Champps Americana


Thanks to Go Dairy Free viewer Erica for emailing this recommendation:

I received this allergen information from a restaurant I will be eating at next week. They weren’t able to provide a list, but I don’t think I have ever received such a long email from a restaurant before. And they appear to want to work with my allergy and seem very eager to help.

From the Addison, TX restaurant location:

We do not have a list or spreadsheet of items that are diary free that we use as a standard. Like you stated many things can be modified to be dairy free with some minor modifications. We work with our guests on their allergy and try to create a dish that is safe for you and also fits your mood for the day. When you arrive at our location if you asked to talk with a manager about allergy selections. The manager will help walk you through some options. I am available also if you would like to talk about a few selections ahead of time.

You are correct most of our sandwiches can be dairy free by not having the bread toasted and the cheese removed. Our bread is dairy free.

We can also make any salad without the cheese but would have limited dressing options ( the best options would be Italian or the exotic flavors like the orange ginger. Our ranch has a buttermilk in it).

We are a scratch kitchen and make most of our soups and sauces. Few of those are dairy free because we start with a butter roux in most. The Marinara or the Asian sauces like sweet soy or kung pao sauce would be the few exceptions.

See the restaurant website for locations, hours, and contact information …


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Alisa is the founder of, 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.

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