport for Gluten Free and Allergy Free Travel is Kim Koeller’s pocket guide food translator for international adventures.
The Essential Vegan Travel Guide includes a little bit of information on traveling with food allergies. But it’s also a naturally good resource for finding food free of milk, eggs, and seafood. I wouldn’t expect all of the options to be allergy-safe, but this book provides great tips and a good starting point for restaurant ideas.
Living with Life-Threatening Food Allergies isn’t specifically about restaurants or traveling, but it does provide all-inclusive guidance for teens with food allergies. It’s a great collection of young wisdom that can provide peace of mind to young adults as they head off to college, study abroad, and simply venture out into the world.
Traveling Tips for Teens with Food Allergies is a quick little Kindle guide that dives into FAQs on preparation, unexpected emergencies, and more. It was written by Morgan Smith, the food allergic son of Nicole Smith, a popular food allergy children’s book author.
Allergic Girl is actually about a woman with decades of experience on living with severe food allergies. She dates, she travels, and she eats out most nights of the week. This book chronicles her stories and is packed with abundant wisdom.