Chicago Food Allergy-Friendly City Guide
While the Windy City is famous for sports, architecture, a stunning lakefront, and yes, deep-dish pizza, it's also one of the most allergy-friendly cities. See the top-rated places shared by Spokin users.
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“I called ahead after seeing they had a whole GF menu to see if they could accommodate our FA child. The host who answered the phone told me about their whole process and said they were really good with food allergies! She was right! They were amazing and my FA kid’s food came out with a stick in it that was labeled allergy.”
@thedyercrew who manages tree nut, milk, egg, and Celiac-gluten allergies
“Top notch service again from the Chef and his team last night! Our family loves it here! Having multiple food allergies is challenging for my kiddo, but he feels so welcome by Piccolo Sogno. It is the first restaurant he ever ate from five years ago. We are so very grateful to have a DELICIOUS place to celebrate milestones as a family.”
@ssp23 who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, seed, and curry allergies
"We have had MANY meals here. Their amazing food is matched by their absolute top notch service - most servers have been there for years and they 100% take care of their food allergic guests. So many safe options from appetizers to desserts. I highly recommend.”
@susie who manages peanut and tree nut allergies
"Mostly nut free kitchen. The staff were well educated on the menu and allergens. Additionally, there is a comprehensive book they refer to in order to verify ingredients. My daughter safely enjoyed not only her meal, but also a milkshake and dessert which is usually not safe outside of the house. One of the best experiences yet!"
@memachado1 who manages tree nut, fish, and seed allergies
"We have been dining at Quartino’s for 8 years this month! Fresh food, great single ingredient choices and a separate gluten-free menu. The staff double check orders and follows through."
@sarahmatheson who manages tree nut, milk, egg, soy, shellfish, Celiac-gluten, and sulphite allergies
"Staff is educated, kind, enthusiastic, and happy to accommodate anyone with food allergies! There is a wide range of delicious options. Although most of them are based around chicken, there are also vegetarian options."
@natalie who manages peanut and tree nut allergies
"I have eaten there several times because of my level of comfort. I informed the staff when my dinner came, that I had forgotten to mention a peanut & tree nut allergy when ordering. They took my dish away and insisted on making the same dish with no hesitation under the knowledge of the allergies. Incredibly friendly staff. Our server had allergies as well!"
@adamwood who manages peanut and tree nut allergies
"We had the most amazing dinner for our nut and sesame allergic son. The restaurant created a menu for our table that was totally safe for him. Our server was an allergy mom too so she totally got it! Everything was delicious, and I would go back in a heartbeat!"
@sheberhard who manages peanut, tree nut, seed, and hemp allergies
"I have heard so many good things about Jeni’s and have been wanting to try their ice cream forever! I was so excited that I finally got a chance this past week! I told the staff about my allergies and asked them to use a clean bin along with a clean scoop. The staff was aware and made me feel safe. The ice cream was delicious and I would definitely go again!"
@lizzyanderlik who manages peanut, tree nut, and seed allergies
“Delicious and several options for those with allergies compared to other cupcake places. I have ordered a variety of mini vegan cupcakes for my husband’s birthday and they were not sacrificed in taste nor moistness in any way."
@dcdocc who manages peanut, soy, milk, wheat, Celiac-gluten, Brewers yeast, Bakers yeast, and egg allergies
"Awesome staff, very nice. Biggest selection of desserts for any and all food allergies. Excellent desserts. Delicious, you would never know they are gluten free."
@elizabeth0234 who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, fish, shellfish, legume, watermelon, chia, cantaloupe, and cauliflower allergies
“We had the greatest staycation at the Ritz! Before we arrived, I emailed with the hotel about my daughter’s severe milk allergy and figured out a menu so that she could have safe room service for breakfast! The kitchen knew about our order when we called down in the morning and the food was delicious. This hotel is so great for children- tons of kid amenities, very allergy aware!”
@amgaetano who manages a milk allergy
“My sister and I booked an environmentally friendly hotel room with wood floors and an air purifier! Also, there was a refrigerator in the room (not kitchen).”
@missallergicreactor who manages peanut, tree nut, fish, shellfish, seed, vegetable, fruit, green pea, olive, all tropical fruit, mango, legume, black bean, and tahini allergies