Food Allergy Aware Restaurants on Cape Cod?Cape

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Hi, We are going to the Cape this weekend (Yarmouth area) and was wondering if any one knew of a restaurant(s) that is food allergy aware/sensitive. My daughter is allergic to peanuts, shellfish and lentils. I was thinking of calling the Cape Cod Allergy/asthma support group if I didn't hear from any one on the board. Thanks.

On Apr 24, 2002

Someone posted on here that the manager of The Egg and I has pa. I think the thread is on the Off Topic Board. I'll try to find it for you and bump it up. When we were on the Cape last year we ate at only one restaurant where my husband's friend was the chef. We would not have eaten there if we didn't know the chef personally and I would not recommend it because they serve pb&j sandwiches. Also, my husband's friend doesn't work there anymore - in fact he is out of the chef business altogether. I think calling the Allergy and Asthma Association is a great idea! I wish I'd thought of that last summer. Have a great vacation - you will love the Cape!

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On Apr 24, 2002

Well, I called the Cape Cod Allergy/Asthama group - it was listed in the AAFA News letter as a support group - but its actually a doctor's office! They weren't able to help.

On May 12, 2002

Sorry this is late, but maybe it can help other vacation planners. We live in the Hyannis area and have taken our 3 year old PA son to a number of restaurants without having any reactions. There was a post a while back about the Egg and I. We just had a good experience at the Hearth and Kettle in the Cape Codder Resort on Rt. 132. We went for breakfact with a bunch of other kids, most of whom ordered chocolate chip pancakes. Of course Chris wanted them too, but I was afraid of the chips. I asked our waitress if she could check to see what kind of chocolate chips they used, and she brought out a bag of Hershey's chips (which I use all the time) so that I could read the label and check for myself. I have also gotten cakes from their bakery on Rt. 28 in Centerville. Other places: Sam Diego's (also on Rt. 132 in Hyannis), Fazio's Trattoria on Main St. in Hyannis (great Italian food and pizza), Sweet Tomatoes in Osterville (great pizza), Craigville Pizza and Mexican (decent pizza, but it's around the corner), Tugboat's (Hyannis Harbor area - great view). With a three year old and an eleven month old, we're not going any place fancy. And we're always careful to ask questions about food items and tell our server about our son's allergy. You never know what might be back in the kitchen.

We also go to the food court in the Cape Cod Mall (Mc Donald's and Sbarro's - pizza again) but I will warn you of the Chinese restaurant sample ladies on the prowl. I had a screaming fit at one of them about a year ago. I was pushing my stroller over to the McD's and turned around to talk to a friend. When I turned back, there was my son with a sample of God only knows what in his hand, ready to take a bite. I believe I made EVERYONE in that food court aware of my anger and distress at their practice of giving samples of potential poisons to teeny children without asking their parent first. I was about eight months pregnant at the time, so I was outraged AND cranky and hormonal. I may be imagining it, but I think they avoid me now. The friend walking behind me gave the woman a much calmer lecture about not handing out samples to small children in general. Hope this helps.

On May 30, 2002

FYI...I just went to Hearth and Kettle yesterday and they use a mix of vegetable and peanut oil to cook fried food including the mozzarella sticks, fries and onion rings. They also have nuts in most of their desserts.

On Jul 18, 2002

An update on the Egg and I. They MUST be under new management. We tried to go there yesterday for breakfast and they've added a new item: Peanut Butter chip pancakes!!! Cooked on the same grill with everything else. We left after explaining what a BAD idea that was.

On Jul 20, 2002

CapeCodMom, What location of the Egg and I did you go to? There are 2: one in Dennis and one in Orleans. We don't like the one in Dennis. We frequent the one in Orleans, that is where I questioned the management and they told me about the manager having PA. We were just there last weekend and it is the same people there we see from year to year, even down to some of the waitresses. I asked again, just to make sure and they said the same thing.

We also ate at the A&W restaurant in Harwich (love that root beer!), the Pizza Huts in Dennis and Falmouth and BZ's in Dennis with no problems. Hope these help.

Thank you for the list of other safe places to eat on the Cape. We tend to always go to the places we know and trust, but like a little variety as well.

On Jul 28, 2002

You're right - it was the one in Dennis. There is also one in Hyannis. Haven't tried to eat there yet, but looked at the menu the last time we were up on Main Street. It looked pretty safe. No peanut butter chip pancakes anyway!

On Oct 9, 2002

This is the first time I have tried this web site which has been SO helpful. My ten year old son was recently diagnosed with a tree nut allergy and I was afraid we'd never be able to eat out again on vacation!

On Jan 30, 2006

We're going back to the Cape this summer for vacation. Does anyone have any new, safe, restaurants to add to this list?

On May 30, 2006