by Holly L  

Finding a safe place to take child with food allergies out to eat can be a challenge. Here are a few good picks in the area.


Red Robin | 5710 S Westnedge Ave, Portage, MI 49002

One of the best places in the area for dining out with allergies is Red Robin. They take allergies very seriously. They have an allergy menu to help you make a safe selection. Once you order a manager follows your dish throughout the entire cooking and serving process to prevent cross-contamination. They have a large selection of allergy safe items and their attention to detail makes them stand out as a top safe food option.

Sugar Bear | 101 W Michigan Ave, Paw Paw, MI 49079

A local place with exceptional allergy awareness is Sugar Bear in Paw Paw. They feature a large menu of gluten-free, dairy-free, and egg-free menu items. They even have a dairy-free ice cream selection. They ask that you mention if you have an allergy and then they take special steps to avoid cross-contamination within their food prep areas.

Chipotle Mexican Grill | 5363 W Main St, Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Chipotle prides themselves on being egg, peanut, tree nut, sesame, and shellfish free in all their restaurants. They also offer a lot of dairy free options. Their website offers an easy to use menu that can help you pick a safe option when ordering.

Food Dance |  401 E Michigan Ave #100, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Food Dance offers some gluten free options and a great abundance of locally sourced ingredients. A number of their menu items are designated as gluten-free.



If you are looking for baked goods the Free Love Bakery offers gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free and tree nut-free options. They are currently working on creating egg-free recipes. They stock their baked goods in town at Sawall Health Foods, and the Natural Health Center.

Another great option for a baked treat is Sinsational Cookie. You can find them at the Texas Township Farmers Market. They proudly feature no nuts, and no nut by-products.

Did we miss any of your favorite allergy friendly restaurants? Let us know and we’ll add them to our listing here.

By | 2015-11-02T13:35:42+00:00 September 28th, 2015|Categories: Around Kalamazoo, Newly Published, Parent resources|2 Comments

About the Author:

Holly is an active mother of two small children. She likes to see everything the area has to offer and bring friends along for the ride. When not spending time with the kids she works as a professional reviewer, sharing opinions with the world.


  1. Jennifer September 28, 2015 at 10:03 am

    THANK YOU!!!! As a parent who has allergy kids, this is ON my radar all the time. Love your helpful website and keep you guys on my FB, so I catch all the good news! Thank you again !!!!!

    • Jill P September 28, 2015 at 12:25 pm

      Thank you for the comments Jennifer! We appreciate comments like your as it’s helpful to see whats important to our community. Have a great day! ~Jill,

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