I *know* there are people in Boston that dine out allergy-free but are they not blogging or talking or yelping or chowhounding? Yoo hoo, Boston food allergy adults, where are you?
I typed in “allergy-free dining, boston” and MY blog [?!] popped up and not even with a list of places but with the milk desensitization study out of Children’s Hospital Boston. Not what I need and not right at all.
I’m going to Boston this week for the Natural Products Expo East. I haven’t been to Boston in ages and what I remember of dining there as a child, it was (is) a seriously fishy town. As someone with salmon allergies I tend to stay away from fishy places. So that doesn’t seem to leave me with much. I’ve asked on Twitter and the response was thin. Food Allergy Buzz sent over Davios, which looks promising. Food Allergies to Go has a list but many are fish places and Asian spots (not great for my nut and fish allergies).
My Google.com search turned up a few gluten-free listings. Here are some from Chowhound.com, Boston Globe (via Gluten Free Guidebook, thanks Hil) and Gluten Free Celiac web, and Triumph Dining’s GF restaurant guide. I’m extending my search to Boston vegan restaurants as well.
However, as I have said before, gluten-free does not equal allergy friendly. It’s a start but don’t count on it.
So my plan is to bring lost of snacks, make my list to try, do some internet homework, talk with concierge at hotel, use opentable.com to make ressies, make sure I have my dining card and medications on hand and polish up my smile!
If you have non-fishy, allergy-friendly recommendations for Boston (not too far from the convention center area) I’m all ears!