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Wawa to the Rescue

It’s 8am, and as we head out for the day’s adventure I find out we are picking up sandwiches instead of stopping somewhere later in the day.  Of course I have my snacks on me (I’ve been known to carry a grocery bag in my car or snacks in my purse at all times), but a bag of nuts and dried fruit only hold you over for so long.  Now what?  Queue Wawa.

Wawa is the perfect spot to stop in the morning hours to help you prep your day.  Coffee, breakfast sandwiches, and of course the ever reliable hoagie. Until recently I didn’t think a Wawa hoagie could be an option, but it is!!  In the last two months on 3 separate occasions I have been pleasantly surprised by the staff, and their willingness to accommodate the gluten-free diet*.  They still require you to enter your order in the kiosk, and then you give them the number so they can take precaution against cross-contamination. They change their gloves, use a clean work area, and put the contents of the hoagie order in a nice resealable container minus the roll.  They even package the mayo or mustard in a convenient little container too.  All you need to do is provide the roll.

Maybe they will even have a gluten-free roll as an option one day soon??

Thanks Wawa for allowing me to have the closest thing to a hoagie 🙂

*Always make sure you explain your needs to that you have a safe meal.

Safe Travels & Eat Safely with this App!

The Thanksgiving holiday is the busiest travel time of the year.  Wrapping up a busy work schedule to catch a plane or start the journey in the car can leave people feeling rushed – just like in Home Alone where they forget something.  Turn the tv off?  Close the garage door?  More importantly, did you remember to eat or at least pack a snack?   Visiting family and friends is an exciting time to catch up, but it can leave you a bit displaced when it comes to eating out in unfamiliar territory.

I’m a firm advocate for carrying food with you at all times.  However, sometimes it’s just plain old nice to eat out on a whim with the rest of the gang.  I recently discovered an app that allows people to search nearby restaurants that have gluten-free menus.  You can download it for free with your Android or iPhone:

Find me Gluten Free for Andriod

Find me Gluten Free for iPhone

So go home and visit loved ones and take some worry out of eating.  Happy Thanksgiving!