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Sep 19, 2007 03:20 AM

Tot w/ FOOD ALLERGIES-- Bakery recs??

Hello, My toddler is allergic to a number of things (milk, eggs, nuts). I have never given him a bakery treat because, even if I can avoid those ingredients, I am always worried about cross contamination. A vegan or Kosher bakery would be a good start, but we still have the concern with the nuts if they don't specifically cater to those with allergies by using separate equipment or not using nuts on the premises. I'm wondering if anyone has a recommendation for a bakery that is sensitive to those with food allergies. We are in West Roxbury. We would love to find a place in Boston/Newton/Brookline. But, any leads will be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance.

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  1. The Harvest in Central Sq. has a number of vegan things. Don't think the JP one carries nearly as much in the way of baked goods. What horrible allergies to have. I bet if you called Petsi Pies in Somerville, they might have something or make something. Not your best location tho.

      1. As a mom and a sweet addict, I sympathize with you. A mom (of an allergic kid) on another board I belong to recommends in Newton Centre. They are a completely nut free facility, and are allergy aware. I have not been myself so can't vouch for quality, but it's definitely worth a try.

        1. Not in MA, but here you can mail order, and this place works hard to limit the cross contamination. When my MIL had gone there, they even spent the time discussing what ingredients went into each of their products. So you can look into this

          1. Ming Tsai is very vocal about food allergies as (one of his kids has several) and on his website there is the following link
            This might be a good resource for you. Good luck.