For Diners

The key to eating out safely with food allergies is to be prepared. Calling in advance, bringing a chef card (like the one below) and choosing a food allergy aware restaurant are a few of the things you can do to make your experience safer and more enjoyable. And of course, bringing along your emergency medications will give you peace of mind.


Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) created the SafeFARE program to give you the tools you need to enjoy eating out with family and friends. Follow the links below to find important information about managing food allergies while dining out. Bon appétit!

Download a "Food Allergy Alert" chef card

Before You Go
Calling the Restaurant
At the Restaurant
“Insider’s Guide to Dining Out” by Chef Joel Schaefer
Download a PDF of all dining out resources


Find a Restaurant

Use our searchable database to find food allergy aware restaurants near you. Staff at these restaurants have completed the industry’s most trusted food allergy training programs: the National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe® Allergens Online Course or MenuTrinfo’s AllerTrain™ course. Restaurants go through an annual verification process to ensure staff training certificates are up-to-date. Start searching!

Join the Movement

The SafeFARE database of food allergy aware restaurants is just getting started and you can help it grow! Our SafeFARE Volunteer Advocacy Toolkit provides talking points and resources to engage restaurants in FARE-supported food allergy training programs, highlight the importance of accommodating diners with food allergies, and promote the business benefits to of being listed in the SafeFARE database.

You can also email or print and give out the flyers below to restaurants in your area to let them know about

SafeFARE: Becoming a Food Allergy Aware Restaurant
ServSafe® Allergens Online Course (National Restaurant Association)
AllerTrain™ Classes (MenuTrinfo)

Learn more about food allergy restaurant training programs

Ingredient Quiz – Test Your Knowledge!

Learn more about food allergy restaurant training programs.

Watch our “Food Allergy Teamwork” PSA featuring celebrity chefs Mike Isabella and Bryan Voltaggio!

"Food Allergy Alert" Chef Card

Carrying a "chef card" that outlines the foods you must avoid is a great way to communicate your food allergies to a chef or manager at restaurants. FARE provides an interactive PDF of chef card templates in English and a number of foreign languages to use while traveling or at ethnic food restaurants.

Click here to download yours.