Are there accommodating restaurants/grocery stores for food allergies?Edited: 30 April 2012, 23:42
There is only one small grocery store in Manzanita.
Restaurants here are used to vegetarian, vegan, glucose-free and a variety of other specialty requests, but if you have a severe allergy to something, I agree, I'd talk to the restaurant directly.
In our years of visiting Manzanita at least a couple times annually, we've found 2 pretty good groceries in town: Manzanita Grocery (aka 'Little Apple' ~ 193 Laneda Ave) and Manzanita Fresh Foods (730 Manzanita Ave/corner Hwy 101). The latter, I hear, is undergoing an expansion/remodel now & is probably the more 'impressive' of the two regarding selection.
For your specific needs, there's a third 'grocery' we've found called Mother Nature's (298 Laneda Ave) that has more organic/health foods and (I'll bet) foods for those with food allergies. You might try contacting them: yelp.com/biz/mother-natures-natural-foods-ma…
BrianEdited: 01 May 2012, 11:18
Manzanita Fresh Foods just built a big new store at Hwy 101 & Manzanita Ave. When I'm in it I can't believe I'm in Manzanita, it's like being in NW Portland. Not sure about specific food allergies, but this is the biggest selection for a long stretch.. Little Apple on Laneda has an very eclectic mix of gourmet items, might also include allergy friendly items. And Mother Nature's on Laneda is full of natrual/organic foods, maybe also allergy friendly.