22 Allergy-Friendly Dim Sum Spots

Celebrate Lunar New Year with dim sum! It’s the Year of the Dragon and if eating allergy-friendly dim sum will help bring us good fortune, we’re here for it! See the 22 best places in the world to find allergy-friendly dim sum across the U.S., Canada, Spain, India, and even Hong Kong!

California | Florida | Hawaii | New Mexico | New York | Pennsylvania | Canada | Hong Kong | India | Spain

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Dragon Beaux

Location: San Francisco, California

“Feel much safer eating their dim sum than going to their dinner hot pot. They have amazing baos and seafood dumplings. Everything is clearly labeled, but be sure to double check if you order mixed ingredient dumplings or sponge cakes.”

@nutfreefun, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

Iron Teapot Dim Sum & Bar

Location: Los Angeles, California

“This is a great spot if you have allergies to animal products (eggs, dairy, fish, etc.) and have wanted to try dim sum! I really appreciated how they had a full vegan menu of options. The service was not great to be honest but our server by the end of the night made it up to us with free cucumber salad and broccoli. This is one of the few dim sum places I’ve come across with extensive vegan options, so I’d say this is worth checking out!”

@jennatso8, who manages milk, egg, and meat allergies

Grand Palace Restaurant

Location: South San Francisco, California

“Great dim sum and rare use of peanuts! Great variety of rice noodles. Be sure to double-check the mixed dumplings, though. “

@nutfreefun, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

Koi Palace

Location: Daly City, California

“Long-time and loyal customers. We have safely eaten here millions of times and love their dim sum options, as well as their dinners. I really like their durian puffs (lunch dessert) and their bean sprouts, whisk steamed fish, sweet and sour anything, coffee ribs, and soy sauce chicken (dinner), which comes with really delicious sweet soybeans underneath. Great safe Cantonese spot. It’s also now a chain so be sure to stop by in Fisherman’s Wharf or the airport for a quick fix.”

@nutfreefun, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


Hutong Miami

Location: Miami, Florida

“I went here with my family and was extremely nervous considering it’s a new Chinese restaurant. Upon arrival we were asked if there were any allergies at the table. We were told which dishes to avoid but also that they would make sure that everything be made separately from the rest of the food in the kitchens. We ordered a second set of the lobster dim sum and they told us that it would take a little longer since they are decontaminating everything in the kitchen for our table. Not a problem what so ever and I graciously thanked our server, Victor for being so proactive and stating everything in each dish for us throughout the night!“

@msukert, who manages a peanut allergy


Tim Ho Wan- Waikiki

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii

“This was a very casual dim sum spot located in the Royal Hawaiian Center. Despite the small menu (different from their international branches) and while it is not my favorite dim sum spot, it was a safe and convenient find. Everything is labeled with their allergens. Do be warned that the baked char siu bars are kneaded with peanut oil.“

@nutfreefun, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies



Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico

“Identified which products were made in house and without soy.“

@jkw321, who manages peanut, soy, and legume allergies


Vegetarian Dim Sum House

Location: New York, New York

“They make great mock shrimp dim sum and are very creative.”

@gracecheung, who manages peanut and shellfish allergies

The Original Buddha Bodai Kosher Vegetarian Restaurant

Location: New York, New York

“This restaurant in Chinatown serves vegan dim sum and Chinese food! The menu items with peanuts are clearly labeled. I was so excited to eat some of my old favorites that I haven’t had since going vegan, and also try some new ones that would traditionally have shrimp, like shumai and shrimp dumplings.“

@amandayoung03, who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, fish, and shellfish allergies

Nom Wah Tea Parlor

Location: New York, New York

“We ate here successfully and the food was yummy. This was the first time my daughter ever had dim sum. My mom spoke with the waitstaff in Cantonese and they explained that the fried gluten-free dim sum options share a fryer. They do have gluten-free tamari sauce (San-J) to use. The only nut product on the menu was almond cookies. It was cool eating here because our family has been eating there for a long time. Nom Wah is one the original dim sum places in Manhattan China town. The staff do speak English, but we spoke to them in Chinese to make sure they understood. Also you might see some famous people there. They’ve got a few pics up on the wall with them and I’ve seen a few on Instagram.”

@vkotz, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

Lilli and Loo

Location: New York, New York

“I would eat here every day if I could. They have an entire gluten-free menu and are amazing. The dumplings are THE BEST. They are so delicious. Only wish they offered veggie dumplings or different fillings.”

@plantivore, who manages celiac and peanut, tree nut, milk, soy, flax, and corn allergies

Dynasty Dim Sum

Location: New York, New York

“I ate here with my daughter and granddaughters expecting to only eat a bowl of white rice. The excellent wait staff wouldn’t hear of it! He knew exactly what oils they used, how they prepped and could cook each dish and assured me that they could prepare with all my allergies in mind! It was amazing! I had organic chicken sautéed in canola oil, steamed broccoli and fluffy white rice. I also had a steaming pot of jasmine green tea! Delicious!!”

@lorettaspage, who manages celiac and peanut, tree nut, shrimp, soy, grain, legume, fruit, and green bean allergies


Nom Wah Philadelphia

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“Nom Wah is not only a stellar and historic Dim Sum restaurant but is also a completely nut-free restaurant. It makes picking dim sum dishes so fun and effortless.“

@cas589, who manages peanut, tree nut, and seed allergies

Dim Sum House By Jane G’s – Rittenhouse

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“A dim sum restaurant with a vegan menu is almost unheard of! My guy got to eat scallion pancakes and spring rolls—things he traditionally cannot because they contain eggs. We also got har gow, Singapore mai fun, sticky rice in lotus leaf and chrysanthemum tea! We are Chinese and this tasted delicious and authentic!“

@jackiengai, who manages tree nut, milk, and egg allergies


Xian Sushi and Noodle

Location: Austin, Texas

“Gluten-free dumplings! This is one of my fave restaurants. I get their har gow, veggie dumplings, and gluten-free noodles with Tom Yum soup. Although I am celiac and very sensitive and haven’t gotten sick, I think there is a risk of cross-contamination here. They are making so many noodles and dumplings so there’s a lot of flour present.”

@plantivore, who manages celiac and peanut, tree nut, milk, soy, flax, and corn allergies


Sam’s Congee Delight

Location: Markham, Ontario

“Authentic Chinese comfort food at its best. Congee, fried dough, dim sum. Our waitress was pretty busy, but happy to answer any questions!“

@aliu, who manages citrus allergies


Mott 32

Location: Hong Kong

“It was pretty difficult for me to eat here as their barbecued items were not safe for nut allergies and I do not eat fish, but they were very knowledgeable about their menu and willing to modify dishes (if possible) to be safe. I got the crispy yellow chicken. It was absolutely delicious and just made me with salt.”

@tpgordon, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

Madame Fu-Grand Cafe Chinois

Location: Hong Kong

“This restaurant had gluten-free dim sum. They were well aware of which sauces had gluten. Overall, great experience.”

@shosbein, who manages celiac


Yauatcha Mumbai

Location: Mumbai, India

“Helpful staff and menu! Peanut butter is used in the non-vegetarian dim sums but the vegetarian ones do not contain any peanut. Server was very knowledgeable about it. We ordered the truffle edamame dumpling, vegetable crystal dumpling and shiitake mushroom dumpling. We also got the sweet corn chicken and sweet corn vegetable soup. For main course, there are dishes that contain nuts but the servers made us aware of which ones to avoid. We ordered Szechuan Mabo tofu, braised chicken, chicken fried rice, and stir fry ramen noodle for entrees.”

@Kpnv, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


Out of China

Location: Barcelona, Spain

“Amazing gluten-free options. Their dumplings are amazing, the staff is so kind, and all of the food was wonderful. Be aware, they have a tiny amount of vegetable oil (soy) in the dumpling dough batter, but after talking it through with them I decided to have them regardless and I was fine (normally I have instant reactions to soy, but use your own caution). Loved this place!

@plantivore, who manages celiac and peanut, tree nut, milk, soy, flax, and corn allergies

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