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.

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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.

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Recommend Kona Cafe for dairy and egg free?: Yes

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Chef Mickey’s with a dairy and egg allergy

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.

Chef Mickeys dairy-free egg-free breakfastThe Chef (Enrico?) took me around the buffet and kept telling me it was fine for her to eat off the buffet.  I insisted that we couldn’t risk cross contamination from eggs and dairy and he seemed a little put out initially.  However, after some effusive graciousness and even a couple of thankful tears from mum, he made her a huge plate of Mickey waffles, brought out smoked salmon roses decorated with fruits and plates of safe meats.

Her also gave her a Mickey cupcake for later.  All in all a great meal (just too bad about the initial buffet pushiness).

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Recommend Chef Mickey’s for dairy and egg free?: Yes

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The Wave dining with dairy and egg 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.

Dining at the wave with food allergiesChef Paul made a wonderful meal for daughter of Grilled Fish, Rice Pilaf and Steamed Asparagus.  He also brought out safe breads and Earth Balance butter.  Dessert was an ice cream sundae with Enjoy Life Mickey Ears.  She loved her dinner.

Chef Paul was extremely friendly and nice to us, even thought the restaurant was very busy.  He made me feel like it was no trouble to prepare her something and had no problem switching things around from the allergy menus to make her a meal she would enjoy. My husband and I also loved our meals (we both had a different fish special) at this restaurant.

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Recommend The Wave for dairy and egg free?: Yes

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Akershus Royal Banquet with dairy and egg 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.

Princess encounters at Akershus Royal Banquet HallJust like at Chef Mickey’s, we were encouraged to review the buffet to point out items safe for our food allergies, and again we told the chef it wasn’t worth the risk of cross-contamination. So the chef brought out waffles (bit of a bummer that they were Vans and not Mickey waffles, but oh well), fruit, granola, and bacon.

My husband and I liked the Norwegian fish options here. The only thing I didn’t like at this restaurant was that the table was so small it was hard to fit our family style platter on it that was full of the foods my daughter was allergic to.  I probably would avoid breakfast here again because of that.

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Recommend Akershus for dairy and egg free?: Maybe

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Sunshine Seasons 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.

sunshine-seasonsAfter speaking with manager, we were told the only thing safe for my daughter on the children’s menu was the beef stir-fry or the chicken leg meal.  The manager said it had to be served with the listed allergy menu sides and we could not change them since they were safe for her allergy.  She said it was fine for her to have the food from behind the counter that was being dished out by the servers, but when I said I was uncomfortable about cross contamination she said there wouldn’t be any.  But changed her mind when I showed her the server using the same utensil for multiple items.  Actually the manager seemed confused by the whole allergy menu thing and had to keep going to the back to “double check” things with the chefs. She also asked twice for me to confirm which allergens and marked soy instead of egg initially.   It really made me feel uneasy.

So we ended up settling on just green beans and chicken leg and bought our daughter a whole box of Enjoy Life cookies and some other safe labelled packaged items.  Our meals were also disappointing here.  I would not go back.  I had hoped it served fresh/ethnic type dishes, but it seemed more like greasy high school cafeteria.  Big bummer for us.

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Recommend Sunshine Seasons for dairy and egg free?: No

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Hollywood and Vine breakfast with dairy and egg 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.

Hollywood Vine breakfast brownie egg dairy-freeGreat waiter and Great Chef.  I thought at first the chef was a bit grumpy as he just stood there and asked what we wanted, but then he brought out loads of safe foods for our daughter and even gave me some packaged Soy Milks to go.

They also made her a brownie/ice cream dessert since they brought out a birthday cupcake for her sister.  I liked that they were considerate enough to privately ask me whether it was okay to bring out different surprise desserts or if I would want them to be the same.  This was our favourite character breakfast for service and fun for the kids. (Food was better than we expected for us.)

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Recommend Hollywood & Vine for dairy and egg free?: Yes

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California Grill with dairy and egg allergies

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

california-grill-logoGreat job accommodating our daughter’s allergies.  She had a lot of choices and we settled on allergy safe tuna sushi rolls as a starter for the whole table, and she had steak, veg and rice from the children’s meal.  The only disappointment was that they didn’t have a more “exciting” dessert option for her.  She had the fruit kabob minus the yogurt as they said that was the only option.  The waiter kept pushing dessert for me, and I had to explain that I didn’t want to eat a yummy dessert when my daughter could only have 4 pieces of fruit.  Bummer, but we went to Magic Kingdom and got a Dole Whip to make up for it.  Not the end of the world and she didn’t mind having fruit (I was the one disappointed to skip my yummy dessert.  LOL)

Overall another great dinner. My husband and I loved our bison steaks here and our other daughter was excited to have pizza..a rare treat for the sister of a diary allergic kid.

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Recommend California Grill for egg and dairy free?: Yes

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Sanaa dining with dairy and egg 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.

Sanaa dining with food allergiesThe kids loved this restaurant.  We ordered the allergy safe Naan and three dips including the hummus which our daughter ate with a spoon.  She loved the bread, we were okay with the bread (I personally would have preferred the regular Naan, but we wanted to keep things inclusive for the table.  For allergy free Naan it was delish!  A treat for gluten free folks for sure!

Our daughter really wanted curried lentils but they were not on the allergy kids menu.  No problem at all for her.  The chef was happy to make her the fish and give her sides of lentils and Israeli couscous. Kids were not a fan of the mango sorbet here (too sweet compared to what they are used to at home), but they picked it from a few options..so that was not for lack of choice.

Overall our daughter loved her meal here-she said it was her favourite non character meal.  We had a great window table.

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Recommend Sanaa for dairy and egg free?: Yes

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‘Ohana breakfast with dairy and egg 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.

'Ohana food allergy reviewThe chef arrived promptly at the table and explained he would make our daughter her own wok with everything but the eggs and her own safe waffles.

The kids loved the characters and their meal, but overall, my husband and I found the food quality at this character buffet the most disappointing.  For our personal tastes, it was too salty and greasy, without many healthier alternatives like we were able to find at the other buffets.

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Recommend ‘Ohana for dairy and egg free?: Maybe

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