A menu match is a menu item that matches the dietary restrictions you have entered in Picknic. The match is based on the published ingredient information and does not include information regarding possible cross-contact in fryers and other shared cooking environments. (Though this feature is coming in December!)

For example, if you have selected “Gluten-Free”, “Vegetarian”, and “Dairy-Free” as filters, only restaurants that have menu items that don’t contain (or can be modified to not contain) gluten, meat, and dairy ingredients will display in the search results. Each item that meets these criteria will be counted as a menu match on the restaurant tile and the map pin for that restaurant. This helps you narrow your search to locations where you have the most options for your dietary needs.