Hello there! Does anyone know any restaurants that are

Posted on: Tue, 01/30/2018 - 7:45am
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Hello there!
Does anyone know any restaurants that are great at accommodating peanut/tree nut allergies? I haven't eaten out a lot because I'm scared of what might happen. I just picture the worst scenarios in my head...better safe than sorry right? Thanks for the help!

Posted on: Thu, 01/30/2014 - 10:05am
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When you have a peanut allergy (or any other food allergy), dining out can be scary. Hopefully these tips can help you have confidence when dining out.
Do some research before making a final decision on a restaurant. You can find the allergy policies of many restaurants online. You can also use AllergyEats, a website that allows food allergic individuals to rate and review restaurants.
Call potential resturants and speak with the restaurant manager, who will let you know if they can accommodate you and alert the staff. During the phone call, ask about their allergy policy and if they have a list of ingredients for each dish.
After you’ve decided on a restaurant, bring hand wipes to clean surfaces that may not have been thoroughly cleaned. You should also bring your medication just in case.
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Posted on: Sun, 02/02/2014 - 9:28am
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It is possible to eat out. We've just begun to eat out at several new places. The reaction of your server will be invaluable as you ask for assistance regarding the allergy. If s/he appears confused or annoyed, don't be afraid to pack it up and find another place to eat. A lot of restaurants have nut products but the risk is low due to the nuts being prepackaged. I will tell you of the places we have found "safe" for my severely peanut/treenut allergic daughter, but never, EVER take my word for it-do your own research. A lot of places will have a book with all allergens listed. This makes it much easier/safer. Also pay attention to the risk of cross contamination. A place that serves nuts that need to be prepared on site is much riskier than nuts prepackaged.

Posted on: Sun, 02/02/2014 - 9:46am
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We have eaten at the following restaurants with a reasonable amount of safety. Obviously don't take my word for it, do your own research to assess the safety. Some do serve items with nuts but I have determined for my own purposes the risk of cross-contamination relatively low. For example, Wendy's salads have prepackaged nuts on the side reducing the risk to other foods such as burgers.
Wendy's, McDonalds, Taco Bell, Arby's, KFC, Fazoli's, Little Caesar's, Papa John's, Chipoltle, TGIFriday's, Chili's. Always, ALWAYS do your own research as we haven't eaten at all of these recently and sometimes menu's and products change. Good luck

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We have eaten at the following restaurants with a reasonable amount of safety. Obviously don't take my word for it, do your own research to assess the safety. Some do serve items with nuts but I have determined for my own purposes the risk of cross-contamination relatively low. For example, Wendy's salads have prepackaged nuts on the side reducing the risk to other foods such as burgers.
Wendy's, McDonalds, Taco Bell, Arby's, KFC, Fazoli's, Little Caesar's, Papa John's, Chipoltle, TGIFriday's, Chili's. Always, ALWAYS do your own research as we haven't eaten at all of these recently and sometimes menu's and products change. Good luck

Posted on: Sun, 02/02/2014 - 12:17pm
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We have found Carrabba's to be the most allergy friendly chain restaurant--even in different cities and states. Whenever we go to any new restaurant, I always call the day before at a time that is not busy for them and speak to the manager. I ask about potential allergens and make sure they can accommodate us. I also bring in wipes to clean the table and chair that our son sits in. I speak to the manager and sometimes the chef when I arrive. Be sure to bring a card listing your allergens that you can give the chef and make sure they understand what cross-contamination is (many do not). Most importantly, bring your epi-pens, just in case. Over time you will find restaurants you can trust. Good luck!

Posted on: Fri, 02/07/2014 - 11:36am
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Raising Canes, Dominoe's pizza, Burger King, McDonald's, Red Robin are ones I have had luck with so far. I just called The Amazing pizza machine since we are going there and they said they have no nuts in their facility.

Posted on: Sun, 02/09/2014 - 10:46am
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I have been told at the Burger King at the mall that they do use peanut oil.

Posted on: Mon, 03/10/2014 - 10:11am
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Check out www.nutfreenyc.com
for allergy friendly and allergen-free restaurants in nyc, boston, philly, and more cities.

Posted on: Tue, 03/11/2014 - 3:13am
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Definitely check out AllergyEats, a food-allergy restaurant review site started by a parent whose children have food allergies.

Posted on: Thu, 03/13/2014 - 3:19am
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P.F. Chang's, hands down. They are the best! Cheesecake Factory is also pretty good.
Avoid Outback! My p/tn daughter found a cashew in our cheese fries. Thank goodness she was looking at her food before putting it in her mouth! Management was very unsympathetic or concerned. So, we don't eat there anymore regardless of the location.

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