Food Allergies - report

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Food Allergies - report

I have always had food allergies but the onset of Menopause added a new one to my list - Soy! Holy Cow. Loving WDW and having a Soy Allergy is a bit tricky. I am glad that my allergy is only moderate and not severe.

WDW uses Soy A LOT as a dairy alternative. I suspect there are more lactose intolerant guests than Soy intolerant. The two restaurants I had to the hardest time in were O'Hana's (both Dinner and Breakfast) and Boma.

The best place was the Garden Grill. They use butter and not soy based margarine and or soy bean oil. I had no issues that I could tell at any Quick Service places but with only a moderate allergy I might not have noticed so much, depending on the food ordered/amount eaten.

In each restaurant the chefs had offerings that were delicious and soy free. They can accommodate a soy allergy. Just know that Soy is used widely in all of WDW.

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Thanks for the heads up! What sort of things were the Chefs able to make for you?

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Kristen K. wrote:
Thanks for the heads up! What sort of things were the Chefs able to make for you?

The Ohana Breakfast was really about omission. The chef could not offer an alternate bread. They cooked my eggs w/o the margarine. I was given lots of extra fruit and breakfast meat. I skipped the juice and just had coffee and water.

The Ohana Dinner. The Beef, Pot Stickers, Salad and Noodles were fine. I didn't eat the shrimp (yet another allergy). The alternate bread was a wheat bread. It was yummy. They cooked some pork on the flat top for me w/o the sauce. To be honest it was not good. For dessert, the chef made a brownie sundae with fresh berries. The Brownies were a standard WF GF SF pre packaged cookie from Enjoy Life but it was good. The chef made me my own salad with a vinaigrette instead of their standard dressing.

At the Garden Grill, we just skipped the fish.

At Boma - I was not able to eat the fish, hummus, any dessert except the apple cobbler. It was more about the Chef telling me what not to eat. They offer so many choices I didn't feel like I was missing out, except for the Hummus. I love Hummus. I was jealous of my husband eating it. The one that stuck out was the add on BBQ sauce for the beef roast was off limits but the ribs in sauce were fine. The sauces were completely different. The only soup I could eat was the sausage and lentil soup.

At Restaurant Marrakesh - I had not issues. Just didn't order seafood.