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Eating out with Nut Allergy

Eating out with Nut Allergy 2019A Facebook Follower

"I wanted to share a great experience we had in China Town in Sydney on the weekend. I know many people are cautious about eating at new places, especially at Asian restaurants.

We went to Arisun Restaurant (Korean) on Saturday night with our kids, including 2 boys who have severe nut allergies. We spoke to the person at the front of the restaurant about their allergies and she assured us they could cater for them safely. We gave our order and again said it must have no nuts. We all ate our delicious meals, no issues and no reactions. When I paid for the bill I was so happy to see the Waiter had noted on our order 'No nuts' under every meal we ordered to ensure the kitchen staff were aware. Such wonderful service and a fantastic experience for us."

Over the holiday period, we tend to dine out more with friends and family. Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia has a number of resources to help minimise risk when eating out. View resources here: Resources

Our Chef Cards (made for you to personalise) are a great tool to communicate your allergy/s directly to the kitchen in a clear and efficient manner after speaking with wait staff about your allergy/s. Ask for the Chef Card to come back with your meal so that the correct meal without the allergen/s goes to the right person. Download here: A&AA Chef Cards

We also recommend you watch out Eating Out With Food Allergies webinar for lots of helpful information. You can view it here: Eating out with food allergies


Content created 19 December 2019


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