Coeliac Abroad · Mykonos Edition

Hello foodies,

So for today’s post I’m going to be sharing some personal tips about what I did to help me get by during my amazing trip last summer to Mykonos – including some gluten free goodies I managed to stumble across…

As I’m sure most of you have experienced, travelling abroad with Coeliac requires a little extra thought and  advanced planning than it does for the average person. I went to Mykonos for my sister’s hen party in September and to anyone planning a girly holiday or hen party abroad – I would highly recommend.

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The place is beautiful. Scenic views and beach parties, whether you want to relax or turn up I feel like Mykonos has the perfect balance of both. The beach parties were just coming to an end and we managed to squeeze in a few nights before the end of season party at Super Paradise Beach – which we immediately fell in love with.

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View from 180º Sunset Bar, Mykonos

Food was great in Mykonos! But can be expensive if you are always eating out. So we bought food for breakfast from a convenience store nearby; teabags, croissants, bread, fruit and other snacks to eat between meals.

With my Coeliac, I felt it would be best to bring as much food as I could from home. So I took bread (long-life) with me for toast, oats and some free from biscuits. Trying to find any gluten free sandwiches at London Luton Airport was ridiculous enough, so I would definitely recommend taking the bare necessities with you. And if you’re like me and you love to nibble, snack packing is the way forward!

I also looked into restaurants before going, to see what kind of food would be available and whether there were any restaurants which were GF accredited or clearly stated that they offered gluten free options.

Whilst there I enjoyed a lovely bunless beef burger – probably the best I have ever tasted – and chocolate mousse for dessert at Nikos Taverna. The quality of food was wonderful.

I didn’t expect to find many restaurants which offered meals explicitly stated as being gluten free, so you can probably understand my absolute excitement when I found a place in Mykonos town that does gluten free crêpes!

After trying to hunt down a new place to eat in Mykonos Town, we stumbled across a restaurant called Bon Bon Fait Maison. It was so cute! Wooden frames surrounded by clean white walls, it felt rustic yet with a contemporary spin. The menu consisted of sorbets, French galettes and crepes made from gluten free buckwheat flour, fresh juices and a selection of other traditional Greek products.

I decided to opt for a savoury crepe with cheese and smoked ham. It was bigger than I expected and didn’t manage to finish it as the filling was quite heavy but it was delicious – and a nice change from the meat and vegetables I was having out there. I almost wish I had found it earlier as there was so much to choose from! But if I am there again, I will most definitely be paying Bon Bon Fait Maison another visit.

If you are planning any trips abroad make sure you check out Coeliac UK’s guide to holidays and travel. It is really useful when thinking about how to make the most of your trip. Eating out when you’re on holiday doesn’t have to be limiting and a bit of preparation can go a long way!

So that’s a quick round off of my trip in Mykonos. Hope you enjoyed the post and it’s been useful, there will definitely be more to come. If there is anything you would like to see/hear about for future posts please leave suggestions in the comments below, I am always open to feedback.

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And remember stay gluten free and gut happy ✌️.

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My Journey With Coeliac

Hi everyone and welcome to my first ever blog – Glutenme Free & Gut Happy! This was something I had been sitting on for a while and, I can proudly say, finally decided on launching. My name is Hardip. I am a 24-year-old writer, artist and marketeer, but first and foremost I am a coeliac.

I was first diagnosed with coeliac disease when I was 6 years old, a year after my Mum. Because I was so young, managing my compliance with a gluten free diet has pretty much been smooth sailing and I have never really felt like I have missed out on anything. A gluten free diet has almost always been my ‘normal’.

It was only until I got a little older, when pulling out my miniature sized, cardboard-like sandwiches in the school canteen brought on a strange sense of embarrassment.

“Can I try some?”

I would really love if you didn’t – is what usually ran through my head at that point.

But fast forward to today and the possibilities when it comes to gluten free options are endless. Supermarket selections are increasingly catering to gluten free diets and restaurants are being more mindful of their gluten free menus. And the best part is, it actually tastes good.

I’ve come to learn being coeliac doesn’t mean I am bound by limp and lifeless menu choices. If anything, my coeliac has inspired me to be more imaginative when it comes to food.

Abiding by a gluten free diet can be expensive as we all know, but my mantra is, when it comes to your health and well-being, it is worth every penny. Now that’s not to say your meals have to be extravagant, but it’s important to be mindful about what you are putting in your body.

And that’s what I want to show you. How to live your life to it’s fullest potential on an affordable, gluten free diet.

So, if you want to read good, honest product reviews, recipes and more – stay tuned! There is plenty of content in store that I am looking forward to share with you.

If there is anything you would like to see for future posts please leave suggestions in the comments below, I am always open to feedback

And remember stay gluten free and gut happy ✌️

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