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Title: Allergy-Friendly Restaurants in the Boston Area
Post by: GoingNuts on July 17, 2016, 12:07:17 PM
DS will be moving in about 2 weeks, so I thought I'd ask here for some recommendations.  This is SOAK, after all.  ;)
Title: Re: Allergy-Friendly Restaurants in the Boston Area
Post by: MaryM on July 18, 2016, 01:11:20 PM
There is a Burton's Grill outside of Boston.  They are very good with food allergies.
Title: Re: Allergy-Friendly Restaurants in the Boston Area
Post by: hezzier on July 18, 2016, 05:51:40 PM
Burton's Grill - multiple locations in MA
Legal Seafood
Bertucci's

Cakes by Erin in Haverhill is pn/tn free

Flatbread Pizza...they do have sesame oil in their salad dressing, but can order oil and vinegar that is brought to the table.  Will cook pizza on foil in the pizza oven.  I think there are some locations in MA.

Twist Cafe in Millis, MA

I've heard good things about this place...
https://www.facebook.com/jenniferleesgourmetbakery/?fref=ts

I think there is also a bakery in Danvers, MA that is safe.

I posted on my NH allergy mom's group to see if anyone has any other suggestions, will post if I get any.
Title: Re: Allergy-Friendly Restaurants in the Boston Area
Post by: GoingNuts on July 18, 2016, 06:38:07 PM
Thanks Mary and Hezz!
Title: Re: Allergy-Friendly Restaurants in the Boston Area
Post by: hezzier on July 19, 2016, 04:48:44 AM
Not Your Average Joe's was suggested on my NH allergy site, as well as Ming's Blue Ginger. 
Title: Re: Allergy-Friendly Restaurants in the Boston Area
Post by: GoingNuts on July 19, 2016, 06:04:26 AM
Oh, he is really excited about Blue Ginger.  Not having Chinese food bugs him more than anything else.  :)
Title: Re: Allergy-Friendly Restaurants in the Boston Area
Post by: PurpleCat on July 20, 2016, 09:38:31 AM
Chef Ming is amazing!

Really, anywhere we eat is good about allergies.....training required by law has made changes for the better.  Even our local hole in the wall places including Mexican are good.  I still won't trust a food court though.

If he doesn't mind - chef's cards are always appreciated and make everything so much easier for the staff.  We just print our own so they can stay with the order in the kitchen and do not need to be returned.

If he wants a chain type place - Cheesecake Factory and Legal top our list and top prices too.  TGI Fridays, 99's and Joe's American Bar and Grill are good and DD goes to UNO with her friends and is treated well.  We love burgers at the MET Bar and Grill!

And Twist is OMG!  It is gluten free and expensive....but oh so very very good!  I've had lunch and breakfast as well as buying way to many bakery yummies!

Chef Ming is the best!  I have had the pleasure of meeting him and of attending a cooking demo he did as a fundraiser.

Because of DD's garlic allergy, Bertucci's has very few options for DD and the 3 locations we tried were even put out at serving her pasta with butter and a salad without croutons, but the Chateau is Italian and they have always been really really good!  and very careful!

There really are many choices!
Title: Re: Allergy-Friendly Restaurants in the Boston Area
Post by: becca on August 01, 2016, 10:48:12 AM
Not Your Average Joe's is our favorite family place, but they are good for adult dining and drinks as well. 

I am not sure about the very specific area where your ds will be living, but in general, there are many smaller independent eateries that students frequent in that general area, so it may be a case by case discovery process.  Lots of Irish pub places around and I find them to be pretty good about allergies, in general, as the cuisine is not typically nutty.  But there is the sesame issue with breads.
Title: Re: Allergy-Friendly Restaurants in the Boston Area
Post by: GoingNuts on August 01, 2016, 12:01:35 PM
Thanks Becca!

PC, somehow I missed your post. Thank you!

I'm going to print out this thread to give to him.
Title: Re: Allergy-Friendly Restaurants in the Boston Area
Post by: hezzier on February 03, 2017, 10:29:23 AM
http://boston.citymomsblog.com/motherhood/allergies-boston-restaurants-eat-families/

This was just posted on my NH allergy group so thought I'd share.
Title: Re: Allergy-Friendly Restaurants in the Boston Area
Post by: GoingNuts on February 03, 2017, 10:35:01 AM
Thanks Hezz, Just sent him the article.  :)
Title: Re: Allergy-Friendly Restaurants in the Boston Area
Post by: hezzier on May 24, 2017, 08:05:37 AM
Blue Ginger is closing, and Ming will be opening up a different restaurant somewhere else.

https://boston.eater.com/2017/4/18/15338890/blue-ginger-closing-wellesley-ming-tsai
Title: Re: Allergy-Friendly Restaurants in the Boston Area
Post by: hezzier on May 24, 2017, 08:11:50 AM
https://www.cakes4occasions.com/

So I drove to this place this past weekend to get cookies and brownies for the two swimmers with food allergies so they could have dessert at the swim banquet.  The cookies and brownies were prepackaged in clam shell type plastic so not sure how fresh they really were.  I picked up a couple cannoli because DS has never had them before.  He thought they were great, I've had better but it wasn't a bad cannoli.  There were lots of items to pick from in the case so I will take DS back so he can pick out some stuff to try.
Title: Re: Allergy-Friendly Restaurants in the Boston Area
Post by: tigerlily on August 19, 2017, 07:29:32 PM
I saw this thread and didn't see this gem of a nut-free bakery on the list. I visited with family on a trip--wonderful! The staff was fantastic and really patient as DS 1 had so many choices and only had previously visited a nut-free bakery in Michigan before.

Blacker's Bakeshop (closed Saturday)

http://www.blackersbakeshop.com/
Title: Re: Allergy-Friendly Restaurants in the Boston Area
Post by: GoingNuts on August 20, 2017, 01:19:38 AM
Thanks Tigerlily!  He goes to school in Newton.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Allergy-Friendly Restaurants in the Boston Area
Post by: ctmartin on August 20, 2017, 06:09:29 PM

GoingNuts ... will he be at Boston College?!  We were in Boston a couple of years ago and we NEVER eat in ice cream places, but the Ben & Jerry's on Newbury Street were super accommodating ... using clean scoops, opening new containers (we are PA and sesame).  Also, we ate at Cheeseboy in downtown crossing with no problems. 
Title: Re: Allergy-Friendly Restaurants in the Boston Area
Post by: GoingNuts on August 20, 2017, 08:27:32 PM
Yes Ct - he is at BC Law School.  He is PN, TN, sesame, chick pea and some forms of soy. 
Title: Re: Allergy-Friendly Restaurants in the Boston Area
Post by: ctmartin on August 20, 2017, 09:38:23 PM

I'm a BC alum ... AWESOME school!  Best of luck to him!!  Unfortunately, it's been awhile (too long to admit) and I do not have FA, so I don't know how they handle allergies there, but please keep us posted on his campus life.  My daughter wants to go to BC, too (she's just started middle school), but unless we win the lottery ... ha!  I hope he stays safe and has a fabulous experience ... he should be very proud of himself ;)
Title: Re: Allergy-Friendly Restaurants in the Boston Area
Post by: GoingNuts on August 21, 2017, 06:09:37 AM
He's in law school and an off campus apartment, so it really isn't much of an issue.  He hasn't had any trouble finding safe food in Massachusetts.   :thumbsup:

He's starting his second year, and really enjoyed his first year.  You don't hear too many law students say they enjoyed year one, LOL!  ;D
Title: Re: Allergy-Friendly Restaurants in the Boston Area
Post by: hezzier on August 21, 2017, 10:15:06 AM
110 Grill...multiple locations, have not been but they claim to be great with allergies
Title: Re: Allergy-Friendly Restaurants in the Boston Area
Post by: GoingNuts on August 21, 2017, 10:29:49 AM
Thanks Hezz!
Title: Re: Allergy-Friendly Restaurants in the Boston Area
Post by: DoubleAs on August 21, 2017, 12:35:47 PM
Just visited Boston  last week and Sweet Cheeks BBQ handled my son's egg and tree nut allergies SO well! Plus the food was delicious!!
Title: Re: Allergy-Friendly Restaurants in the Boston Area
Post by: hezzier on January 13, 2018, 01:00:24 PM
Apparently this donut shop is peanut and tree nut free...

http://www.donutswith.com/#!/splash
Title: Re: Allergy-Friendly Restaurants in the Boston Area
Post by: Mezzo on February 11, 2018, 03:26:36 PM
Any recommendations about where to order pizza for someone with a peanut allergy? What chains are there in Boston? I've seen that there's Domino's.
Title: Re: Allergy-Friendly Restaurants in the Boston Area
Post by: Macabre on February 11, 2018, 04:56:01 PM
We do Dominosís all the time. We also do Little Ceasarís, if thatís available.
Title: Re: Allergy-Friendly Restaurants in the Boston Area
Post by: hezzier on February 11, 2018, 06:25:56 PM
Bertucci's is a good one to look into.  We eat at them, I know if years past that their pesto did not contain nuts.  I know they've had desserts in the past that are peanutbutter but they don't make them on site.  Not sure if there is one close enough to where she will be staying.
Title: Re: Allergy-Friendly Restaurants in the Boston Area
Post by: Mezzo on March 15, 2018, 03:05:56 PM
The Union Oyster House is good for peanut allergies. The chef has that allergy.
Title: Re: Allergy-Friendly Restaurants in the Boston Area
Post by: hezzier on May 17, 2018, 09:31:41 AM
Twist Cafe is opening a second location in Burlington, MA in late summer.  Haven't tried it yet since the one time we were in the area, they were closed...this is soooo much closer.
Title: Re: Allergy-Friendly Restaurants in the Boston Area
Post by: hezzier on June 30, 2018, 02:51:18 PM
Let me preface this with I have not been to nor looked into this restaurant other than looking at the menu on line.  It's located in Newton, MA.

The chef/owner has a son with peanut and tree nut allergies.  I did see walnuts and pistachio nut oil on the current menu.

https://www.centralnewton.com/new-page-1/
Title: Re: Allergy-Friendly Restaurants in the Boston Area
Post by: hezzier on July 06, 2018, 05:49:13 AM
https://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/ziggy-and-sons-donuts-peabody?select=kHJVw2RzAJMk4VQd35Q3vg

Ziggy's Donuts in Salem, MA  and Peabody, MA...have not checked it out personally
Title: Re: Allergy-Friendly Restaurants in the Boston Area
Post by: GoingNuts on August 03, 2018, 07:14:40 PM
DS said heís going to Half Baked in Beverly tomorrow. Iíll pass his review along afterwards.
Title: Re: Allergy-Friendly Restaurants in the Boston Area
Post by: GoingNuts on August 05, 2018, 07:46:30 PM
Well, DS gives Half Baked two thumbs up. If he had more thumbs, heíd give them those as well. He raved about their quality and variety.

He really loved the novel doughnut flavors. Now I have to say Iíd probably find them way too sweet, but he and his GF enjoyed themselves.  :)
Title: Re: Allergy-Friendly Restaurants in the Boston Area
Post by: hezzier on October 20, 2018, 11:15:31 AM
https://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/ziggy-and-sons-donuts-peabody?select=kHJVw2RzAJMk4VQd35Q3vg

Ziggy's Donuts in Salem, MA  and Peabody, MA...have not checked it out personally

Finally made the trek to Ziggy's Donuts in Peabody...they were delicious!  All the pastries/donuts/cakes are made from scratch, bakery is peanut and tree nut free.  That being said it did look like they either had hazelnut coffee or a hazelnut creamer.  So if ever near the North Shore Mall in Peabody, it's only about 2 miles from there.