Whilst dealing with allergies and intolerances is a daily challenge, there are some great small businesses out there catering to food allergies and intolerances.
Below are a few of my favourites.
Allergy Train is an online store established by Jenny Trezise, an Accredited Practising Dietitian who has both professional experience in food allergies and intolerances as well as extensive personal experience. Allergy Train caters for people who have multiple food allergies, with most foods free from wheat, gluten, eggs, dairy, nuts, tree nuts and soy. The Allergy Train store has a great feature that enables you to select the “free from” foods specific to your diet requirements that refines your shopping search. With Australia-wide delivery and products ranging from flours to pastas to baking goods to cleaning to personal care products, the extensive range is well worth checking out.
Kids Favourite Dinners is a website offering a huge database of tried and tested recipes and most excitingly there are recipes that cater for allergies and special diets too! You can even plan your weekly menu, have your shopping list automatically generated and even add your own recipes to the database to share with others. Founded by Hayley, a mother of three, who understand the challenges of dinner time!
Lewis & Son run a fabulous butcher and deli in Malvern, Melbourne and also manufacture a great range of allergy-friendly and FODMAP friendly products which are stocked in numerous retailers (check their website for retailers near you). Included in this range are Natural Italian Sausages, Natural Vienna Sausages, Natural Beef Salami and Natural Kabana, all of which are delicious and are free from Loni’s Allergy Free’s list of 11 allergens. The FODMAP friendly range also includes Natural Aussie Snags, however, please note that these contain corn.
Meat in a box is a fabulous butcher run by Andrew, a 6th generation butcher, and is located in Balwyn, Melbourne. They have a wide range of high quality meat products, as well as offering an extensive range of gluten free products to meet changing consumer needs.
The Travelling Kitchen, based in Melbourne, offers cooking incursions at kindergartens, creches and primary schools. Karen Koutsodontis is a qualified food technology teacher with many years teaching experience. The cooking incursions are hands-on with the children cooking their own dishes.