PA Safe Restaurants in Mont Co. Maryland

Posted on: Fri, 04/03/2009 - 3:08am
PAinMD's picture
Joined: 04/03/2009 - 10:05

Hi All,
I am new to the world of PA. My 2yr old daughter was recently diagnosed with a severe peanut allergy and I am a bit of a mess I guess you could say. She has been eating out for 2yrs with no incidences of allergy including chinesse weekly, thai, mexican, italian you name it. Thai and Chinesse are now out for us, not sure how I will deal with this as I have been eating chinesse food every week for 32 years. I am looking for safe restaurants in my area. For example, we went to MI RANCHO in Rockville last weekend and felt comfortable. Where do you eat with a PA in the area? What do you order?
Thank you!!

Posted on: Sat, 04/04/2009 - 3:41pm
mtlterp's picture
Joined: 04/04/2009 - 22:37

Hi there,
I'm a 24-year-old PA in Rockville, so breathe easy because there are places to eat around here. You're right in that Thai and Chinese are out, especially Thai. Places that I've had good experiences with include: Silver Diner and La Madeleine on Rockville Pike, Greystone Grill at Rockville Town Square, Macaroni Grill at the Rio (but avoid desserts there), Mamma Lucia (any location), and Tower Oaks Lodge (really, any of the places in the Clyde's chain). Also, Chipotle is a good standby, and Whole Foods is great about labeling for takeout.
Best of luck to you and your family!

Posted on: Sun, 04/05/2009 - 11:27am
PAinMD's picture
Joined: 04/03/2009 - 10:05

Thank you so much for the suggestions. We have ventured out a bit now and have had good experiences with Mi Rancho on the pike and Primo Italiano in Rockville Town Center. Wow, surprised about La Madeleine, I will keep that in mind for her. Are there any bakeries that you will eat from at all? Have you tried Panera?

Posted on: Wed, 04/08/2009 - 1:16pm
5Burkes's picture
Joined: 04/08/2009 - 20:14

Wanted to let you know that we always get our cakes, cupcakes from Creative Cakes in Silver Spring, MD. They are very good about making food safe for children with peanut and tree nut allergies. They are the only bakery that I am aware of who is able to provide safe baked goods. Good Luck!

Posted on: Thu, 04/09/2009 - 3:31am
PAinMD's picture
Joined: 04/03/2009 - 10:05

Thank you so much! Any other good tips for the area food establishments? Ever go anywhere for ice cream during the summer? Is Creastive Cakes a nut free bakery, or are they just sensitive to food allergies?

Posted on: Thu, 04/23/2009 - 1:18pm
mtlterp's picture
Joined: 04/04/2009 - 22:37

Probably should've been a little more specific about La Madeleine. I can't vouch for their baked goods, but the soups and salads are in the clear!

Posted on: Wed, 04/29/2009 - 8:37pm
jenniferbfab's picture
Joined: 05/04/2008 - 12:43

A word of caution. Just as service varies widely in chain restaurants from one location to another, so does the handling and awareness of food allergies. We've seen huge differences between one Red Robin and another, and one McCormick & Schmick and another, even when there is an allergy menu. The allergy menus generally come from HQ; talk to the manager at the location you are visiting and get a feel for them first.


Posted on: Wed, 06/03/2009 - 12:16am
allerav's picture
Joined: 10/29/2008 - 08:22

It is a bit of a drive but Generous George's in Alexandria and Herndon has no nuts other than pine nuts on the menu and seem allergy aware.

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