Ask ChicagoNow: What is the best allergy-friendly restaurant in Chicago?

Ask ChicagoNow: What is the best allergy-friendly restaurant in Chicago?

ChicagoNow is a group of bloggers from all sorts of different backgrounds. One thing that helps tie them all together? Chicago.

With so much collective experience with the city, we’ve decided to put that knowledge to use by posing some of the oldest and most popular questions about Chicago to the group.

What is the best allergy-friendly restaurant in Chicago?

” I don’t seek out gluten-free/allergy-free/dairy-free restaurants since I eat just about anything. I will say that Maddiebird Bakery makes vegan and gluten-free cupcakes and cakes that are as delicious as traditional ones.” — Kim Z. Dale, Listing Beyond Forty

“West Town Bakery will help you figure out what they have that’s safe for you. I have a soy allergy and it was one of the best days of my life when I found out that many of Lou Malnati’s pizzas are soy-free. Restaurant Michael in Winnetka will also work with customers to find allergy-free options.” — Teme Ring, Comedians Defying Gravity

“I don’t know about allergy free or gluten free restaurants, per se. But Latin American food usually is pretty void in gluten. I’ve gone on a strict paleo diet once or twice in which I avoid grains, beans and dairy. And when I do that I reach for Cuban/Puerto Rican food while avoiding the rice/bean dishes (I eat the yuca and plantain for my carbs). Brazilian Bowl has really great healthy food that you can customize to please as well.” — Angela Soriano, less than perfect

“Green and healthy cafe in Lisle is terrific: literally everything is gluten, dairy and sugar free! There is a gluten free bakery in Geneva, called Sweet Natalie’s Gluten Free Bakery. I must admit I haven’t tried it yet. Egg Harbor Cafe has a good gluten free menu, The Turf Room in North Aurora has good options on their menu, love the atmosphere there too. If you’re in a hurry Chick-Fil-A serves a gluten free bun now. They do serve it to you in a separate box, you have to assemble the rest.” — Annemarie Verweij, Dutch Alien Lands in the U.S.

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