Even though we've eaten at sushi restaurants several times with DJ in tow, that was before his peanut allergy diagnosis. I'm heading out at lunch to Bikkuri to grab a dynamite roll so will be sure to ask if any peanuts or nuts are present in Japanese fare. While I doubt DJ will like sushi - at least yet - perhaps the teriyaki offerings will be safe, providing with us another alternative for eating out in a peanut/nut free environment with our PA tyke.
A blog about how one family is finding safe places to eat out in Toronto
Always do your own research before eating out with a severely allergic child. Call ahead and speak with the restaurant owner or chef, remind the staff once you arrive. Ask once again before you order and when the food arrives. Always carry an epi-pen, medical information and a cell phone. Understand there is always a risk.
Since my 20 month old son was diagnosed with life-threatening peanut allergy, I've become the crazy nut lady!
In Toronto, eating out is almost a sport, and it's one that my husband and I enjoyed frequently, both with and without our tot.
An anaphylatic reaction to a dab of peanut butter smeared on toast pretty much put an end to that. Instantly, we stopped eating out. Even ordering in seemed fraught with stress.
By starting this blog, I'm hoping to find a 'new normal' A way to balance keeping our son safe, while still enjoying all that the city has to offer.