For breakfast I had some scrambled eggs with some turkey, and some cheese slices with some gluten free toast again at the buffet.
Today we stopped in Finland, but since it was raining most of the time my brother Griffin, my sister-in-law Rachael, and I decided to go back to the boat early so for lunch we ate at the restaurant the opposite side of the horizon center and I ate some mashed potatoes with watermelon, cheese slices, turkey, and then some swirl soft serve ice cream for dessert. My brother Collin, my mom, and my dad stayed on land in Finland since my mom wanted to check out the grocery stores. In the grocery store they had a bakery with three shelves of gluten free breads. They had dinner roles, brownies, snickerdoodles, other cookies, and a bread with a whole in the middle. Since they didn’t have much room in their backpacks they just bought the brownies and the bread with a whole in the middle. I then tried a gluten free brownie that I was brought and it tasted good. In the grocery store all the deli meets and deli salads were labeled gluten free and lactose free. My mom took a picture of the key showing all the things that the foods were free of. For lunch they ate sushi, a cabbage salad, some chicken lunch meat, and the bread and they said it was a really good lunch. My mom said she loved being able to buy deli salad, because she would never by them in the United States, because they are not labeled and it is too scary for her.
This is a picture of the different allergy keys
This is a picture showing the gluten free bread area
Before me and my sister–in-law and my brother left we went to an outdoor and indoor market and they both had an abundance of fresh fruits, vegetables, and meats. It would have been very easy to make gluten free meals if we had access to a kitchen.
We weren’t able to stop at a restaurant, because of our limited time at port and because we spent so much time at the stores and visiting a few of the beautiful churches there. However we were told at the visitors information area the most restaurants inFinlandhave gluten free options, and you just have to ask when you go into the restaurants.
Overall the gluten free availability for Finland I would rate 5 out of 5 stars based on how well labeled my mom told me that the grocery store was and how many options were available in both the grocery store and the markets that we saw in Finland.
For dinner I ate lamb chops with french fries. Then for an appetizer I ate noodles with olive oil and a few spices.