We will be visiting Memphis next week, two adults and two teens, and one family member is seriously dairy-allergic. As in, we go to the hospital kind of allergic. Are there any recommendations for places with dairy-free menu options in the downtown area, or at least reasonable driving distance from Beale St.?
Give it a little time before you get all huffy at the memphis folks. This isn't the most active board. Off hand, there is a Bangkok Alley (thai, sushi) downtown that should have plenty of dairy-free options. I just had dinner at Local gastropub on Main and had a tuna tostada that I would think to be dairy-free (though obviously not vegan since it had fish). If you are looking for dairy free, but will eat meat (post was confusing--do you want true vegan or DF?), just about any barbeque place will give you straight meat. Circa (also on main) will make an entree out of their veggie sides--i'd check to make sure they don't have hidden cream or cheese, but that should also fit the bill. good luck.
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Didn't mean to come across huffy, but I did notice the number of responses to other posts from the same day on the same board, hence my surprise.
Really we are looking at both vegan and DF, in the hope that would increase options. Vegan is, of course, safer due to potential for cross-contamination of DF food with utensils or surfaces that have dairy residue.
Thank you very much for your recommendations, they are greatly appreciated!