I want you to imagine a restaurant which contains NONE of your or your child's allergens. It's a place where you're free to order whatever you want from the FULL menu. You don't have to educate staff about cross contact, allergen-free cooking surfaces, clean pans, the severity of your food allergies or epipens.
Does this restaurant oasis actually exist?
If you haven't heard of it before, One Dish Cuisine, located in Ellicott City, MD, is free of Gluten (Wheat, Rye, Barley), Oats, Soy, Eggs, Fish, Shellfish, Sesame, Peanuts and Tree Nuts (except Coconut in very limited products). They also operate with two different cooking lines with dedicated equipment. The GREEN kitchen contains milk products. And the BLUE kitchen does not contain milk, dairy, lactose or whey.
There is no other restaurant I know like this one. I WISH we lived closer to it, but we were lucky to have attended a Baptism right near it last weekend. I knew we had to make a special trip to One Dish Cuisine since we were so close!
|Little Guy is so happy being able to order lots of safe food!|
Notice the two menu boards in the back. The board on the left, the GREEN menu, contains milk. The one on the right, the BLUE menu, does not.
We ordered all our food from the BLUE, dairy-free, menu. And we ordered a LOT of food - just for the fun of it!
Before you read any further, just remember that ALL of this food is free of:
Dairy, Gluten (Wheat, Rye, Barley), Oats, Soy, Eggs, Fish, Shellfish, Sesame, Peanuts and Tree Nuts
...and it was DELICIOUS.
First, Maureen brought us out two big rolls, "rye" and white, on the house. Yum.
We also ordered spaghetti and meatballs, complete with garlic bread!
Chicken fingers and fries...something we never get to order in a restaurant.
A turkey bacon club sandwich.
And a "cheese" pizza. Mainly - everything Little Guy might like to try!!
Oh, and did I mention the DESSERTS?
This is a chocolate cupcake that Little Guy picked out from the BIG case of desserts that were safe for him. Not something we usually get to do.
This is a picture of happiness! Do you see all the BLUE trays under the desserts in this fun case? That means they're free of dairy and all of Little Guy's other allergens (peanuts, tree nuts, sesame and egg)!
Little Guy also got to try his first Whoopie Pie! He LOVED it.
As if we didn't have enough good stuff already, Maureen brought over her amazing carrot cake cupcake and snickerdoodle cookie to try. Um, they were devoured in a minute...
This amazing ice cream cookie.
These pre-made cupcakes. Perfect portions to stick in your freezer and take to a birthday party.
Pizza, french toast, pancakes, shepherd's pie.
Chicken nuggets, meatloaf, bread and burger buns.
And who doesn't love a restaurant that offers Enjoy Life Chocolate bars?
We REALLY want One Dish Cuisine to expand to the Philly area. Maybe one day? Either way, we'll certainly be making a trip there again!
Have you ever been to One Dish Cuisine before? What would you order if you were able to eat at this awesome restaurant?