Migraine Friendly Restaurants/ Dishes in DC or NOVA
I'm new to the DC/ NOVA area and really enjoy eating out. Unfortunately, I get migraines from food triggers. I'd like some suggestions of trigger-free dishes at restaurants in DC or NOVA from fellow migraine sufferers who look out for this stuff as well.
What about simple seafood preparations with grilled veggies? I eat that a lot due to some dietary restrictions I have. Then you could do Blacksalt, Hook, maybe DC Coast, Proof or Corduroy, most can do some simple preparations, of course I guess lemon is out as a citrus, so you may have to do a simple grilled with olive oil in which case Blacksalt may be best they have a grill and can easily accommodate such requests.
DC Coast Restaurant
1401 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005
Perhaps Founding Farmers? Their fish menu is yummy and easy to customize - you can pick the method of preparation and the sides. They're also into fresh/sustainable food so I think it would be easy to avoid MSG and other chemicals.
1924 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20006
I would check out the Neighborhood Restaurant Group's offerings; Tallulah, Rustico, Vermillion ...
Their menus tend to have a nice focus on seasonal, local food which I believe would expose you to your triggers a bit less.
The chefs are very good, and I think a call to any one of them could help mitigate your constraints.
827 Slaters Lane, Alexandria, VA 22314
Typical migraine food triggers include: MSG, nitrates, nitrites, avocado, banana, nuts, alcohol (especially red wine), chocolate, citrus fruits, dried fruits (like raisins), cheese, beans, anything pickled, yeast, canned soups, and no cured/processed/aged/canned meats.
In general, dairy, meat, carbs, and vegetables are fine.