Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt: Canada & USA

Frozen Yogurt Shops? Ice Cream Shops? It’s SO hard to find allergy-friendly shops of this kind. But Menchie’s has got you covered! With a few locations in the US and Canada – Menchie’s has a wide variety of frozen yogurt flavors with wonderful allergy labeling.

We visited a location in the heart of Downtown Toronto and had a wonderful experience. Each frozen yogurt machine had information on the allergens present and cross contaminated allergens! From our experiences in Canada and in the US, we learnt that the Vanilla and Chocolate flavors typically stay in their same machine, as well as some of the fruit flavors to avoid flavors with other allergens causing cross contamination! Furthermore, they try to rotate flavors with nuts (such as Nutella) in the same machines to avoid spreading of the allergen. They still follow strict allergy protocols to clean the machines in between flavors to avoid cross contamination.

Head on over to Menchie’s and fill yourself up a cup of frozen yogurt with your favorite flavors today! And here’s one more thing ~ add toppings! Most Menchie’s locations segregate their nut toppings from their nut free toppings so people with nut allergies can add things to their frozen yogurt too! What a treat 🙂

Check out their interactive online menu chalk full of information about each flavor including but not limited to: allergens, presence/absence of high fructose corn syrup, “real” ingredients, live/active cultures, and more!

http://www.menchies.com/frozen-yogurt-flavors

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Laurie’s Kitchen: Nut-Free Breakfast & Lunch in Niagara Falls

Looking for a nut-free breakfast in Niagara Falls? Not far from the Falls themselves and conveniently located in a lodge, Laurie’s Kitchen has the perfect traditional breakfast and lunch options for its customers!

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Try from their selection of omelettes, pancakes, or traditional Belgian waffles and add berries or chocolate chips if you’d like! Want to add bacon, sausage, or something else? Their menu has tons of options to choose from and you’ll be sure to enjoy whatever you order!

They even offer Gluten, Dairy, Egg, Soy, Vegan Nut Free Pancakes & Waffles and work to cater to people with different dietary needs.
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Can this brunch spot get any better? It can! The restaurant is decorated with posters and signs that inform customers with fast food allergy facts. A nut free restaurant that ALSO spreads food allergy awareness and has an EpiPen on site? What’s not to love?

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DISCLAIMER: As always, be sure to communicate your allergies to the restaurant staff to the extent that YOU are comfortable with the way they are handled. For guidance in this matter we recommend our App, AllergySmartz.

Restaurant Cho : Must Visit Nut-Free Dining in Montreal

From the moment we stepped foot into this restaurant we knew it was going to be an amazing experience. We were seated in the lively environment by our bubbly and kind waitress. My sister immediately told her about her nut allergies and she quickly reassured her that everything in the restaurant was safe to eat. She showed immense knowledge about food allergies and demonstrated an understanding of cross-contamination – she even asked if there were any issues with sesame and coconut!

It was amazing to have a dining experience where our biggest concern was which, of all of the delicious items on the menu, to order! Even with this she happily answered all our questions. We explained to her that we had a short trip in Montreal so to tell us what we simply cannot leave this restaurant without trying and she recommended the Buttermilk Fried Chicken Bao.

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Of course the presentation of the food was beautiful, but I’m sure what everyone wants to know most was the taste. We can honestly say that with the first bite we knew we had to plan another trip to Montreal because, frankly, this was one of the most delicious meals we had ever had. Within minutes we had both scarfed down our entrees leaving ourselves, and our bellies, full of delight.

Dessert? Yes please! Lava Cake with Green Tea Ice Cream? Safe. Cheesecake? Safe. Mega Chocolate Chip Cookie with marshmallows and sprinkles galore with 2 scoops of Vanilla Ice Cream. Safe. We finally settled on the Chocolate Chip Cookie to share and it was magnificent!

We are honestly at a loss for words about our restaurant experience at Cho. The meals, service, and allergy-awareness were perfect! No matter how much we write, a written review cannot do our wonderful experience at Cho justice – one simply has to go and experience it.

Our only regret is that our trip was too short and we were not able to go back for a second meal. That being said, we are excited to plan another trip to Montreal and visit this restaurant again!

Here’s our best piece of advice we can give to you: Go to Cho! This is a one of a kind dining experience you will never forget!

 

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Cho Restaurant
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http://www.restaurantcho.com/

 

 

DISCLAIMER: As always, be sure to communicate your allergies to the restaurant staff to the extent that YOU are comfortable with the way they are handled. For guidance in this matter we recommend our App, AllergySmartz.

Zego Snacks

School is about to start! Are you stocked up on your allergy-safe snacks to pack for lunch? Looking for more ideas? Want something that is allergy-friendly but also tastes delicious and won’t mess up your diet? We’ve got the product for you!

Available for purchase on their website, Amazon, and in local grocery stores – Zego Bars are the way to go! These perfectly sized treats are incredibly tasty and healthy too!

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Check out this excerpt from ZEGO’s Press Release:


If these facts aren’t enough to make you love these bars, here’s one more – they are dairy, nut, egg, soy, and grain free! And guess what? You can even scan the QR Code on the packaging to get allergen details – what a great use of technology!

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Be sure to check out their variety of yummy flavors on their website and get 15% off your first purchase!

Delizza Patisserie

With food allergies, opportunities for enjoying more exotic cuisine is often limited. However, Delizza Patisserie is here to change that!

The European-style desssert company offers high-quality products, including various types of eclaires and cream puffs.

We reached out to a representative from Delizza, and they provided the following comment:

We are peanut and tree nut free in our production area, however we do store individually wrapped frozen coconut macaroons in our freezer and frozen, prewrapped products that contain almonds, pistachios, and hazelnuts (imported from a sister company). There would be no cross-contamination risk with our equipment, as we do not open these or have any shared equipment. Additionally, we have an extensive allergen control plan for our suppliers that may have allergens in their facility.

Delizza products are available in several grocery stores across the U. S. Visit them online at delizza.us.


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Cybele’s Free to Eat Cookies

For those affected by food allergies, allergen-free desserts, especially cookies, are difficult to find. Fortunately, Cybele Pascal is here to help.

Pascal has created delicious “Free to Eat Cookies” free of the Top 8 allergens (dairy, eggs, wheat, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, and shellfish). They are also certified as gluten-free, kosher, vegan, and non-GMO.

Allergen information for all of the delicious flavors are available here: cybelesfreetoeat.com/products/

Try it out today, using this coupon (expiring 12/31/17)

More sugary delights coming next week here, on foodallergylowdown.com!


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DISCLAIMER: As always, be sure to communicate your allergies to the restaurant staff to the extent that YOU are comfortable with the way they are handled. For guidance in this matter we recommend our App, AllergySmartz.