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Erin Smith was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 1981, so she has been eating gluten-free almost her entire life. Erin has a unique perspective of growing up in the gluten-free community. She is passionate about sharing her experiences and gluten-free expertise with others. Erin has embraced her Celiac Disease diagnosis and lives her gluten-free life to the fullest.

Through my two blogs Gluten-Free Fun and Gluten-Free Globetrotter, I have connected with thousands of individuals across the globe. My social media channels for both blogs are quite active, but Instagram and Facebook have the most engagement.

Location Brooklyn, NY
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Happiness is remembering you bought extra food at the @happytummyasia pop-up and you don't have to make lunch today. My Monday just got infinitely better. Lunch: Gluten-free General Tso Chicken with broccoli and rice. On tonight's menu: dumplings! What's for lunch today? #glutenfreenyc #glutenfreelunch #glutenfreefood #glutenfree #glutenfreeglobetrotter #glutenfreebrooklyn #dedicatedglutenfree #glutenfreedelivery #glutenfreeeats #glutenfreeliving #celiac #celiacdisease #whatceliacseat

My younger sister and I both have celiac disease. I was diagnosed in 1981. She was diagnosed in 2007. I don't remember life with gluten. She was shocked to be told to go gluten-free as an adult. People recently diagnosed often ask me how I can understand what they are going through since I was diagnosed so young. Yet, I do understand. I saw it first hand with my sister. My sister grew up with me living with celiac disease and eating gluten-free since she was born. Yet her own diagnosis rocked her world. Overnight, life as she knew it had to change in a dramatic way. It was rocky at first, but she found her way in a gluten-free life. It's ok to mourn the BC (before celiac) times. It's ok to be angry or sad or confused. But also know, it gets better. I navigated 40+ years of living with celiac. My sister managed to change her diet and get her health back on track. She now has almost 16 years under her belt and a son who was diagnosed just a few years ago too. It's not always easy but it's totally doable. You may think you will never get there, but you can and you will. Hang in there and know you aren't alone in this celiac journey. *No, we are not twins. I'm two years older. This is the most common question we are asked. 📸 @poshpopbakeshop Summer 2022 #glutenfreeglobetrotter #glutenfreesiblings #glutenfreesisters #sisters #family #celiac #celiacdisease #celiaclife #coeliac #genetics #glutenfree #glutenfreeliving #glutenfreelife #glutenfreenyc

I am slowly starting to feel better and I have my appetite back just in time for the @happytummyasia pop-up event in Brooklyn this weekend! Details below. I've been a Happy Tummy fan since they launched at the beginning of the pandemic. Lucky for us, their gluten-free meal-delivery business not only survived but is thriving! Happy Tummy is free of the top 8 allergens as well as gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, wheat-free, and corn free. They also have options that can be prepared without sesame, soy, egg fish, or shellfish. Happy Tummy Hot Food Pop-Up @localrootsnyc 398 Court Street Brooklyn, NY 11231 Friday, January 27th, 6-10pm Saturday, January 28th, 6-10pm Sunday, January 29, 6-10pm Happy Tummy is having a very special hot food pop-up at Local Roots in Carroll Gardens on Jan 27-29 from 6pm - 10pm to celebrate the Lunar New Year! They will be serving a limited menu of your favorite gluten-free dishes. All food will be prepared off-site in their dedicated gluten-free kitchen. How it works: 1. Pre-order your food online at: https://www.happytummy.asia/popup 2. Select the pick-up popup location 398 Court Street, Brooklyn (Be sure to NOT select delivery) 3. Use code GFMEETUP for a free small size mango sticky rice with any orders over $10 at check-out. 4. Arrive on the day/time you selected for your food. 5. Enjoy your Happy Tummy food in the store or at home. Are you planning on going too? Let me know! I will definitely be there this weekend, probably on Saturday night. -- Note: While I have received free food in the past, this is not a paid post. I am just a big fan and super excited that this small business is hosting this event. -- #glutenfreenyc #glutenfreebrooklyn #glutenfreeglobetrotter #glutenfreefood #glutenfreepopup #glutenfreeasianfood #lunarnewyear #glutenfreeeats #glutenfreeliving #glutenfreelife #celiacdisease #celiac #celiacnyc #whatceliacseat #celiacfood

It's been a crazy week of illness over here. After being inside for the past 5 days, I desperately needed big gulps of fresh air. After yesterday's rain, the air was fresh and brisk today in New York City. Plus, being near the water always makes me feel better. Happy Friday everyone. How do you recharge your soul? #glutenfreeglobetrotter #brooklyn #greenpoint #skyline #tgif #fridayfeeling #fyp #nyc #skyline #water #travelphotography #goodmorning #gooutside

I always forget @kimbaplab has a location tucked right inside @wholefoods in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The other day, I stopped there right after a doctor's appointment for lunch and a few groceries on my way home It is so rare to find gluten-free Korean food so this is a real treat. The whole menu is gluten-free! I always order the same thing: the bulgogi beef bowl with brown rice, seaweed, carrots, cucumbers, pickled radish, red leaf lettuce, sesame oil, and sesame seeds. If you can't make it to Brooklyn, Kimbap Lab has another location in Manhattan inside Pearl River Mart Foods in Chelsea Market. Have you tried Korean food? What's your favorite dish? #glutenfreeglobetrotter #glutenfreenyc #glutenfreebrooklyn #glutenfreefood #williamsburg #brooklyneats #glutenfreelife #celiac #celiacdisease #whatceliacseat

All. The. Bagels. 🥯🥯 Today I did a really fun gluten-free bagel taste test with @brooklynbagelblog. You guys, this was like all of my carb dreams come true. I still think I'm in a bagel coma. Sam is THE bagel expert in NYC, host of @bagelfest, and @nycbageltours founder. We met during the summer @modernbreadandbagel over bagels, obvs. He also happens to be my neighbor! Thanks Sam for inviting me for a bagel fest I could actually participate in! This is a behind-the-scenes, sneak peek at all of the bagels we tried. Stay tuned for our full ranking. What's your favorite gluten-free bagel? Do we need a part two? 🥯😆 #glutenfreeglobetrotter #glutenfreebagel #glutenfreetastesgood #glutenfree #bagels #newyorkbagel #glutenfreebagels #celiac #celiacdisease #whatceliacseat #celiacfood

It's only January 6th and my to-do list for the month is growing by the day. Work, school, daycare for the summer, traveling (I hope). Trying to figure out if I can balance all of it or none of it. But this year I am working really hard to not get so stressed out and worked up about things that are beyond my control. While it is not a New Year's resolution per se, it is something I plan to work on throughout the year. Little changes over time feel less daunting than hardcore New Year's resolutions. This morning it felt good to just stop and treat myself to a cappuccino at a very Italian-esque cafe. I'm the only one here which is even nicer. Even forgetting the to-do list for a minute is a nice break. Happy Friday, friends. #glutenfreeglobetrotter #glutenfree #coffee #cafe #metime #rainyday #williamsburg #brooklyn #nyc

Happy 2023! I'm tired but happy. 🥰 The past week has been a whirlwind of family and friends, hosting and being hosted, and eating tons of delicious food. My heart is full and it felt like a great way to ring in the new year. The world is a complicated place so we all need to work on treating ourselves and others with kindness. The love and community I felt this past week was a great reminder of that. Be well and happy new year. #glutenfreeglobetrotter #newyork #newyear #happynewyear

Food, food, and more food make up my top 9 of 2022. And it's all gluten-free! 🎉🥂 Special shout out to those featured @duckseasonnyc @smorgasburg @modernbreadandbagel @pascarellabros Happy new year my friends! #topnine #happynewyear #2022 #glutenfreefood #glutenfreenyc #celiacdoesntsuck

A Year of Gluten-Free Travel Friends in NYC I did not travel as much as I would have liked in 2022, but I did connect with many gluten-free travelers and friends who were busy visiting New York City this past year. I figured highlighting these friends would put a fun spin on my Gluten-Free Globetrotter year in review. My favorite part of the celiac community has always been to connect with others living with celiac disease from around the world in real life. This year, I connected with some of my favorite gluten-free people. Fun facts ▶️ 3 of the 9 people I met up with are all named Matt ▶️ One chance meet up was on vacation in Delaware ▶️ Modern Bread gets it's own shout-out because four of my meet ups were there. 😆🥯 Read the full post on my blog. Link in bio! Row 1: @glutenfreelivingbk @wheatless_wanderlust @glutenfreestreetgang Row 2: @theglutenfreetravelers @celiacandthe6ix @modernbreadandbagel @glutenfreewith3 Row 3: @glassofweinstein @amythefamilychef @goseeglutenfree #glutenfreeglobetrotter #glutenfreenyc #glutenfreetravel #glutenfreetraveler #travel #travelblogger #celiac #celiacdisease #glutenfreefriends #glutenfreeliving #glutenfreelife #coeliac #glutenfree #nyc #irl

My first panettone. Ever. 🎄🌟 I bought the gluten-free panettone a few weeks ago @lidlus and saved it for Christmas Eve. As a lifelong celiac, this is one of the desserts that seems to be newer to the GF market (at least in the US). Verdict: it was softer and more moist than I expected. The after taste was a bit fake tasting. I didn't love it but I didn't hate it. My gluten-eating husband said it tasted like "normal" panettone so I guess it passed the test. A bunch of you suggested making french toast so I think I will try this tomorrow morning. Thanks for the tips. Are you eating anything special this Christmas Eve? #glutenfreeglobetrotter #glutenfree #glutenfreedessert #glutenfreepanettone #freefrom #glutenfreefood #glutenfreechristmas #glutenfreeliving #celiac #celiacfood #celiacdisease #senzaglutine #sansgluten

Today we had our Christmas party at work and each of my coworkers brought in something gluten-free so I could eat it too. How awesome is that? By far, my favorite was this "Christmas crack" made with @snackfactory gluten-free pretzels. The other ingredients are butter, brown sugar, and salt. OMG, this $h*t is soooo good. I definitely ate too much and wound up with a sugar headache and hangover later in the day. Have you had this or a variation of this before? Google it and make it, gluten-free of course! Thanks @miller_litee for looking out for me and hooking me up with the good stuff today! And making sure it was gluten-free! #glutenfreeglobetrotter #glutenfreesnacks #glutenfree #glutenfreeholidays #glutenfreedessert #glutenfreeliving #holidayparty #celiac #celiaclife #whatceliacseat #christmascrack

🕎 Hanukkah treats showdown 🕎 👉🏼Linzer tart vs. sufganiyot👈🏼 How's a girl to choose? Both are gluten-free, dairy-free, covered in powdered sugar, and stuffed with jam. It's like choosing a favorite child if you ask me to pick one. If you could only buy one, which would it be. Let me know below! Shout out to @bythewaybakery who just opened their third NYC location only a mile from my house in Brooklyn. I popped over there this past weekend while doing some local Christmas shopping. I will definitely be back and love that Brooklyn is getting so many new gluten-free and celiac-safe options lately. P.S. I went for the sufganiyot this time but the linzer tart will always be my first love. 🥰 #glutenfreenyc #glutenfreeglobetrotter #glutenfreebakery #dedicatedglutenfree #glutenfree #dairyfree #kosher #glutenfreeliving #glutenfreedonuts #forkyeah #celiacdisease #celiac #celiacfriendly #celiacfood #glutenfreeinnyc

2021 Celiac Disease Virtual Events

A multidisciplinary education program promoting community awareness, providing evidence based lectures, adherence to gluten free diets, and discussions around future therapeutic treatments. Join this event to hear from world-renowned researchers and drug-developers to learn about the latest in celiac disease innovations. Attend one or more educational sessions or stay all day and leave prepared to make your voice heard as a valuable partner in research and advocate for the celiac disease community. The 16th Annual Center for Celiac Disease at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia multidisciplinary education program.

Gluten-Free Globetrotter in 2021

My plan for Gluten-Free Globetrotter is to go back to my roots of sharing my personal story, advocating for the celiac disease community, and helping others navigate their gluten-free journey both near and far. I also plan to update my Gluten-Free in New York City content including more guides, more maps, and maybe even a gluten-free food tour after years of you asking me for one. I also want to celebrate living with celiac disease for 40 years. My favorite part of living with celiac disease has always been the amazing community of people that I have connected with around the world.

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