Eating Out: Allergy-Aware Restaurants

in Managing Allergies, Travel & Dining
Published: June 12, 2013

Allergic Living has scoured menus, spoken to chefs and rubbed elbows with restaurant owners in order to bring you our top picks for celiac- and allergy-aware restaurant chains across North America. Read on to learn how various established eateries handle food allergies and the gluten-free diet.



Allergic Living strongly recommends you review our Step by Step Guide to Dining Out Safely before embarking on any restaurant visit.

Important Note: Allergic Living recommends restaurants that it considers allergy-friendly on the basis of company protocols and journalistic interviews to confirm allergy training and process. We cannot be responsible for individual restaurant experiences, and remind readers that is always essential to conduct your own research when selecting a potential restaurant to visit, and that policies can change. Call ahead to notify a restaurant’s manager of your allergies and that accommodation is possible. Speak to a manager once you arrive. Confirm that any menu item ordered does not contain your allergen, and that proper measures are taken to avoid cross-contamination in the kitchen. If you aren’t satisfied or don’t feel safe, take your business elsewhere.

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