T-REX food allergy quick review

Posted on : 02-06-2013 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Guest, Quick Review, Review

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Dining at T-REX with food allergies

This quick review was provided by Doreen, whose son is allergic to dairy, wheat, soy, nut, egg and much more…

I was so worried we did plan 2 months prior to go it was 5 kids 4 adults a normal meal would be upsetting. My son was 8 he has severe food ALLERGIES and EOSINOPHILIC DISEASE EOE & EGID has a G-TUBE and only 4 safe foods at the time. We arrived to be seated the staff was so kind the Chef came to our table he made my son feel so special.He made a meal just for him it was all his safe foods more food then he could ever eat. I can see it in my son’s eye’s he was excited to see his plate’s and have so many options.THANK YOU! T-REX

T-REX menu (large photo)

Recommend for dairy, wheat, soy, nut, and egg: Yes

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Splitsville food allergy quick review

Posted on : 02-06-2013 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Guest, Quick Review, Review

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Gluten free at Splitsville in Downtown Disney

This quick review was provided by Debi, who is allergic to gluten.

We were there for a cocktail hour and they had a bunch of their appetizers out for us. Since a couple of us had gluten allergies, they asked what we would like. The sliders looked good, but we couldn’t have the bread, same with the chicken sandwiches. Since that is what we all wanted, they went and made some without the buns. I think they looked much better than the ones with buns, and they tasted amazing! I would definitely go back if I had more time and try some of the meals. But Splitsville staff was very eager to help get us food we could eat and enjoy! Definitely worth checking out!

Recommend for gluten: Yes

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Earl of Sandwich with multiple food allergies – Downtown Disney

Posted on : 15-04-2013 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Guest, Quick Review, Review

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This quick review was provided by Maria P, who is allergic to Eggs, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Soy Flour, and Soy Protein.

Dining at Earl of Sandwich with multiple food allergies in Downtown DisneyAs soon as we got there my husband got in line with the kids and I asked the first cast member I saw if I could speak to the manager about allergy safe choices. The manager came right out and went over the menu with me. Because we had the dining plan and our children with allergies are 3 and 4 we only had 3 items to discuss.

The children’s menu includes grilled cheese, pizza sandwich and turkey and cheese. The bread is all egg free there but the pizza sauce is the same as the sauce for the meatball sandwiches and the meatballs are cooked in peanut oil. The turkey and cheese sandwich is fine if you order it without mayonnaise.

By the time we reached the front of the line all 7 of us had figured out our order. The meals on the dining plan come with entrée, drink and dessert. All the desserts are made in-house and labeled with the ingredients. Unfortunately the ingredients list on some things were vague. The chocolate pudding listed ingredients as chocolate pudding, whipped cream and strawberry. Now Jell-O chocolate pudding is okay but I asked about theirs’ since it’s homemade. Good thing I asked, it had egg in it. The strawberry shortcakes ingredients were listed the same way but I knew their was no way the pound cake would be egg free. We settled on strawberry Jell-O with fruit on top. They basically ate the fruit off the top and wanted to go on to the Mr. Potato Head store.

Over all we were happy with the experience. The sandwiches were wrapped and bagged separately and we felt like our concerns were handled appropriately. Our first Disney dining experience with allergies: Success!

Recommend for Eggs, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Soy Flour, and Soy Protein: Yes

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Portobello food allergy review

Posted on : 04-04-2013 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Guest, Review

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Food allergy free dining at Portobello

This food allergy review was provided by Laurie, who is sensitive to gluten and soy.

The red tiled roof on the stone siding on the tower looks more like a high end Southern California home than an Italian restaurant. I drove my mobility scooter through the double doors thanks to an employee opening the door. After being warmly greeted by the staff I took in the lobby’s decor. Along the wall are cases with various platters and other service pieces. I was quickly seated in the main dining area. I like that the lights are dim but still bright enough to read the menu and see the Italian theme. Finally I see an Italian theme of brick arches, electric candle wall sconces, bric brac, and wooden partitions that divide the restaurant into more private seating areas with tablecloth covered tables that have paper covering. Guests who want privacy should tell their seater that they need privacy before being seated.

I was told that the chef would be out shortly so I headed to the beautiful bathroom with hot and cold water faucets. It is nice to see marble and hot water in a bathroom. I came back to find Orlando the chef waiting for me. He walked me through the menu and around my restrictions of no wheat/gluten and no soy. I was not going to do the Tuscan bean soup because I am not a fan of bean soup. The waitress brought out an orange bowl of soup with a small slice of cheese. This is one of the best soups I have ever. There were good pungent notes of herbs and tomatoes, tiny bits of ground meat, ground beans, white cheese to sooth the mildly spicy burn of the soup, onion bits, and carrot bits. The dish can be made free of most top allergies. I like best that the beans were smashed to bits thus not overpowering this hearty homestyle soup. Next came a cart with a big white porcelain charger with a cute little cast iron pan. The waitress set the pan on fire then she squeezed lemon juice on the pan then served me the Shrimp Sambuca. In the pan was tender small potato wheels topped garlic and 4 perfectly cooked shrimp. The dish was baked in a wood oven. I loved the potatoes that tasted like home fries and that the shrimp were veined with tails on. Another perfect dish suggested by the chef.

Finally comes the star dishes. I chose the Penne Bolognose in an orange tomato basil sauce using rice penne pasta. The bowl was huge and filled with rice pasta cooked perfectly then topped with Bolognose sauce and fresh parmesan cheese. This is a huge bowl of pasta. It is hard to make a large serving of rice pasta perfectly but this is something I would go back again to eat. The sauce is similar to Mario Batali type of sauce with a bright orange hue that for some folks may seem strange. The meatballs were a good size but did not have onion bits and it seems that even the little bits of meat was just that, meat. It is a hearty dish that is very mild in spices and nuance.

I like to take home food for breakfast the next day so I ordered the duck leg This is not presented as duck confit but more of a roast that is braised apple cider and dried cherries for over 3 hours. The slow cooking imparts subtle flavors to the duck leg that actually is the thigh and leg not just a drumstick. It reminds me of the carnitas and carne asada that are slow roasted. The meat left me wanting a few more orders. Being a whole thigh and leg meant some skin and fat that I did not eat. I took this home for midnight snack. The duck was so flavorful yet I could not name one note other than cherry sauce and duck, it was a medley of herbs and spices that made for a harmonic entree, OMG this was AWESOME!! The polenta is good but it is not as fine grained as at The Wave. There are kernels of corn that added a nice change in the mouth feel that one gets from nonstop polenta. The one major flaw was that the polenta was sitting under grease dripping duck leg and a pool of cherry whatever sauce. Some people love potatoes or polenta under their meat to sop up the meat juices but the pool of sauce was soaking into the polenta. I think if I ordered this again I would order the polenta on the side.

The grand finale was a Panna Cotta that hit me with pure cream smoothness and a POW of vanilla, the berries and sauce are delicious alone but here they are kazoo players playing in the philharmonic. The service was spotless and the table was kept free of dirty dishes while the tea glass was kept filled. They brought out the bill and took my Tables in Wonderland card. I loved Orlando and the staff that made this one of my more memorable meals. Orlando and the Portobello staff can handle most dietary requests. There is an outdoor dining area and staff will try hard to meet special requests such as a semi-private area for an autistic guest or a table for a guest in a wheelchair. There is an outdoor patio for watching the DTD waterfront comings and goings.

Recommend for gluten and soy: Yes

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Cookes of Dublin gluten free review

Posted on : 20-11-2012 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Quick Review, Review

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This quick review was provided by Nancy, whose husband is unable to eat gluten.

We heard that this restaurant has gluten free fish and chips and gluten free onion rings. We were not disappointed. Our experience was a WOW!!! My husband mentioned he was unable to eat gluten and they were fantastic here. The fish was amazing but oh WOW the onion rings were fantastic. I can pretty much eat anything but I tried the onion rings and they were the best I have ever eaten!!!!! A great place to eat! We ended up eating here twice on our last trip!!

Recommend for gluten-free: Yes

Disney Springs

Posted on : 10-08-2012 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In :

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Food allergy reviews for Disney Springs restaurants

Below are food allergy restaurant reviews for Disney Springs, formerly Downtown Disney. If you don’t see one that you’re looking for, please contact us and we’ll find more information for you. If you would like to contribute a food allergy-free dining experience in Disney Springs, we would love to share it with our readers. Every shared experience helps the next reader.

 

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Raglan Road food allergy review

Posted on : 06-08-2012 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Guest, Quick Review, Review

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Raglan Road gluten free

This quick review was provided by Ann, who is allergic to gluten and soy, and has a vegetarian diet.

When we checked in, we told the hostess that we had food allergies. This information was passed to the waitress, and she went back and got the chef. I unfortunately don’t know his name, but he was MORE THAN WILLING to help us find something that we could eat. Too bad we had to scream at him to tell him what our allergies were because of how loud the band was. He said “well, I’ll make you up some gluten free pasta with a soy-free cheese sauce with some veggies, how does that sound?” GREAT!!!Gluten-free pasta at Raglan Road

He brought out the pasta dishes and I must say, they were HOT, but sooooo good. Brenton helped me finish mine because it was so rich (and he can always eat haha). The food was FANTASTIC, and though it was very loud in there, we wouldn’t hesitate to go back.

Recommend for gluten and soy: Yes

Food allergy blues at Downtown Disney’s House of Blues

Posted on : 28-07-2012 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Guest, Review

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Food allergies at the House of Blues

This review was shared by Nina, who has a dairy allergy.

I have a severe dairy allergy and had an amazing experience at Walt Disney World. They went above and beyond to ensure I had delicious, dairy-free meals to eat. We were on the Disney dining plan. The one exception to our experience was at The House of Blues. This restaurant is on the dining plan, but NOT owned by Disney. Although the chef came to the table, he was not knowledgeable about ingredients. I asked him to double check on a mayo he said was safe, and sure enough it had sour cream in it. Although my dining plan included desert, they were not able to provide a dairy-free desert. I asked if I could simply have fruit, and was told no, it was not available, despite the fact berries are used as garnish for cheesecake. In short, I would stick with Disney-owned restaurants. They do a phenomenal job.

Thanks, Nina, for submitting this review of House of Blues. If you found this helpful, please be sure to give her a thumbs up or share this on Facebook.
Allergy Free Mouse: This is similar to our first and only visit to The House of Blues.

Rainforest Cafe, Babycakes NYC, The Plaza and Backlot Express food allergy reviews

Posted on : 14-07-2012 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Guest, Review

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Kelly shared these reviews with us. Her sons have multiple food allergies, including peanuts, tree nuts, egg, dairy, sesame seeds and bananas.

One of the reasons I initially wanted to take the kids to Disney World was I had heard they accommodate food allergies.  This is always a huge stress for me when we travel.

Disney has food allergy policies in place that really keep there guests safe and relieve some of the stress.  I made restaurant reservations on Disney’s website.  When making the reservation I was asked to check off which allergies are in my party.  Then I was told to contact Special.Diets@DisneyWorld.com and they sent me forms to fill out.  Those forms were sent to each restaurant.  They then sent a confirming email and asked that when we got to restaurant to mention the allergies once again and the chef will come out and talk to us.  The following is our experience at Downtown Disney, Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios.

Rainforest Cafe

Downtown Disney's Rainforest CafeThe first full day of our vacation we decompressed at the hotel pool and then headed over to Downtown Disney for a late lunch and a little shopping.  We had a reservation at The Rainforest Cafe

Rainforest Cafe has a really fun atmosphere for the kids.  You are surrounded by lifelike jungle animals and huge fish tanks.  Every 20 minutes or so there was a “thunder and lighting storm.”

Chef Richard at the Rainforest Cafe Downtown DisneyWe informed our server, Shawn, that we had two kids at our table with food allergies.  He sent out the chef.

Chef Richard assured us Nolan could have the chicken tenders and that he would make something special for Sean–two plain hamburgers and fries that would cooked in a separate part of the kitchen.

After a long day at the pool, these boys cleaned their plates—so did the adults, the food was good.

Dining with food allergies at Downtown DisneyFood allergies at the Rainforest Cafe Downtown Disney

Babycakes NYCBabycakes NYC Downtown Disney

One of the main reasons I wanted to check out Downtown Disney was Babycakes NYC.  This wonderful bakery is peanut and tree nut free, egg-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free, sesame seed-free.  Correction by AFM: BabyCakesNYC does not claim to be peanut free or tree nut free, due to the way their gluten-free flours are packaged.

I told Sean that this was a very special safe bakery and that he could pick out whatever he wanted.  He couldn’t believe his eyes.

Babycakes NYC delicious allergy freeBabycakes NYC food allergy free treatsSean ended up with two cupcakes, some chocolate chip cookies and chocolate frosted donut.  He has never had a donut!  We brought the box of treats back to the hotel and he saved one for each day.  He was so happy.  Mumma was so happy.

 

The Plaza Restaurant 

The first day in the parks we went to lunch in Magic Kingdom at The Plaza Restaurant.

A great chef at the PlazaThis time two chefs came right out, armed with a book of everything they served and all the ingredients. Nolan settled on a grilled cheese and Sean once again had a hamburger.  We were again assured that it would be cooked safely in a separate part of the kitchen.

They brought out some apple slices and crayons to keep little hands busy, while we waited for our food.

Sean cleaned his plate once again.

Dairy free dessert at The Plaza in the Magic KingdomThe Plaza restaurant with a food allergyThe Plaza with food allergiesSean could even have dessert.  They had Rice Dream ice cream, a dairy-free treat that he loves, with Enjoy Life cookies for ears!

Backlot Express

The next day we had lunch in Hollywood Studios at The Backlot Express.

The Backlot was an express type restaurant, which I was a bit apprehensive about.

Get Enjoy Life Cookies at Backlot ExpressWhen placing our order with Cody, I informed him of our food allergies.  I have to say it was one of the best experiences.  Cody was so helpful and then Chef Christa came out with that magic book.  This time there were chicken tenders and natural cut french fries that Sean could have.  And more Enjoy Life cookies 🙂

Every restaurant, express and sit-down, has a food allergy book, as well as every snack stand. Even the popcorn stand had a book.  Sean and Nolan could have the popcorn too.

All-in-all we had great experiences eating in Disney World.  Sean and Nolan eat like kings!

Thanks to Kelly Lessard for sharing her Disney food allergy dining experiences. You can read more about her family’s food allergy adventures at her blog. If you found this review useful, please give her a Thumbs Up!

DisneyQuest food allergy guest review (FoodQuest)

Posted on : 07-03-2012 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Guest, Review

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We are excited to have Archie provide this guest review of her dining experience. Archie is allergic to eggs, peanuts, wheat, soy, black pepper and potatoes.

Food allergy free at the Disney Quest CafeWhile traveling as a single person in downtown Disney. I ventured into Disney Quest. Had a wonderful time in there enjoying all the sights and sounds, and of course a few games. Even learned how to draw a Disney character while I was there.

But the best part was enjoying my dinner at their cafe. I approached them a little hesitantly because I was doing it ‘single’ and didn’t want to be turned away, I was hungry. I shouldn’t have worried in the least, their staff was SO very helpful in accommodating my allergies (wheat, soy, peanuts, potatoes, black pepper and eggs) asking all sorts of questions in order for me to feel safe and fed. They even assured me of how the product was being cooked and that it had a dedicated way to do so. I even got to read the ingredients on the chicken patties to make sure that nothing was amiss. They were even accommodating as to replace the french fries with a salad so that I could have a full meal.

So in doing Downtown Disney as a single person with allergies I would gladly go there again. As we would say in the Navy “Bravo Zulu” to the kitchen staff!

On a side note, I did venture into Epcot but it was raining the whole day I was there, didn’t get the luxury of time to try eating there! So if you are single with allergies, and doing it alone, don’t be afraid to try Disney, I know I will!

Thanks, Archie, for submitting this review of Disney Quest. If you found this helpful, please be sure to give her a thumbs up or share this on Facebook. Archie also has a food allergy website at TheAllergyBlues.com