Boston Food Allergy-Friendly City Guide

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One of the United State’s oldest cities, Beantown offers the charming heritage of cobbled streets, historical landmarks, manicured parks, and famous universities. As Massachusetts was the first state to pass food allergy laws for restaurants, Boston is one of Spokin’s most allergy-friendly cities. Check out Spokin App users' favorites!




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1. Blue Dragon

“This was my first time having any type of Chinese food. The first thing out of the waitress’ mouth was ‘do you have any food allergies’? This was by far the most attentive restaurant I’ve been to for allergies. They made me feel comfortable and safe and the food was AMAZING!!!”


@aliyav8 who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


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2. Joe's American Bar & Grill

“They make me feel super comfortable! Manager brings out allergy meal separately.”

@cbelbin16 who manages peanut, tree nut, and soy allergies.


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3. Border Cafe

“The staff were the best! They asked me what I wanted and found out if I could have and I had a safe enjoyable meal. ( my first time eating out in this country since I got my allergy 5 years ago)!”

@blackcastle31 who manages egg, shellfish, celery, and pineapple allergies


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4. Oath Craft Pizza - Davis Square

“Aside from the pizza being fantastic, this restaurant is great when it comes to food allergies. Between making these 90 second personal pizzas, the staff always changes their gloves. Additionally, if you inform them of your allergy when you order, they will pull ingredients from separate containers to ensure that there is no cross contamination.”

@jzas who manages tree nut and sesame allergies


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5. Eataly

“This is one of the BEST restaurants I’ve eaten at. Not only are they accommodating to individuals such as myself with my allergies, they also make fantastic food. It truly is the best combination!”

@mthomp2468 who manages a peanut allergy


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6. The Palm Boston

"The steak was DELICIOUS!! Our server was great!"

@lanielou18 who manages a dairy allergy


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7. Tresca

"We read this place was allergy-friendly and they have limited nuts on the menu. The food was very good and we were comfortable here. This is a solid choice in the North End of Boston"

@lattelauren who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


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8. Diesel Cafe

"This is an awesome spot to hang out, drink coffee, get a bite, etc. It is also great with food allergies. If you inform them of your allergy while ordering, they will make sure that they run the tools used through the dishwasher, always change their gloves, ad they will prepare your food at an allergen free station."

@jzas who manages tree nut and sesame allergies


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9. Olivia's Bistro

"I had a delicious steak. The staff not only were good with handling allergies, but they could do it fast! If you asked a question, they wouldn’t take 5 minutes to answer like some places.”

@thezestyeel who manages peanut, tree nut, wheat, sesame, barley, rye and legume allergies and Celiac


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10. Aqua Pazza

"Absolutely incredible food and wonderful allergy experience. Highly recommend if you’re in Boston."

@jamisonv who manages tree nut and milk allergies


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11. The Cottage Wellesley

"Everyone we’ve interacted with here has been transparent, helpful, and willing to accommodate any request for my gluten allergy and my daughters nuts and kiwi”

@rccb who manages peanut, tree nut, and kiwi allergies


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12. Papa Razzi

"So easy to figure out safe things to eat! Cross contamination is not a worry there :).”

@cbates who manages peanut, tree nut, kiwi, and oral fruit and vegetable allergies


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13. Martsa On Elm

"While the restaurant does have a few types of nuts on their menu, they say that they are able to remove any ingredient from a dish because they cook everything fresh. They’re very conscious about food allergies, especially for an Asian restaurant, and I would go back in a heartbeat!"

@nxm2001 who manages a peanut allergy


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14. Santarpio's Pizza

"The menu is extremely limited and none of the options include nuts. Safe bet if you have a nut allergy and want the best pizza in Boston!"

@joe who manages peanut, tree nut, and nitrate allergies


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15. The Prime Deli & Cafe

"They always change their gloves when handling my food. I have never ordered anything fried, but their bread has been safe for me in the past. They’re very helpful in providing labels for anything you order!"

@sackerman13 who manages peanut, tree nut, soy, shellfish, mustard, sesame, apricot, cherry, kiwi, melon, peach, quinoa, legume, and sulfite allergies


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16. Toscano

"They were able to make most things dairy free! I got spaghetti with tomato sauce, it was delicious!"

@lanielou18 who manages a dairy allergy


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17. Puritan & Company

"This restaurant gave me some of the BEST food I’ve ever had. Everything is made extremely masterfully and the cherry on top of the peanut free cake is that they are extremely proactive in taking measures to make sure people with allergies in general are comfortable eating in their establishment."

@mthomp2468 who manages a peanut allergy


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18. Back Deck

"Great GF menu, lots of choices for starters, mains, and drinks. I had their grilled wings (braised in duck fat? of course!) and a burger. I ate at the bar, bartender was very aware and helpful."

@kummell who manages Celiac disease


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19. Myers + Chang

"Very allergy friendly restaurant with great food and staff. Highly recommend!"

@allergy_amulet_abi who manages peanut, tree nut, and shellfish allergies


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20. Pomodoro

"Had an amazing time here! A friend recommended this little place before visiting Boston. The atmosphere is lovely and the food is great. The menu states to let them know if you have any allergies. My sister is vegan and I am gluten free and they made two separate appetizers that both accommodated our needs."

@shosbein who manages a wheat allergy and Celiac


TREAT


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1. Jennifer Lee’s Gourmet Bakery

"An amazing treat! First of all, they list everything that it does not contain very clearly. Very knowledgeable waitstaff. My son was really excited to have anything he wanted from the bakery. We also got some treats, the brownie was amazing! You couldn’t tell any of these treats were vegan or allergy free.”
@melissamagnotta who manages peanut, tree nut, milk and egg allergies


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2. Blacker's Bakeshop

“Delicious treats and bread products! People cookies are colorful and yummy as are the cupcakes, especially the “copycat” cupcake. For me it’s with the drive for their products."

@dollylyn who manages peanut, tree nut, fish, shellfish, and carrageenan allergies


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3. Tipping Cow Ice Cream

"This place is entirely peanut, tree nut, and sesame free. My daughter was so happy to get a big waffle cone full of birthday cake ice cream with hot caramel on top. This place is a gem and awesome to feel 100% comfortable."

@lattelauren who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


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4. Half Baked

My daughter has a PN allergy and has never had anything at a bakery. She LOVED being able to order and eat what they had. Everything tasted great too! We will definitely be going back!”

@rsmom who manages a peanut allergy


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5. Sweet Bakery

"Vegan cupcakes were amazing!! Cooks and staff have clear protocol to avoid contamination."

@macmom who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, soy, shellfish, sesame, cherry, peach, and legume allergies


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6. [FoMu] Premium Alternative Ice Cream + Cafe

"Everything, ice cream and baked goods, is vegan with lots of options and gluten free. Staff very knowledgeable. Gluten free vegan salted caramel cookie was delicious!"

@bdelaney who manages peanut, egg, wheat, barley, rye allergies


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7. J.P. Licks

“Best ice cream place for gluten free. They have gluten free cones, they clean the scooper, and will get you ice cream from a brand new tub if you just tell them you have a gluten allergy!”

@jessiebb100 who manages a wheat allergy and Celiac


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8. Treat Cupcake Bar

“Every week they close the kitchen, scour it, and make all of their allergy friendly baked goods for the week. Cake pops and large cupcakes (pn, tn, gf, egg free) are over the top!”

@rccb who manages peanut, tree nut and kiwi allergies


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9. Georgetown Cupcake

“FANTASTIC CUPCAKES! I enjoyed every bite of this cupcake and the enjoyment was only magnified by the fact that I wasn’t afraid of having an allergic reaction because this establishment has guaranteed me that I will be safe and satisfied.”

@mthomp2468 who manages a peanut allergy


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10. Mike's Pastry

“One of the most famous bakeries in Boston! I ordered a gluten free whoopie pie which was absolutely delicious but they also had 5 other gf options all kept in a separate section of the bakery.”

@shosbein who manages a wheat allergy and Celiac


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11. Flour Bakery

“The simple menus on the walls detail which foods are nut free, vegetarian and/or dairy free, and the waitstaff are super patient and hhelpful with any questions about allergens.”

@nxm2001 who manages a peanut allergy


STAY


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1. Four Seasons Hotel Boston

“They were excellent in accommodating my kids severe food allergies. The hotel and staff were excellent… highly recommend this place!”

@safemom who manages peanut, tree nut, egg, mustard, sesame, chickpea, and grass allergies


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2. Boston Marriott - Newton

“They were very accommodating of my allergies for breakfast and able to provide many choices. All rooms also have a refrigerator. Everything is very clean.”

@ sackerman13 who manages peanut, tree nut, soy, shellfish, mustard, sesame, apricot, cherry, kiwi, melon, peach, quinoa, legumes and sulfite allergies.


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3. The Westin Copley Place

“Overall great experience here! Stayed recently for 2 nights in a club lounge room. The food in the club lounge was good and offered gf and vegan snacks. The best part was being connected to Copley Place and having many restaurants safe for me and my family.“

@shosbeinn who manages a wheat allergy and Celiac


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4. Hilton Boston Downtown/Faneuil Hall

“The kitchen staff directed me straight to their head chef who was extremely knowledgeable and educated on food allergies. He walked me through the line and helped me choose what I wanted to eat then prepared it separately in the back. Easily one of the best and most secure hotels I have stayed at.“

@toriwong who manages peanut, tree nut, and milk allergies


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5. Hyatt Regency Boston

“Great in house restaurant with GF items on menu. Staff happily accommodates DF requests!”

@rkba who manages a milk allergy and Celiac


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6. Marriott Vacation Club Pulse at Custom House

“The suites have a kitchenette with microwave, mini fridge, a freezer, and a small kitchen sink. The views are incredible and the location is central to Faneuil Hall ad close to the North End.”

@lattelauren who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


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7. Hilton Boston Bay Back

“I stayed here during some college visits and I loved it! We had brunch at the hotel and it was amazing! The food was delicious ad they were very accommodating with our allergies! They also had a snack shop in the lobby with a ton of allergy friendly packaged snacks.”

@avasoto who manages a tree nut allergy


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