Useful Allergy Resources: Tools and Apps
TOOL: Allergy Cards
APP: AllergyTranslationFound in the App Store on I-phone. Great for translating up to 10 allergens into different languages. The App is free but cards cost $8.00 to order. AllerCoach can also create food allergy cards for you in English and other languages.
APP: AllergyEatsTrusted by food-allergic diners since 2010, AllergyEats is an awesome guide to food allergy-friendly restaurants across the United States.
AllergyEats provides valuable peer-based feedback about how well (or poorly) restaurants accommodate the needs of food-allergic and food-intolerant guests. This sharing of real experiences from other food-allergic diners allows you to quickly and easily find restaurants that may be more willing and better capable of properly addressing your dietary restrictions. It's very helpful when narrowing choices and is usually best suited for families with little ones. It focuses mainly on the top 10 allergens.
I frequently add my dining experiences to the app because I only eat local and off the beaten path so there may not yet be data for these restaurants. The app will only become more useful as we all provide feedback from our experiences!
Paul Antico is the founder and CEO of AllergyEats and has been a huge influence in the food allergy community for quite some time. He has proven to show continuous passion for the cause. Check out AllergyEats in the App Store or online.