About

blogI’m Juliet, a 21-year-old college student born, raised, and currently living in NYC. I’m allergic to tree nuts. I like taking photos, and I like keeping lists. Oh, and I really like to eat. Hence the blog.

I put this site together for a whole bunch of reasons, but the main one was that I was incredibly frustrated with the fact that I couldn’t find a resource quite like it. There are plenty of blogs about food allergies, but most are written by (and from the distinct perspective of) the mothers of food-allergic children, and hardly any focus on dining out. But I didn’t want to read about Mylan’s latest move, or about how to make the best nut-free granola, or even about where to take a kid for lunch. Plain and simple, I wanted to read about how other nut-allergic adults (or, as in my case, adultoids) go about partaking in this city’s food scene—because I know they aren’t all sitting it out.

Honestly, I’ve grown up with so much Internet that the prospect of not being able to find the information I want online actually sort of offends me. But I’ve searched, man, and it’s just not out there. Which was why I decided to be the blog I want to see in the world—and now I spend my time here, on this strange corner of the Internet, going on and on (and on, Jesus Christ) about all the nut-free food I can get my hands on.

So. What you’ll find here are posts about the restaurants I eat at, along with the occasional review of a nut-free product or company I’ve come across. Sometimes I do lists. Sometimes I do guides. Mostly, though, I just rant and rave.

My hope is that it’s helpful.

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8 thoughts on “About

  1. Anonymous says:

    Your blog is so helpful & entertaining! My tree-nut allergic kids are visiting NYC for the first time this April. You’ve given me so many ideas for places to try.

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  2. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for this! I’m visiting New York and I’m allergic to peanuts and nuts. Keep on posting this is very helpful to a lot of people! Just wondering if some of the restaurants you’ve listed if they have peanuts but no tree nuts because you’ve stated that your allergic to tree nuts so could some of the stores still have peanuts present?

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    • Good question! Yes, a number of the restaurants I’ve posted about (or included on my list of allergy-friendly restaurants I like) do have peanuts present. Some have tree nuts present, too, but if the restaurant’s on this blog, then its staff should be able to accommodate tree nut allergies. I’ve posted about a few places that I wouldn’t recommend to someone with a peanut allergy—some Chinese places, some Vietnamese, whatever—but the vast majority should be fine, I think. And most of the nut-free places I’ve found happen to be peanut-free, too.

      If there’s any one place (or set of places) you’re wondering about, please do let me know and I’ll be happy to give you the rundown. Have a great trip!

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  3. Anonymous says:

    Your blog is really helpful! I’ve been to NYC more times than I can count, but am now bringing my peanut- and tree nut-allergic 2 year-old, which is a whole new ballgame. Thanks for easing my stress a bit with this information!

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  4. Robert says:

    Thank you so very much for writing this blog. I recently took my daughter to her first ever trip to NYC (we live in London.) She is severely allergic to peanuts, tree nuts and sesame. Your blog gave me so many good ideas on how to make this trip even more special. As it turned out we ended up being regulars at A La Mode Ice Cream Shoppe, Baked Cravings and Joe’s Pizza during our entire trip. Thanks again!

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