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Easily find gluten-free options for our local partners and national chains.
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Vegetarian & vegan menus
Easily find vegetarian & vegan options for our local partners and national chains.
Featured menu items
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Learn more about how Picknic helps you find restaurants for food allergies, gluten-free, vegetarian, or vegan diets.
Does picknic have restaurants for restrictions other than food allergies, gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan diets?2021-08-14T05:47:49-05:00
Picknic primarily researches restaurants based on their ability to serve the top 8 allergens, celiac disease, gluten intolerance, and vegetarian or vegan diets. We’ve got restaurants for you if you are:
We have the most options for gluten-free friendly restaurants, peanut-free friendly restaurants, tree nut-free friendly restaurants, shellfish-free friendly restaurants, vegetarian friendly restaurants, and vegan friendly restaurants. However, with our growing list of restaurants, we’ve got plenty of food allergy-friendly restaurants that can accommodate a spectrum of food allergies, sensitivities, and special diets.
If you have a food allergy or dietary restriction we don’t cover, we recommend viewing restaurants that have our “Allergy Excellence” rating or that publish their full ingredient list for each menu item. There are filters for this on our restaurant search page!
As the Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education and Research (FASTER) Act is implemented and sesame is added to allergen labeling in the U.S., we will begin listing sesame-free friendly restaurants as well.
Where do you get your restaurant information?2021-08-14T05:48:14-05:00
We get our information from what a restaurant has already published about itself and from conversations directly with each restaurant’s management.
Our team of restaurant researchers all manage food allergies, celiac disease, or gluten-free, vegetarian, or vegan diets. They have spent years navigating the world of allergy friendly, gluten-free friendly, vegetarian friendly, and vegan friendly restaurants. They need to know the same information you do, and they are really good at getting it.
For chain restaurants, we don’t speak with every location. Instead we speak with the management at enough locations to reasonably profile the chain as a whole.
For our partner restaurants, we have even deeper conversations with managers and owners about restaurant operations and support for food allergies and gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan diets. We often make suggestions and help the restaurant be more friendly for those with food allergies or gluten-free, vegetarian, or vegan diets.
For some of our partner restaurants, we are the platform for their allergen menu, gluten-free menu, vegetarian menu, and vegan menu. We consult with them to build their allergen and special diets menu and then host it on Picknic.
In occasional cases, we will display the allergen menu, gluten-free menu, vegetarian menu, or vegan menu information for a restaurant that is not a partner. This is generally only when the restaurant has an excellent allergen and special diets menu and is friendly for food allergies and gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan diets.
What kind of coverage do you have across the US?2021-08-14T05:48:18-05:00
We currently have over 58,000 restaurant locations listed across the country. This includes over 60 national chains. Therefore, we have gluten-free friendly restaurants, food allergy friendly restaurants, vegetarian friendly restaurants, and vegan friendly restaurants in every major city.
We also have a growing list of local restaurants, but most of them are in our home city of Nashville, TN.
Want us to list more local restaurants near you?
The best way is to join our email list and enter your zip code. We are quickly adding local restaurants and are prioritizing cities where we have the most users.
How often is your information updated?2021-08-14T05:48:21-05:00
Accuracy is critical, so we work hard to keep our information up to date. Some information on our site may only need updating annually or semi-annually. For example, restaurant procedures and employee training for food allergies don’t change often for established restaurants. Other information such as menu data for food allergies and gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan diets may need updating more frequently.
We list the date a restaurant profile and menu was last updated at the top of the page so you can always know how current the restaurant information is.
Do you have a mobile app?2021-08-14T05:48:28-05:00
Our restaurant partners are always visible for free on Picknic, but you’ll need a Premium account to access all of the 58,000+ restaurant locations on our platform. Picknic Premium is $9.99 per month or $34.99 per year.