Japan: Tokyo/ Omotesando/ Gluten-Free (Natural Cream Kitchen)


If you have food allergies like I do, you know how daunting traveling may be, particularly when it comes to overseas travel.  But, a great man once uttered, “Nothing is impossible,” and indeed with growing food allergy awareness, traveling with food allergies is becoming much easier than it used to be.  The only caveat is that you must do your homework ahead of time, which many of us who have allergies are accustomed to doing anyway.

In this new blog post, my purpose is to introduce you to a wonderful little café located in Omotesando, which offers all natural, gluten-free items on their menu.

Natural Cream Kitchen opened in spring of 2015 and bills itself as an “additive free sweets café.” However, sweets are not the only things offered on their menu. Here you will find delicious items such as chicken and roast beef entrees, meatloaf, pasta, sandwiches, quiche and salads.  Their drinks menu includes soft drinks, herbal teas, beer and wine! They even have a brunch menu featuring oatmeal and omelets among other items!  Everything is prepared using natural ingredients, no sugar and no additives.  Their tarts, breads and cakes are created with rice flour and sweetened with amazake  (a traditional sweet, low- or non-alcohol Japanese drink made from fermented rice) and sugar beets. Their signature roll cakes come plain and in chocolate cake flavors and are available in sizes up to 50cm (19.6 in). For Christmas you can order the Christmas cake version. Oh, and did I mention their sweets sampler tower?







You can choose to dine in the cozy café decked out in a bright and soothing décor or take your food out. There are large vases filled with white flowers, white washed tables and chairs, exposed white brick walls and a giant chandelier comprised of eating utensils.






The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, able to answer any questions you may have regarding the menu (provided you speak Japanese.)  Even if you can’t speak Japanese, the menu has pictures of the items available so you can just point to what you would like to order.

Whether you have food allergies, are health conscious or just want to try delicious tasting foods, Natural Cream Kitchen should be on your list of places to visit when in Tokyo! The café is open Mon-Sat from 10AM-8PM, Sun & Holidays 9AM-8PM. It is easily accessible via the Meiji-Jingumae Station (Chiyoda, Fukutoshin Lines) or the Omotesando Station (Ginza, Hanzomon, Chiyoda Lines).


Web page:              

Location:                           GYRE B1F 5-10-1 Jingumae Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001


Canadian Gluten-Free Bed & Breakfasts and Inns

I recently posted an article about gluten-free bed and breakfasts & inns in the U.S. and I certainly could not forget about our neighbors to the north!  Below is a brief list of these establishments located in Canada, for those of you venturing up north for the holidays.

Abbeymoore Manor Bed and Breakfast Inn


1470 Rockland Avenue

Victoria, BC V8S 1W2




Unwind and relax in the historic Rockland district of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Ideally located across the street from the Lieutenant Governor’s mansion, near Craigdarroch Castle and the Art Gallery the inn is a five minute drive to all downtown Victoria’s attractions, US ferries and four blocks to the ocean.

Meal options include, low fat, restrictive, vegetarian and Celiac/ gluten-free.


The Boathouse B&B


33 1/2 Glencove Drive
Stratford, Prince Ed. Isl.
C1B 1Y2


The Boathouse is situated on the water’s edge overlooking Charlottetown Harbour in a quiet neighborhood of Stratford, but only minutes from the city with it’s restaurants, shops, theatres and bustling waterfront area. Full, vegetarian and gluten-free breakfast options are available.

Buffaloberry Bed and Breakfast


417 Marten Street

Banff National Park,

Alberta T1L 1G5, Canada


Located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, the Buffaloberry Bed and Breakfast offers visitors unique and elegantly rustic accommodations, gourmet breakfasts which can accomodate an individual’s gluten-free needs, and unparalleled service provided by local resident hosts. This B&B is only a short stroll to shopping, dining and cultural facilities while ski and hiking trails are only minutes away.

Craigmyle Bed & Breakfast Inn


1037 Craigdarroch Rd,

Victoria, British Columbia V8S-2A5, Canada (Rockland)


Victoria Homestay B&B also known as The Craigmyle is conveniently located in beautiful Rockland, Victoria, BC. It’s a fantastic location in a residential setting but only 2 minutes from bus stops to downtown, and within 10 minutes walking distance to downtown, restaurants, cinemas and coffee shops. Daily gluten-free breakfast options are available.


Elizabeth Manor Bed and Breakfast


52 Elizabeth Dr., S

Iroquois, Ontario Canada



Unwind and relax along the shores of the beautiful St. Lawrence River in Iroquois, Ontario, just a short walk to the local beach, marina and golf course.

Enjoy a gourmet breakfast in the formal dining room, on the front verandah or at a garden patio. Vegetarian, gluten free, vegan meals available – please advise at the time of reservation.


Forest Edge Bed and Breakfast


Forest Edge 302783 Douglas Street
Durham, Ontario
N0G 1R0


Conveniently located near the Durham Art Gallery, horseback riding trails, cross country and downhill skiing and snowmobiling facilities. Breakfast service available offering vegetarian, organic, and gluten free options.


U.S. Gluten Free Bed and Breakfasts & Inns

With the holidays just around the corner, many of you will be planning travel to visit family and friends.  This task can present a challenge to those with food allergies, particulary when it comes down to gluten-intolerance.

I have assembled a brief list of gluten-free bed & breakfasts and inns throught the United States that may prove to be useful when planning your travels.

Have a safe & happy holiday season!


Raven Haven, Mentone Alabama


Your Hosts, Anthony and Eleanor Teverino invite you to experience rooms filled with charm and hand crafted furnishings that bring each guest back to a state of grace. They are willing to work with you if you have food allergies, contact them at: Email: Phone: (256) 634-4310

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Checks and cash gladly accepted
  • Spacious rooms with private baths
  • Home-cooked breakfast including homemade jams
  • Smoke-free facility
  • Handicap accessibility
  • Check in 2:00 PM, check out 11:00 AM
  • Seven day cancellation policy
  • Children over 14 welcome
  • No pets



The Inn on Randolph, Napa California

411 Randolph Street
Napa, CA, 94559, USA
(707) 257-2886
The original 19th century property, located in Napa’s historic district, sits on nearly an acre of beautifully landscaped gardens with a variety of colors, textures and hideaways. The grounds provide the perfect place to unwind in a hammock with a great book, have a couples massage, host an intimate wedding, family gathering or corporate event. Or enjoy a cup of tea or glass of wine meandering the stone paths in the temperate Napa climate.
Breakfasts are prepared using the freshest ingredients, often from their own gardens or from local growers. They strive to be organic and sustainable whenever possible and are gluten free.



Briar Rose B&B, Boulder Colorado

2151 Arapahoe Ave,

Boulder, Colorado  80302

Phone:  (303) 442-3007


  • Organic breakfasts (catering to guests’ dietary needs whether vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free.).
  • Sleep on fine organic cotton sheets by Coyuchi.
  • Bath products from Shikai and soap from Kiss My Face in 12 oz.   bottles.
  • Wonderful selection of fine loose-leaf organic teas.


The Chestnut Inn, Sheffield Illinois
301 East Chestnut Street,

Sheffield, IL 61361

(800) 537-1304 / (815) 454-2419

Innkeepers: Monika and Jeff Sudakov


Built in 1854, this historic house offers comfortable accommodations in four uniquely appointed guest suites. All rooms include private bathrooms, Dish Network, DVD/VCR with over 1000 titles, robes, signature toiletries, snacks/beverages and a full gourmet breakfast.


Treetops Suite, Malden Massachusetts

Phone: (781) 321-2888


A well-maintained 1908 house in Malden’s historic West End.  Within walking distance to the Boston subway system, easy access to day trips north and west of the city.  Features a private entry, full kitchen, living room, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, two porches, and comfortable furnishings.



Maine Stay Inn, Kennebunkport Maine

Innkeepers: Judi & Walter Hauer

34 Maine Street

Kennebunkport, ME04046

(207) 967-2117 –  (800) 950-2117


This distinguished B&B offers year round historic New England lodging, exceptional hospitality and the unsurpassed beauty of the sandy coast of Kennebunkport Maine. Whether you seek a romantic getaway or family vacation, the warmth and hospitality at Maine Stay Inn will make your visit to the Southern Maine coast a most memorable experience. The main house, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the surrounding 11 cottages suites have been beautifully restored to offer premier accommodations with a charming, comfortable ambiance.  Choose the Victorian romance of a 19th century room, or the private intimacy of a Cottage Suite. The 11 Cottage Suites offer a wide range of accommodations, from romantic suites with fireplaces and whirlpool Jacuzzi tubs, to family suites with two bedrooms, and classic cottages with double beds.


New Hampshire:

Riverside Inn Bed & Breakfast, Intervale New Hampshire

372 Route16A (Resort Loop)

Intervale, New Hampshire 03845

Toll Free: 866-949-0044          Phone: 603-356-0044

Newly renovated rooms & suites, romantic fireplaces, spa tubs, private baths, directly on the beautiful East Branch Saco River, central location, near everything, quiet – off the beaten path, small inn with attentive personal service, full country breakfast, king and queen beds.


North Carolina:

The Pack House Inn Bed & Breakfast, Edenton North Carolina

103 East Albemarle Street

Edenton, NC  27932

(252) 482-3641


The award winning Pack House Inn consists of three restored buildings. Rooms 1-8 are in The Proprietor’s. Rooms 14-21 are in The Pack House. Rooms 22-23 are in The Tillie Bond Cottage, which is pet friendly.

The Pack House Inn is located in the historic district, within walking distance to the waterfront. Room Rate includes: 3-course breakfast plus 24 hour access to guest kitchen to a variety of snacks and beverages. The 3-course breakfast is served between 8 am – 9:30am. Guests enjoy breakfast served in the Tillie Bond Dining rooms. Gluten free and vegetarian selections are also available, upon booking.




Chehalem Ridge B&B, Newberg Oregon

28700 Mountain Road

Newberg, OR 97132

(503) 538-3474


Perched on eight acres atop Chehalem Mountain overlooking the Willamette  Valley and Coast Range, Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast offers a peaceful  retreat between adventures in the valley below. From the north deck, watch  the bluebirds and finches playing in the waterfall while from the south  deck, watch Red Tail Hawks soar and swallows dart about above and below.  Venturing down to the valley, over 45 wineries are within a 20 minute drive  from the B & B. Wine tasting, balloon rides, fine dining and summer weekends  at the drive-in barely touch upon the range of possibilities available in  exploring the Willamette Valley in Yamhill county. A full, gourmet breakfast, which can accommodate  specific food allergies, is included.




Harvest Moon, Lancaster Pennsylvania

311 E Main Street,

New Holland, Pennsylvania 17557

Innkeepers: Carl and Marlies Kosko

Telephone: 1-717-723-5251


The setting in  Lancaster Pennsylvania is one which makes your romantic getaway weekend memorable. With local Amish and Mennonite culture found on each country road, the lifestyle here promotes a slower pace of being.

The Innkeeper is also a Chef having graduated from Rhode Island School of Design’s culinary  program. Chef Carl specializes in culinary weekends, he also tempts his guests with “art” from the kitchen. Breakfast, far from ordinary, is always in great taste and comfort for the inn’s guests. They cater to all kinds of dietary needs, including those who are lactose intolerant or require a gluten-free diet and suffer from Celiac disease.



Rhode Island:

Architect’s Inn, Newport Rhode Island

1873 Architects Inn
2 Sunnyside Place
Newport, RI, 02840, United States
The Architect’s Inn- George Champlin Mason House Bed & Breakfast was constructed in 1873 as the palatial, private residence of George C. Mason, the famous Newport architect. Located on ‘Historic Hill’, off beautiful Bellevue Avenue, (the historic playground for the rich and famous), this originally 23-room Victorian mansion offers graciously appointed historic rooms. The owners have a passion for historic preservation and restoration. The home is decorated in period furnishings, original materials and each guest room is unique designed to evoke history whether it be the life of a servant to the master of the house.

Chicken Paradise, San Antonio Texas

606 Jackson Keller Road

San Antonio, Texas 78216

Phone: 210-340-0648

Fax: 210-366-3920

Anne and Joe Barfield


Chicken Paradise is unique among bed and breakfast accommodations in San Antonio. It offers luxurious accommodations and award-winning cuisine to be sure, but it is the only B&B in San Antonio situated on grounds that have been designated a national and state wildlife habitat.

Anne Barfield was diagnosed with celiac disease in 1998, and found that it necessitated many changes in the way she ate and in how and where she traveled. She and Joe have learned a great deal about food preparation not just for those with celiac disease, but also for those who have other dietary restrictions. Anne and Joe prepare a gluten free breakfast. If your diet has other restrictions, these can be accommodated. Even if you don’t have a particular restriction, what Anne and Joe have learned over the years about fresh ingredients and healthy preparation will result in some of the best breakfasts you’ve ever had.