A question for all of you who suffer from food sensitivities/allergies. How do you manage going to restaurants or other’s houses for meals? I hate being THAT person and making a fuss in front of others. Have you had good luck calling the restaurant ahead of time? My sensitivities aren’t the typical ones that most restaurants are aware of like gluten, soy, dairy, shellfish etc. They are rather obscure and I worry that I can’t be certain they will be taken seriously.
I’d appreciate any advice on how to manage this discretely. I loathe the thought that what I CAN’T eat becomes the topic of conversation at the table. This is relatively new to me as I was able to eat anything I wanted up until a few years ago and only in the last year figured out which foods were the problem.