Avoiding Food Allergies by Country

by Allergy Guy

Allergy TravelThis section contains a list of countries. Navigating to the country will give you a brief summary of the typical food in that country, which food allergies are easiest to avoid in that country, and which are hard to avoid.

If you find any errors, please notify us – the best way is by using the comment form at the bottom of each page.

Feel free to add information as well. You can also use the contact Allergy Details form to reach me.


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For which countries do you need allergy-related food information? Leave a comment and let me know. I will keep that in mind as I develop this section.

 


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1 Cassie July 21, 2011 at 13:39

Hi,
I will be traveling to Tunisia soon and would like to enjoy some of the local food. What type of flour is most commonly used there?

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2 Cassie July 21, 2011 at 13:43

Sorry, I forgot to mention… I am gluten intolerant.

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3 KASIE February 23, 2012 at 17:23

THAILAND:
I will be moving to Thailand for at least 6 months, and any suggestions you have would be great!

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4 lizz February 24, 2012 at 21:40

make sure to see my above comment…. another thing I’d like to add is that they sell unflavored dried fruit chips which are AMAZING and gluten free since they are just freeze dried fruit. the mango ones are my favorite. MMM I miss Thailand. have lots of fun for me please :) Do some muay thai or at least go to a few fights, completely worth the money and GREAT cultural experience

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5 Crystal July 23, 2012 at 10:11

HI !

I am traveling to Malaysia ( and surrounding small islands) for 3 weeks and will be staying at small beach chalets. I am allergic to seafood and shellfish. Any recommendations on what I should eat ?!?( i.e. Names of dishes..ect.. ) Obviously, I am concerned on how to convey this to locals. Any help would be greatly appreciated !! Thank you so much !!! :)

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6 Alfie September 24, 2012 at 13:16

I will be traveling to India and Bangladesh in 1 month.

I have a confirmed food allergy to Mangos. I carry 2 epipens, benedryl and prenisone with me at all times.

Are there any specific food dishes that I need to avoid while in India and Bangladesh?

Thank you for your help!

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7 Catherine September 25, 2012 at 10:18

Hi Alfie

I’ve been to India 4 times but am afraid I can’t help you re Bangladesh. As far as I know, mango is very little used in Indian cuisine…. I doubt you’ll have any problems….

catherine

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8 Bonnie November 22, 2012 at 06:46

Hi! I am in Nepal now and having real difficulty with my gluten allergy and dairy intolerance. Any help would be greatly appreciated! I am also going to be traveling to India, and saw the section on that which was very helpful. Thanks!

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9 Allergy Guy November 22, 2012 at 10:27

I’ve not been to Nepal so I can’t help you but I hope someone else can.
What is the staple food in Nepal? What have you found that you can eat so far? Anything you think you might be able to eat but are unsure about?

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10 Catherine November 23, 2012 at 08:58

Nepal isn’t a problem. I’m coeliac and if you dhal bhat, their staple food which is basically, rice, lentils and veggies is both healthy and safe for you.
[This comment has been turned into the basis for an article. See Gluten Free Diet Nepal
to get all of Catherine’s excellent advice.

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11 Mah akash December 25, 2012 at 05:26

YEA I AM A STUDENT AND I THINK I HAVE ALERGY,BUT HOW CAN I BE SURE THAT I HAVE A NA FOOD ALERGY SO I NEED A GOOD SUGGESTION FROM U

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12 Allergy Guy December 28, 2012 at 19:04

Read the Elimination Diet article.

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13 Peppy January 10, 2013 at 18:11

I’d like info on having a shellfish allergy in Hungary and Ethiopia.

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14 Glenn Strachan February 14, 2013 at 11:32

what countries consider buckwheat an allergen?

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15 Allergy Guy February 18, 2013 at 13:04

I find this a rather odd question.
It has nothing to do with country and everything to do with each individual body.

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16 Mizanur Rahman January 16, 2017 at 03:16

I am a Bangladeshi I am eating Indian foods every day and Indian seafood and sweet water fish.xan u please let me know which Indian food is alleged.thanks

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17 Allergy Guy January 16, 2017 at 23:28

It depends very much what you are allergic to, for example milk, rice, curry, pulses, certain fruits …. almost any kind of food could cause an allergy, every one is different. If you think you are reacting to your food, you can try cutting out most of what you eat and change for different kinds of foods and see if you feel better. I know this is hard to do.

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