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How Do You Explain To Restaurants That You Have Food Allergies And How Do You Know They Listen Yo You?

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How do you explain to restaurants that you have food allergies and how do you know they listen yo you? I have a selected few restaurants I go to, and when I have to go to a new one I feel like my life is in danger...which it technically is (hehe) seeing as my anaphalaxis has reached a point where I have an epipen with me at all times, and even then I do not have long to get to a doctor...just wondering how everyone else copes with restaurants and take away places...

posted December 29, 2017
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A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member

Wow what dog do you have and how was he trained to pick up food containing what you are allergic to?

posted February 19, 2018
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member

We download a chefs card from FARE. We fill it in with the allergies and the. Have them laminated. The cards explain what the allergies are and about cross contamination. We give the card to the server and then tell them to give to to the cooks for reference. We don’t want the card back until it comes out with the food. That way we are assured they have all seen it and taken precautions.

posted January 13, 2021
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member

Oh my. not sure I would eat out if I was that allergic! Bad enough with what i have, but at least I just feel ill for a couple of days. In my experience of eating out i have decided that the big chain restaurants are a no go because they almost always dont make the food themselves. I tend to go out less often and visit privately owned places that do cook from scratch. That way there is less chance of a problem.

posted February 26, 2018
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member

I have a service dog that smells my food but to be honest... I still avoid eating out at a new place like the plague its such a chore going thru the whole explanation of.... not only can mu food not contain these foods but it cant have come in contact with any thing that has ever touched those foods! And when my service dog fails a dish I hate going through the whole mess of them wanting to fix it when I just want to eat my safety food from my purse and forget the whole thing. Next thing i know its been 30 minutes everyone else is done and my food has just passed for me to eat. Just not worth it, nope I will eat before we leave and just sit and visit while y'all eat!
Picture was taken when we were waiting for my second dish to be made at a place that advertised having "gluten free" my service dog disagreed.

posted February 1, 2018
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member

I don’t really explain my allergies I aks questions about the food if they don’t know I eat something I know I can have. I don’t like explaining it because I have so many allergies it’s hard to list them. Also the staff is more nervous about me eating something wrong than I am.

posted January 9, 2018

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