Navigating vacation with food allergies can be challenging. You still want to enjoy the luxury of eating out but it comes with many concerns, dangers and questions. While it may be harder to find restaurants perfect for your trip when you have food allergies to consider, it is definitely doable if you put in a little planning and work in advance. Check out these tips for eating with allergies in Pigeon Forge and find some allergy friendly restaurants and menus below.
Quick Tips For Dining With Allergies In Pigeon Forge
- Check Online For Special Menus: Allergy friendly restaurants may post a special menu on their website for visitors to look at in advance. If not, be sure to check the normal menu and see if there are any symbols, notes or information about allergens. You may find gluten friendly, dairy-free, peanut-free or other distinctions marked.
- Utilize Online Databases: There are plenty of online resources created by families of children with allergies for other families with similar struggles. Sites like allergyeats.com provide a platform for families to rate and review restaurants around the country on their experiences with food allergy requests. You can find information on common allergies like peanuts, dairy, gluten, eggs and more. While these websites cannot guarantee accuracy, you can always use them as a jumping off point for your research.
- When In Doubt, Call Ahead: If you are concerned about a restaurant's ability to accommodate your needs, it's best to call and ask questions yourself. This can alleviate any confusion you may find online and prevent frustrating experiences when you arrive for your trip. The last thing you want is a hungry child (or even adult) and no guarantee of allergen-free food options. Ask to speak to a manager or even the chef for answers specific to your needs.
Mama's Farmhouse involves classic Southern food. As a result, there are common allergens in many of their food products. Mama's offers an updated allergen list to visitors upon request. An example of what this looks like can be found in the dropdown below. Because Mama's is served family style and accommodations are harder to make, guests with allergies are welcome to bring in food for the individual with allergies.More Info
Mama's Farmhouse Allergen Information
Bennett's Pit Bar-B-Que
Bennett's Pit Bar-B-Que offers a wide variety of mouth watering smoked meats, including ribs, chicken, sausage, beef and pork. They also have a salad par, breakfast bar and catering options to fit your needs. Check out the ingredient breakdown for your favorite dishes at Bennett's Pit Bar-B-Que in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge in the dropdown below and figure out what food meets your allergy needs on your trip.More Info
Bennett's BBQ Allergen Information
Big Daddy's Pizzeria
Pizza can be a wildcard for people with allergies. Sometimes crust contains allergens that span beyond just gluten. Luckily Big Daddy's has broken down their most common food items to share which allergens are present in each. As a bonus, they also have a dairy-free vegan Mozzarella option available for individuals with lactose intolerance or other restrictions.More Info
Big Daddy's Pizzeria Allergen Information
The Alamo Steakhouse has a wide array of accommodations that can be made for individuals with food allergies. From removing marinade from the chicken, to grilling your steak on foil to avoid cross contamination, you have plenty of options and should be able to find one or two to fit your needs. They have also made available a gluten free menu for visitors to simplify the process of narrowing down appropriate choices.More Info
Alamo Steakhouse Allergen Information
Please note: Ingredients and menu items change frequently. For the most up to date version of the allergen lists for Mama's Farmhouse, Bennett's Bar-B-Que, Big Daddy's Pizzeria and the Alamo Steakhouse, contact Mama's directly by phone or email email@example.com.
Brick & Spoon
Brick & Spoon in Pigeon Forge Tennessee is a new and popular breakfast and brunch spot for visitors and locals. As expected, you'll find things like wheat, gluten, eggs and soy in a lot of their foods. On their menu, they designate specific items as "gluten free" with a spoon icon in order to help visitors narrow down their options. If you have questions about other allergens, ask your server or a manager for assistance.More Info
Brick & Spoon Menu
Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud
The team at Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud has gone above and beyond to accommodate guests with allergies, creating a menu for 6 specific types of guests. They have a classic four course feast for guests without allergies, plus meals specifically for vegetarians & vegans, plus gluten-free, dairy-free and egg-free visitors. With these options, many guests with food allergies can leave their stress at the door and enjoy dinner and show here in Pigeon Forge.More Info
Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud Alternate Meals For Food Allergies
Puckett's Grocery & Restaurant
There is an extensive menu of gluten sensitive items available at Puckett's Grocery & Restaurant. These options encompass everything from breakfast meals to starters, sides, meals, desserts and even sauces! If you are gluten sensitive, make sure to let your server know to ensure your needs are accommodated.More Info
Puckett's Grocery & Restaurant Gluten Sensitive Menu
Dick's Last Resort
Dick's Last Resort in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg both serve up sarcasm and grub in the Smoky Mountains- including plenty of allergy friendly options. They've made it easy for people with a variety of allergies (nut, dairy, egg, wheat, gluten, soy, garlic, onions, shellfish and seafood) to find out what they can eat and what they can substitute in their order. Check out their chart below and be sure to call before visiting for the most up-to-date information.More Info
Dick's Last Resort Allergy Substitutions
Rita's Italian Ice
Rita's Italian Ice offers sweet treats for people with many types of food allergy needs. They offer sugar-free, lactose free, and gluten-free treats. The majority of the menu is gluten-free and dairy free. Information is available on site for guests at any time so guests with specific food allergies or intolerances can look at breakdown of ingredients (including specifics on which products contain nuts). Allergy charts are always immediately available upon request.More Info
Frizzle Chicken Farmhouse Cafe
Frizzle Chicken Farmhouse Cafe is able to make a variety of accommodations for guests with allergies. This breakfast and brunch spot is popular amongst visitors for it's incredible food and entertaining singing chickens. If you're dealing with food allergies, they are able to provide dairy free egg options, gluten free pancakes and biscuits, options for tree nut and peanut allergies and salads for vegans and vegetarians. Talk to your server when you arrive for all the meal they offer.More Info
There are plenty of allergy friendly restaurants in the Smoky Mountains. Do your research in advance to find the ones that fit your needs best. Never be afraid to call and ask each individual restaurant for more information.