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Kabab & Curry Fine Indian Cuisine

We haven’t been able to get the kids here yet, but in talking with the staff and the owner of Kabab & Curry, we’re really hoping to get them here, soon.

The owner and staff tell us that they use very little, if any, soy in their cooking. The best part is that they are willing to prepare pretty much anything soy-free and they are very fluent in english, so I feel that they are fully understanding what we’re trying to avoid.

We’ll report what the kids ate, if we actually get the kids here.

Kabab & Curry
5114 Whipple Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44718
330-492-2060
http://kababandcurryindiancuisine.com/




I'm trying to track allergen information for every restaurant that we eat at. With my son's soy allergy, each time we eat at a restaurant, it can take up to 30 minutes to figure out what he can eat. Especially since most restaurants don't accurately represent their usage of soy.

We're tracking what soy free (including soybean oil free) foods our son can eat at all restaurants we go to. If you've got a soy allergy in your family and have any information you can share, please contact us.

Cheesecake Factory

Thanks to Rachel for this update on Cheesecake Factory:

I ate at a Cheesecake Factory a few days ago, and our wonderful waitress informed me that they only use canola oil. There were only a few menu items that I needed to avoid because of soy sauce or mayonnaise. I ate fried macaroni and cheese, and fish and chips (without the tartar sauce and cole slaw). It was quite amazing to be able to eat fried food. They do not fry anything that contains soy, so there isn’t a risk of cross contamination.

That’s another restaurant that I can’t wait to get to good old Akron, Ohio. It sounds like the kids will have a blast there. They get french fries so far and few between, and I can imagine that they’d be all over the fried macaroni and cheese!




I'm trying to track allergen information for every restaurant that we eat at. With my son's soy allergy, each time we eat at a restaurant, it can take up to 30 minutes to figure out what he can eat. Especially since most restaurants don't accurately represent their usage of soy.

We're tracking what soy free (including soybean oil free) foods our son can eat at all restaurants we go to. If you've got a soy allergy in your family and have any information you can share, please contact us.

California Pizza Kitchen

Thanks to alert reader, Margaret, for this news about CPK:

I noticed that your list doesn’t include California pizza kitchen. I am 14 and live with a soy allergy. I went there and they have gluten free pizza dough that does not contain soy or the often left out soybean oil. I had a wonderful pepperoni pizza that I took home with me.

Thanks for that heads-up Margaret. I’m not sure if we have a CPK near us, but it sounds like the kids will love it if we can find one.




I'm trying to track allergen information for every restaurant that we eat at. With my son's soy allergy, each time we eat at a restaurant, it can take up to 30 minutes to figure out what he can eat. Especially since most restaurants don't accurately represent their usage of soy.

We're tracking what soy free (including soybean oil free) foods our son can eat at all restaurants we go to. If you've got a soy allergy in your family and have any information you can share, please contact us.

Disney

Thanks to alert reader, Michele, for this really cool news about Disney.

We did travel to Disney and they were fantastic with the allergy.  A dedicated kitchen to the allergy and provided anything she wished (and I didn’t have to spend hours preparing or shopping for it) so it a a vacation for us all 🙂

I’ll try to find out which park she was at, but I’m hoping this is the case for all Disney parks and cruises.

Boy, Michele really hit the nail on the head. It’s miserable for our kids to not be able to partake of the usual fare in public, but they have no idea how much effort we as parents are going through day by day and behind the scenes, just to keep them fed. At our house, we’re all a little jealous of you, Michele! 🙂




I'm trying to track allergen information for every restaurant that we eat at. With my son's soy allergy, each time we eat at a restaurant, it can take up to 30 minutes to figure out what he can eat. Especially since most restaurants don't accurately represent their usage of soy.

We're tracking what soy free (including soybean oil free) foods our son can eat at all restaurants we go to. If you've got a soy allergy in your family and have any information you can share, please contact us.

Pizzaria Uno

Thanks to alert reader, Jodi for this information on Pizzaria Uno.

I am allergic to soy too!  So finding items to eat at restaurants is a challenge.  I found at Uno’s I can eat their veggie soup and the oyster crackers that come with it and their pasta with butter (but make sure that restaurant is using real butter).  I could also have their apple crisp dessert.  It was real yummy!

We’ve really got to find one of these near us. The last time I saw one was in Indianapolis, but they’ve got to be around somewhere.




I'm trying to track allergen information for every restaurant that we eat at. With my son's soy allergy, each time we eat at a restaurant, it can take up to 30 minutes to figure out what he can eat. Especially since most restaurants don't accurately represent their usage of soy.

We're tracking what soy free (including soybean oil free) foods our son can eat at all restaurants we go to. If you've got a soy allergy in your family and have any information you can share, please contact us.

Carrabba’s now using more soy?

I just received this information from alert reader, Beth Moody.

Carrabbas has changed!  The last time I went, July 2014, there were only 2 entrees that did not contain soy. It pays to ask every time!

Beth brings up a very good point. As useful as all of this information is, you just never know when a restaurant or food manufacturer is going to change ingredients — and since soy is apparently the cheapest ingredient on the face of the planet, more often than not, when an alteration is made, it is to include soy in some form (think soy lecithin instead of cocoa butter in chocolate).

So, let’s all learn the lesson that Beth learned: “Ask every time.” I’ll definitely be digging deeper at the Carrabba’s near us. Our son will be heartbroken if they’ve bungled his favorite restaurant.




I'm trying to track allergen information for every restaurant that we eat at. With my son's soy allergy, each time we eat at a restaurant, it can take up to 30 minutes to figure out what he can eat. Especially since most restaurants don't accurately represent their usage of soy.

We're tracking what soy free (including soybean oil free) foods our son can eat at all restaurants we go to. If you've got a soy allergy in your family and have any information you can share, please contact us.

Idlewild and SoakZone 2014

We got to go to Idlewilde and SoakZone in Ligonier, Pennsylvania. As far as the allergies go, it was good news, bad news, wonderful news. Continue reading Idlewild and SoakZone 2014




I'm trying to track allergen information for every restaurant that we eat at. With my son's soy allergy, each time we eat at a restaurant, it can take up to 30 minutes to figure out what he can eat. Especially since most restaurants don't accurately represent their usage of soy.

We're tracking what soy free (including soybean oil free) foods our son can eat at all restaurants we go to. If you've got a soy allergy in your family and have any information you can share, please contact us.

Der Dutchman fries in canola oil

This its either something new and exciting, or it’s got soybean oil in it and i just forgot to note that from our last visit. Waiting to hear from the waitress as to which it is.

WhoHoo. It is actually 100% canola oil. So the french fries should have been ok, except that the fries themselves have soybean oil in them. The broasted chicken its also done in canola oil, but contains soybean oil in the breading. Pan fried chicken is done with soybean oil.

the fried shrimp head soybean oil in the breading.

I’m surprised to find that there’s soy lecithin in their cottage cheese (from Smith’s Dairy of Orville, Ohio).

Their white and wheat dinner rolls have soybean oil, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, and soy lecithin.

The fruit cocktail in syrup is soy free.




I'm trying to track allergen information for every restaurant that we eat at. With my son's soy allergy, each time we eat at a restaurant, it can take up to 30 minutes to figure out what he can eat. Especially since most restaurants don't accurately represent their usage of soy.

We're tracking what soy free (including soybean oil free) foods our son can eat at all restaurants we go to. If you've got a soy allergy in your family and have any information you can share, please contact us.

Chick-fil-A

I’ve never bothered with a post for Chick-fil-A. They fry their food in peanut oil, and our kids are anaphylactic to peanuts, so it seemed kind of pointless. Tragically, it appears that they also hold the same opinion about peanut oil that many restaurants hold about soybean oil, namely that the presence of soybean oil doesn’t indicate that there is soy in the food.

Chick-fil-A uses 100% refined peanut oil for all of our breaded chicken. According to the FDA, highly refined oils such as soybean and peanut oil are not considered allergenic, and therefore are not labeled as such.

Regardless of whether there’s peanuts in the food, Chik-fil-A’s menu is full of soy. The few items that are listed as not containing soy are items that are likely to have soybean oil, and since they don’t list any item fried in peanut oil as containing peanuts, I’m going to guess that they contain soybean oil. So tragically, I’d say that makes Chik-fil-A a big old double “No”. Source: http://media.chick-fil-a.com/Media/PDF/Allergen_April2014.pdf




I'm trying to track allergen information for every restaurant that we eat at. With my son's soy allergy, each time we eat at a restaurant, it can take up to 30 minutes to figure out what he can eat. Especially since most restaurants don't accurately represent their usage of soy.

We're tracking what soy free (including soybean oil free) foods our son can eat at all restaurants we go to. If you've got a soy allergy in your family and have any information you can share, please contact us.

Red Robin

Thanks to Shannon for this information about Red Robin Restaurants and the great tip about Chipotle (mostly) dumping soy:

I had a good experience at Red Robin in Mesa tonight. Their website is awesome! They have a tool where you enter in your allergies and it gives you which items are safe! Then at the restaurant, they have a binder separated into the big eight that tells you what you can eat, or how to adjust an item so that you can eat it. I am doing the Wahls Protocol for MS so I have to avoid a lot of things! The waiter also asked me exactly what all I need to avoid. Great service!




I'm trying to track allergen information for every restaurant that we eat at. With my son's soy allergy, each time we eat at a restaurant, it can take up to 30 minutes to figure out what he can eat. Especially since most restaurants don't accurately represent their usage of soy.

We're tracking what soy free (including soybean oil free) foods our son can eat at all restaurants we go to. If you've got a soy allergy in your family and have any information you can share, please contact us.