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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Contempo Cafe food allergy quick review

Posted on : 04-06-2014 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Guest, Quick Review, Review

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This quick review was provided by Amanda, who is allergic to dairy, soy, gluten, and tree nuts.

Contempo Cafe with food allergiesI am writing this review as a reminder that as good as Disney is with food allergies, major mistakes can still be made. I went to the Contempo Cafe for breakfast in May 2014, and after speaking with the manager put in my order for an allergen free Mickey waffle. When the cashier entered our order into the computer, she forgot to mark my meal as an allergy, so a regular waffle was brought to me instead.

Since it was our first day there, I was unaware that a manager always hand delivers allergy friendly meals to the guests who ordered them, so I assumed that the waffle brought to me was the allergy-friendly one and ate it. By the time the manager came to correct the problem, I had eaten the entire waffle full of gluten and whole milk. The manager handled everything very well, making sure I had Benedryl and an epi-pen, and offering to get me medical attention if needed. However, it goes to show that even in a place as food allergy friendly asDisney World, we should always be careful and confirm that the food delivered to us is in fact allergen free.

Recommend for dairy, soy, gluten, and tree nuts: Maybe

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Be Our Guest multiple food allergy quick review

Posted on : 04-06-2014 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Guest, Quick Review, Review

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This quick review was provided by Amanda, who is allergic to dairy, soy, gluten, and tree nuts.

Be Our Guest dining with multiple food allergiesWe went to Be Our Guest on the last night of a 2 week trip, and it was the absolute best food allergy experience I had anywhere on Disney property. I am allergic to dairy, gluten, soy, and tree nuts, and Chef Jerry was beyond accommodating. He started by asking me what I WANTED, rather than what would be easiest to make allergen free. He went on to explain that he himself has a dairy allergy, and the intense amount of food allergy training he continually receives. He knew exactly which items contained allergens off the top of his head (for example, the only product in the entire restaurant that may have come in contact with nuts is the pearls on top of the cupcakes).

Chef Jerry made me gluten free rolls with olive oil, followed by the braised pork with roasted potatoes (the pureed cauliflower contained allergens) and asparagus, and raspberry sorbet for dessert. Everything was absolutely delicious, and Jerry checked on me several times throughout the meal.

I would absolutely recommend Be Our Guest to anyone with any kind of food allergy. Thanks Chef Jerry!

Recommend for dairy, soy, gluten, and tree nuts: Yes

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Fairfax Fare gluten free – 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 Gaye, who is allergic to gluten and chickpea.

fairfax-fareI went to Fairfax Fare with interested hopes, as I had read of someone else having a hot dog, GF hot dog bun, with barbecue pork on top. But when I spoke to the chef, he said I could not have anything but a plain hot dog and GF bun. He had the book out, flipping through it very fast, and mentioned I couldn’t have the barbecue. I think this was in error–the book has the allergens in large letters in little colored blocks, beside each food, and I did NOT see gluten listed as an allergen for barbecue. But the chef was in a large hurry, AND seemed very confident of what he was saying. He also had the attitude of “I’m not giving you anything I don’t think you should have.” So I told him I wouldn’t eat there…and ended up not eating anything, because it was time sit down for Fantasmic.

Recommend for gluten & chickpea: Maybe

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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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Be Our Guest Gluten-free Quick Review

Posted on : 28-01-2014 | 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.

Be Our Guest dining gluten freeMy husband and I ate here for lunch and liked it so much we came again for lunch two days later. It is very easy to dine here with dietary restrictions. You either order via touchscreen or you place your order with a cast member (we ended up ordering both ways). If you are using a touchscreen, there is a place where you can indicate any allergies, and the menu updates to display what your options are. There were a surprising number of gluten-free options.

If you don’t have a magic band (we did) you are given a rose to place on your table so that the cast members know where to deliver your food. The dining areas of the restaurant are absolutely beautiful. We ate for the first time in the west wing, and the second time in the main ballroom. Both rooms were very detailed in their theming.

The first time we ate here, I ordered the roast beef sandwich. It came on what I’m pretty sure was an Udi’s hot dog bun. The bun was a little dry, but the roast beef was tender and went well with the horseradish sauce and arugula. The french fries were also made in a designated fryer and thus safe to eat.

Slow cooked pork at Be Our GuestThe second time we ate here, I had the braised pork with green beans and mashed potatoes. It was the best meal I had at any quick-service restaurant, and had the quality of a table-service restaurant. The green beans had a wonderful texture and were well seasoned and cooked with onions and bell peppers, the mashed potatoes were wonderfully creamy and seemed to be made fresh, rather than from mashed potato flakes. The pork was well-seasoned and just melted in your mouth. I will be ordering it every time I eat here in the future.

There is only one gluten-free option for dessert: a lemon-raspberry cream puff. It is very good, with a smooth and tart lemon curd filling, some whipped cream, a fresh raspberry, and a small square of chocolate with “Be our Guest” written on it in gold.

I loved every part of eating here from the ambiance to the food, and we will definitely eat here again.

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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Maya Grill food allergy review

Posted on : 06-10-2013 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Review

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Maya Grill dining with food allergiesThe Maya Grill is our daughter’s favorite restaurant in “the World!” As a Texan, I raised her to love Mexican and Tex-Mex food. Well, the Maya Grill is heaven for her! She never gets to eat Mexican food at restaurants because of all the dairy in the kitchen, and the chefs and kitchen staff are not trained in food allergy safety. But at the Maya Grill, she got to eat Mexican food that was safe and, not to mention, delicious!

We started with the salsa, guacamole and chips, though the chips actually came from the Pepper Market, next door. Our fabulous waitress, Michelle, recommended their chips over the Maya Grill’s chips, which were located in a general area and could have been in close proximity to dairy. Next our daughter ordered black beans, rice and flour tortillas, and made her own tacos. The flour tortillas are fresh and tiny — like 2-3 bite tacos!

We now have to eat at the Maya Grill on every trip to Disney World! Really. Not Be Our Guest, not Cinderella’s Royal Table, not the Brown Derby, but the Maya Grill!

Also, we were taken care of by a fabulous waitress, Michelle. She waited on us all three nights we dined there, though once we had to wait for one of her tables, as she is very good and very popular. Unfortunately, she was about to leave to go back to school to become a teacher, like her mother, who, incidentally, met her father at Disney. She’s going to make a great teacher, though we will miss her on our next visit.

And another bonus is a fantastic guitar player named Marcello, who plays a wide range of contemporary and classic 70s and 80s Top 10s, all instrumentally on the guitar. It was a really great time, with excellent Mexican food and wonderful acoustic guitar music. What’s not to love?

PS – there were also several gluten-free options on the menu.  Zoom in on our menu photo to see them marked “*GF”

Maya Grill menu (photo)

Maya Grill menu from Disney