Navigate the world with food allergies

The United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is one of the top tourist destinations in the world with some iconic landmarks and rich history. If you are travelling to the UK with food allergies, you will find a diverse variety of food all washed down with a good old cup of tea! 

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 Essential Information

Official Language

English

Emergency Number

999

Currency

British Pound


LABELLED ALLERGENS

Celery, Cereals containing gluten, Crustaceans, Eggs, Fish, Lupin, Milk, Molluscs, Mustard, Nuts, Peanuts, Sesame Seeds, Soya, Sulphur Dioxide (sulphites)


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Traditional Food

Traditional food like a roast dinner can be very allergy friendly but you will find a vast selection of ingredients and restaurants from curry houses and pizza places to every cuisine in between. Supermakets are well stocked with Free From ranges and vegan and gluten free menus are widely available. 

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Cultural Understanding of Food Allergies

There is generally good knowledge about food allergies and labelling for the top 14 allergens is required for all food caterers and manufacturers. Many chain restaurants will have their allergy menus available online There has been a rise in blanket disclaimers on menus but if you talk directly to the staff then most places will be able to provide dishes for your needs.

Firsthand accounts of traveling in The United Kingdom with food allergies 

Travelling to London with Food Allergies    From Kortney, Allergy Girl Eats

Travelling to London with Food Allergies

From Kortney, Allergy Girl Eats

Travelling Across the Pond to England and Ireland   From Michelle, Adults with Allergies Blog

Travelling Across the Pond to England and Ireland

From Michelle, Adults with Allergies Blog