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Transport (Planes, trains & travel tips)

Spirit of Tasmania gluten free

Spirit of Tasmania gluten free

The Spirit of Tasmania is the boat service that crosses Bass Strait from Melbourne in Victoria to Devonport in the north of Tasmania.   The trip takes between 9-11 hours and you can choose from a day or night sailing. Although there are gluten free options available on board, most are not suitable for coeliacs […]

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Qantas gluten free meals – domestic flights

Qantas gluten free meals – domestic flights

Travelling with coeliac disease can present extra challenges, but Qantas have always provided me something gluten free on a domestic flight, even if it is just an apple or a cookie for a short trip. You make your special meal request under ‘manage your booking’ – please see the notes at the bottom of the […]

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Sydney airport gluten free (domestic)

Sydney airport gluten free (domestic)

Sydney airport has two domestic terminals, T2 and T3.  The post lists the most likely places to find gluten free options, but please make your own enquiries regarding cross contamination.  You can find maps and store lists on the Sydney Airport website and you can also check store opening hours there. Terminal 2 serves Virgin, […]

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British Airways gluten free plane food

British Airways gluten free plane food

Travelling long haul is a big deal for a coeliac as there is always concern about getting a gluten free meal and it is a common query on Coeliac support groups I am involved in. I’ve been lucky enough to travel Business Class a couple of times with British Airways.  I know for most people […]

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Gluten free travelling – emergency food supplies from Oz

Gluten free travelling – emergency food supplies from Oz

As anyone with a special diet knows, travelling presents extra challenges, so I always have a stash of gluten free food in my hand luggage.  As I learned in Girl Guides – always ‘be prepared’! I am a regular traveller between the UK and Australia and this is a sample of food I take on […]

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York station gluten free

York station gluten free

York is a great place for gluten free (see York post here) and now the train station also has some really good gluten free options. You don’t need a ticket to get onto the platforms where the best gluten free food is waiting for you! This post was last updated in November 2016. Filmore & […]

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Tullamarine Melbourne airport gluten free

Tullamarine Melbourne airport gluten free

Airports are traditionally a difficult place for coeliacs to eat, but there are some good options at Melbourne airport, particularly now Hudsons Coffee are offering gluten free sandwiches. Melbourne airport has 4 terminals which are all joined together, so you can walk through to different terminals (domestic and international) before you go through security.  This […]

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Gluten free translation cards – a travel essential

Gluten free translation cards – a travel essential

Travelling to a foreign country as a coeliac can be a bit daunting, but gluten free translation cards make explaining your requirements a little bit easier. A gluten free translation card is a brief explanation of what the gluten free diet entails in the language of the country you are visiting. You know how easily […]

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Gluten free travel – my emergency food supplies

Gluten free travel – my emergency food supplies

As anyone with a special diet knows, travelling presents extra challenges.  Whenever I travel, I have a set of basic items that I choose from to ensure I do not starve if gluten free options fall short during transit or at my destination.  Usually a pair of shoes and a spare outfit get left behind […]

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London airports – Heathrow and Gatwick gluten free

London airports – Heathrow and Gatwick gluten free

As a coeliac, we all know airports can be very difficult to find gluten free food.  This is a gluten free guide to the two large airports serving London – Heathrow and Gatwick (last updated October 2018). I’ve travelled regularly from Terminal 5 at Heathrow and it has several options for gluten free.  My favourite is […]

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