Showing posts from March, 2015

Bistro St. Tropez: A Food Allergy's Most Accommodating Philadelphia Restaurant

As someone who lives with a number of highly sensitive food allergies, it can be terrifying to have to attend events hosted by others. This past weekend, I fell into one of those traps- I had accepted to attend a bachelorette party for a good friend that I have known since grade-school.

When the restaurant of choice was announced, I read the invitation, "Bistro St. Tropez, who? what? when? where? why?" Even though I consider myself a bit of an expert on the Philadelphia restaurant scene, and prior to this invite, I had never heard of Bistro St. Tropez - which in my mind was an equivalent to trouble!

I quickly Googled "Bistro St. Tropez" and read some reviews, researched the menu and did all the digging I possibly could.

Since it was late at night, I decided to send the restaurant a Facebook message to see if they would be able to accommodate my food allergies, or would it be alright if I brought something?

While I had to do a phone follow up call, I could tell this…

Traveling for Work on a Gluten Free Vegan Diet is Not Impossible

While traveling with food allergies might be a pain - it is not impossible.

Here is an example of my most recent work travels

Location, Inner Harbor, MD at the beautiful Gaylord Convention Center.

Breakfast, I bulked up on fruit and tea! There was fresh cut fruit at the beginning of the buffet stations, I made sure I was there EARLY and was one of the first to grab the fruit. While I really do not make it a habit to combine melons with any other fruits, a girl has to eat!

Additionally, for breakfast, I actually "spoiled" myself and had some roasted potatoes with hot sauce and chives. I don't typically start my day with potatoes, as they tend to wear me down, but again, a girls got to eat!

The best part about the tea stations was that there was always fresh lemon and I could still start my day with a cup of warm lemon water. Then, as I brought to-go containers, I was able to eat my breakfast at a later time... I know, I looked like a homeless girl scrounging for food - but …