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 Post subject: Travelling in Israel
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 5:13 pm 
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We are planning a trip to Israel this summer. We have been told by several people that restaurants and hotels are becoming more aware of food allergies there. Has anyone been to Israel who has food allergies?

Daughter: allergic to peanuts, nuts, sesame seeds and pumpkin seeds
Myself: allergic to fish and seafood


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 Post subject: it is possible
PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 6:55 pm 
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Our trip to Israel was wonderful. We stayed in a hotel which had a small kitchenette which was a big help. We brought some safe snacks to help us out in difficult time. We ate at restaurants catered to tourists so that we knew their knowledge of English was quite good. We had a very positive experience.


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That's great to hear, Rosie.

I'd heard sesame in particular can be hard to avoid in Israel. People sometimes write to AL and ask about this. Any observations on that or advice?

I'm a big fan of the kitchenette, too - and sometimes you discover some great rooms by asking for one.

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The only thing I heard was to watch out for pre-packaged foods as their labelling laws do not require them to list all the ingredients. I had a bad experience in Italy because of this same reason so I would suggest bringing pre-packaged stuff from home and having all your freshly cooked meals there. My old allergist said his son (allergic to peanuts) had a reaction because of improperly labelled pre-packaged foods in Israel. Not sure if this is the current situation but I was told that story about 5 years ago.

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