Be Our Guest review with 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.

Be Our Guest dining with food allergiesWe had a great experience here.  I was really nervous before hand because of all the bad reviews I had read on line, however, we enjoyed our food and the whole experience.

We had a 5 PM reservation and were seated on-time.  The waitress brought out the allergy menus and told me if I ordered directly from the menu with no alterations I would not need to speak with a chef…I told her I preferred to speak with one anyway and she was very obliging.  She even said, she didn’t blame me and she would want to speak with one as well.

I was very impressed with the amount of options available to my daughter on this menu. She had a least 5-6 things she would choose from.  Again I think she chose the fish, rice and broccoli and cookies for dessert. Her sister was in heaven with her first ever macaroni and cheese and I had the lamb chops which were cooked perfectly to medium rare. We were also happy to get a bottle of wine and at a decent price. Service was really prompt and we were able to be out of the restaurant in 75 minutes, waiting only at the end for The Beast to return.  I had expected bad theme park food here, and was pleasantly surprised.  The grey stuff though….not so delicious.  Boo.  Had to try it for myself though.  LOL

Read the full Disney World food allergy trip report here.

Recommend Be Our Guest for dairy and egg free?: Yes

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Dairy and Egg Free at Cinderella’s Royal Table

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.

Cinderella's Royal Table with food allergiesThis restaurant was another pleasant surprise.  I also expected terrible food, but we thought it was completely decent.  Maybe not 5 star, but better than okay.

The best surprise was allergy safe nuggets on the menu.  Our daughter would have been happy with the other choices too, but she was thrilled to see allergy safe nuggets and I think for a kids restaurant this was really special.  She’s not a “nugget only kid”, but it was a treat for her, that maybe “nugget kids” would take for granted.  I can’t even find allergy safe nuggets at home, unless I make them myself.

Chef Edson, was another top chef!  He made her a great dessert out of the ice cream/cookies they had ( and a safe cupcake I brought for her).  Her dessert actually trumped our other daughter’s birthday cupcake and peanut butter s’more thing she ordered.

Read the full Disney World food allergy trip report here.

Recommend Cinderella’s Royal Table for dairy and egg free?: Yes

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Contempo Cafe 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.

Contempo Cafe with food allergiesI saved this one for last because we ate here for 3 breakfasts, one lunch, one dinner and a packed lunch for our daughter for the journey home.  I have mixed feelings about this place.  In general we were satisfied with the breakfast food quality here, but really did not enjoy the lunch or dinner we had here.

The bbq chicken pizza my husband ordered was goopy and covered in sickly sweet bbq sauce, mayo (?) and mounds of greasy cheese.  I had a grilled steak salad and could barely eat it because it was swimming in dressing and oil.

However, the main issue at this place was the inconsistency between the managers when ordering our daughter’s food.  On our first visit, the manager told me the only safe option on the dinner menu for our daughter was the allergy tenders and fries.  In her words, “they are the only thing I can for sure guarantee”.  So that’s what we ordered. She also gave us a cupcake from Chef Mickey’s.

But then the next manager at lunch told me she had a lot of options and proceeded to pull out the allergy menu.  The tuna sandwich was listed on the egg allergy menu, which I thought was suspicious.  I questioned the manager (young blonde lady) and she kept saying the tuna sandwich was fine because it was on the menu.  She offered to get the ingredients binder which on closer inspection listed :”egg yolk” as I suspected in the mayo.  Then she continued to try and convince me that it was still safe because “egg” was not listed in bold as an allergen despite the clear listing of it in the ingredient.  I lost all confidence and asked if we could just have the allergy tenders again made in the dedicated fryer.  I also asked if we could have a cupcake, and she said no they were for Chef Mickey’s guests only.  She gave me a small pack of Enjoy Life cookies.

Later that evening I went back to Contempo to see if I could get a cupcake for our daughter to take to CRT the next day.  The male manager at the time, got me 2 from Chef Mickeys but as he handed them over, said “you got the last two from Chef Mickey’s, now they don’t even have any.”  This made me feel really bad.  I hope we didn’t ruin the night for another allergy kid.  On our second and third breakfast, Brenda was available to help me order breakfast and a safe lunch for our ride home.  She was fabulous, making our daughter waffles and giving us lots of those little packets of fruit and carrots to have in the parks.   She packed our daughter a goldfish sandwich and gave her some extra treats.  Thank you Brenda!

Read the full Disney World food allergy trip report here.

Recommend Contempo Cafe for dairy and egg free?: Maybe, but be careful.

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Hollywood & Vine food allergy quick review

Posted on : 12-03-2014 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Guest, Quick Review, Review

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This quick review was provided by Meghan, whose son is allergic to milk, egg and peanut.

Hollywood & Vine with food allergiesWe had a party of 11 people, ages 4-66, and everyone really loved dinner here! My 4 year old son is allergic to milk, eggs and peanuts. I made our reservation online and indicated we had someone with these food allergies. The host confirmed when we checked in and then the waiter was fully aware when we were seated. The chef came out and walked me through the buffet going over what food would be safe for my son – there were plenty of options, including a pasta bar that my son loved (he had multi-grain rotini pasta w/ marinara sauce). The best part for my son with these allergies was that they had tofutti ice cream and enjoy life cookies they brought out for dessert. My son finally was able to have a special dessert like everyone else. He loved it, and it made my day to see him enjoy a meal at a restaurant as much as he did! Would definitely recommend to anyone!

Recommend for milk, egg and peanut: Yes

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‘Ohana food allergy quick review

Posted on : 12-03-2014 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Guest, Quick Review, Review

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This quick review was provided by Meghan, whose son is allergic to milk, egg and peanut.

'Ohana food allergy reviewWe did the character breakfast and had a great meal and experience. We had a party of 11 ages 4-66. My 4 year old son is allergic to milk, egg and peanut. The chef came out and explained their food prep and the would make a buckwheat waffle with sides of bacon, sausage and potatoes for him. My son doesn’t like sausage or potatoes so he didn’t eat either but he loved the waffles, bacon, fresh fruit and juice. I taste tested the waffles and they were really good! The character interaction was fun for everyone. I was skeptical because my 4 year old twins weren’t familiar with Lilo and Stitch, but they thought Stitch was funny. They loved meeting Mickey and Pluto. The rest of the family loved the food.
Highly recommend!!

Recommend for milk, egg and peanut: Yes

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Akershus Princess breakfast with multiple food allergies

Posted on : 22-10-2013 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Guest, Quick Review, Review

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This quick review was provided by Carrie, whose sister-in-law is allergic to dairy, eggs, pork and corn.

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall with multiple food allergiesWe went for the princess breakfast. It was so good and Chef Jerry was awesome!

After we were seated Chef Jerry came out to talk to my sister-in-law who just found out she had these allergies. He walked her through the buffet and told her what she could and could not have. She figured she would be just eating fruit. Boy was she surprised when he came out with waffles with dairy free butter and he called over to Morocco to get her some turkey sausage! He was great! That was the first time in about a month my sister-in-law was able to actually eat out at a restaurant. She was in heaven!

Chef Jerry was very good and attentive. I would recommend this to anyone with allergies, hands down!

Recommend for dairy, eggs, pork and corn: Yes

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Epcot’s Teppan Edo with food allergies

Posted on : 17-10-2013 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Misc

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We received this from Shannon, whose son is allergic to peanuts, tree nuts and eggs.

Tokyo Dining with food allergiesFirst, thank you so much for your blog, it has been very helpful at navigating around Disney World!

I got very worried as I read that some of the Epcot restaurants were not owned by Disney and therefore the chefs may not be trained the same.

My son, who has a peanut, treenut and egg allergy was very excited about going to Teppan Edo because he loves to cook, he wanted to see the chefs in action.

Normally I would never consider going to a similar restaurant, but in Disney I felt safer.

I decided to call ahead and speak to a manager. He assured me that there are no peanuts/tree nuts on the premises. He mentioned that the noodles have eggs in them, as does their white yum-yum sauce, both are easy to just avoid. They do not make fried rice, so there is no eggs on the grill.

Can’t tell you how thrilled I was that I was able to keep my reservation and let my son be apart of this exciting dining experience.

We are traveling over Thanksgiving, so I’ll be sure to touch base with you again and let you know how our experience was!

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Gaston’s Tavern food allergy quick review

Posted on : 08-07-2013 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Guest, Quick Review, Review

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Another great quick review provided by Sheri, whose daughter is allergic to dairy and egg.

I am a big fan of Beauty and the Beast and as such was very exited to see Belle’s world come to life in the new expansion of Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom. We visited in May of 2013 and we visited new Fantasyland on our very first day. We went to Gaston’s Tavern for a quick snack.

I told the woman a the register we were dining with food allergies (my young daughter is allergic to dairy and eggs and we all eat on her diet) and she gave us the ingredient book. Food allergies at Gaston's TavernMost of the items there are pre packaged and we choose hummus and pretzel chips. They also have veggies and ranch dip and apples and carmel dip. The fruit and veggies were fine but the dips contained allergens. However the cast member showed us that while they were packaged together the dipping sauce was in it’s own sealed container.

The highlight of the stop was the LeFou’s Brew, which Disney describes as “Frozen apple juice with a hint of toasted marshmallow and topped with all-natural passion fruit-mango foam”. It was so good we came back later in the trip for some more!

Recommend for dairy and egg: Yes

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Biergarten Restaurant food allergy quick review

Posted on : 08-07-2013 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Guest, Quick Review, Review

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Another wonderful quick review provided by Sheri, whose daughter is allergic to dairy and egg.

Food allergies at Biergarten RestaurantMy family recently dined at the biergarten in the Germany pavilion at Epcot. I had made advanced reservations for all of our table service restaurants well in advance and had our allergies noted at that time. Our party consisted of my in laws, my husband, myself, and our 7 year old daughter who has severe dairy and egg allergies. My husband and I eat on her diet when we are with her.

The biergarten is a very popular buffet style restaurant, please get advanced reservations ASAP if you want to dine here. It was crowded and took about 15 minutes for a chef to come out to see us. however, when the chef arrived he was courteous and kind and took us right to the buffet. there were many options for us to choose from including cold deli meats, pickled beets and red cabbage, sauerkraut, knockwurst (one of my daughter’s favorites), german potato salad, and pork loin roast with apple butter. Please try the pretzel rolls, they are wonderful! Our family has a german background so these are all foods out daughter is familiar with. The food is excellent and the chef offered to fix any dishes we wanted in the kitchen and bring them to us if we were worried about cross contamination.

During dinner there is a German band who take the stage to preform. a dance floor is available for dancing and polkas (practice your chicken dance). The restaurant is very family friendly and in addition to serious polka dancers there are always little ones jumping and hopping around.

One item to note: you sit at a long tables with other parties. This means there will be allergens present at the table. We sat our daughter in between us and she felt safe. Because we had a chef come out to the table the other guests who sat with us were curious about daughter’s allergies. We answered any questions and they were amazed at the level of service we received.

Recommend for dairy and egg: Yes

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Tokyo Dining food allergy quick review

Posted on : 03-07-2013 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Guest, Quick Review, Review

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Another fantastic quick review provided by Sheri, whose daughter is allergic to dairy and egg.

Tokyo Dining with a food allergyTokyo Dining has become our traditional “final stop” of our Disney vacations. It is a lovely restaurant with a calm, serene atmosphere which is welcomed at the end of what can be a hectic stay.

Our party consisted of my in laws, my husband, myself, and our 7 year old daughter who has severe dairy and egg allergies. My husband and I eat on her diet when we are with her. One of the reasons we like this restaurant as much as we do is because we can eat almost all of the items just as they are presented on the menu with no alterations. The manager came to our table and we told him we needed to have a dairy and egg free meal. He replied with those magic words “That’s all? That’s so easy!”

My daughter had the teriyaki chicken kids meal (chicken, carrots, and rice) which comes in a bullet train plate. She also had eel and salmon sushi. There was no food left on her plate by the end of the meal. She even ate from mom and dad’s plates, I also had teriyaki chicken and my husband had salmon. We also truly enjoyed our food. The manager came back as we were eating and after our meal to make sure we were satisfied. This was appreciated as it was very busy in the restaurant
while we were there.

Recommend for dairy and egg: Yes

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