Sunday, December 6, 2015

Some Cities and Products You Should Try If You Have Special Dietary Needs

While traveling this year, Doodle and I visited so many places and tried a veritable plethora of products that are new to the market of allergy-free offerings. Sometimes during our travels, we feel like it goes by in a blur and we know our readers do as well. Because we drive to many of the shows, we have places we stop in and try their safe food options all along the way. Just imagine thousands of miles, through cities you never thought could or would hear of gluten free or allergy free. These trips have mounted into a bunch of priceless experiences.

This catch-all post should provide you with some incredible companies and eateries that are a must try if you are anywhere near them. The companies mentioned can be found regionally and nationally. If you can't find them in your store, request that they be carried. Of course it will never measure up to being at the Gluten & Allergen Free Wellness Events and trying them yourselves, but it is the next best thing we can offer.

Kansas City, MO
KC Natural BBQ Sauce We love this BBQ sauce - They even have a Paleo friendly sauce!
Mean Vegan Products - Jackfruit Tamales, Jackfruit BBQ, and Un-Chicken salad were all faves!
Hilary's Eat Well - Veggie Burgers you can sink your teeth into and are good for you
Andrea's Gluten Free - The best mixes, pancake mixes, sweet treats, pasta, and more! They are a fave in our house on  regular basis now.
Ya Ya's Euro Bistro - I love this small chain of restaurants for meeting special dietary requests with ease and serving up the best Beef Carpaccio in the nation!

Louisville KY
Dragon King's Daughter - Great gluten-free sushi and Asian fare
Roots - Vegetarian and Asian influenced delights
The Fish House - Tiny little place that does gluten-free fried fish in a dedicated fryer: Catfish, Scrod, Haddock, Flounder, Shrimp. Great slaw and fries

Harrisburg PA
The Wild Tomato - Unlikely looking little place carries all your favorites gluten-free: Meatballs, Truffle Fries, Garlic Cheese Bread, Pizza, Submarines including a Philly Cheese Steak. Yum! Take out only, no dine in.

Hartford CT
Black Bamboo Chinese - Gluten Free options galore and delicious Chinese without all the MSG
Harry's Bishop's Corner - Best gluten-free pizza in town
Burton's Grill - This restaurant goes above and beyond for gluten-free and other special dietary restrictions. It is a chain but feels like a local owned eatery

Companies to look out for:
Aleia's Gluten Free - Cookies, Mixes, Bread Crumbs, Panko, and More!
Bakery On Main - Granola, Bars, Oatmeal and More
Pan De Oro Chips - Delicious Tortilla Chips that are non-GMO
Raw Food Central - Raw food items like Kale Chips, Onion Rings, Trail Mix, and More
Still Riding Pizza - Delicious pizza crusts, gluten-free and dairy free
Mo' Pweeze Bakery - A bakery that takes food free from to a different level
Nature's Grocer - Not only is it the best place to shop in Hartford area, they have breads, muffins, cupcakes, and so much more

Shenandoah Valley VA
Cranberry's Grocery & Eatery - This tiny little natural foods grocery store in Staunton VA has amazing finds including the famous Polyface Farms products. Their cafe serves gluten-free sandwiches and options for breakfast also
Vito's Italian Kitchen - Truly delicious gluten-free pizza

Most of all, we wish safe and happy road trips to you all through the Holidays!