This is the year of the road trip but lest you feel like your food allergies will keep you home with nowhere to eat along the way, here’s our list of the top-rated allergy-friendly restaurant chains. Save this guide so you know the safest spots for drive-thrus, pick-up, and make your road trip epically epicurious as you want it to be.
“Chipotle has a great protocol for food allergies. No matter where we travel in the US, we can always count on chipotle to be safe for our little, even with all of her allergies. Love Chipotle!” —@hlthsci302, who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, seed, vegetable, fruit, beef, bison, and legume allergies
“Their allergen menu is very clear and easy to navigate. My daughter was soooo happy she had several choices!” —@aminasjourney, who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, wheat, and Celiac-gluten allergies
“They are incredibly understanding of food allergies and take them very seriously. One of the only places I feel comfortable eating fried food!” —@girlbehindhive, who manages peanut, tree nut, soy, shellfish, Celiac-gluten, legume, sulfites, and mango allergies
“They have a whole allergy menu that tells you which food item has which allergen… super helpful and I love Wendy’s #peanutfree!” —@amandarodriguez, who manages a peanut allergy
5. MOD Pizza
“Really detailed allergy information on their website. No actual nuts in the facility, but some items (including sauces, dressings, and desserts) are labeled as “‘may contain.” I frequent MOD Pizza and have never had a problem here!” —@bauder19, who manages peanut, tree nut, fish, shellfish, and legume allergies
“They have an allergy menu and the staff is always so helpful and kind! They always go above and beyond to check on my allergies! I’ve had this for take out during the pandemic and they have been just as good!”—@mduke, who manages peanut, tree nut, and shellfish allergies
7. Blaze Pizza
“A great pizza place where I can have a dairy-free pizza with my family and friends. They have the vegan cheese and the staff was willing to change their gloves to handle the cheese and toppings. Their allergen menu online is helpful!” —@pianostein, who manages a milk allergy
“Pizza and wings! Always safe for my daughter. Our go-to whenever we travel.” —@lauren3193, who manages peanut, tree nut, egg, and legumes allergies
9. Taco Bell
“The allergen menu online was easy to use. The black beans and rice are perfect for us. Get tortilla chips if you can and use to dip in the beans and salsa. Easy quick meal for a kid on the go.” —@dindad, who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, fish, shellfish, wheat, and fruit allergies
“We have two people with food allergies in our family, and Maggiano’s has the chef come out to build us safe meals. It’s wonderful!” —@kristencorpo, who manages peanut, milk, egg, and Celiac-gluten allergies
How these chains were chosen: Spokin users have shared reviews of their favorite chains with allergen menus, educated employees, and well-trained staff.