Not a lot fast food as we are all trying to eat healthy but do you know those times when you are busy and nip into the local supermarket, it would be nice to pick up a sandwich or when travelling on the motorway. I want to grab a quick burger.
I was chatting to a chap this week who owns a local eatery and he was saying how difficult his friend found it to get some food quickly while they were attending a concert. This was in London and he was quite shocked at the lack of a gluten free quickie. Maybe someone can enlighten me on that as I haven't visited London a lot. I did go about a month ago and found a bunless burger which was ok but blimey how much fuss would it have been to get some gluten free buns in??
I think that's the problem for some establishments. You see they would have to have a dedicated preparation area, different fryers etc because of cross contamination but as my friend said......he has a small kitchen in a tearoom and he manages it. So why can't these huge big companies like McDonalds, Burger King, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Birds Bakery give us a gluten free meal? I miss Birds bread rolls, cakes, pork pies......in fact everything there but it does surprise me as a company as big as theirs that there is no gluten free bread.
I don't really want to 'make do', I would like to be able to order a quick meal like everyone else. Not all the time but there are times when even ourselves with dietary needs, we need to eat too. I'd like to go to an event such as a concert and see a van that says gluten free food here......I've got a feeling there would be quite a queue.
Maybe I need to just take my own bun with me to Maccy D's or buy myself a little caravan and go and set myself up with my gluten free food van. It would be light up in huge lights so you could see it for miles, like an oasis in a desert.......big pink hearts on it too. I know I'm going overboard now but a girl can dream.
Maybe it will get better and these companies will actually realise they could make an extra bit of cash appealing to the gluten free market. Don't tell me they can't afford to do it as these companies make millions so that's not going to work with me. Let's have the choice of a McGluten Free Burger just as a change from salad, now and again.
I know I shouldn't moan as the saving from eating fast food is probably preventing me piling the pounds on so I could look at it as a good thing. I could pack my own meal and be more prepared but why should I?......Why can't I have the access to a quick fix like everyone else? Sorry, I don't mean to sound like I'm ranting but it is something that gets me a bit hot under the collar or t-shirt should I say. I don't always want a burger, a nice healthy sandwich with gluten free bread in the supermarket fridge would be nice - a gluten free meal deal. - a sandwich, fruit and a drink Yay!!
Thank you so much for reading......what do you think the answer is? Do you miss a quick snack too? I'm just jealous of the amount of food on offer to non gluten free'ers. Gluten Free Equality - oops, do I need to make a placard?
I will be back again next week for more Free From chat but join me for Autism Support Saturday tomorrow. Take care for now.