Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Singapore Airlines Gluten Free Food


Singapore Airlines, in my view, have always rocked anyway. But I haven't travelled with them since I was diagnosed. My husband and I have lived in Australia for nearly a decade now, but are originally from Belfast and Reading (UK) and I still have (at the moment) 3 out of 4 of my Grandparents alive, so I figured a trip to the UK with our little girl, Lucy, was in order before it was too late.

We always travel with Singapore Airlines - the service, cleanliness, efficiency etc have always been fab. And I was not disappointed with my gluten free options. Firstly, I got served first, with my little one who got her kids meal. This allowed me to eat with her, while my Hubby supervised Lucy's messy eating!

On the first leg I got fillet steak, potatoes, and yummy veggies in a tomato sauce. They had rice cakes instead of bread, a yummy gluten free cake for dessert - it was fab. On the way back from the UK I had scrambled eggs, a gluten free roll (which was so yummy), chicken casserole - I think my fellow passengers were jealous.

The only thing that let them down was there were no gluten free snacks in between meals available. Normally that would be fine, but I was 10 weeks pregnant and needing to eat all sorts of things, all the time, to keep nausea at bay. But I went prepared, so was lucky.

I would highly recommend travelling wtih Singapore Airlines - their attention to detail in the gluten free meals as fantastic. As for Qantas here in Australia - hmmm, I'll save that for another post!

14 comments:

  1. Thank-you for your informative blog about gluten-free on Singapore Airlines. May I ask what they served for snacks? We're thinking of travelling Singapore Airlines to Asia from North America and our 4 year old child will need to eat gluten-free. Any suggestions?

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  2. Hey - the snacks were rubbish - nothing available, but to be honest, there was SO much food on all the meals, I didn't feel like I missed out. I did ensure I took some yummy snacks with me (I was travelling with my toddler too) but I shouldn't have worries, I had enough food. But you know what it's like travelling with little people - snacks make good bribes!!! I'd take a heap with you.
    Good luck!

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  3. Hi! Thanks for your report on Singapore airlines. We are travelling with my coeliac daughter in September. Sounds like we need to pack plenty of snacks though. Did you stop over in Singapore and if so, what were the gluten free options like there?

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  4. Being in Singapore, there is a cafe in Tanglin Mall that sells gluten free food. Otherwise, the other only place I get my cakes are at Delcie's. You can check out her blog at www.delciesdesserts.com

    Many other time, I have to cook myself. ;(

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  5. Nice post.I like the way you start and then conclude your thoughts. Thanks for this information .I really appreciate your work, keep it up.

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  6. Travelling with coeliac or with a food intolerance can be very stressful, but a little bit of planning and research can make it so much easier. Emirates airlines also offer a good gluten free service for both adults and children - although it is still advisable to take some extra snacks. Coeliac and food intolerances don't seem quite as daunting if you plan ahead and make sure your are organised.

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  7. Yeah some airlines just pass it for lip service.

    I have bee disappointed, but the again I always pack in case of disappointment - I know it is the life of the coeliac.

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  8. Just being gluten intolerant is enough for me to deal with at the moment - my apologies....

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  9. thanks so much, I’m fly to the UK in July and was considering Singapore even though my father and sister are flying Qantas mainly because Qantas food was questionable the flight to Asia was great but from Asia to the UK it was disgusting and contained dairy when I specifically ordered both gluten and lactose free.
    Plus I much prefer Singapore so thank you for justifying my decision. :) Zoe.
    Just as an afterthought i have also flown Etihad for found them really good for special meals.

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  10. Cool, thanks for the tip on Ethiad Zoe!

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  11. Im working on an online bakery which sells gluten free and eggless cakes within Singapore

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  12. That is brilliant to hear as I will be travelling with Singapore Airlines very soon. Do you know if you have to order your meal beforehand? Thanks

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  13. I just booked on Singapore Air last week- Does anyone know if you need to declare "gluten free" upon booking? I booked with a travel agency and didn't think about it.

    Thanks!

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  14. You can select your meal on Singapore at least 24 hours before departure on their website under Manage My Booking or Online Check In (24-48 hr before departure)

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