Allergy members - how do you shop for food?

Can you talk me through how you go about food shopping for yourself or a member of your family that has a food allergy. Do you go to the local supermarket or specialist store? If a supermarket, do you buy from the health food aisle or regular aisles? Do you have to check every ingredient label or do products advertise themselves well enough? Do you have to buy specific foods? Is your food bill more expensive as a result? And finally does your household all eat the same meals, or does the person with the food allergy eat separate food?

Last reply: 10th Jun 2017 / 83 replies / Post by looklively



Posted by: candy
Posted on: 21st Oct 2014

candy says: Hi!! I very rarely shop at the supermarket and when I do, I stick to the fresh foods and health food isle. I have a bad lactose and wheat allergy so I do have to check most products as it is shocking how many products hide these ingredients in them. I am generally pretty easy going as I stick to whole foods or make my own. I tend to shop at the organic grocer or at markets as they seem more trustworthy. I actually think that I spend less money than some of my friends despite eating a lot of organic foods, It is just me in my household but if someone comes over for dinner they tend to eat what I eat and never complain. I guess I have good friends and family who do understand so thats helpful!

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