Reeti P., M1

If you’ve made it this far, chances are you already have a pretty good idea of how to navigate life with food allergies. Even so, I’m happy to inform you that the restaurant scene in St. Louis makes finding safe places to eat fairly easy. The variety of cuisines means that even if you can’t eat at the Thai place on the corner, you can probably grab something at the pizzeria or the taco place down the street. One of my favorite new discoveries is the website You just input your location and your food allergies, and they find a list of safe restaurants in the area. It’s a great way to explore the city without making the ER your final destination.