Have you heard about the new The Allergy-Free Shop in Miami? Started by Jennifer, mom to a food allergic child, The Allergy-Free Shop is a place for our community to shop in a physical space, with three aisles of companies that cater to those of us with food allergies and food intolerances and other special dietary needs.
I visited The Allergy-Free Shop during my Florida trip during this 2008 Christmas/Chanukah holiday season (that is, this past Saturday afternoon). From the moment I walked through the glass door, I felt like I was like seeing old friends. At every turn, companies we all know and love are stocked on the shelves: Cherrybrook Kitchen, Home Free, Enjoy Life were there as well and many, many more companies' products available only online, like Miss Robens.
The Allergy-Free Shop's owner Jennifer has created a symbol system to aid shoppers who are looking for specific free-from food items.
The freezers are filled with more goodies; things I had only heard about, legends in the food allergy world, all here for the buying. Did you know that Kinnikinnick makes frozen doughnuts?
Jennifer said the cinnamon sugar ones are to die.
The Allergy-Free Shop also carries books, t-shirts for children, beauty and bath products and even household cleaning supplies and devices.
Maybe someday she will open one in the northeast. For now, south Floridians have a new allergen-friendly destination: The Allergy-Free Shop.
The Allergy-Free Shop
8803 SW 132 St.
Miami, FL 33176