Do you still eat out?

Posted on: Mon, 01/22/2007 - 10:06am
KIMMO's picture
Joined: 11/04/2006 - 09:00

I was just wondering if anyone here still eats out even though they have PA or FA? I still eat out, but I'm learning more things about PA & restaurants. I've also noticed that when I say to the waitress or waiter that I have PA, they look at me like, "so what."


Posted on: Mon, 01/22/2007 - 10:21am
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Joined: 09/26/2006 - 09:00

[This message has been edited by momll70 (edited January 25, 2007).]

Posted on: Mon, 01/22/2007 - 10:31am
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Joined: 12/14/2006 - 09:00

We still eat out. I have started reading menus(ingredients lists) online before we go and have a bunch printed in our diaper bag. I never did before finding this site, I am trying to be more cautious. We've never had problems eating anywhere. I never mention it to the waitress, not unless I am asking about a specific meal...what's in it etc....or if they offer the kids something(they like to offer a dish of icecream at places, which 2 can't have)....but so far, honestly, no problems.
Chanda(mother of 4)
Sidney-8 (beef and chocolate)
Jake-6 (peanut, all tree nuts, eggs)
Carso3 1/2 (milk, soy, egg, beef and pork)
Savannah-1 (milk and egg)

Posted on: Mon, 01/22/2007 - 10:51am
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Joined: 01/03/2002 - 09:00

I find that because of dd`s milk allergy in addition to peanut it is pretty much impossible to eat out. There is milk cross contamination everywhere.....I am so tired of cooking. Even the websites that list ingredients or allergens in the foods don`t tell you about the cross contamination. If she were only pa and not milk allergic, I know there are chains that are peanut free, but with the milk allergy it`s just impossible.

Posted on: Mon, 01/22/2007 - 12:03pm
solarflare's picture
Joined: 02/07/2002 - 09:00

We still do... mostly chain restaurants that post ingredients online.
Cheryl, mom to Jason (9 MFA including peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish and egg)
Joey (7 NKA)
Allison (4 milk allergic, suspect shellfish, avoiding PN/TN for now)
Ryan (1) nka *knock on wood*

Posted on: Mon, 01/22/2007 - 12:15pm
doofusclo's picture
Joined: 12/03/2006 - 09:00

No for our family too. I don't have food allergies so sometimes when my parents come up I go out to eat without my dd (MFA). I find myself feeling terribly guilty about it.

Posted on: Mon, 01/22/2007 - 12:15pm
cam's picture
Joined: 11/16/2006 - 09:00

Would welcome any feedback on this -- we go to Chipotle, Taco Bell, Wendy's, and 2 local pizza places that have no nuts or peanut oil in the kitchen (one place has their sauce made offsite and read ingredients to me, but the owner is also calling the place where the sauce is made to double-check about cross-contamination). I call the pizza places before we go each time. They both sell separately packaged baked goods for dessert, but at one of the places they are baked offsite and just sold at the restaurant, and at the other place the mix is made offsite and the restaurant bakes them on designated days and is able to tell me if they've baked them on a day we want to go. (My son is PA and slightly positive to a couple TN so we avoid all.)
[This message has been edited by cam (edited January 22, 2007).]

Posted on: Mon, 01/22/2007 - 12:51pm
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Joined: 02/02/2005 - 09:00

we eat out but always bring dd's food with us. she is PA, MA, and TNA. we wipe down the table and chair with antiseptic wipes and use a plastic mat for her space on the table. it used to seem like a big production, but now it's just second nature.

Posted on: Mon, 01/22/2007 - 1:17pm
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Cindy (doofusclo): stop feeling guilty. You are entitled to a night out of the kitchen occasionally. [img][/img]

Posted on: Mon, 01/22/2007 - 3:01pm
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Joined: 06/15/2004 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by cam:
[b]Would welcome any feedback on this -- we go to Chipotle, Taco Bell, Wendy's, and 2 local pizza places that have no nuts or peanut oil in the kitchen [/b]
We get Wendy's all the time (too much!). A lot of posters here have Wendy's in their comfort zone [img][/img] We also order from our local pizza place - ironically, PA son doesn't like pizza, but we order him chicken from there (they use veg oil).

Posted on: Mon, 01/22/2007 - 3:06pm
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Joined: 03/15/2005 - 09:00

Only rarely. Less than once a month. We will occasionally do McDonald's or some other "safe" fast food when travelling.
Mom to 7 yr old PA/TNA daughter and 4 yr old son who is allergic to eggs.


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