Eating Out with Food Allergies: How To Enjoy Your Holiday

Eating out with food allergies on holidays can be a huge challenge. By following these tips, you can enjoy a safe and enjoyable dining experience:

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Choose the Perfect Dining Spot for a group

When it comes to dining out with food allergies, making informed decisions is crucial. Taking the time to check all the ingredients and gather relevant information can significantly contribute to your safety and enjoyment. By being proactive in your research, you can ensure a seamless dining experience that aligns with your dietary needs and preferences. The Foodini App not only simplifies the process of finding allergy-friendly restaurants but also offers a unique Group feature that enhances your decision-making process. Suppose you’re planning a gathering with friends or family, each with their own eating preferences, allergies, and lifestyle choices. In that case, the Group feature becomes invaluable. By creating a group within the app, you can seamlessly collaborate and consider everyone’s needs when selecting a restaurant.

Communicate Your Needs

When you arrive at the restaurant, let your server know about your food allergies. This will help ensure that the kitchen takes necessary precautions to prepare your meal safely. If you see a dish on the menu that you’d like to order but that contains an ingredient you’re allergic to, consider asking if the kitchen can make a modification or use the Foodini app to check which ingredients you could safely substitute. Many restaurants are willing to accommodate dietary requests.
Person communicating whilst eating out with food allergies
Communicate Your Needs

Be Aware Of Cross-Contamination

To further safeguard your well-being, it is essential to inquire about the restaurant’s procedures for preventing cross-contamination during food preparation and cooking. By understanding their protocols, you can make informed decisions about which dishes are safest for you to enjoy without the risk of an allergic reaction. From separate cooking areas to dedicated utensils and stringent cleaning practices, restaurants that prioritize food safety will put your mind at ease. It is always recommended to ask your server about the kitchen’s procedures for preventing cross-contamination during the preparation and cooking process. 
People eating out together with food allergies
Be Aware Of Cross-Contamination

Pack Allergy-Friendly Snacks

When you’re out and about whilst sightseeing it’s a good idea to carry some trusty snacks. This would be especially useful for families with children to reduce stress and help to ensure everyone continues having fun! We feature snacks on the Foodini app from a variety of brands covering dietary needs from gluten-free to low FODMAP and many more. By following these tips, you can have a safe and enjoyable experience eating out with food allergies on holidays. With a little planning and communication, you can find allergy-friendly options and feel confident about the food you’re eating.