Washington, D.C. Food Allergy-Friendly City Guide

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While our nation's capital is well-known for the Lincoln Memorial and the White House, it’s also one of the hottest restaurant scenes in the country. As a top rated city by Spokin users in our app, Washington, D.C. has us wishing we were back in eighth grade!

 
 
 

EAT


1. Clyde’s of Georgetown

“I ate here with my severely nut-allergic daughter. The manager was very helpful, and the staff was very well trained and did a great job keeping track of her allergens. They made sure the chef handled our order personally even on a very busy night and communicated thoroughly. Even though there were plenty of nuts and shellfish on the menu, they served a delicious, safe meal and made us feel comfortable.”

@stalayne who manages peanut, tree nut and shellfish allergies


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2. &Pizza

“The first question I asked was to see if they had anything containing peanuts, and the staff was very knowledgeable and explained to me that they do not use peanuts. I felt comfortable eating the delicious pizza.”

@dhodson500 who manages a peanut allergy


3. Jaleo

“This is a tapas spot, and it was so good! There were no peanuts (we heard there was no sesame either). There were a few dishes with nuts like the salads. We ordered an item that said it did not have nuts on the menu, and the waiter let us know it had nuts, which was great. We also had tomato bread, mushroom risotto, hanger steak, fried eggplant and ham and cheese panini. It’s a very fun place!”

@susie who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


4. Carmine’s Italian Restaurant

“We went during a non busy time to ensure we got the attention from the management team that we needed. The restaurant had a special menu for allergies. The manager was very knowledgable and went back to the kitchen to confirm with the chef that it was safe. We had a tasty meal that we all enjoyed. The food is served family style so we all ate the same thing. ”

@serinasmom who manages peanut, tree nut and egg allergies


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5. Kora

"The homemade bread is amazing. The chef is super nice and came and talked to us about what was the best option to go with. The staff is super kind, and the food is good! "

@diyachab who manages peanut, tree nut, egg, soy and shellfish allergies


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6. Booeymonger Restaurant

"I really really enjoyed eating lunch here. I got the Fifth Street sandwich, and my lunch date had a breakfast combo of bacon, eggs and potatoes. There are no nuts except in wrapped brownies in the front of the restaurant."

@natalie who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


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7. The Little Beet

"They have a completely dedicated gluten-free facility. The food here is amazing!"

@kwood22 who manages egg and wheat allergies


8. Daikaya - Ramen(1F) Iskaya(2F)

"This place was AMAZING! They are upstairs (they have a ramen shop on the first floor). They brought an allergen menu that listed peanuts, tree nuts, sesame, dairy, etc. and listed the dishes that contained the allergens. Our server then crossed off what wasn’t safe for my daughter and shared that one of the chefs had a peanut allergy. The food was delicious and is one of the best allergy experiences we have had!"

@susie who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


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9. il Canale

"This place has the only Neapolitan Pizza oven in D.C., and they use dedicated equipment. I love watching it being made.”

@ilanadc who manages peanut, tree nut and shellfish allergies


10. Bourbon Steak

"On the reservation, there was a space included to list allergens. When we got there, our waiter already knew my allergens and had proactively had the kitchen staff make a batch of the bread that was safe for me. They were really helpful and accommodating. The food was delicious!"

@grieeli who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


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11. The Hamilton

"Everything is delicious!"

@eatnutfree who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


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12. Le Diplomate

"This is the best restaurant for allergies that I have ever been to, and I had the best waiter I have ever dealt with! The food and service was outstanding. We even learned something new about nut allergies! Wow!”

@pasquesi3 who manages a peanut allergy


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13. Lost Dog Cafe Alexandria

"They have a wonderful staff. They are so cautious to make sure nothing is in my food that shouldn’t be, otherwise they will remake it for free!"

@bluedust who manages peanut, tree nut, soy and wheat allergies


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14. Founding Farmers King of Prussia

"I informed the waiter that I am allergic to nuts, and he brought the manager over who said he would personally let the chef know. They took it very seriously! Founding Farmers is a scratch kitchen, meaning everything is made on site in the restaurant’s kitchen. This way, they can make any changes and accommodate their customers better."

@cattyherr who manages tree nut and milk allergies


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15. The Smith

"This was a job well done! They were very proactive! They even put a tiny flag on my food to remind the staff of my allergies! The food was delicious, and the staff was very good about adapting the menu."

@pawfect17 who manages peanut, tree nut, egg, shellfish, wheat, buckwheat, rye, chickpea and pea allergies


TREAT


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1.Baked by Yael

"I love this place! They are nut free and have a good selection of vegan goodies too. They have delish raspberry bars and are right by the DC Zoo as well!"

@elee9 who manages peanut, tree nut, milk and egg allergies


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2. Sticky Fingers Sweets + Eats

"I have to be careful of nuts here, but the staff is always educated, products that contain nuts are often labeled, and since it’s vegan, you don’t need to worry about dairy and eggs. They have a great assortment of products (including the first vegan doughnuts my son ever had) and everything is of excellent quality. I have ordered birthday cakes for my son from here, and party guests can’t even tell it’s vegan cake."

@sraison who manages peanut, tree nut, milk and egg allergies


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3. Dog Tag Bakery

"This place has delicious baked goods in a dedicated peanut and tree nut-free bakery! They had a wide variety of products to choose from, and the staff was very friendly."

@csowder who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


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4. Rise Bakery

"This is a completely dedicated gluten-free bakery! Some items have dairy, so be aware of this when you order. The food was amazing! You can also have it shipped directly to your house for a small fee."

@kwood22 who manages egg and wheat allergies


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5. Milk Bar

“Yum! We had the famous soft serve with toppings. They had only 1 item with nuts, and it was noted on the menu. There was a warning on the cookies made in a facility that processes nuts. They also had dairy-free and gluten-free options.”

@susie who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


STAY


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1. Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel

“Our room was very clean (of course I wiped surfaces anyway), and the kitchen had a full refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, microwave and stove top, making it easy to prepare meals for our extended stay. This hotel was also conveniently located about 1 mile away from both a Target and a Giant grocery store, allowing us to buy groceries we were unable to pack for a plane ride across the country.”

@jenwaldie who manages peanut, tree nut, wheat, barley, oat and rye allergies


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2. Normandy Hotel

“This is an awesome boutique hotel with great staff who were always willing to recommend restaurants and things to do nearby. It’s in a safe neighborhood near many embassies and has easy access to clinics/hospitals nearby. I can’t wait to stay here again!“

@nxm2001 who manages a peanut allergy


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3. Mandarin Oriental

The Mandarin was amazing and took pride in preparing safe, delicious and beautiful food. We have multiple servere food allergies, and the chef came out to sit with us and made a special meal for our allergy kiddo. Not only was it fantastic, but the chef called the pastry chef on the weekend to confirm that the vegan chocolate cake was nut-free. It was nut-free, which was a WONDERFUL surprise. Mandarin really impressed our kids, and made our allergy kiddo feel well cared for.”

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

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