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Restaurant Opening | Allergy Free (and Stress Free) Dining at Intentional Foods

Posted on: January 13th, 2019 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

Whether or not you yourself have food allergies, it is likely that you know someone that does. Food sensitivities and the lack of knowledge in some restaurants can make dining out difficult in best cases and dangerous in the worst. Allergy free Intentional Foods in Mesa understands those dangers all too well. 

011319 Intentional Foods restaurant exterior
Photo Credit | Intentional Foods

Intentional Foods was created out of all the questions and worries that came when the owners’ daughter had a very scary allergic reaction. The restaurant is a place where families can enjoy their meal and time together without worrying if some wayward allergen made its way into their dishes. 

This unique allergy free restaurant answers all of those “IF’s” that parents face with an allergy diagnosis.

“What if there was a safe place to eat?”

“What if you could have everything on the menu?”

“What if we could gather again with family and friends?”

“What if we could educate our community about food allergies?”*

Intentional Foods is dedicated to knowing where all their food is coming from. Any item and we do mean ANY item in the cafe is produced in trusted manufacturing facilities. Their market features trusted allergy free ingredients that will help you create your own dishes at home. 

011319 Intentional Foods allergy free to go salad
Photo Credit | Intentional Foods

Things you’ll never find in the cafe or on the menu: 

  • nuts
  • dairy
  • eggs
  • wheat
  • gluten
  • seafood
  • soy
  • sesame

You’ll find allergy free breakfast, lunch and dinner items on the menu that are varied enough to please the pickiest of eaters. 

Breakfast items range from fresh baked muffins and scones to avocado toast as well as hearty breakfast bowls. Prices range from $2.50 to $10.25.

Lunch options include island inspires pulled pork, spaghetti and meatballs, soups, salads and more. Prices range from $4.50 to $10.50.

Kids have their own “choose your own adventure” option for only $6.50. They’ll get to pick from grilled chicken bites, shredded carne, shredded pork or two meatballs with marinara sauce. In addition to their choice of protein the littles will get to pick a side of french fries, quinoa salad, tossed greens or spaghetti noodles. 

011319 Intentional Foods allergy free chocolate donut
Photo Credit | Intentional Foods

No need to skip dessert with assorted cupcakes and donuts.

We are so excited to have Intentional Foods in the East Valley. We’re even more thrilled that our friends with allergies have a safe place to go for dinner with friends and family. 

Intentional Foods | 1837 W. Guadalup Road | Mesa | 85202 | 480.264.7002

Open Tuesday through Saturday from 8am until 8pm.

About the Author - Taryn Jeffries

Editor and Chief Eating Officer of PhoenixBites, 2017 Food Writer of the Year (Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame) Taryn grew up in a small town in Illinois with a doting Grandmother who taught her the way around a kitchen and that food is representative of love. Her current quest is to find the love in local dishes and the chefs behind them. In addition to running all things PhoenixBites, Taryn is also a freelance writer, sharing her insight on the best dishes and where to get them each and every month.

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