OK, so this is a question for anyone and everyone with food allergies. I have a peanut allergy (most of my life), so I know how to avoid it and many restaurants are good about listing allergens, etc., but since DS had his anaphylactic reaction to peppers three weeks ago, I have been really nervous about letting him eat out. In addition, he's had several mild reactions to several foods with paprika (I didn't realize it was there), so I've decided to do a clean sweep of everything that he eats to determine what contains peppers. I spent hours last night (until 1 AM) looking up ingredients in his favorite foods, and unfortunately, most of them contain peppers or paprika or some type of pepper powder. And it's not on most of the allergen lists, which makes it harder because I need to see a list of ingredients. He's not happy about this because as most 13 year olds, he loves pizza, and the premade and delivery pizza all have some form of paprika or peppers in the sauce. It's been exhausting trying to figure out what he can/can't have. I now understand what my mom felt like when I had severe food allergies as a kid. So my question is how can you find safe places to eat? I have two particular places where I know he can eat, but I'm pretty nervous about letting him eat anywhere else because of how bad his reaction was, and I definitely don't want to spend another evening in the ER because of a food allergy.