2. Ask Restaurants First
One of the most common causes for discomfort for people who are suffering from food allergies is the fact that they might find themselves going out to eat at restaurants less and less because of the fact that they feel the restaurant won’t accommodate their allergies – or because they’ve had a bad experience in a restaurant before. What if you ordered a salad and it contained nuts when you are very heavily allergic to them?
You should know that many restaurants understand this risk – and most of them will be happy to tell you about allergen-free options that they have on the menu; at the very least, you should ask a restaurant to tell you just what dishes contain the ingredient that you are allergic to so that you know what not to order, and make sure that you ask the chef if these dishes are prepared separately from those that contain the allergen.