Are you travelling to a Spanish-speaking country with celiac disease? Make a plan for communicating your gluten-free diet in Spanish. Don't ruin an amazing trip by being "glutened". Here's a few key lines to remember:
"Gluten Free" in Spanish
- "Sin Gluten"
Take it a practical step further and learn how to say "I cannot eat gluten."
"I cannot eat gluten" in Spanish
- "No puedo comer gluten"
If you also want to make sure that wait staff truly understand what gluten is, what foods contain gluten, and that you can become sick if you eat it, 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 lengthy and hard to remember. To help, we created a Spanish Gluten Free Translation Card that is plastic, the size of a credit card and meticulously accurate. These gluten free dining cards help take out some of the stress of communicating in Spanish, while urging servers to take your request seriously.
Play it safe, use an Equal Eats celiac card