Eating out with food allergies on holidays can be a challenge. By following these tips, you can enjoy a safe and enjoyable dining experience:
Download The Foodini App
It’s never been easier to enjoy your travels with this app that matches you to restaurants and menu options that best suit your dietary needs. Using Foodini, you can see in an instant which items you can eat safely, which ones offer the option to substitute ingredients and which dishes don’t match your dietary profile. The Foodini App features over 3,500 restaurants in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and has launched just in time for the holiday season in Byron Bay, Noosa and the Gold Coast.
Click here to download the app for free.
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.
Be Aware Of Cross-Contamination
It is always recommended to ask your server about the kitchen’s procedures for preventing cross-contamination during the preparation and cooking process.
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.