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.

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Happy #FoodAllergyAwareness Month #FAL Family! We’ve got a BIG surprise for you!

We’ve got you covered as you get ready to embark on your adventures and explore the world this summer!

AllergySmartz has just been updated to include 4 New Languages: Hebrew, Korean, Portuguese, and Turkish, and 1 New Allergen: Corn!

Usable without Internet connection, and equipped with 20 Spoken Languages and the Top 13 Allergens, AllergySmartz is the perfect tool to communicate your allergies to restaurant staff while dining abroad!

Be sure to download AllergySmartz and share it with your friends who want to travel this year! Happy Travels 🙂

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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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Travel Turbulence: Food Ideas + Pro-Tips for Long Haul Flights

Being cooped up in an airborne metal chute on long haul flights can be nerve-wracking. Having experienced the trepidations as you board to “Fly the Allergy Unfriendly Skies,” galvanized us to compile this list.

NOTE: This list is loosely classified by mealtimes, but travelling often interferes with your body clock, so you may find yourself eating bagels at 10 pm. 🙂

Breakfast:

  1. Bring bagels and single-serve jams/jellies. Assemble a delicious breakfast item on the flight!
  2. Bring small boxes of cereal. Ask the flight attendants for milk. They should have some when coming around with coffee, but will bring it separately if requested.

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  3. Pack some instant oatmeal. Just add hot water! You can get it by asking the flight attendants.

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  4. Enjoy hard-boiled eggs. Pack them in a CLEAR baggie, so they can be inspected at Security.
  5. Carry homemade muffins. They’re delicious and high in fiber.QHADHSSH

Lunch/Dinner:

  1. Bring a cup of noodles. Low sodium is preferable. Just add some hot water (available onboard) and you’re good to go!QAILNOODLES.png
  2. Pack soup. Most companies make individual sized bowls that can be made by just adding hot water.QANSOUP
  3. Make a tuna sandwich. Make sure to buy “no drain” tuna, and make sure it has a pullback tab.

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Snacks:

  1. Order a fruit platter ahead of time. Most airlines offer some version of this, often with yogurt. It can be ordered at ticket purchase, or usually up to 48 hours before your flight.
  2. Create your own fresh fruit/veggie baggies. Place some carrot sticks, celery sticks, grapes, cherries, oranges, etc., in a baggie. You CANNOT take it through Security in a foreign country, even if it is only a layover. Of course, it is not allowed through Immigration.
  3. Sun Maid Raisins are a healthy and delicious snack. They’re small and easily portable, and will keep you satisfied while also providing energy.QARAISINS
  4. Bring along snack bars. Fiber One, Nutri-grain, and Enjoy Life are all very well-labeled, so check for your allergy needs.

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  5. Bake brownies/cookies. Many allergy-friendly mixes are available.
  6. Pack tortilla chips and single-serve packs of salsa. You may have to put the chips in your own plastic bag (due to size issues).

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  7. Take pudding. Hunt’s Snack Pack makes delicious puddings of various flavors. No refrigeration required.SNACKPACK.png
  8. Bring along some crackers. There’s a wide variety of allergy-safe crackers, and many delicious flavors!

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BRING ALONG AllergySmartz! On your travels, AllergySmartz can assist you in communicating the severity of food allergies, and the necessary precautions, to restaurant staff around the world!

To download from the Android Store, CLICK HERE. To download from the Apple Store, CLICK HERE.

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Pro tip: It’s always a good idea to have a note from your allergist that your Epi-Pen and food are necessary to bring along, and do not pose a threat to anyone.

Now, you can truly fly the friendly skies!



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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.