NM, Albuquerque – Flying Star Cafe


The Flying Star Café was recommended to us by Go Dairy Free viewer Gina. This conscious eatery offers much for the dairy-free community, but also goes above and beyond in quality and disclosure:

  • They cook from scratch, avoiding MSG, added trans fats, preservatives, and artificial flavors.
  • They use recycled and biodegradable products – even their delivery trucks run on biodiesel!
  • They source ingredients locally and regionally whenever possible, even listing their direct suppliers right on their website. Certified Organic and American Humane Certified are also priorities in their sourcing.
  • They offer detailed “mix and match” vegan offerings, and many more menu items that are also dairy-free.
  • They offer several “gluten-free” items but fully disclose the issues with cross-contamination that are probable – very respectful.

Their menu is broad, with full breakfasts, burgers, sandwiches, salads, seasonal offerings and even bakery-fresh goodies.

This is a localized chain with several restaurants in Albuquerque and even one in Santa Fe (perhaps more in the future!). See their website, below, for locations.

Website: www.flyingstarcafe.com

Restaurant - Flying Star Cafe


About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

1 Comment

  1. BEWARE!! I would NOT recommend this as a dairy free restaurant!!! I contacted them myself in preparation for a trip to ABQ soon, explained my son’s dairy allergies and asked if they were able to guarantee no cross-contamination. Their reply told me specifically NOT to eat at their restaurant, that it would be “best if I found a different restaurant to eat at while in town,” and that they will not guarantee my son’s safety. So, while I applaud their efforts in sourcing locally and being environmentally conscious, I would NEVER allow my dairy allergic son to eat here if the management isn’t even confident that they could feed him without issue!

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