The other night, we met friends for dinner at Macaroni Grill, and I wondered how I’d stick to my wheat free diet. Although Macaroni Grill is a restaurant in the U.S.,  the following applies to eating at restaurants anywhere. 

My friend was visiting from out of town and really wanted to eat at this place. It’s not my favorite, but I went along with it since she is a guest. I went to the Macaroni Grill website to find their menu and stumbled across “allergen menu.” When I opened the PDF, I found a number of small menus geared towards those with fish, wheat, and dairy allergies. 

This mini menu listed items such as “Caesar salad (without croutons)” and clearly stated what, if any, item you had to ask to be removed. The PDF also instructed to inform the manager of your allergy. 

I ordered the Pollo Mogro (Skinny Chicken) which came with asparagus and broccoli. It was a delight and so nice not to have an uncomfortable reaction after dinner. On the down side, I was hungry after eating this meal. It was a “skinny” meal, so I had a snack when I got home.