Eating Gelato By Myself with Food Allergies

A few days ago I went out on my own without any friend or roommate to enjoy a new eating experience. I was craving some gelato on a beautiful, warm and sunny day, with no friends around.

I walked down to my neighborhood gelateria. I gave the woman my allergy card and then explained in Italian and hand motions to wash the scoop. I wasn’t sure about the word for ‘under’ in Italian, to explain to scoop from underneath to make sure there is no cross-contamination. When I went for a run that morning, I remembered noticing a sign for an underpass, and hoped I had understood the sign correctly. “Sotto” I said, hoping it meant under. I was correct!

I successfully bought my second gelato all by myself! :)


  1. Thanks so much for sharing your blog! I’ve really enjoyed reading through your posts. And, I definitely pass along the link to my friends. – Carrie

  2. SO proud of you! and you owe me a gelato date :)

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