Massachusetts-Safe Restaurants?

Posted on: Mon, 03/17/2008 - 4:07am
Newallergymom's picture
Joined: 03/09/2008 - 15:23

Hi, just moved to the area outside of Boston..are there any other "Mass" people on the boards, and if so could you reccomend the restaurants and places you have had good luck with for your PA/TNA?

many thanks

Posted on: Mon, 03/17/2008 - 12:16pm
falcon's picture
Joined: 07/03/2004 - 09:00

We have safely eaten at several Bertucci restaurants, but usually the one in Newton Corner.
Cafe Nicholas on Beacon St. will let you read the ingredients on everything. We haven't been there in a year, but I don't recall anything with nuts there except some deserts that are made elsewhere. The owner is a very nice guy and very helpful. We have eaten pizza and pasta with tomato sauce there.
Pappa Razzi in Wellesley was very accommodating,
Pappa Gino's in Watertown on Watertown St. and on Rte 9 near Natick, and on Needham St. in Newton.
There is a post under Boston restaurants for a fancier restaurant downtown...can't recall the name, but would like to try it sometime,
There is also a post about Poulette or Poulet in the Prudential Mall. I have never eaten there, but there is a posting on here about it
The Sabarro pizza in the Natick Mall is safe.
At the New England Aquarium the hamburgers are steamed not grilled so no problem with cross contamination from anything on the grill. We safely eat the pizza and french fries there. They do have pbj sandwiches there that are pre-made there in the AM and wrapped in cellophane. They are trying to be more allergy conscious but have a long way to go to trim the peanut/nut choices of candy around and some peanut sauce entrees. They will give you ingredient info. They serve vanilla and chocolate soft serve ice cream which is safe. I recently called the manufacturer. It is made by Garelick Farms. Regular Garelick Farms ice cream is cross contaminated, but soft serve is not. My son has eaten the pizza, fries, ice cream, and hamburgers w/o the roll for years without incident.
There is a bakery on commonwealth and center st called Bondavi that is peanut free. There are some posts here about it as well.
Kellies nutfree candy is in Woburn or Wilmington...and you can pick up your order or have it mailed.
There is also a store called Chocolate Truffle, I think, in Reading that carries nutty candy, but they also have a cabinet and display of Vermont nutfree choclate
One more...Newtonville pizza on walnut st. in newtonville also has peanut/tree nut free pizza and other food...we have only had the pizza. They do have some deserts from other supplier that have nuts.
Vinny T's and Chucky Cheese on Rte 9 near Natick may still be peanut free or very accommodating. Haven't been in a long time.
There is a Bugaboo Creek in Watertown near Arsenal Mall. We have never gone, but I have heard it is safe or accomodating.
We also go to Wendy's on Rte 9 near Natick. My son has the chocolate frosty, baked potato, chicken nuggets, or hamburger including the roll and ketchup.
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Posted on: Tue, 03/18/2008 - 11:58pm
Newallergymom's picture
Joined: 03/09/2008 - 15:23

Thanks Falcon!!!
I will be sure to check these out, and also add to my list of "safe and comfortable" places that I find in my travels.

Posted on: Thu, 03/20/2008 - 6:56am
Ivycosmo's picture
Joined: 09/18/2007 - 09:00

Legal Sea Foods is excellent. They will actually shut down the grill and clean it to be sure there is no x-contamination. The servers know their stuff, too.
And of course, Blue Ginger (Ming Tsai's restaurant) His son has several severe FA's, so that is how the restaurant is run. The servers are vigilant about it!

Posted on: Thu, 03/20/2008 - 12:07pm
Newallergymom's picture
Joined: 03/09/2008 - 15:23

I LOVE Blue Ginger...unfortch, getting there with the little one is sometimes a hassle..haha

Posted on: Sat, 03/22/2008 - 3:52am
falcon's picture
Joined: 07/03/2004 - 09:00

I wish I was we could go to blue ginger, but my son is airborne sensitive to nuts and peanuts. Is yours? Do you eat there or just bring food home?
A new pizza and sandwich shop opened in west newton, exit 16 just off the turnpike. It is called Parrot Pizza. The manager was very helpful and let me read the ingredients on everything in the store! There are some cakes with nuts, but these are from somewhere else and cut in a different part of the kitchen. His staff is trained in food handling including allergies. I am in the process of calling a few manufacturer's that he uses for some of the premade frozen foods to double check their labeling for peanut and nuts, plus I also need to check on sesame and poppy. He does not have any of these on the premises.
We have eaten the pizza there so far.

Posted on: Wed, 03/26/2008 - 11:32am
Laifong's picture
Joined: 07/12/2004 - 09:00

We just discovered Chipotle Mexican Grill and my son loves it! I guess it may be considered a fast food restaurant, but we like the burritos and fajitas. There is a Chipotle on Beacon Street in Cleveland Circle, and one in Dedham (Providence Highway?) near the Super Stop and Shop and Dick's Sports Store.

Posted on: Tue, 04/01/2008 - 11:00am
Mrsdocrse's picture
Joined: 01/16/2007 - 09:00

are your north of town or south of town?
We eat at the 99 restaurants all the time.. they are very aware ( at least the few differento ne we have gone too). They do have a fe wnew things onthe menu that have cashews ( salad) and a one dessert that had PB. but the childrens menu is safe. and the pop corn is made with veg oil.

Posted on: Tue, 04/01/2008 - 7:34pm
Newallergymom's picture
Joined: 03/09/2008 - 15:23

I am acutally west of town in Hopkinton, but the drive is not bad at all.

Posted on: Fri, 09/12/2008 - 12:28pm
falcon's picture
Joined: 07/03/2004 - 09:00

Stockyard Steakhouse in Brighton, MA was allergy friendly. The chef and other staff were really helpful. They have few if any foods that contain nuts. The chef assured me that the kitchen was set up to prevent cross contamination. I called and spoke to him before arriving. He told me to specifically tell the waitress that he would prepare my son's meal. He had steak and a baked potato.

Posted on: Sat, 09/13/2008 - 5:31am
jenniferbfab's picture
Joined: 05/04/2008 - 12:43

Also, the Red Robin chain is pretty good. They have allergen menus for the big 8 allergens and a policy of having the manager involved in following allergic customer's meals. There are a few locations in Massachusetts, Wareham, Foxboro, etc.


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