At small, intimate lodging such as a bed-and-breakfast, meals are often designed ahead of time and a menu may be in place for the duration of your visit before you even arrive. But fortunately, because of the high level of personalized service often found at a bed-and-breakfast, talking with your hosts can ensure a good, safe experience. B&Bs are known for serving a continental-style breakfast, muffins, fruit, and coffee for all guests. However, these days it’s rare that an innkeeper has not received a gluten-free diet request and they have probably made some accommodations, whether it is offering ready-to-eat gluten-free products or recipes created from scratch in preparation for a gluten-free guest.
Research B&Bs that are gluten-free friendly, and let your innkeeper know about your gluten-free and other dietary needs when you make a reservation so they can plan for your arrival. Levels of awareness in B&Bs are improving, but expect it to vary between B&B and from city to city. Communication is the key, and you should be ready to explain your diet and let your host know what you can and can’t eat. Also, don’t forget to mention cross-contact concerns.