La Cantina de San Angel food allergy review

Posted on : 18-02-2017 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Guest, Quick Review, Review

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This quick review was provided by Laura, whose daughter is allergic to peanuts, tree nuts and sesame.

cantina-san-angelThis is our go-to quick service place at Epcot. The food is exceptional and we have had countless meals here. We mention the girls allergies–peanuts, tree nuts and sesame every time and have been assured there are none of these allergens present.

My daughter is a guacamole addict and she loves to chow down on that with some of their homemade corn chips.

We also love the Chicken Cascabel –a tasty naked bowl of sorts with rice, beans and tasty tender chicken and SAUCE!! It’s always a winner.

A trip doesn’t go by without the Barbacoa Tacos. Can you say WOW? They are the best tacos on property in my opinion and you get a side of rice and beans with a trio of them. Quick, easy and super affordable. A favorite of everyone in our family.

We tend to avoid Mexican restaurants due to the presence of Mole (which is made with peanut butter) but there is no mole here–which makes it an excellent choice.La Cantina de San Angel with peanut, tree nut and sesame food allergies

We have also eaten the cheese empanadas and while they are good they don’t hold a candle to the Cascabel or the tacos. Same for Nachos–good and great to share among a group for a snack but I wouldn’t pass over the two mentioned above for them.

The best part: HOMEMADE CHURROS!! As all allergy parents know, finding safe dessert options are HARD. These are not your standard Disney churros –you get a basket of 6 (I think?) circular churros and a bowl of hot caramel sauce to dip . My girls favorite part of the meal!

We can’t recommend this place enough–it’s our favorite!

Recommend La Cantina de San Angel for peanuts, tree nuts and sesame food allergies?: 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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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.

Read the full Disney World food allergy trip report here.

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.

Read the full Disney World food allergy trip report here.

Recommend Sunshine Seasons for dairy and egg free?: No

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Mylan EpiPen on Location at Disney Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Posted on : 02-06-2015 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Events, Fun, News

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Walt Disney World
Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

EpiPen® On Location is coming to Walt Disney World’s Epcot International Food and Wine Festival this fall, including live chef demonstrations on October 2 – 4.  This will be an exciting addition to the festival for those of us with food allergies in our families.  We don’t usually attend, since it’s a lot of food sampling that our daughter cannot have. But this year, we are beyond excited about the food allergy chef demonstrations.

The EpiPen® On Location program is a national call-to-action for those living with potentially life-threatening (severe) allergies and their caregivers to understand the importance of avoiding allergic triggers and having access to two epinephrine auto-injectors, such as EpiPen® (epinephrine injection) Auto-Injectors, at all times — whether at home, school, work or on vacation.

Ambassadors Nina Garcia, Chef Amanda Freitag and Auggie Maturo

Ambassadors Nina Garcia, Chef Amanda Freitag and Auggie Maturo

EpiPen® On Location Program Ambassadors Chef Amanda Freitag and “Girl Meets World” actor Auggie Maturo will be at the festival sharing their stories and tips for food allergies.

More about the event can be found at the EpiPen On Location website.

Mylan recently announced a multi-year strategic alliance agreement with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts to help enhance access to EpiPen® Auto-Injectors and increase awareness of anaphylaxis, a life-threatening (severe) allergic reaction. EpiPens are now available at all Disney Parks and Disney Cruise Lines ships.

Please note, you will need admission to Epcot to attend the International Food and Wine Festival. Contact PixieLizzie.com for tickets and accommodations and to learn more about how to visit Disney with your food allergy.

Gluten free at Epcot’s Coral Reef – quick review

Posted on : 03-02-2014 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Guest, Quick Review, Review

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This quick review was provided by Norienne, who is gluten free due to Celiac Disease.

Coral Reef Epcot Disney food allergiesMy husband and I came here for lunch. I indicated my dietary restrictions when making our reservation, and mentioned them to the host when we checked in. We arrived a few minutes early, and were seated right at our reservation time. Our table was right up by the aquarium, which was pretty cool.

Our waitress came out and took our drink order, then told me a chef would come out to speak with me shortly. When the chef came out, I already had an idea of what I wanted, so I asked if the Grilled Mahi Mahi could be done gluten-free. He said it could, and also offered me gluten-free rolls, which I accepted. They came wrapped up in their own little basket, which was marked to keep it from my husband’s non-gluten free rolls. They were warmed, and pretty good.

Coral Reef gluten free Grilled Mahi-MahiThe mahi mahi was the best entree I had on our trip. The shrimp were perfectly cooked, the fish was flaky and tender, and the sauce was wonderful. Even the garnish on top worked well with the other flavors, rather than just being decorative and superfluous. For dessert, I had the Chocolate Wave, a flourless chocolate cake served with raspberry gelato. It was one of the better flourless chocolate cakes I have eaten. Overall, this was a wonderful dining experience and we will definitely be back.

Recommend for gluten: Yes

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Chefs de France gluten free – quick review

Posted on : 31-01-2014 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Guest, Quick Review, Review

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This quick review was provided by Norienne, who is gluten free due to Celiac Disease.

Chefs de France gluten freeI was somewhat concerned about Chefs de France, as I had read a review where someone with food allergies had a terrible experience. Fortunately, my fears were unfounded!

My husband and I came here for dinner. I had noted my dietary restrictions when making the reservation, and mentioned them again to the hostess when we checked in. We were seated just a few minutes past our reservation time. Our waitress was very nice. I asked her about seeing a chef, and she told me that nearly everything on the menu except the pasta could be done gluten-free. She said to look through the menu and see what I wanted, and she would go and double-check with the chef.

Gluten-free duck breast and leg confit at Chefs de France - EpcotI ordered the duck breast and leg confit with cherries, sweet potato puree, and patty pan squash. A few minutes later, the chef came out and explained that the sauce the duck usually came with was made with a roux and thus not gluten-free, but that he could substitute another sauce, which I said would be fine. Soon after, my husband was given a demi baguette and I was given a warmed gluten-free roll, which was a little dry but still nice to have. The duck was very good. The sauce was served on the side and was, I think, the sauce that usually goes with the short ribs. It was rich and had pearl onions in it, and went better with the duck and cherries than I would have expected. The sweet potato puree was smooth and velvety, and the patty pan was perfectly cooked and well seasoned.

For dessert, I was offered sorbet, chocolate mousse, or creme brulee. I chose the creme brulee, and it was my favorite dessert of the entire trip. Overall, everything was delicious and I would definitely recommend it.

Recommend for gluten: Yes

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Chefs de France food allergy quick review

Posted on : 22-12-2013 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Misc

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This quick review was provided by Jennifer, whose daughter is allergic to gluten and dairy.

Dining at Chefs de France gluten free and dairy freeWe had a great experience at Chef de France when we went in November! My daughter has an allergy to gluten and dairy which we noted in our reservation. When we were seated our waiter Leo asked about our allergies, assured us they could work with it and brought the chef to our table. The chef (can’t remember his name) asked my daughter what she liked to eat and when she said chicken, he said that would be easy and took her order for roast chicken, roasted potatoes and steamed broccoli. She was unable to ea he gluten free roll they offer so they gave her sliced cucumbers instead (at her request). It was a wonderful experience and we all enjoyed ourselves!

Recommend for gluten and dairy: Yes
 

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Gluten Free at Biergarten Germany – Quick Review

Posted on : 15-12-2013 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Guest, Quick Review, Review

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

Food allergies at Biergarten RestaurantThe buffet at Biergarten gave me plenty of variety and choices. I have celiac disease and cannot have any wheat gluten. The pleasant manager/chef came out and walked me along the buffet and told me what was gluten free and what was not. I was even given a dessert just for me. It was wonderful!

Recommend for gluten: 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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