Monday, October 14, 2019

Columbia Harbour House - Disney's Magic Kingdom

In July, my daughters and I had lunch at Columbia Harbour House, one of our favorite quick service restaurants at Disney's Magic Kingdom.


I love that I can mobile order my food in the My Disney Experience app, and skip the long lines at the restaurant. 


Sunday, October 13, 2019

Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen - Magic Kingdom

In late July, my daughters and I had lunch at Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen, the Jungle Cruise themed restaurant in Adventureland at Disney's Magic Kingdom.


Skipper Canteen, which is staffed by the crew of the fun loving Jungle Navigation Co. LTD, is a table service restaurant featuring Asian, South American, and African cuisine.


Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Disneyland - Fall 2019

The last weekend in September, we decided to take a short trip to Disneyland. None of the Disneyland Resort Hotels had availability, so we booked a room at the SpringHill Suites across the street from Disney California Adventure. We did not make advance dining reservations for this trip, choosing instead to eat at quick service restaurants.


We bought 3-day park hopper tickets from Undercover Tourist, because I knew we would want to go in the theme parks when we arrived Friday night. On Saturday, the only full day we spent at the theme parks, we added MaxPass in the Disneyland app when we arrived at the park. It is an extra charge, but it is so worth it. Every time we have used MaxPass, including our last Christmas Break trip, we were able to get 8 to 10 fastpasses per day, and avoid waiting in long lines.


Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Nomad Lounge - Disney's Animal Kingdom

This summer, we had lunch at Nomad Lounge  in Disney's Animal Kingdom four times during our trips to Disney World in June and July.


Nomad Lounge serves small plates and drinks from around the world. It is located next to Tiffins, right outside of Pandora. Indoor and outdoor seating is available, and you don't need to worry about advance dining reservations, because Nomad Lounge only accepts walk-ins.


Sunday, September 15, 2019

Jaleo by Jose Andres - Disney Springs

In July, my daughters and I had lunch at Jaleo, a relatively new restaurant in Disney Springs featuring Spanish cuisine.


We did not make advance dining reservations like we usually do for table service restaurants, because it was a spur of the moment decision to leave Hollywood Studios, and head to Disney Springs for lunch. We were the first table seated, and the restaurant did not get too crowded while we dined, so you probably don't need a reservation if you want to dine at Jaleo for lunch.


Sunday, September 8, 2019

Gluten Free in New York City - Fast Casual Restaurants, Bakeries & Gelaterias

Over Christmas Break, we spent nine nights in New York City, my favorite city in the United States for gluten free dining. You can read my sit down restaurant reviews here.


One of my favorite meals of the trip was brunch at Noglu, a 100% gluten free French bakery with locations in New York City and Paris.


Sunday, August 25, 2019

Tiffins - Disney's Animal Kingdom

In July, my daughters and I had lunch at Tiffins, a signature dining restaurant in Disney's Animal Kingdom. Tiffins, which features international cuisine, is located right outside the entrance to Pandora - The World of Avatar.


When we visit Disney's Animal Kingdom, we usually dine at Nomad Lounge, because we love their small plates, drinks, and gluten free churros.


Sunday, August 18, 2019

Electric Umbrella - Epcot

Last month, I had lunch at the Electric Umbrella, a quick service restaurant in Future World at Epcot.


I wanted something light to eat, and had found a healthy looking option that interested me in the My Disney Experience app.



Sunday, July 21, 2019

Barcelona Gluten Free

Stop number three on our European summer vacation, after Disneyland Paris and Paris, was Barcelona. We spent four nights at an Airbnb in the Eixample neighborhood with my parents, my aunt and uncle, and my brother's family.


As I mentioned in my Paris post, I do a lot of research before traveling to Europe, or on any vacation. I always use the Find Me Gluten Free app, and reviews from fellow bloggers, if they are available. For Barcelona, my favorite posts were written by Becky Excell and The Gluten Free Suitcase. I also like to read restaurant reviews on TripAdvisor once I decide where I might like to dine, and Instagram can come in handy too. I follow a lot of 100% gluten free restaurants, and bloggers who travel internationally. The Find Me Gluten Free app has a great filter for dedicated gluten free restaurants, and it is useful for finding restaurants that are nearby when we are out sightseeing. I could have eaten at all 100% gluten free restaurants in Barcelona, but when traveling with a group of 12 people, and you are the only one that needs to eat gluten free, that can be difficult.


Friday, July 19, 2019

Paris Gluten Free

The second stop on our European summer vacation this year was Paris. After spending a few days at Disneyland Paris, we headed into the city, where we stayed at an Airbnb in the Marais for five nights. I first learned about the Le Marais on House Hunters International, and it is recommended by Rick Steves, the author of the travel guide I purchased before our trip.


First off, let's start with a little information on how I research restaurants for our trips. I always use the Find Me Gluten Free app, and reviews from fellow bloggers, if they are available. For this trip, my favorite posts were written by Becky Excell and The Gluten Free Suitcase. I also like to read restaurant reviews on TripAdvisor once I decide where I might like to dine, and Instagram can come in handy too. I follow a lot of 100% gluten free restaurants, and bloggers who travel internationally. I am a planner, but I don't necessarily have specific restaurants picked out for every day of our trips ahead of time. When we decide what sites we want to see in Europe, I use the Find Me Gluten Free app to figure out what restaurants are in the area, then I cross reference them with the list of restaurants I want to dine at that I create before we leave home. I never just walk into a random restaurant and ask if they have gluten free options. Thankfully, my family is willing to tag along with me on my gluten free eating adventures. There are so many 100% gluten free restaurants and bakeries in Paris, there was no way I could visit all of them in five days, and there was no need for me to eat anywhere with gluten, if that is what I chose to do. The Find Me Gluten Free app has a great filter for dedicated gluten free restaurants that really comes in handy when I travel.