Earl of Sandwich with multiple food allergies – Downtown Disney

Posted on : 15-04-2013 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Guest, Quick Review, Review

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This quick review was provided by Maria P, who is allergic to Eggs, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Soy Flour, and Soy Protein.

Dining at Earl of Sandwich with multiple food allergies in Downtown DisneyAs soon as we got there my husband got in line with the kids and I asked the first cast member I saw if I could speak to the manager about allergy safe choices. The manager came right out and went over the menu with me. Because we had the dining plan and our children with allergies are 3 and 4 we only had 3 items to discuss.

The children’s menu includes grilled cheese, pizza sandwich and turkey and cheese. The bread is all egg free there but the pizza sauce is the same as the sauce for the meatball sandwiches and the meatballs are cooked in peanut oil. The turkey and cheese sandwich is fine if you order it without mayonnaise.

By the time we reached the front of the line all 7 of us had figured out our order. The meals on the dining plan come with entrée, drink and dessert. All the desserts are made in-house and labeled with the ingredients. Unfortunately the ingredients list on some things were vague. The chocolate pudding listed ingredients as chocolate pudding, whipped cream and strawberry. Now Jell-O chocolate pudding is okay but I asked about theirs’ since it’s homemade. Good thing I asked, it had egg in it. The strawberry shortcakes ingredients were listed the same way but I knew their was no way the pound cake would be egg free. We settled on strawberry Jell-O with fruit on top. They basically ate the fruit off the top and wanted to go on to the Mr. Potato Head store.

Over all we were happy with the experience. The sandwiches were wrapped and bagged separately and we felt like our concerns were handled appropriately. Our first Disney dining experience with allergies: Success!

Recommend for Eggs, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Soy Flour, and Soy Protein: Yes

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Portobello food allergy review

Posted on : 04-04-2013 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Guest, Review

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Food allergy free dining at Portobello

This food allergy review was provided by Laurie, who is sensitive to gluten and soy.

The red tiled roof on the stone siding on the tower looks more like a high end Southern California home than an Italian restaurant. I drove my mobility scooter through the double doors thanks to an employee opening the door. After being warmly greeted by the staff I took in the lobby’s decor. Along the wall are cases with various platters and other service pieces. I was quickly seated in the main dining area. I like that the lights are dim but still bright enough to read the menu and see the Italian theme. Finally I see an Italian theme of brick arches, electric candle wall sconces, bric brac, and wooden partitions that divide the restaurant into more private seating areas with tablecloth covered tables that have paper covering. Guests who want privacy should tell their seater that they need privacy before being seated.

I was told that the chef would be out shortly so I headed to the beautiful bathroom with hot and cold water faucets. It is nice to see marble and hot water in a bathroom. I came back to find Orlando the chef waiting for me. He walked me through the menu and around my restrictions of no wheat/gluten and no soy. I was not going to do the Tuscan bean soup because I am not a fan of bean soup. The waitress brought out an orange bowl of soup with a small slice of cheese. This is one of the best soups I have ever. There were good pungent notes of herbs and tomatoes, tiny bits of ground meat, ground beans, white cheese to sooth the mildly spicy burn of the soup, onion bits, and carrot bits. The dish can be made free of most top allergies. I like best that the beans were smashed to bits thus not overpowering this hearty homestyle soup. Next came a cart with a big white porcelain charger with a cute little cast iron pan. The waitress set the pan on fire then she squeezed lemon juice on the pan then served me the Shrimp Sambuca. In the pan was tender small potato wheels topped garlic and 4 perfectly cooked shrimp. The dish was baked in a wood oven. I loved the potatoes that tasted like home fries and that the shrimp were veined with tails on. Another perfect dish suggested by the chef.

Finally comes the star dishes. I chose the Penne Bolognose in an orange tomato basil sauce using rice penne pasta. The bowl was huge and filled with rice pasta cooked perfectly then topped with Bolognose sauce and fresh parmesan cheese. This is a huge bowl of pasta. It is hard to make a large serving of rice pasta perfectly but this is something I would go back again to eat. The sauce is similar to Mario Batali type of sauce with a bright orange hue that for some folks may seem strange. The meatballs were a good size but did not have onion bits and it seems that even the little bits of meat was just that, meat. It is a hearty dish that is very mild in spices and nuance.

I like to take home food for breakfast the next day so I ordered the duck leg This is not presented as duck confit but more of a roast that is braised apple cider and dried cherries for over 3 hours. The slow cooking imparts subtle flavors to the duck leg that actually is the thigh and leg not just a drumstick. It reminds me of the carnitas and carne asada that are slow roasted. The meat left me wanting a few more orders. Being a whole thigh and leg meant some skin and fat that I did not eat. I took this home for midnight snack. The duck was so flavorful yet I could not name one note other than cherry sauce and duck, it was a medley of herbs and spices that made for a harmonic entree, OMG this was AWESOME!! The polenta is good but it is not as fine grained as at The Wave. There are kernels of corn that added a nice change in the mouth feel that one gets from nonstop polenta. The one major flaw was that the polenta was sitting under grease dripping duck leg and a pool of cherry whatever sauce. Some people love potatoes or polenta under their meat to sop up the meat juices but the pool of sauce was soaking into the polenta. I think if I ordered this again I would order the polenta on the side.

The grand finale was a Panna Cotta that hit me with pure cream smoothness and a POW of vanilla, the berries and sauce are delicious alone but here they are kazoo players playing in the philharmonic. The service was spotless and the table was kept free of dirty dishes while the tea glass was kept filled. They brought out the bill and took my Tables in Wonderland card. I loved Orlando and the staff that made this one of my more memorable meals. Orlando and the Portobello staff can handle most dietary requests. There is an outdoor dining area and staff will try hard to meet special requests such as a semi-private area for an autistic guest or a table for a guest in a wheelchair. There is an outdoor patio for watching the DTD waterfront comings and goings.

Recommend for gluten and soy: Yes

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Be Our Guest food allergy quick review

Posted on : 19-03-2013 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Guest, Quick Review, Review

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Dining at Be Our Guest with food allergies

This quick review was provided by Jaclyn, who is allergic to Peanut, Tree Nut, Soy, Fish, Shellfish, Legumes, Gourds, Mushrooms, and Melon.

Eating at this restaurant was a dream come true for me for so many reasons. The atmosphere was amazing and the service was even better. Not to mention the food was delicious.

I have a very lengthy list of allergies. The chef was wonderful (I wish I could remember his name) and was very knowledgeable. I had the Cornish hen with roasted potatoes. They gave me broccoli instead of the normal vegetable that I was allergic to. But the best part was that I was able to have the dessert!! They make all their desserts in-house. I ordered 2! I had the lemon meringue cupcake and the strawberry cupcake with cream cheese icing. Absolutely delicious and the best birthday present I could have asked for.

It is best to make your reservations as early as possible because it fills up extremely quickly. I HIGHLY recommend this restaurant, and can’t wait to go back!

Recommend for Peanut, Tree Nut, Soy, Fish, Shellfish, Legumes, Gourds, Mushrooms and Melon: Yes

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Kouzzina by Cat Cora – food allergy quick review

Posted on : 05-03-2013 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Guest, Quick Review, Review

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This quick review was provided by Jaclyn, who is allergic to Soy, Peanut, Tree Nut, Fish, Shellfish, Mushroom, Legumes, Gourds,
Melon.

Dining at Kouzzina with multiple food allergiesI ate at Kouzzina for the first time on my recent trip. It was the BEST meal I have ever eaten! Dee was the chef, and she was amazing! I have a VERY long list of allergies, and she was so nice and understanding. She knew the ingredients inside and out.

I had the braised short ribs with feta mashed potatoes and a side order of herbed orzo. DELICIOUS!!! She made me broccoli special because I could not eat the regular vegetables. And then, to top it all off, I was able to eat the Greek doughnuts for dessert!! Because the normal frying oil was fish contaminated, she made a separate fryer all for me. And if that wasn’t enough, because it took them a long time to make, they gave it to me for free.Food allergies at Kouzzina in Disney World

I may plan another trip just so I can eat there again. I HIGHLY recommend this restaurant and am only sad I hadn’t discovered it before.

Recommend for Soy, Peanut, Tree Nut, Fish, Shellfish, Mushroom, Legumes, Gourds, Melon: Yes

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Everything Pop Dining multiple food allergy quick review

Posted on : 21-01-2013 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Guest, Quick Review, Review

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Dining at Everything Pop with multiple food allergies

This quick review was provided by Jaime, whose son is allergic to:barley, beef, tree nuts (cashews, almonds, etc), chicken, sweet potatoes, pork, soy, oat, milk, wheat, carrot, peanut, squash, turkey, sunflower, coconut, mustard, onion, seseme seed, lemon, and mushroom

My Mom and I took my son to stay at Pop Century when he was 4-yrs-old in Aug. 2011. We were there 4 nights on the dining plan. The chef called me several times before our trip to plan for my son who has over 20 allergies. Due to all of his allergies, there really isn’t much on most of the kid’s menus that he can eat safely. All the hotdogs, pizza, chicken, hamburgers, mac & cheese, pb&J are unsafe for him.

My son loved watermelon, so the chef ordered a watermelon for him to have during our stay. He used 3 out of the 4 quick service and most of his snack credits there. We are not early risers most days, so I decided that the best thing to do would go by Pop dining on our way to the bus and get his lunch to go. The chef prepared shrimp, watermelon, and allowed him to get Divvies popcorn as his dessert. He also got an orange juice as his drink. My son loved the Divvies popcorn so much that he choose that as most of his snack credits too. We are both sad that Divvies is no longer at WDW. I loved the plastic to-go plates the chef sent the food to-go in because they are reuseable. The chef was great to my son and he loved the food at Pop.

Recommend for multiple food allergies: Yes

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Cape May Cafe Clambake multiple food allergy quick review

Posted on : 20-01-2013 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Guest, Quick Review, Review

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Dining at Cape May with food allergies

This quick review was provided by Jaime, whose son has 20 food allergies: barley, beef, tree nuts (cashews, almonds, etc), chicken, sweet potatoes, pork, soy, oat, milk, wheat, carrot, peanut, squash, turkey, sunflower, coconut, mustard, onion, seseme seed, lemon, and mushroom

My son was 4-years-old when we ate there in Aug. 2011 at Cape May on the dining plan. He has over 20 allergies, but he can eat seafood.

The chef called me several times before our trip to plan for him. He wanted to make sure that my son had plenty of safe foods to eat that he would love. The chef offered to make a special rice milk flan for dessert.

We arrived before our ADR time, and waited for a few minutes before we were taken to a table. There was a tv with classic Disney cartoons on in the lobby while we waited. The table had paper on it, and my son loved being able to color on it while he waited for his food. The chef came to the table and walked me around the buffet to get some ideas of what he could prepare safely for my son. He brought him some fresh fish and veggies. My son ate over a bucket of clams and some crab legs too. He ate more there than any where else at Disney. I loved the crab legs, friend shrimp, red potatoes, Oreo Bon Bon, and Key Lime Tarts.

If you aren’t a seafood lover there is still plenty of food to enjoy like barbeque pork ribs, marinated roast chicken, pasta, mac and cheese, and beef tips. We all loved it so much that we are going back this summer!

Recommend for multiple food allergies: Yes

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Tokyo Dining food allergy quick review

Posted on : 07-01-2013 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Guest, Quick Review, Review

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This quick review was provided by Katrina, who’s food allergies include: Gluten, Dairy, Soy, Corn, Beans, Tomato, Sweet Potato, Onion, Garlic, Lemon, Chocolate

Tokyo Dining with a food allergyMy husband and I had a delicious dinner at Tokyo Dining in Epcot last night (12/22)! I had contacted the Disney Special Diets team in advance and notified them of my food allergies and food intolerances. When we had been shown to our table, the manager of the restaurant came to the table and asked what I would like to order and wrote down my list of allergens. She personally brought the order to the chef and then personally brought the food to our table to ensure that the order was correct and accurate.

Tokyo Dining with multiple food allergiesI ordered grilled chicken, steamed white rice, and cooked carrots. I asked if it was possible to get some sesame oil to put on the grilled chicken for flavor and so they also brought me some sesame oil on the side. The food was absolutely delicious and most importantly it was a safe meal! My husband said that he wished he had ordered what I had because it looked so good! I did not get sick afterwards and I have never had a reaction from a meal at Disney because they have excellent customer service for guests that have food allergies and intolerances. I highly recommend this place to eat if you have multiple food allergies and intolerances like I do because they were very accommodating!

Recommend for food allergies: Yes

Electric Umbrella food allergy quick review

Posted on : 07-01-2013 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Guest, Quick Review, Review

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This quick review was provided by Katrina, whose food allergies include: Gluten, Dairy, Soy, Corn, Beans, Tomato, Sweet Potato, Onion, Garlic, Lemon, Chocolate

Dining at the Electric Umbrella with food allergiesYesterday (12/22) my husband and I decided to go to Electric Umbrella at Epcot to grab a quick lunch. I have always had excellent customer service and excellent accommodations made for my food allergies at Disney at sit-down restaurants in the past. I usually pack a light lunch to eat on the go though so that I do not have to worry about getting food at any of the fast food restaurants for lunch. Even though I had packed a lunch and already had dinner reservations for that evening at a sit-down restaurant, I decided to see if they could accommodate my allergies at this restaurant because if they could it would mean I could eat a hot meal (which would be nice since it was cold outside).

When we got to the cashier to place the food order, my husband asked if we could see a food allergy menu. The cashier immediately called over a manager who discussed the special food allergies menu with us and showed us the ingredient list for items on the menu. They offered Annie’s Gluten Free Macaroni and Cheese on the menu, but unfortunately it was the version that had dairy and soy in it so I could not eat it. They also offer Allergen Free chicken tenderloins which are Gluten Free, Dairy Free, and Soy Free which I would have been able to eat except they are made with garlic which I can not have. When I said I could not eat either of those, the manager and cashier were both very apologetic and asked if there was something else they could get me such as maybe a fruit cup at least. I explained that I had packed a lunch just in case I could not eat the food at the restaurant and that I would just eat that.

My husband went ahead and ordered his food though (my husband is blessed to not have any food allergies or intolerances). This experience told me that this restaurant is being accommodating though and has options that are great for people who are gluten free and dairy free. I hope that as time goes on that they will add more items to their special allergen free menu to accommodate people with even more food allergies and intolerances.

Recommend for food allergies: Maybe

Raglan Road food allergy review

Posted on : 06-08-2012 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Guest, Quick Review, Review

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Raglan Road gluten free

This quick review was provided by Ann, who is allergic to gluten and soy, and has a vegetarian diet.

When we checked in, we told the hostess that we had food allergies. This information was passed to the waitress, and she went back and got the chef. I unfortunately don’t know his name, but he was MORE THAN WILLING to help us find something that we could eat. Too bad we had to scream at him to tell him what our allergies were because of how loud the band was. He said “well, I’ll make you up some gluten free pasta with a soy-free cheese sauce with some veggies, how does that sound?” GREAT!!!Gluten-free pasta at Raglan Road

He brought out the pasta dishes and I must say, they were HOT, but sooooo good. Brenton helped me finish mine because it was so rich (and he can always eat haha). The food was FANTASTIC, and though it was very loud in there, we wouldn’t hesitate to go back.

Recommend for gluten and soy: Yes

La Hacienda de San Angel food allergy review

Posted on : 06-08-2012 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Guest, Quick Review, Review

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This quick review was provided by Ann, who is allergic to gluten and soy, and has a vegetarian diet.

Dining gluten free at La Hacienda de San AngelLa Hacienda de San Angel is a newer restaurant that was put in at “Mexico” in Epcot. The chef here was AWESOME, but I can’t remember his name. He came out and told us what we could and could not have and let us make our own meal, catered to our needs. So we had specially-made veggie tacos on homemade corn tortillas with Mexican rice.

Gluten free at La Hacienda at EpcotThis was, hands down, the absolute best allergy dining experience I have ever had on WDW property, and we will be back. The food was so filling and fresh, and the restaurant staff was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable about allergies.

 

Recommend for gluten and soy: Yes