Visiting North Carolina

Posted on: Thu, 06/24/2004 - 2:57pm
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We are planning a visit and would like to know if there are any Whole Foods, Mothers Markets, or Wild Oats and where are they located? Also, any Nut Free Restaurants? Anything else I need to know relating to PA and traveling?

Thanks All!

[This message has been edited by toomanynuts (edited June 25, 2004).]

Posted on: Fri, 06/25/2004 - 1:59pm
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Hi
There is a Whole Foods in Raleigh and Cary. What part of NC will you be in? I can give some resturant names in the Triangle area.
Trish

Posted on: Mon, 06/28/2004 - 3:52am
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I was in the Emerald Isle and Raleigh early on in June. We didn't have a lot of success in finding nut free restaurants, bc most of the places that were recommened, fried in peanut oil. So we made most of our meals. Peanut oil is much cheaper there, so make sure that you ask around, especially at seafood places.

Posted on: Mon, 06/28/2004 - 4:12am
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There is a Whole Foods in Winston-Salem. There are some great farmers markets in Greensboro and Raleigh with fresh produce.

Posted on: Fri, 07/02/2004 - 1:05pm
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if you are ever in the Emerald Isle area again you should try Gourmet Cafe in Swansboro. I work there and I am PA. the owners and chefs are very sensitive to allergies. i eat there all the time with no problem, although i never eat our deserts. if you do plan on visiting EI or anywhere near there let me know and i will help you find other places to eat as well.
Quote:Originally posted by CorinneM1:
[b]I was in the Emerald Isle and Raleigh early on in June. We didn't have a lot of success in finding nut free restaurants, bc most of the places that were recommened, fried in peanut oil. So we made most of our meals. Peanut oil is much cheaper there, so make sure that you ask around, especially at seafood places.
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Posted on: Fri, 07/02/2004 - 11:48pm
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Since we have been living in NC we have found the staff at every restaurant we have been to EXCELLENT. They are very peanut allergy educated here and we don't get the blank stares and shrugs that we used to get in New England. However, we have found a few fast food restaurants that use peanut oil where we didn't seem to find that in the North. The two I know to stay away from are:
chick-fil-a and The Great Steak and Potato Company. As for stores it would help to know what part of NC you are traveling too.

Posted on: Sat, 07/03/2004 - 8:47am
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We were in the Carolina's last year. We ran into trouble where I would have never imagined. My daughter was having bread in a resturant, she asked for butter. I handed it to her. It had chopped pecans added to it. Who new? I never thought to ask about the butter. Also we have run into trouble with Sherly Temples, because Marachino Cherries have almond oil. It is listed in "Natural Flavorings"
Just some food for thought. Tea sweetened, nuts in everything.

Posted on: Sat, 07/03/2004 - 10:52am
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I've lived in NC all my life (west of Charlotte) and since DS was diagnosed w/PA, we obviously have watched where we eat. I havent found any restaruant that uses peanut oil (except Chic-Fil-A). We have not have any problems w/restaraunts at all.
Yes, sweetened tea...but peanuts not in everything.

Posted on: Mon, 07/05/2004 - 8:58am
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Since I have been here I have seen very few nuts but YES, sweet tea everywhere!!! People are INCREDIBLE here and have gone out of their way to assist us w/ PA in restaurants!!

Posted on: Thu, 07/08/2004 - 11:36pm
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We are in Wilmington, on the southern coast of NC. We don't have any of the stores you mentioned but I have found the restaurants here easy to work with. We avoid Chick-Fil-A even though I've been told the peanut oil is safe for PA kids (e-mail came from CFA themselves). I just wish they would stop using it. Anyway, only one or two steakhouses have the peanuts on the tables - the rest have been very accomodating.

Posted on: Fri, 07/09/2004 - 8:36am
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Quote:Originally posted by NCMom:
[b]We are in Wilmington, on the southern coast of NC. We don't have any of the stores you mentioned but I have found the restaurants here easy to work with. We avoid Chick-Fil-A even though I've been told the peanut oil is safe for PA kids (e-mail came from CFA themselves). I just wish they would stop using it. Anyway, only one or two steakhouses have the peanuts on the tables - the rest have been very accomodating.[/b]
i live in jacksonville which is an hour north of you and i go down to wilmington quite often. i was wondering if you could tell me a few restaurants down there that you consider safe. thanks!

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