Cape May breakfast with dairy and egg allergies

Posted on : 30-12-2016 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Guest, Quick Review, Review

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Cape May dairy and egg allergies

This quick review was provided by Gillian, whose daughter is allergic to dairy and egg.

Our favourite character buffet breakfast on property both from a non food allergy and food allergy standpoint. We loved our breakfast experience so much here, we dropped two other breakfast reservations to revisit this place 3 times during our week stay.

The restaurant atmosphere is more spacious and relaxed than some of the other character breakfast locations and the buffet selection is vast and delicious. Chefs Mace and Christian really looked after my daughter here. She had Mickey Waffles, bacon, sausage and smoked salmon, asparagus, sliced tomatoes, fruit loops, Erin McKenna DONUTS, fruits, hot oatmeal, chocolate and regular soy milk. What a treat!

On one of the days I had concerns about the “look” of the allergy waffles. Chef Mace promptly came back to the table and addressed my concerns, taking the time to explain why they looked a bit different and how they had been safely prepared. We felt very safe letting her eat here.

Recommend Cape May for dairy and egg free dining?: Yes

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Akershus Royal Banquet Hall with dairy and egg allergies

Posted on : 29-12-2016 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Guest, Quick Review, Review

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Akershus Royal Banquet Hall dairy and egg allergies

This quick review was provided by Gillian, whose daughter is allergic to dairy and egg.

We had a great experience here. The waitress offered to bring the chef to discuss safe options for my daughter. We ordered the beef off the children’s allergy menu and requested plain rice instead of mashed potatoes. It was delicious. There was also a number of safe starter options from the buffet and the chef offered to bring her a plate of safe things to sample and make a garden salad with a simple oil and vinegar dressing. I thought it was great that he was willing to prepare several foods for her to try just like everyone else. Akershus Royal Banquet Hall egg and dairy allergiesWe were surprised to find out that she loved the peppered Mackerel! There were also several safe options for dessert, but we had ordered a cake from Erin McKenna’s, so decided to pass on any other options here.

Recommend Akershus Royal Banquet Hall for dairy and egg free dining?: Yes

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Lunch at Crystal Palace with mulitple food allergies

Posted on : 27-11-2016 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Guest, Quick Review, Review

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This quick review was provided by Beth, whose daughter is allergic to dairy, egg, tree nuts, sesame, fish, and mustard.

Disney World's Crystal Palace with peanut and tree nut allergiesWe had lunch at the Crystal Palace and had a wonderful experience. My daughter has multiple food allergies – and she was only 3 at the time – so finding something for her to eat is never easy. We let the server know about her allergies, and very soon thereafter, the chef came to our table to show me what was safe at the buffet. There were a few options, but of course she wanted something they didn’t have, a hot dog with french fries. The chef immediately told me that was not a problem at all; he would just ask the nearest restaurant with those items to send them over. He said they did that all the time and was happy to do so for us.

We didn’t wait long at all, and she especially didn’t notice the wait because she was hugging all the characters. They brought her two hot dogs and a huge pile of french fries with a side of fruit. She was happy, and we all had a great time.

Recommend Crystal Palace for dairy, egg, tree nuts, sesame, fish, mustard food allergies?: Yes

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‘Ohana with dairy and soy allergies

Posted on : 09-10-2016 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Guest, Quick Review, Review

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This quick review was provided by Laura, is allergic to soy and dairy.

We attended the character breakfast, which was awesome, and so was the food. The waitress worked with the chef, both checking on us frequently to ensure we got what we needed and were satisfied.

The chef personally delivers all of my safe foods. I could not eat the bread, but I didn’t need it! The waffles, eggs, breakfast sausage, potatoes and fruit were all awesome! I had my own plate and they have the Earth Balance soy free “butter” which I love. Beware of syrup if you have a dairy allergy. All around Disney, they use butter in their syrup. Ask for the pure maple syrup. It’s delicious too!

Recommend ‘Ohana for soy and dairy free?: Yes

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‘Ohana dining with a milk and soy allergy

Posted on : 10-09-2016 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Guest, Quick Review, Review

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This quick review was provided by Claire, who is allergic to milk and soy.

'Ohana food allergy reviewI was nervous about this one due to the family style dining setup, but was blown away by my wonderful experience. Every step of the way, from check in to the hostess to our waitress to the chef, they confirmed my allergies. The chef indicated that none of the traditional dining that is brought from table to table was safe, but that he would prepare my food separately and bring it out. I expected bland basics, but everything was delicious.

As it is family style, there is a set menu and no choices. Here is what I was brought.
-green salad with vinaigrette
-gluten free rolls with I’m assuming earth balance, but it didn’t look quite right so I skipped it
-ginger chicken wings (no sauce)
-steamed white rice with veggies (onion, baby corn, broccoli, mushroom, water chestnuts)
-grilled chicken, grilled shrimp, steak–all very tender despite no sauce
-enjoy life soft double chocolate chip cookies with fruit (the only mediocre course)

I would highly recommend this experience! I left stuffed and there was more than I could possibly have eaten brought to me. Excellent flavors and very friendly and reassuring staff.

Recommend ‘Ohana for milk and soy allergies?: Yes

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Be Our Guest restaurant multiple food allergy review

Posted on : 12-07-2016 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Guest, Quick Review, Review

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This quick review was provided by Taylor, who is allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, coconut, dairy, and soy.

Be Our Guest dining with food allergiesI was very excited to dine at Be Our Guest, as this restaurant wasn’t open yet when I was last in Disney. Unfortunately, due to my allergies, I was too scared about eating at a QS restaurant so I opted to dine here for dinner early one evening.

The chef came out, per my request, and went over my options. For appetizer, I decided on the onion soup without cheese or croutons (Chef seemed somewhat unsure, so I just opted out). It was very delicious! It reminded me of the onion soup I used to eat back in the day, pre-allergy. For dinner, I opted for the skirt steak with roasted fingerling potatoes. It was very delicious and flavorful!

Unfortunately, my dessert options were limited to sorbet, enjoy life cookies (just the boring chocolate chip ones), and rice dream. I wasn’t too fond of any of the options, so I took the cookies for the go.

Overall, it was a very delicious meal and I most certainly will be back!

Recommend Be Our Guest for peanuts, tree nuts, coconut, dairy, and soy food allergies?: Yes

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Hoop-De-Doo Musical Revue with multiple food allergies

Posted on : 08-07-2016 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Guest, Quick Review, Review

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This quick review was provided by Taylor, who is allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, coconut, dairy, and soy.

Hoop-De-Doo Musical Revue with multiple food allergiesAlthough I am usually very apprehensive with pre-fixe menus given my allergies, I decided to give Hoop-De-Doo Musical Revue a try since it got great reviews. When my waiter got to the table, I immediately informed him of my food allergies and he called over Chef TJ. Chef TJ made me a modified version of the what was served to everyone else (fried chicken, ribs (no sauce), corn, and baked potato). For dessert, chef TJ made me one of his special concoctions. I was literally stuffed from dinner so I didn’t eat much of the dessert. Overall, this was an amazing experience. Disney is truly a magic place, especially for those with food allergies!

Recommend Hoop-De-Doo Musical Revue for peanuts, tree nuts, coconut, dairy, and soy.?: Yes

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Disney World Food Allergy Trip Report

Posted on : 02-07-2016 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Guest, Review

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This trip report was graciously provided by Gillian, whose daughter is severely allergic to dairy and eggs.

gillian-montageWe’ve been home for 4 days now and I’m in Disney withdrawal.  It didn’t help that we got a few flakes of snow this afternoon.  Boo!

Anyway, since I still have Disney on the brain, I thought I’d take a few minutes to tell you how our trip went, and our experiences at the different restaurants with our daughter’s milk and egg allergy. Initially, it had been my intention to take proper photos and write some reviews, but I usually food we were so hungry by the time the food came, it always slipped my mind!

Overall, we had a positive experience.  Our daughter did not suffer any allergic reactions, and we were able to find  allergy safe snacks and treats around Disney.  We found the table service restaurants all good at accommodating her allergy, though some offered more selection to her than others, and some chefs stood out more in their willingness to prepare something “special” for her.  We did find the allergy menus were pushed on us, and in two cases the chefs refused to make anything not listed on the children’s allergy safe menu.  (Ill elaborate in more below).  At  character buffets the chefs wanted us to walk the buffet with them, but when I said I didn’t want my daughter to eat off the buffet they always brought food directly from the kitchen without any further issue.  We had multiple minor issues at QS places, which left be feeling frustrated and frankly nervous about trusting the kitchen staff.

 

 

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Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe with dairy and egg food allergies

Posted on : 02-07-2016 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Guest, Quick Review, Review

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This quick review was provided by Gillian, whose daughter is allergic to dairy and egg. Read her full Disney World food allergy trip report here.

Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe with food allergiesThis was our worst experience.  The place was jammed packed and noisy.  When I reached the cashier (an older man), I asked if I could see an allergy menu and speak with a manger about my daughters allergy.  There was already another mom looking at an allergy menu.  He asked me which ones, and when I said milk and eggs, he raised a sign in the air and yelled “Allergy.  We got another allergy here.”  Then he motioned for me to stand aside and said, “I cant do anything for more than one allergy.  You have to wait to see a manager.”

The manager asked the age of my daughter and then said she could only have the items from the CHILDREN’S meal that were safe for her.  No hamburger.  I had to wait 20 minutes to see a manager, then an additional 20 minutes for allergy safe hotdog and the rest of the party’s food.  The kid behind the counter kept saying to me (although I never asked him any questions)…”if you gonna order an allergy meal, your gonna have to wait.”  I didn’t mind waiting, I just felt awkward being made to feel like I was the cause of everyone behind me also waiting.

Read the full Disney World food allergy trip report here.

Recommend Cosmic Ray’s for dairy and egg free?: Not really

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Kona Cafe dairy and egg free

Posted on : 02-07-2016 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Guest, Quick Review, Review

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This quick review was provided by Gillian, whose daughter is allergic to dairy and egg. Read her full Disney World food allergy trip report here.

Disney Kona Cafe dairy-free egg-free sundaeChef Amber was a standout for us on our vacation.  When she found out that my daughter had never eaten in a restaurant before, due to her allergies, she went out of her way to make our night special.  My daughter saw a hotdog on the kids menu, but was told they did not have a safe hotdog bun or French fries.  However, Chef Amber brought her gluten free buns to make her own mini hotdogs, baked her some fries in the oven and made her green beans.

She also made my daughter her own, make your own sundae bar, with rice dream ice cream, Hershey’s chocolate syrup, Mickey sprinkles, crushed Enjoy Life cookies and Cotton Candy!  She was in heaven and talked about Amber all week!  Amber gave both daughters a lei and told us to email her directly if we were coming back so she could prepare something special for the girls.  She was really a stand out chef on our vacation.

Read the full Disney World food allergy trip report here.

Recommend Kona Cafe for dairy and egg free?: Yes

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