New Buffalo Peanut-Free Travel Itinerary

Enjoy a “Pure Michigan” summer of surfing, sunsets, and s’mores on New Buffalo’s beaches with Alyssa’s peanut-free itinerary. From bagels and coffee in the morning to lakefront dining and ice cream from a fresh tub to end the day, she’s shared safe eats for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and beyond. Follow Alyssa on Spokin @alyssabauder to see all of her reviews and on Instagram @allthingsallergies.

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Lunch: Whistle Stop Grocery

“This Union Pier market has it all—coffee, bagels, baked goods, made-to-order sandwiches, bottled drinks, snacks, wine…truly a one-stop shop! We went to Whistle Stop daily for breakfast and lunch during our trip, and their online ordering system has an option for adding allergies.”

Dinner: Terrace Room

“A lovely lakefront stop in New Buffalo. Kind and knowledgeable staff with truly incredible food. Plus, no peanut oil!”

Dessert: Oink’s Dutch Treat

“Despite normally avoiding hard-scooped ice cream shops, all the positive Spokin reviews encouraged me to try Oink’s in New Buffalo. The staff kindly offered to change their gloves, grab a new scooper, and open a fresh tub of Cookie Dough ice cream from the back! This sweet treat was the cherry on top of our lakeside weekend getaway.”


Coffee: Whistle Stop Grocery

Drinks: Round Barn Estate Winery

“The cutest tasting room in Union Pier! We had visited their winery and estate last summer, so wanted to stop at their other location while we were in town. It’s rare to see labeling on drink menus, so I was excited to see an allergy warning for dairy in the dessert wines.”

Dinner: The Stray Dog Bar & Grill

“I was blown away with the allergy consciousness at The Stray Dog! When I informed our waitress about my allergy, the manager was immediately sent to our table to discuss our options. He confidently explained their allergy protocols and offered substitutions for unsafe menu items. I felt so safe and taken care of here that we bought a Stray Dog t-shirt on the way out. We’ll be back!”


Brunch: Bentwood Tavern

“Uses soybean oil and no apparent peanuts on the menu. Great food and great views!”

Activities: Spa Day at Grand Harbor Hotel

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