Dining at Home on Thanksgiving
Eating at a Restaurant
Spending Thanksgiving at a restaurant means less preparation and clean up, but it also creates concern for those with food allergies. Before you leave, check the establishment’s website. Many restaurants have nutritional and allergen data sheets available so you can pre-plan what to order. Then, explain the food allergy to the server so they can be extra aware of your food’s preparation. Sometimes menu items change, especially when a restaurant is hosting a specialty meal for a holiday.
Enjoying Thanksgiving with a food allergy may take some planning and education, but it’s completely worth the extra effort to enjoy a safe, healthy meal with those you love.