Food allergies? Allergic to latex? Vegan? Take the stress out of choosing what to eat while eating out with what is going to become my favorite App Dine Safe. What is Dine Safe? Dine Safe is a new App that breaks down restaurant menus by listing food and latex allergies. It uses GPS location to find restaurants nearby or you can enter a specific location.
This is a sponsored post. I was paid to review this app via Chronic Illness Bloggers, however all opinions are my own and I was no way influenced by the company.
Begin with your allergies
Begin by choosing your food allergies and/or choosing a diet preference.
Allergies include Dairy, Egg, Peanut, Tree Nut, Garlic, Gluten, Mustard, Seeds, Sesame, Soy, Beef, Chicken, Fish, Pork, Shellfish, Celery, Corn, Mushroom, Onion, Tomato, Gelatin, Latex, MSG and Sulphates.
Specific Diets include Vegetarian, Vegan, Raw, Paleo, Organic, GMO-Free, Kosher, and Halal.
Choose a restaurant
After you have chosen your allergies or diet choose a restaurant from the list. The App saves your allergy and diet selections and you can update and/or change your selections at anytime. The App then creates instant menus no matter how many allergens you may have.
If a restaurant is NOT latex-free a warning will appear before showing the full menu.
How to view the menu
From the menu screen you can map the location, call the restaurant, and/or share with others. The menu can be viewed several different ways. The first is with all the dishes listed. The list begins with dishes that do not contain your allergens or that fit your specific dietary needs. As you scroll down you will see dishes that can be customized to suit your needs and the ones you should avoid are at the bottom. Have a specific meal in mind? Each menu can be viewed by category, like salads or sandwiches. Don’t want to scroll down a long list? Click on the Filter Menu Items option to get a single page break down of each category; Avoid, Safe, and Special Order.
Takes the stress out of eating out
As someone who has food allergies, this app is a dream come true! Being able to plan ahead and know what my options are prior to ordering will reduce my stress and save time when deciding what to order. Based on the results for this particular restaurant I could order The Thai Chicken Wrap as is, custom order the 3 Cheese Panini, and I would need to avoid the Cajun Shrimp Panini.
Want to know the best part? The app is FREE! Not only is it free for users, it is free for the restaurants too!!! It’s a win/win situation.
Get your favorite restaurant to participate
Restaurants are able to enter their information easily. By entering it themselves, they are able to ensure that the information is current and accurate. Don’t have the time to enter your menu? Contact Dine Safe and they will enter your information with little or no work from you. There really isn’t an easier way for a restaurant to let consumers know that eating at their establishment is a possibility. Next week there will be an endorsement feature added. This will allow users to endorse a restaurant and share how it caters to food allergies or how it went out of their way to make a meal that they could eat.
Can’t find a restaurant near you? Want others with food allergies to know about your favorite place to eat? Submit the names and phone numbers of the restaurants that you would like to participate from the App. Dine Safe will then contact them.
The App is easy for both users and restaurants to use and read.
Wishing you an allergy free meal!