Food Allergies / Restrictions
Please understand that we (Panama Relocation Tours) are not involved in the preparation of your food. Throughout the tour we visit third party restaurants who handle all of the food preparation. For this reason we ask that you please be responsible for communicating your dietary needs and preferences directly to the restaurants we visit, when we visit them. You do not need to inform us of your dietary needs in advance.
All of the restaurants we visit are able to make accommodations for all food allergies and almost all dietary restrictions / preferences including gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, plant based, and pescatarian. At each restaurant you will be able to choose from a menu with at least chicken, fish, & a no meat option. You will also be able to make substitutions in order to make the menu better align with your dietary needs.
For some restaurants, we pass around a menu on our tour bus and ask you to make your selections before we arrive at the restaurant. This allows us to place our orders in advance and spend less time in the restaurants. If you have food allergies or restrictions you can note it next to your order so that your meal can be modified during preparation. It's also a good idea to verify with the waiter at the restaurant that the chef has followed your instructions.
If you have a food allergy, you are responsible for communicating that directly to your waiter at each restaurant we visit. We also recommend that you ask your waiter what is in your dish and how it is prepared. Make sure your waiter understands what you are allergic to and explain that cross-contamination must be avoided. You may want to speak with the manager just to be sure.
For more tips on living with food allergies please visit these links on foodallergy.org: