Allergies and intolerances in food seem to be a growing concern especially among our youth. While there isn’t much you can do about fixing the problem you can certainly avoid consuming what makes us sick. Here is where we would eat out throughout the day, if we had some of the most common allergies/intolerances.
Youeni – You’ll be able to find Youeni in Surry Hills near the CBD or Castle Hill in the North West. Youeni has been around for many years and is definitely a place we should all visit, whether we are allergic to everything or not. The meals are super fresh and healthy and they also cater for vegan, keto and high protein diets. Their menu seems to be easy to modify and no dirty looks seem to come your way when you need to change something for your health!
Belmonte Italian – You’ll find this place in the Sydney North West suburb of Baulkham Hills. This place reminds us of our grandma’s home cooked meals and it has such a lovely vibe about the place – the staff are great. We’ve watched this place more recently become very vegan friendly, with the option to change menu items easily if needed. Of course, being Italian, they also have all your gluten-free needs solved as well. As mentioned, the staff here are lovely and if you had any special requirements (that they haven’t already sorted out for you on the menu) I’m sure they will happily sort it out.
Mark & Vinnys – You’ll find these guys in Surry Hills – they’ve been around for quite a few years now. You’ll probably recognise them from their bright coloured pastas and extensive vegan options on the menu. If spaghetti and spritz is your sort of thing, this is the perfect place. Their menu is super clear to let you know whether items are vegan or not, and of course, you can swap to gluten-free pasta. The cocktails are divine here too!
Nutie Donuts – Doughnuts are our sweet spot, so an allergy/intolerance-free version of them is a must. You’ll find Nutie Donuts in the inner west suburb of Balmain. When your sweet tooth starts kicking in, you’ll be able to find gluten-free and dairy-free options ready to go. I’d recommend the famous cinnamon donut but there are so many delicious options to choose from.
And lastly, there is always the option to just stay in and be safe with your own cooking. If you’re struggling to to find some good recipes for your allergy/intolerance, we’d recommend The Allergy-Free Cookbook.
We hope this blog helped you out. It looks like more and more places starting to factor in allergy and intolerances into their menus but we still have a long way to go! Let us know if you go to any of the above places or if you have any other recommendations.
If you’re wanting to understand more about allergies, there’s a great book about it called Allergy Epidemic, where they discuss the practical side of dealing with serious allergies and how you stay safe!
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