People with food allergies or sensitivities must be constantly on guard when they eat out. This week Lifehacker.com tipped its editorial hat to AllergyEats, a website offers information that will make dining choices a little less stressful.
Readers submit their restaurant reviews based on staff knowledge, willingness to accommodate diners' allergy-specific requests, and how well ingredient information is displayed.
You can search for restaurants by your particular allergy, such as peantus, dairy, or gluten, and also by ZIP code.
"As a parent of food-allergic children, it's important to know in advance whether a restaurant can accommodate my kids' unique food requirements," says Paul Antico, the site's founder. "AllergyEats provides a forum where food-allergic families can exchange feedback and review restaurants' menus, websites, certifications, allergen and nutrition info, plus directions and other helpful information," he adds.
AllergyEats also has links to allergy-awareness and support organizations and shares allergy-related news.
FYI: Epicurious's advanced recipe search helps you find recipes that don't contain nuts, eggs, shellfish, or dairy. You can also find gluten- and wheat-free recipes that way - and check out our gluten-free primer, which has baking tips and delicious recipes, too.
By Joanne Camas
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