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Food allergies

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Food allergies

Has anyone stayed in the Uzes area while suffering severe food allergies. My diet of safe foods is very limited and I'm having trouble finding out exactly what fresh fruit and vegetables are availalbe for purchase in Uzes. Also local restaurants - are they savvy with severe food allergies?

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1. Re: Food allergies

Hello JoP,

I haven't that problem myself, but I know Uzes well. If you just need vegetarian meals, you'd do fine; more specific needs would need more checking out. But for fruit and veg generally, you'd be absolutely fine at Uzes.

You'll find a full range of fruit and veg; there is a huge mixed market on Saturday mornings, with many such stalls, plus a smaller food market on Wednesday mornings, both in the main square, Place aux Herbes. There are also a couple of good fruit and veg shops in town which open each day, one right by the square, plus 3 small supermarkets.

About restaurants, it depends on the problems you have. Many of the restaurants and cafes are run by the owners - they are there cooking/serving. However, not all speak English well enough to discuss such things as severe allergies, although some do; one owner could discuss everything, as he's part English.

When will you be there? as a few restaurants close in the winter. Do you speak French? If there are particular things you are allergic to, or specific questions, I can try to help. You could send me a pm if you prefer. If necessary, I could ask around for you, make specific recommendations.

I'll be back in Uzes next week. Contact me if you need more help.


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