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Dining away from home can be a challenge for those managing food allergies and intolerances or special dietary needs. As a registered dietitian, as well as a mother of children with food allergies, I am always on the lookout for a safe place to eat. This site came about due to the necessity of finding restaurants receptive to serving customers with food allergies and special dietary concerns. Our goal is to increase the awareness within the restaurant community so that we may once again experience the freedom to dine away from home.

This site is to be used as a reliable guide. It does not guarantee a safe dining experience. Chefs, menus and policies change regularly. Verify all information for yourself.

Archive for October, 2009

The Ritz Carlton Tea

The Ritz Carlton, Boston Common  holds a Cupcake Tea in their lobby restaurant, The Galley.  Known for showcasing artwork from the hotel’s phenomenal collection, it is also known for accomodating special dietary needs.  Some of the gluten-free substitutions available include  Read the rest of this entry »

Allergen Friendly Bakeries in Arlington

Both Celia Cakes and Bella Moto Bakery are located in Arlington, MA and they can accomodate your gluten-free needs! Celia Cakes produces lovely cakes, wedding cakes and cupcakes by special order only.  Her baking equipment is reserved for gluten-free ingredients only and she is open to accomodating other dietary needs, when possible. Read the rest of this entry »

Red Lentil Vegetarian & Vegan Restaurant-Gluten-Free Too!

The Red Lentil in Watertown, MA has a terrific menu that is devised of fresh, organic and local produce!  Not only are dishes designated as gluten-free and/or vegan but they are also marked if they contain nuts. So many interesting soups, salads, appetizers and entrees are offered on this menu that it may be difficult to make a decision!   Read the rest of this entry »

Fritz Belgian Fries

If you are heading up to Keene, NH for the annual  Pumpkin Festival don’t leave without stopping by Fritz Belgian Fries!  Yes, the fries are gluten-free as are the many sauces they offer for dipping.  The potatoes are purchased from local farms and are hand-cut on site and cooked in trans-fat free oil.  There are over a dozen sauces to choose from which Read the rest of this entry »

The Danish Pastry House

Chocolate Decadence Cake

Chocolate Decadence Cake

While looking for a place to get a special treat with my gluten intolerant, nut allergic daughter we discovered  The Danish Pastry House with terrific results!  Located in Medford (also in Watertown) we were delighted with the European feel and lively environment.  From the hustle and Read the rest of this entry »

Unums – A Journey of Taste

Unums in Nashua, NH promises to be a special night out not only because of the romantic ambiance or the extensive wine list but also because they will do their best to accomodate special dietary requests.  This TV Diner Platinum Plate Winner has gluten-free and vegetarian menu options available!  All dishes are made to order which makes modifications possible. Read the rest of this entry »

Gluten-Free Lobster Pie at Bob Lobster

Plum Island, MA is another new potential vacation spot for the family now that I know we can buy gluten-free Lobster Pie at Bob Lobster  in Newbury!  These are made with a cracker crumb crust of Glutino Crackers (contains corn starch, egg and yeast) and also comes in other variations like the Read the rest of this entry »

Stowe Meadows Inn & Bakery

The proprietors of  Stowe Meadows Bed & Breakfast Inn  are incredible when it comes to offering allergen friendly meals. Living with celiac disease herself, innkeeper Caroline knows that vacations can pose a great problem for food allergic people and acknowledges that vacationing is not easy!  The inn goes out of its way to accomodate guests’ dietary needs.  Gluten and dairy-free meals and snacks are available!  Read the rest of this entry »

On The Rise Baking

Wedding Cake Photo Courtesy of On The rise Baking

Wedding Cake Photo Courtesy of On The Rise Baking

Worcester, MA is home to quite a few allergen-friendly establishments and another to add to the list is On The Rise Baking located on 78 Brownell Street. Owned by the talented Chef Elizabeth Casey, it is known for its fresh specialty coffees and delicious pastries and it’s also known for accomodating one’s dietary needs.  Read the rest of this entry »

Equal Exchange Cafe

Located in Boston on Causeway Street between the North End and TD Banknorth Garden, is the Equal Exchange Cafe .  Known for their organic, fair trade coffee and tea, there is never a reason to question what you are consuming because they proudly display product information including country of  origin.   While you are there you can also enjoy Read the rest of this entry »

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