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: Sparkkitty
Posted on: 2nd Oct 2016

Sparkkitty says: As I can't have coffee or angus beef/ non organic veal, I can avoid buying the coffee, but the angus and veal is harder. I usually end buying non angus (free range or from a producer) and veal I've found one producer so far. A side effect of this is that because I buy from the producer or a reputable source, when I am at the shops/ local butchers or Queen Vic Markets (in Melbourne) the quality of their meat doesn't match even close. Food bill's aren't more expensive, and I can eat the same as everyone else I just can't eat beef at a friends place unless they can confirm that it's not angus.

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