This week, this Allergic Traveler, had the pleasure of eating at Duke’s in Huntington Beach, California. An old friend that I have known for many years joined me. I grew up with Shannon in Montreal. She now lives in California and I am in North Carolina. I was so excited to catch up. It was fun to see a familiar face in a ‘strange’ (to me) city. It was like a sappy movie – we laughed, we cried, we gabbed, and it was perfect – including the food! The eating experience was delightful. I gave the waitress my Allergic Traveler card. She came back to me and thanked me for having a card handy. She proceeded to tell me how she went around and showed the card to all the chefs, cooks and waiters. She was very appreciative of the fact that I was ready and well prepared for a safe dinning experience. She asked me about the company and if I knew anything about it. Well this was my time to shine. I love when people ask me about Allergic Traveler. It helps me bring awareness to the issue and of course it helps promote the company. The support and the appreciation is why I do this. Thank you for your support. Feel free to join our conversation on facebook or twitter.


P.S. By the way, the food was delicious and safe! You should definitely check the place out, whether you have food allergies or not.

Author: Tarah Jakubiak

After working for 20 years in the corporate world, Tarah Jakubiak founded Allergic Traveler. Jakubiak, president of Allergic Traveler has traveled the world since the age of two. She has been to 24 countries and 26 states. Jakubiak has been to all inclusives, gone on cruises, gone camping; backpacking through Europe, gone to the big cities, and little hidden gems. She has multiple food allergies but it does not stop her from seeing the world. Jakubiak is allergic to eggs, nuts, mushroom, soy, garlic, corn, sesame, potatoes, celery, shellfish, chicken, pork, peanuts, and many fruits. She is originally from Montreal, Quebec and now lives in Greensboro, NC with her husband.