Eating out in New York and being dairy free

The first stop of our American adventure was New York. After checking into our hotel we went straight to a local Irish pub whose name escapes me, sorry. I got a menu no allergen listings noted. I had forgotten how much easier it now is to eat out in the UK. I opted for a simple green salad with no dressing and a mini steak. I hoped that this would be OK. I explained to the waitress that I had a milk allergy so could I have the salad just plain and a well done steak. This was no problem. The salad soon arrived. It was indeed green salad with tomato cucumber and a fair bit of onion. The steak was well done yet tender and had a simple herb and spice topping. It was a simple safe dinner to start our wee little adventure.
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On our second night out we found ourselves at yet another Irish pub. This time it was MCGees it’s the bar which they based How I met Your Mother on. Again no allergens marked on the menu. I explained to the server that I had a milk allergy and needed something from the menu that was dairy free. I asked to check that the fish and chips would be OK. Sadly not. She explained that a simple burger and chips was safe. So that is what I had. The burger was simple beef burger in a bun with some fries.
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The burger was nice beef patty that had a simple seasoning that tasted a tad of black pepper. The bun was nice and bouncy and soft inside. The fries were not as crispy or as fluffy as I had hoped but we’re fine. To be honest I was expecting a larger burger as I was starving as it had been a long time since breakfast. So if I’m honest I was still a bit hungry, but better to be that than be ill. We then headed to Times Square before returning to the hotel where I had a cup of tea and some bourbon biscuits. If I’m honest I was a tad disappointed by my food I think it is where we ate. I have been lucky to visit before and found it a lot easier. Maybe I need to return just check that I was unlucky this time.

6 Comments

  1. November 18, 2016 / 5:29 pm

    Lovely post, hello NYC🤗 Great post and great eats! I also want to congratulate you and I shall be voting!!

  2. Corinne and Kirsty
    November 22, 2017 / 7:16 pm

    Lucky girl, you got to see New York city. Such an amazing city, right? I went there back in 2007. long time ago. That a shame that the food was not as good as your expected! xx corinne

    • November 22, 2017 / 7:32 pm

      I was indeed very lucky. I have been a few times but am desperate to return. I was just a little unlucky with the food on my last visit, but have been more lucky previously.

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