How to eat out with food allergies

How to eat out with food allergies

There are 4 comments on the The Charlotte Observer story from May 12, 2014, titled How to eat out with food allergies. In it, The Charlotte Observer reports that:

Eating out at restaurants is getting easier for people with allergies, with more restaurants making efforts to cater to customers with specific dietary needs.

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Beverly, MA

#1 May 12, 2014
As someone with food allergies, I do appreciate restaurants that are able to cater to those needs. But I would like for restaurants to have the option to turn away customers with food allergies. It is not fair to expect a restaurant that serves primarily seafood to cater to the needs of someone with a shellfish allergy. A steakhouse that has peanut shells all over the place should be able to turn away a customer for a peanut allergy. I do not want a restaurant to be forced to serve me if their menu is not conducive to my needs. I prefer to have a restaurant tell me up front that they cannot serve me so that I can make a better choice.

It puts the person with the food allergy into a difficult situation if the restaurant is only accommodating out of an obligation. It comes through in the experience and I would rather go someplace that looks forward to serving me instead of being a problem.

Since: Sep 14

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#2 Dec 5, 2014
For me its depend on the allergy or the intolerance. For example I got a histamine intolerance and I found a dietary supplement called Daosin. It makes it possible for me to eat all the fruits, fish, vegtables, cheese and wines to eat/drink! Usually I can't eat it because suddenly my body reacts with an allergic reaction, mainly I get a itchy skin. I'm really happy to have Daosin on my side. I really can recommend Daosin for everyone who has a histamine intolerance!
best wishes
Courtney Galler

Macon, GA

#3 Dec 8, 2014
We think my daughter might have a food allergy. Whenever she eats pineapple, she says that her tongue feels prickly. If it's an allergy, it's currently a mild reaction. I want to take her to an allergist, and figure things out. If she has potentially life-threatening allergies that we don't know about, I want to be prepared.

Since: Dec 14

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#4 Dec 9, 2014
You can select the foods that suits you and are non allergic to you.

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