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Visiting Boston with a Shellfish Allergy…

rallykate | Jul 27, 2009 12:52 PM

It may sound silly that I’m visiting Boston having a shellfish allergy (mollusks and crustaceans) but hey, I’m going, and I need to eat :) I will be there Aug 20-24.

I’m basically looking for suggestions on, you guessed it, places for lunch or dinner where I can count on them to be aware of their guests allergies. I know that there are plenty of places out there with a variety on their menu, however, I’m always worried about cross-contamination. My allergy is severe (throat swells, vomiting, hives, shortness of breath) so I can’t take any chances.

I have been to Boston once and my friends insisted they get the lobster rolls at Neptune Oyster. Cute little place and the food smelled amazing, but my throat became scratchy and irritated. The bartender literally laughed at me when earlier, I had asked her about her thoughts on someone with an allergy getting a burger there.

We’re planning on doing the big lobster roll feast for lunch after we go on our whale watching tour which leaves from the aquarium. If anyone has any suggestions in that area, that would be great, otherwise our group can hold off on their lobster rolls (and me, probably a club sandwich, blah) until we can get to a place with decent food wherever its located.

Thanks for your suggestions!

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