Having gluten intolerance can make basic things like dining out and grocery shopping much more challenging, even more so while traveling. One learns to become a label-reading whiz, and know just the right questions to ask waiters before ordering an item off the menu. But as much as we can try to be gluten ninjas, we still need a little help along the way. As I am preparing for my forty day trek around Southeast Asia and Australia, I have put some thought in the essential apps, aside from Instagram and Camera+, to have on my iPhone.
If you are an iPhone owner, here are a few of my favorite apps that will come in handy when one is on the go.
Gluten Free Travel Guide This app is a fantastic resource to have. For an app, at $9.49 it is a bit pricey, but well worth every cent. This has come in handy while traveling in Europe. I am interested in seeing how useful it will be in Southeast Asia and Australia. The app covers vital information such as gluten free food standards, brands, dining out tips, and languages spoken in a country.
Gluten Free Restaurant Cards Gluten Free Restaurant Cards is an app that features over 40 card images from CeliacTravel.com in many languages. The dining cards can be shown to a waiter/chef to explain the restrictions for those on a gluten-free diet. This is an essential app to have.
CeliacFeed The free CeliacFeed app helps one find gluten-free restaurants in your city and other locations. I love that users can post photos with recommendations — a photo is undoubtedly worth a thousand words! This app is great if traveling around the United States (I have yet to use outside the States).
Have you used any of these apps?