Monday, June 11, 2012
My Favorite Little App
Smart phones have changed our lives. Everything is at our finger tips, including some great resources for making informed decisions when dining out. My favorite little app, is one you might be interested in checking out. It is by AllergyFree Passport and is called I Can Eat On the Go. Check it out for yourself at Gluten Free Passport. In the bottom bar is a section titled "My Allergens" where you can turn "on" your allergies including the options of milk, eggs, fish, gluten, peanuts, shellfish, soy, tree nuts and wheat. Once you turn "on" your allergies, you can go into the preferences and are able to hide menu items that CONTAIN "My Allergens." Currently the menus they have available on the app are...
A & W
Buffalo Wild Wings
Cold Stone Creamery
Corner Bakery Cafe
Jack in the Box
Moe's Southwest Grill
Pei Wei Asian Diner
Steak 'n Shake
And this menu list continues to grow. I have Anna's allergens turned "on" in the "My Allergens" and since my preferences are to "Hide menu items that CONTAIN My Allergens", the only menu items I see to order for her are ones that are FREE of her allergens. However, if there is a chance there could be a trace of the allergen that is marked with a circle around the allergen's initital.
* Of course it's still a good idea to double check when you order at a restaurant to make sure nothing has changed and ensure it's safety. Be sure to ask about ingredients and how it is prepared, if there could be any cross contamination.
There is a lot of great information on the Gluten Free Passport Website. There is gluten and allergen friendly dining, gluten and allergy free travel ideas, free chef translation cards and apps including one for Disney! How cool is that?!! Have fun exploring!
Check out my page on restaurants allergen & gluten information. There are links to LOTS of restaurant's gluten free menu's or allergen info. I use this page often myself, when we are out and about deciding where to go out for dinner.
So do you have any favorite gluten or allergen apps that you love? If you do, please share with the rest of us.