I get a lot of emails about "Dining with allergies in NYC". So here are some of my short cuts all in one place.
A breakdown of how I go to restaurants safely and often: The Cheers Experience.
Some tips on becoming a regular from New York Magazine that go nicely with the Cheers Experience:
My website of restaurants where I have had safe experiences in the past: Allergic Girl Recommends.
Always communicate, communicate, communicate before you go!
Opentable.com is great resource to list your your dietary requests in the "Special Requests for the Maitre D' section.
Want to buy some laminated allergy chef cards? Jim at www.Selectwisely.com (Jim at or email@example.com) will you give you a %10 discount if you use the WFD code: "sw45821"
Make sure those around you know what to do in case of an emergency: allergy action forms from AAAAI.org (The American Academy of Allergy Asthma & immunology).