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Food Is Love

lonelydumptruck and I went to the new pop-up restaurant in our neighborhood tonight. It's in the same location and owned by the same people as the last pop-up, but anyway.

I ordered a salad and asked if the slivered almonds mentioned in the description could be omited.

"Oh, are you allergic?" The waitress asked, with zero snark.

Now. I am not *technically* allergic. Almonds are on the list of things that ping my salicylic acid sensitivity and one of the things that has caused me to have an asthma attack back when I was testing how sensitive I really am, so I avoid them whenever possible. I said "Yes, yes I am" with a twinge of guilt.

Oh my Zod, the care this place showed from there!


The waitress no sooner put in our order than she was right back at the table to warn me the shrimp toast I'd ordered was fried in peanut oil. I had barely finished reassuring her that almonds are my only issue before she was back telling me the chef told her the sesame seeds used in my salad dressing were processed in a plant with almonds.

I promised I wouldn't die and as soon as the salads were on the table she was telling us the grown-up chicken nuggets we'd ordered to share were coated in almond flour "So you're not allowed to have any!!"

Seriously. 4 stars for knowing their shit and giving so many shits about a random diner.

Comments

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hamsterwoman
Jun. 14th, 2019 07:15 am (UTC)
That's a really impressive degree of attention and caring! (also, wow, I wouldn't have guessed so many things would have almonds in them!)
akalablossom
Jun. 14th, 2019 12:16 pm (UTC)
Aww! :D
meathiel
Jun. 14th, 2019 12:18 pm (UTC)
That's great service for sure ...
malterre
Jun. 14th, 2019 12:57 pm (UTC)
Sounds like they earned your money!
maju01
Jun. 14th, 2019 03:57 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a place to go back to, if they stay around for a while.
enchanted_jae
Jun. 15th, 2019 04:34 am (UTC)
Excellent customer service!
night_owl_9
Jun. 15th, 2019 06:39 am (UTC)
Four stars indeed!
ani_mama
Jun. 15th, 2019 07:12 pm (UTC)
That is very nice! My husband has a bell pepper allergy and the amount of stuff that we get from restaurants with surprise bell peppers is pretty crazy, even after we ask.
brittdreams
Jun. 17th, 2019 12:33 pm (UTC)
I am seriously impressed! I have some weird food issues and have only really had them taken seriously in NYC, probably due to the large Jewish and Muslim populations there.

I hope this restaurant sticks around!
colesdragon
Jun. 24th, 2019 02:43 am (UTC)

That's amazing. Most places have no idea what's in their food, much less care about people who have allergies.

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