How do you handle dinner or social invitations?
With friends, they all know about my celiac disease and always offer to accommodate. Whether it is allowing me to pick the restaurant or letting me bring my own food to their dinner party, I sort of make the decisions.
With acquaintances or people I know less well, it becomes more nuanced. Luckily I live in a big city and can often find something I can eat….a salad, a burger without a bun, etc. Often I will excuse myself to go to the bathroom then pull the server aside to ask what i can eat.
Larger events where menus are set – I typically don’t eat. I will eat before and eat after, but not during the event.
How do you handle these situations?