We also planned our route to narrow down places to stop. Locations off the interstate with gas, safe food options and lodging helped us make the most of every stop we made.
We packed a nice supply of our kids favourite snacks. I made sure that we were able to feed the little guy breakfast myself. Raisin toast and yogurt which we kept in a cooler and in the fridge in our hotel rooms.
What we learned:
- Most fast food, quick food locations have allergen menus online for your reference. Some have hard copy versions behind the counter your can take home.
- Don’t assume those menus are correct. We had on one occasion where 2 locations of the same restaurant, used 2 different types of oil.
- Many staff working in the food service locations we visited had little to no information on potential allergens their locations serve handy. Be sure to double check or ask them to double check for you.
- Have a backup plan. If you don’t feel comfortable, move on or have some safe foods on the ready. If there is a grocery store close by, some fresh fruit and veggies will do everyone good. Better safe than sorry!