Jodi Ettenberg | Legal Nomads
This is a free, detailed English gluten free card for those who are worried about communicating their eating restrictions when eating out.
As with the restaurant cards I offer in other languages, I created this card to help others with celiac disease travel safely. I have used my card in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, and elsewhere where English is spoken. I wanted it to be available for you to use, too. Show this card to restaurants, hotel staff, chefs, or anyone preparing your food, to help make sure your food requirements are taken seriously
After checking out, you will receive a confirmation email with a green 'download' button. The download button will give you a digital download (PNG image file) that is specifically sized for your smartphone. On your computer, click the download button and download the .png file for your phone. You can also reduce the image size and print to hand out on your travels.
Your gluten free translation card:
- includes a basic explanation of the disease and what we can't eat;
- expressly mentions cross-contact and contaminated oil or surfaces—something less detailed cards don't do;
- provides a list of ingredients that can be eaten safely; and
- adds an apology for the inconvenience to the chef and staff of the restaurant or hotel to explain that it's an obligation, not a choice, that we are eating gluten free.
NOTE: If you have any questions about this card, or are having trouble purchasing it via Gumroad, please send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For all of my free celiac guides, please see my gluten free hub, here.
Downloadable gluten free translation card as a PNG image file, to help you eat safely as you travel.
✅ Immediate Download
Save this card on your phone, or reduce the size to print to use in an instant.
✅ Detailed Instructions
Lists out what you can/cannot eat help you eat safely.
✅ Cross-contact Included
Unlike less-detailed cards, this card explains that contaminated surfaces or oils are also unsafe.
✅ Polite but Firm
This card apologizes for any inconvenience, but makes clear eating gluten free is not optional for celiacs.