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Eight Places to Dine Nut-Free in Boston

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To cap off her internship at Eater Boston, Lilienne Sexton has completed a special project examining the options available around town for diners who omit nuts, gluten, or dairy from their diets due to allergies or other reasons. Each day this week, we're running a map or interview on the topic.
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Looking for a place to dine out without triggering an allergic reaction to nuts? Or maybe you just aren't looking for that extra crunch in your food? Either way, here are eight local restaurants and bakeries that are either completely nut-free or offer numerous nut-free options. Note: This map is not a guarantee against cross-contamination; it's merely a starting point for people seeking potentially nut-free options. Those with severe, life-threatening allergies should consult with restaurants directly before venturing out.


— Lilienne Sexton
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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Legal Sea Foods

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255 State St
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 742-5300
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With convenient locations near the Financial District, Faneuil Hall, waterfront hotels, and beyond, Legal Sea Foods is a well-known chain and a popular tourist destination. The restaurant will make items to order to accommodate virtually any allergy or dietary restriction. [Photo: Official Site]

2. Flour Bakery + Cafe

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12 Farnsworth St, Fl 1
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 338-4333
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Flour Bakery + Cafe is not nut-free, but items that don’t contain nuts are marked as such on the menu, from cupcakes and croissants to donuts and pop tarts. Try all four locations around town. [Photo: Facebook]

3. Myers + Chang

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1145 Washington St
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 542-5200
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Myers + Chang serves a fun, modern rendition of Chinese, Taiwanese, Thai, and Vietnamese food in a setting self-described as an “indie diner.” The South End restaurant offers a nut-free lunch and dinner menu, including dishes like the “untraditional scallion pancake,” grilled five-spice tofu buns, black pepper shanghai noodles, and more. [Photo: Cal Bingham]

4. Estragon

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700 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 266-0443
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This South End tapas restaurant clearly marks items containing nuts on the menu, and the nut-free options of shareable Spanish plates are plentiful. [Photo: Official Site]

5. Blacker's Bakeshop

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551 Commonwealth Ave
Newton, MA 02459
(617) 332-2008
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Blacker’s Bakeshop is a nut-free and kosher bakery, offering anything from tarts to whoopie pies to different-flavored challahs. [Photo: Facebook]

6. Sweet Cupcakes

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210 Boylston Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
No Sweet cupcakes contain nuts, although they cannot be guaranteed nut-free as ingredients received from suppliers have not necessarily been tested for nut allergens. There are now six locations in Boston, Cambridge, and Chestnut Hill. [Photo: Facebook]

7. Five Bites Cupcakes

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141 Linden St.
Wellesley, MA 02481
(781) 235-5755
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Five Bites Cupcakes, a nut-free bakery, can decorate a cupcake in any way you may wish and also offers catering for special events. [Photo: Facebook]

8. Blue Ginger

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583 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482
(781) 283-5790
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Blue Ginger has been serving “East-West cuisine” since 1998 in a large space that offers three private dining rooms and a casual lounge on top of the main dining room. Chef/owner Ming Tsai is extremely conscientious of food allergies, even creating the Food Allergy Reference Book, a system that aims to help restaurants safely serve people with allergies. [Photo: Facebook]

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1. Legal Sea Foods

255 State St, Boston, MA 02109
With convenient locations near the Financial District, Faneuil Hall, waterfront hotels, and beyond, Legal Sea Foods is a well-known chain and a popular tourist destination. The restaurant will make items to order to accommodate virtually any allergy or dietary restriction. [Photo: Official Site]
255 State St
Boston, MA 02109

2. Flour Bakery + Cafe

12 Farnsworth St, Fl 1, Boston, MA 02210
Flour Bakery + Cafe is not nut-free, but items that don’t contain nuts are marked as such on the menu, from cupcakes and croissants to donuts and pop tarts. Try all four locations around town. [Photo: Facebook]
12 Farnsworth St, Fl 1
Boston, MA 02210

3. Myers + Chang

1145 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118
Myers + Chang serves a fun, modern rendition of Chinese, Taiwanese, Thai, and Vietnamese food in a setting self-described as an “indie diner.” The South End restaurant offers a nut-free lunch and dinner menu, including dishes like the “untraditional scallion pancake,” grilled five-spice tofu buns, black pepper shanghai noodles, and more. [Photo: Cal Bingham]
1145 Washington St
Boston, MA 02118

4. Estragon

700 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118
This South End tapas restaurant clearly marks items containing nuts on the menu, and the nut-free options of shareable Spanish plates are plentiful. [Photo: Official Site]
700 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118

5. Blacker's Bakeshop

551 Commonwealth Ave, Newton, MA 02459
Blacker’s Bakeshop is a nut-free and kosher bakery, offering anything from tarts to whoopie pies to different-flavored challahs. [Photo: Facebook]
551 Commonwealth Ave
Newton, MA 02459

6. Sweet Cupcakes

210 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
No Sweet cupcakes contain nuts, although they cannot be guaranteed nut-free as ingredients received from suppliers have not necessarily been tested for nut allergens. There are now six locations in Boston, Cambridge, and Chestnut Hill. [Photo: Facebook]
210 Boylston Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

7. Five Bites Cupcakes

141 Linden St., Wellesley, MA 02481
Five Bites Cupcakes, a nut-free bakery, can decorate a cupcake in any way you may wish and also offers catering for special events. [Photo: Facebook]
141 Linden St.
Wellesley, MA 02481

8. Blue Ginger

583 Washington St, Wellesley, MA 02482
Blue Ginger has been serving “East-West cuisine” since 1998 in a large space that offers three private dining rooms and a casual lounge on top of the main dining room. Chef/owner Ming Tsai is extremely conscientious of food allergies, even creating the Food Allergy Reference Book, a system that aims to help restaurants safely serve people with allergies. [Photo: Facebook]
583 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482

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