Soy allergy

Has anyone here ever dealt with a soy allergy?

I’ve conquered gluten-intolerance due to Celiac Disease.
I’ve conquered tree nut allergies.
Now, I get to add a soy allergy to the mix.

Fortunately (?) the three are independent, so I don’t need to fulfill all three at the same time. For the purposes of this thread, you may ignore gluten & tree nuts.

I’ve begun the painstaking work of reading every label & poring through restaurants’ "allergy menu"s.

In the mediantime, I’m wondering if there’s a “Soy Free Made Easy” study guide out there.

Here is where I keep a list. Relying on this as soy-free advice could kill you. Do your own research.

the list

You should not rely on this as a definitive soy-free list. Doing so could kill you.


Turkey Gyro
Roast Beef Gyro
Loaded Italian

Chopped Farmhouse Salad - Roast Turkey
Chopped Side Salad
Light Italian Dressing
Dijon Honey Mustard Dressing
Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

— Contaminated —
Loaded Curly Fries
Curly Fries
Potato Cakes
Steakhouse Onion Rings
Mozzarella Sticks
Jalapeno Bites

Chick Fil A

Nutrition and Allergens | Chick-fil-A

English Muffin
Hash Browns
Fruit Cup
Grilled Chicken Sandwich
Chick-fil-A® Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich
Chick-fil-A® Nuggets
Grilled Nuggets
Chick-fil-A Chick-n-Strips®
Cobb Salad
Cobb Salad w/ Nuggets
Cobb Salad w/ Grilled Nuggets
Cobb Salad w/ Chick-fil-A Chick-n-Strips®
Cobb Salad w/ Grilled Filet
Cobb Salad w/ Chick-fil-A® Filet
Cobb Salad w/ No Chicken
Market Salad
Chick-fil-A Waffle Potato Fries®
Fruit Cup
Kale Crunch Side
Greek Yogurt Parfait
Greek Yogurt Parfait w/ granola
Waffle Potato Chips
Buddy Fruits® Apple Sauce
Kid’s Meals (nutrition per entrée only)
Nuggets Kid’s Meal
Chick-fil-A Chick-n-Strips® Kid’s Meal
Grilled Nuggets Kid’s Meal
Frosted Lemonade
Frosted Coffee
Chocolate Milkshake
Strawberry Milkshake
Vanilla Milkshake
Icedream® Cup
All Drinks
Grilled Chicken Bundle
Fruit Tray
Garden Salad Tray
Kale Crunch Side Tray
Dipping Sauces
Barbeque Sauce
Chick-fil-A® Sauce
Garden Herb Ranch Sauce
Honey Mustard Sauce
Honey Roasted BBQ Sauce
Polynesian Sauce
Zesty Buffalo Sauce
Cilantro Lime Sauce
Avocado Lime Ranch Dressing
Creamy Salsa Dressing
Fat Free Honey Mustard Dressing
Garden Herb Ranch Dressing
Light Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
Light Italian Dressing
Zesty Apple Cider Vinaigrette Dressing
Grilled Breakfast Filet
Chick-fil-A® Breakfast Filet
Grilled Filet
Chick-fil-A® Filet
Sandwich Toppings
American Cheese
Colby Jack Cheese
Pepper Jack Cheese
Salad Toppings
Chili Lime Pepitas
Crispy Bell Peppers
Harvest Nut Granola
Seasoned Tortilla Strips
Lemon Parmesan Panko
Soup Toppings

Chipotle = everything except the tofu sofritas


Banana & brown sugar oatmeal
Crispy potato pancakes
Grilled buttermilk biscuit
Ham steak
Pork sausage links
Pork sausage patties
Smoked pork sausage links

Belgian Waffle

Banana slices
Glazed strawberries
Peach topping
Raspberry topping
All the syrups

Jason's Deli

See Deli Nutrition Information | Online Calculator | Jason’s Deli (

Original Recipe® Chicken
Extra Crispy™ Chicken
Spicy Crispy Chicken
Nashville Hot [Extra, Spicy] Crispy
Corn on the Cob
Green Beans
Macaroni & Cheese
Macaroni Salad
Potato Salad
Sweet Kernel Corn

Mod Pizza

Allergen Information | MOD Pizza
Nearly all is soy-free

Has soybean oil
White sauce
Sri-rancha sauce
All salad dressings except…extra virgin olive oil, lemon vinaigrette, red wine vinegar,

Has soy
garlic strips, cinnamon strips, cinnamon topping, cinnamon icing, rosemary garlic topping
no name cake, cherry cola squad cake

Panda Express

Nutrition Information | Panda Express | A Fast Casual Chinese Restaurant | Panda Express Chinese Restaurant
Brown/White rice
Sweetfire Chicken
Sweet & Sour Chicken
Cream Cheese Rangoon
Sweet & Sour Sauce
Hot Mustard
Plum Sauce


except Whole Grain Lahvash Wrap
Cream Cheese Spreads
Baked Goods
Pastry- Vanilla Cinnamon Roll
Cookie- Oatmeal Raisin with Berries (Large & Mini)
Cookie - Pumpkin Shaped Shortbread
Pastry- Croissant (Large & Mini)
Muffin- Pumpkin
Muffin- Blueberry with Fresh Blueberries (Large & Mini)
Muffin- Cranberry Orange (Large & Mini)
Pastry Ring- Cherry & Cheese
Scone- Wild Blueberry (Large & Mini)
Scone- Orange (Large & Mini)
Breakfast Sandwiches
except Toasted Teriyaki Chicken on Artisan Ciabatta
Baked Potato
Broccoli Cheddar
Homestyle Chicken Noodle
Cream of Chicken & Wild Rice
Vegetarian Autumn Squash Soup
Vegetarian Creamy Tomato with Croutons
Mac and Cheese
Broccoli Cheddar Mac & Cheese
Warm Bowls
all may contain
Side Add ons
Tomato Basil Cucumber
Flatbread Pizzas
Which wich

Salad Base
Spinach Wrap
Wheat Baguette
White Baguette
Cobb Salad Wrap
Cali Club
Italian Club
Philly Cheesesteak
Chicken Salad
Egg Salad
Buffalo Chicken
Chicken Pesto
Pepperoni Pizzawich
Cordon Bleu
Everything except…
American cheese
Chipotle Mayo
Hot Pepper Mix Spread
Pepper Jack Cheese
NOT Oreo

item location
Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips
Dave’s Killer Bread
Theo chocolate Whole Foods & Walmart

My sympathies. I never realized how much of a pain it was to read labels and such for food allergies until dealing with a kid who was reacting from a food allergy via breast milk.

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no advice you don’t already know as someone w celiac.

reading fine print and cursing labels for having no obv links to your problem ingredients, yet not declaring themselves " free" is infuriating. Trust no one!


Sorry to hear. Best of luck. I would think the obvious things are easy to avoid, it’s probably the soybean oil in some products that would be the tough one to see unless you look.

You may already be aware of this given your other food allergies but if not you can try The Food Allergy Research & Education site.

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Soy sauce? check

Better than bouillon roasted beef base? What the f:angry:k is it doing in there?

I’m surprised at the number of restaurants that have not responded to my request for more information on the presence of soy in their food.

I would even accept, “Sorry, there’s no way for us to know. This shit is crazy everywhere and our ingredient-sources change way too often for us to provide reliable information.” as a perfectly cromulent response.

Instead…:cricket:s. They must be out playing :cricket_bat_and_ball:.

Jason’s Deli has a super-awesome allergen menu.
Nearly everything at Chipotle is soy-free. (I think it’s the tofu that has soy. :exams:)
Chick-Fil-A & Panera also have a wide selection of options.
Subway has a tolerable list.

Just in case you frozen pizza it :Pizza recall for soy

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Yeah…I saw that…I get the FARE alerts (I don’t always read them, but that one I did)…thanks for posting it, though.

I had just eaten a DiGiorno pizza before I got that alert. Fortunately, it wasn’t affected by that recall. :tup:


Good thing you aren’t asian. No soy sauce?? You’d literally starve to death.

As a non-Asian, coconut aminos is a perfectly cromulent substitute.

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How severe is the soy allergy? Is it complete avoidance at all costs?

I don’t really know yet.

I’ve been eating this way my whole life, of course, and I’ve got some health things going on (EOE) that the gastroenterologist suggested I go to an allergy doc because that is sometimes caused by allergies It turns out that I’m allergic to nearly every tree there is, dust mites, & soy. For the first two, I’m getting allergy shots. For the soy, it’s just “don’t consume it.”

I’ve never had a severe reaction such that I’ve needed to jab myself with an epipen…or even got a rash all over or any of those typical things.

At this point, I avoid it at all costs…even stuff such as “highly refined soy oil” (Studies show that most people with soy allergy can safely eat highly refined soy oil as well as soy lecithin.)

I’ll be sending this question in to the doc to see if he has any guidance for me…because I want to eat chocolate again. :tup:

My mother dealt with this for years and has gradually been able to reintroduce soy. She still wouldn’t eat edamame or tofu or add soy sauce to something, but a little here & there is fine.

There IS chocolate you can have, but it’s the expensive stuff. I’ll have to ask her which kind(s) as I no longer recall.

She was dealing with this at roughly the same time we leaned that my nephew was deathly allergic to nuts so we ended up having to make a lot of desserts from scratch.

I know she and my nephew could BOTH have Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips… those are both nut free and soy free. Available at Kroger. So those got used in everything… homemade chocolate chip cookies, homemade chocolate chip ice cream, s’mores, gingerbread house decorations, etc.

Now that she can have soy lecithin we can use Trader Joe’s chocolate chips, which are considerably cheaper.


Mom says Theo chocolate is soy free, which is available at Whole Foods and Walmart, possibly others too.

ETA: Oops, not Kroger she says. Whole Foods or Walmart.


Enjoy Life has a whole line of common-allergen-free products. In addition to their chocolate chips, we like their soft-baked cookies. The cookies themselves are kind of tiny & a bit expensive for the amount of food you get in a box, but they’re tasty.

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