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May 18, 2012 05:09 AM

Manhatten with Food Allergies!

I'm going to be in the area of 42nd & 9th on Sunday and I'm looking for some good, allergy safe lunch recs. My list includes peanuts, tree nuts, sesame, mushrooms, strawberries, pineapple, raspberries, cauliflower, grapes, and no dairy/lactose. Hoping for somewhere not touristy (tough I'm sure) where people will be willing to work with my pain in the backside limitations! Than you for any suggestions you have!

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  1. Esca could work as long as you avoid the pasta and stick to the grilled items and crudos.

    1. Can you help us help you a bit? What types of restaurants generally work with your restrictions? I see no dairy/lactose and think asian, but the no peanuts/treenuts/sesame has me rethinking that. How close to 42nd and 9th do you need to be? is a short subway ride or cab okay?

      1. Not sure how nice of a place you are looking for but not too long ago we had lunch at Vynl on 51st & 9th with our friends who have 2 kids with severe allergies...peanuts, tree nuts, sesame, wheat, eggs. I would think you could find something on the menu there.