Posted on 27th March 2022 at 15:33
When we are first diagnosed with the coeliac disease or we are recommended for health reasons to follow a gluten-free diet, we feel that our diet is very limited, somewhat boring, like all the delicious treats we used to enjoy are forbidden and just thinking about eating out gets complicated, frustrating and even scary.
Even though, here in London most places are incorporating gluten free options and vegetarian and vegan options to their menu, is still quite difficult to feel completely free and careless about what we order from the menu. There is not only the risk of cross contamination in the kitchen, but also, the little variety of dishes to choose from, when many of the signature and most exciting dishes are not part of the gluten free menu. It's easy to feel left out, anxious and thwarted, especially when going out with friends and seeing that everyone can enjoy freely without any kind of restrictions. You find yourself craving for all the things you know you cannot eat.