If you are travelling to Portugal with celiac disease, it's important that you have a plan for communicating your diet effectively. In the land of gluten-filled breads and treats, you need to be prepared. Nothing ruins an amazing trip like being "glutened". Here's a few lines to remember:
"Gluten Free" in Portuguese
- "Sem glúten"
We'd recommend taking it a practical step further and learn how to say "I cannot eat gluten."
I cannot eat gluten" in Portuguese
- "Não posso comer glúten"
If you really want to make sure they understand what foods are gluten-free, and be taken seriously, we recommend:
- "I have celiac disease and I cannot eat gluten. Gluten is in wheat, barley and rye. Is this food safe for me"
This translation is a bit lengthy and hard to remember, which is why we've made Portuguese Gluten Free Translation Cards. They help take out some of the stress of communicating in Portugal, while being taken seriously with a professional plastic card.
Play it safe, use an Equal Eats card