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Eating out with Allergies

As a food journalist who is gluten intolerant, who eats out with a husband who is dairy intolerant or with others who have other food intolerances, this blog shares my eating out experiences in the UK and abroad!

Welcome to what it's like Eating out with Allergies!


About Jackie Mitchell

Jackie Mitchell is a journalist and public relations consultant with over fifteen years' experience. She works with small businesses and charities providing PR services.

With a background as a features writer in the media, Jackie has worked on national newspapers, websites, consumer magazines, trade publications and radio stations all over the UK. For some years, she worked abroad - in Australia, Hong Kong and New York. After returning to London, she worked as an account director at several major London agencies.

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April 17th, 2023

British Pie Awards and Melton Mowbray

“Look out for soggy bottoms”. That was the advice I was given when judging the ‘free from’ category of the British Pie Awards. I was tasting 21 different pies, but fortunat.. Continue reading...


February 25th, 2023

2023 Eating out with Food Allergies in Malta

It’s been a while. Believe it or not we last visited Malta in 2019 so we were keen to return and discover what’s new. Overall, eating out with gluten and dairy intolerances wasn’.. Continue reading...


May 10th, 2020

"Virtual" Free From Awards

What do you wear to a “virtual” Awards ceremony? When we received the delightful invitation to the first ever “virtual” Free From Awards  .. Continue reading...


February 29th, 2020

Gluten Free Cooking Course at Cookery School, Little Portland Street, London, W1

    As we all know, gluten free cooking is challenging, so it’s always great to find new methods and recipes. The gluten free cookery course at the Cookery School www.cookeryschool.. Continue reading...


February 18th, 2020

Eating Out with Food Allergies in Madeira

    Madeira is a vibrant colourful island, full of idyllic scenery, wildlife and exhilarating views. Ray and I holidayed here some years ago, so we had no idea how easy it would be to e.. Continue reading...


September 22nd, 2019

Eating Out with Food Allergies in Liverpool

  Ray and I arrived in Liverpool on the weekend of the Liverpool v Arsenal match and the Beatles Festival, s o the city was buzzing – even more so when Liverpool won! To mark the Beatle.. Continue reading...


September 01st, 2019

Product Review: The Box Bakery gluten free bread

It is a constant struggle to find gluten free bread which not only tastes delicious, but also holds up well when toasted or made into sandwiches. Generally gluten free bread needs to be toasted to.. Continue reading...


July 20th, 2019

Review: Park's Edge Bar and Kitchen, Herne Hill

  Cuisine with a Caribbean twist sums up the menu at Park’s Edge Bar and Kitchen,  in Norwood Road, Herne Hill, opposite Brockwell Park and conven.. Continue reading...


July 10th, 2019

Review: The Allergy & Free From Show 2019

Gluten free bread baked in a box, vegan bacon, dairy free milk made from yellow peas, popped chickpea crisps (gluten free, egg free, peanut free). These were just some of the ‘free from’.. Continue reading...


July 02nd, 2019

Interview with Marnie Searchwell Award winning 'free from' cake maker

Jackie Mitchell talks to Award winning cake maker Marnie Searchwell, winner of the Gold Award of the Tea Time category in the Free From Awards   Reine de Saba, Chocolate & Olive Oil, Jama.. Continue reading...