San Antonio
Food Allergy-Friendly City Guide

 
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Food allergies, meet San Antonio. This year, the annual FARE National Food Allergy Conference is heading to Texas to gather the country's top food allergy innovators and experts on the banks of the San Antonio River Walk.

Lucky for us, the River Walk is the best way to see and taste San Antonio. With dozens of restaurants lining the river, there are plenty food allergy-friendly places to choose from. We've found the hottest food allergy-friendly spots that are quick to accommodate food allergic guests and make dining out as easy as it should be.


Casa Rio

Casa Rio San Antonio Food Allergy Friendly

As the first restaurant to open its doors on the San Antonio River, Casa Rio serves up history with its classic Mexican fare. There are no peanuts or tree nuts used in the kitchen and most dishes can be made dairy-free or egg-free. They have a gluten-free menu for those with wheat allergies, in addition to a vegetarian menu for those with fish or shellfish allergies.

Spokin Tip: The kitchen uses canola oil for frying, but note there is soybean oil in the house salad dressing.

📍Distance from Hotel: 3 minute walk

Details: casa-rio.com


Bella On The River

bella on the river san antonio food allergy

Take a stop on your river walk at Bella's cozy European grotto dining room or patio. They serve Mediterranean-style food, available on gluten-free and vegetarian menus for those allergic to wheat, fish or shellfish. There are no peanuts in the kitchen and many of the vegetarian options can be made without dairy upon request.

Spokin Tip: If you are allergic to almond, avoid all fried foods as almonds are prepared in their shared fryers.

📍Distance from Hotel: 6 minute walk

Details: bellaontheriver.com


River's Edge

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At River's Edge, you can enjoy the upscale fusion of American and South Texan cuisine for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The ingredients are largely sourced from local farms and can easily be customized for guests with food allergies. Nuts are stored separately and the well-trained staff are very knowledgeable and experienced at serving guests with food allergies.

📍Distance from Hotel: 4 minute walk

Details: riversedgecafesa.com


Biga On The Banks

biga on the banks food allergy-friendly

Located in a quiet bend of the River Walk, Biga's is famous for their innovative, gourmet dinner menus, inspired by classic American cuisine. The menu changes daily, but they are very experienced with food allergy-specific orders. They suggest to call ahead, so they can be prepared to accommodate guests with food allergies. Gluten-free and vegetarian options are offered regularly.

📍Distance from Hotel: 9 minute walk

Details: biga.com


Pizzarita's

pizzarita food allergy-friendly san antonio

With limited nuts on the menu and a gluten-free crust option, Pizzarita's is a fast and fun spot right on the river for lunch or dinner. Pizza is available in the dining room or for pick-up or delivery. 

📍Distance from Hotel: 6 minute walk

Details: pizzaritas.com


Hard Rock Cafe

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Hard Rock Cafe knows food allergies. The well-trained staff is more than willing to accommodate in order to provide something for everyone. There are no peanuts in the kitchen, limited tree nuts, several dairy-free and egg-free options and they even have a separate fryer for gluten-free dishes.

Spokin Tip: There is a gluten-free menu that is available upon request that is not on the website.

📍Distance from Hotel: 4 minute walk

Details: hardrock.com


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