Can I Eat This?

One of the best parts of traveling is getting to try new and interesting food that you wouldn't normally find at home. Unfortunately for those with severe food allergies it can be the most stressful part. To make traveling easier and less worrisome for people with food sensitivites, we came up with country-specific decks of cards that point out what possible allergens could be in a dish.

For this particular project, the focus was put on Hong Kong and Japan. These two decks would point out the most prominent food allergies that would be found in Asian cuisine – such as soy, gluten, seafood, nuts and seeds. 

Concept, illustrations, and execution done in collaboration with Kimberly Mar.

Every card is designed to help quickly determine what is and isn't safe to eat.

Fumbling through a pile of cards is no fun when you are getting hangry and need to find out if there is anything safe to eat. To help prevent this, each category of food is separated by color and can be read at a glance on the side tab, along with an icon depicting which allergies this food contains. Included on each card is an english & foreign translation of the food's name, a picture for reference, and a description of the meal and how it might be prepared.