Aulani review with multiple food allergies

Posted on : 21-11-2017 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Quick Review, Review

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Jennifer and Kyle at Aulani with food allergies

Special diets: allergic to tree nuts, peanuts, potato, wheat, and sorghum; dairy intolerance; vegan preference

This quick review was provided by Jennifer, who is allergic to tree nuts, peanuts, potato, wheat, and sorghum, is dairy intolerent and has a vegan preference.

AULANI, in general: The food at Aulani is simple, based mostly on Hawaiian and Japanese cuisine.  There are only two small table service restaurants.  As such, options here can be somewhat limited, depending on your allergies.  For picky eaters and people with long allergy and special diet lists like mine, there aren’t many options, but the chefs are fantastic at coming up with creative menus and new ideas to provide safe and pleasing meals.  The chefs provide the same high-end allergy service you expect from Disney, though they have fewer ingredients to work with.  We were very satisfied with the food service, overall.

The chefs circulate between both restaurants, so you will begin to see familiar faces in both places if you go back often. We had one particular (and very good) chef three times: once at Makahiki and twice at ‘AMA’AMA.

The main gift shop sells a small selection of ‘Snacks with Character’, which are allergy-friendly treats, but not all top-10-free.  Some were Enjoy Life treats.  Be sure to check the labels on every item, every time!

The chef we spoke with before our visit told us that the only safe places for me to eat would be Makahiki, ‘AMA’AMA, and the shave ice stand.  The quick service locations and luau wouldn’t be able to accommodate my allergy list.

Studio rooms have a kitchenette that is great for preparing simple meals.  You can also request a rice cooker to use in your room.  For the two of us, this combination of microwave, fridge, and rice cooker, with a heavy dose of creativity, kept us well fed outside of our dining reservations. Villas have a full kitchen with range.  Grocery stores are within a five minute drive to Kapolei: Costco, Walmart, Target, and Down to Earth natural food store (with plenty of allergy-friendly brands) are all there – plus more, I’m sure.

D-Luxe Burger gluten-free review

Posted on : 06-03-2017 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Guest, Quick Review, Review

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This quick review was provided by Bill, whose wife avoids gluten.

My wife has celiac disease, we ate here last week.(Feb 2017) she had her burger with a lettuce wrap. The fries and all the dipping sauces are gf. We had a great meal and the food was delicious and the staff very informed and helpful. Would highly recommend.

Recommend D-Luxe Burger for gluten free?: Yes
 

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Raglan Road at Disney Springs gluten-free review

Posted on : 06-03-2017 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Guest, Quick Review, Review

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This quick review was provided by Bill, whose wife avoids gluten.

A quick review is really not sufficient for this venue. My wife has celiac. This is not our first time here but we cannot say enough about our February 2017 visit. My wife was ecstatic to get gluten-free onion rings AND French fries. She got a steak salad that she says was absolutely delicious. Every employee of this restaurant was informed and educated on her needs. Our hostess made sure our waitress Lindsey knew of our needs, she thoroughly went through all of our options. Her manager John also looked in and asked if we wanted a chef to come out. Again not our first time there and knew the chefs are all informed. We give this restaurant 5 chef hats and will go back again. We highly recommend it to anyone.

Oh yeah, the dancers, the musicians, the drinks are all out of this world too!

Thanks for a great night, we are already looking forward to our next visit.

Recommend Bill for gluten free?: Yes

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Wolfgang Puck Cafe gluten-free review

Posted on : 06-03-2017 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Guest, Quick Review, Review

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This quick review was provided by Bill, whose wife avoids gluten.

My wife has celiac disease, we ate here last week.(Feb 2017) was rather disappointed with our experience. My wife doesn’t eat fish which makes selections more difficult but the choices for a gluten free diner were really slim (she had the chicken) the staff did not seem to be very educated on our needs and while everything was edible nothing at this restaurant stood out as accommodating. Would not recommend this as a go-to place for dining.

Recommend Wolfgang Puck Cafe for gluten free?: No
 

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Latest podcast featuring Erin McKenna’s Bakery in Disney Springs

Posted on : 23-11-2016 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Interviews, News, Podcast

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Erin McKenna's Bakery in Disney WorldIn the latest episode of Food Allergy FastPass, we speak with Nessa from Erin McKenna’s Bakery in Orlando.

We had a great conversation and learned more about the bakery, including:

  • Food allergy policies and the move to “allergen friendly” in addition to vegan and gluten-free.
  • Why Babycakes NYC became Erin McKenna’s Bakery.
  • New products, like milkshakes, and special items for the Holiday Season.
  • New services, like Disney-owned restaurants and wedding cake delivery!
  • Locations in the Disney Parks, including a new location in the Magic Kingdom, in addition to the Animal Kingdom location.
  • Locations in the Disney Resorts.
  • Future possible plans, like Disneyland and Disney Cruise Lines.

And many more tidbits. Check out the Food Allergy FastPass podcast!

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Gluten free dining at Disney World

Posted on : 28-10-2016 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Guest, Quick Review, Review

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This quick review was provided by Melanie, whose son has celiac and avoids gluten.

gluten-free-at-disney-worldHi! last week we took our first trip to Disney as a family. Our 12yr old son has celiac which was a huge concern for us as he is a picky eater as it is.

We had a FANTASTIC experience! The Chef’s at all of the restaurants except for San Angel Inn came out to talk to our son and were willing to make him anything he wanted. The Chef at Crystal Palace walked us around the entire buffet and mentioned what was gluten free and told our son that if he wanted something else he would make it but he did quite well with the turkey, rice and green beans.

We had dinner at Rainforest Cafe in Disney Springs, Crystal Palace, Sci-Fi Diner, San Angel Inn, Shutters at the Caribbean Beach Resort and Raglan Road. San Angel Inn was not very accommodating therefore we did not have a good experience there and felt very rushed by the waiter. Caribbean Beach resort was fantastic including the quick service. Also quick service at Cosmic Rays and Columbia Harbour House were fantastic!

Overall a great gluten free experience.

Recommend Disney World for gluten free?: Yes

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Gluten free feast on the Disney Fantasy

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

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Gluten free feast on the Disney Cruise Line. What a way to start the day!!!
xoxºoº Disney Cruise Line chefs and servers!!

50s Prime Time Cafe dining gluten free

Posted on : 29-06-2015 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Guest, Quick Review, Review

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This quick review was provided by Brian, whose wife avoids gluten.

We went to 50’s Prime Time specifically for my wife to have the gluten free fried chicken. We followed all of the suggestions online, we listed the allergy when making the reservation. We called Disney dining two hours ahead as suggested, they said there was no need to call ahead. When we got to the restaurant gluten free fried chicken was not an option, our waitress Tiffany said that you need to call the restaurant 24 in advance. This is evidently because they do not keep the dedicated allergen fryer at temperature at all times.

Gluten free fried chicken at 50s Prime Time CafeShe got chef Frank who said no worries the oil was already at temperature. They got the bartender to customize a wheat free cocktail, and my wife actually cried when she ate fried chicken for the first time in 5 years. The take away is leave nothing to chance, call the restaurant directly the
day before your reservation. The staff was really great, and very accommodating.

Chef Frank

Chef Frank

Recommend 50s Prime Time Cafe for gluten free?: Yes

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Disney Cruise Line Wonder-ful guest feedback

Posted on : 04-12-2014 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Guest, Quick Review, Review

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Disney Wonder with food allergiesJust wanted to provided a quick up date to the cruise page based on my recent experience on the Disney Wonder. This page was really helpful before I left so I want to make sure it is for others too!

Lactose Intolerance can be set up on your online check-in by yourself. The menus all have Gluten and Dairy Free options listed now… however you can email SpecialServices@disneycruise.com and they will add GF to your file as well (seems that this is better for serious gluten sensitivity).

For the embarkation lunch, go to the sit down restaurant buffet. Your allergy is attached to your room number so the server will know about you before they even say hi! They will bring over the chef who will walk you through the buffet, but then bring you un-cross-contaminated food from the kitchen (was really quick to do this).

Another option for breakfast and lunch is to pre-order the night before with your server, but take it to go from the main restaurant. That way you can join your party by the pool or in the buffet without having to get food from there (as long as you don’t mind carrying your tray).

At dinner the chef was always making me special desserts (creamy ones with no dairy, they also had chocolate lava cake GF/DF) – lots of choices. Also, they will make you as much as want for any meal – just ask!

No food was allowed off the ship for shore excursions due to local customs officers (so plan shorter excursions).

Overall, I never had to worry, the servers were all right on top of things and took it all quite seriously. Even when I ordered a strawberry daiquiri they took the time to check the ingredients (I just figured its rum, strawberries, and sugar but he took the time to double check when I didn’t even give it a second thought!). Both
servers, plus the head server, took the time to come over at every meal and check up on my satisfaction from the food for the day.

If you have an allergy, this is one place you can just let go and enjoy yourself!

Mike from Guelph, Canada

Pizzafari gluten free quick review

Posted on : 10-07-2014 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Guest, Quick Review, Review

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Gluten free at Disney's Pizzafari

This quick review was provided by Gregory, who is avoids gluten.

Received outstanding service today! From the cashier to the two managers who made sure our meal was right, we were so pleased at the accommodations made to satisfy our needs. Dining at Disney has been made so much easier, and as always, Disney always does it better!

Recommend Pizzafari for gluten free?: Yes

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