Have you ever gone to a restaurant and had to return the food to the kitchen because it had peanuts in it? Do you fear ordering a dish that has soy as an ingredient? If you answer yes to either of these questions, you probably have a food allergy. You are not alone — four percent of adults suffer from food allergies. In this two-part blog, we will explore some allergen-free dining options in Atlanta for foodies who have food allergies.

Food Allergies in Atlanta

Atlanta is no stranger to good food. As a metropolis of the South, Atlantans love to eat and are not afraid to show it. With a long list of acclaimed restaurants and chefs and a healthy population of food enthusiasts, the city has a thriving food culture.

Flying Biscuit Café

Known for its hearty breakfasts, Flying Biscuit Café offers many gluten-free dishes, including the “Flat Iron Steak and Eggs,” “Garden Fresh Veggie Scramble” and their “Famous Flying Biscuit Breakfast.” Just let the server know you have a food allergy and they will serve you a food allergy-free, delicious meal.

R. Thomas Deluxe Grill

R. Thomas Deluxe Grill, an organic-loving, breakfast-anytime restaurant in midtown offers gluten-free quesadilla, taco and pasta options. Plus, the restaurant is open 24 hours. Yes, there are late-night snack options for people with food allergies in Atlanta, too.

Happy Belly

Do you need to eat on the go but do not know where to go that will accommodate your needs? Happy Belly may be a good option for you. With such options as the “Go Paleo” free-range chicken breast sandwich and the gluten-free “Kale Waldorf Salad” with blue cheese and Applewood smoked bacon, this food truck can satiate your hunger. The staff encourages customers with food allergies to notify them so the experience is safe and allergy-free.

Making sure you are safe when you eat at a restaurant is important and can be a daunting task when you have food allergies. If you are looking for somewhere to eat that is food allergy-friendly and does not hurt your taste buds, these are just a few options in Atlanta.