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Haddonfield, New Jersey, already bursting with gluten-free options, has two new novel eateries. T-swirl Crepe, the Japanese-style crepe chain, has opened there (115 Kings Hwy. E., 856-229-7107), offering a variety of gluten-free rice batter crepes. The gluten-free options are not listed on the website but the staff is familiar with safe options. (The owners of the Haddonfield location are opening another one in Wilmington later this year.)

Recent gluten-free donut varieties at the new-ish Haddonfield Donut Company (14 Tanner St., 856-354-0006) have included chocolate caramel, strawberry, mocha, stuffed devil dog and stuffed blueberry cheesecake. They have a separate fryer, bowls and whisks for the gluten-free versions, which are not prepared near the traditional ones.

Just down the road in Collingswood in Centanni Pizza (563 Haddon Ave., 858-6666), which has a gluten-free menu that includes pizza, pasta and entrees prepared separately. The owners also run the gluten-free-friendly Calabria Pizza & Italian Grill in Absecon.

On the western side of the Delaware River, Okie Dokie Donuts (215-939-6585) produces made-to-order gluten-free donuts by advance order only, with pick-up at a South Philly location that's disclosed after you order. Selections rotate monthly. You can get more details in my recent post.

Reader Missy G. let me know that the new Eggroll Queen Cafe in Chalfont (459 W. Butler Pike, 215-822-6500) serves a variety of gluten-free baked gourmet egg rolls, including four breakfast varieties. Options are listed on the menu. All egg rolls are made to order and gluten-free orders are handled and prepared separately.

The all-gluten-free Real Food Eatery has opened its second Center City Philadelphia location (1700 Market St., 267-639-3336), with this one serving breakfast options that includes Cream Hill Estate gluten-free oats for oatmeal.

The falafel, fries and tahina shakes at the all-vegan Goldie in Rittenhouse Square (1526 Sansom St., 267-239-0777) and University City at the Penn Food Hall (3401 Walnut St.) are gluten free. No wheat items are prepared in the fryers.

Flakely (formerly Brûlée Bakery) is now preparing gluten-free pastries for retail businesses. The bakery's coffee cake and chocolate chip muffins can be found at Passero's Coffee shops in Center City Philadelphia at Suburban Station (1601 JFK Blvd.), the Ben Franklin House (834 Chestnut St.) and the Wanamaker Building (100 Penn Sq. East), as well as at Green Engine Coffee in Haverford (16 Haverford Station Rd., and Seven Stones Cafe in Media (24 S. Plum St., 610-627-2077). Seven Stones also offers gluten-free bagels and bread that can be prepared separately.

The gluten-free menu at Spring-Ford Diner in Spring City (55 E. Bridge St., 610-792-3404), outside Royersford, includes options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The kitchen uses a separate fryer for French fries, home fries and potato skins and a separate strainer and water for gluten-free pasta.

Middle Child in Washington Square West (248 S. 11th St., 267-930-8344) has gluten-free sandwich bread that's toasted in a shared oven but put on plates to ensure no cross-contact.

At Doylestown's Lovebird (19 E. Oakland Ave., 267-406-4712), which I wrote about back in May, all of the fryers are now gluten free, so all fried chicken is now gluten free. The only non-gluten-free items on the menu are sandwich buns and croutons.

Two closures of note this week: Taqueria Feliz in Horsham has closed, though sister locations remain open; and Catelli Duo in Moorestown Mall has closed, but the Voorhees location is still operational.

Have a great weekend!

- Michael

With the updated Gluten Free Philly app for iOS and Android devices, find more than 1,700 area gluten-free-friendly businesses on the go, search by cuisine or neighborhood, make reservations and more!
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Carol Ha has a secret, but she's happy to let people in on it. If you place an order with her made-to-order gluten-free donut business Okie Dokie Donuts, she'll give you the details on when (Saturdays) and where (somewhere in South Philly) to pick them up.

Ha changes the varieties of her small-batch, artisanal cake donuts monthly. Currently, she's offering chocolate, grapefruit honey cardamom, blueberries & basil, Vietnamese coffee, cherry vanilla pie and birthday cake. (Grapefruit honey cardamom and coffee were our faves but all were delicious.) Although Ha makes the donuts in a shared commissary, all equipment, including the fryer, are dedicated gluten free and the equipment and surfaces are cleaned before production.

Vietnamese coffee donuts are among the current options 
at Okie Dokie Donuts
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So what are the ground rules to get in on the secret? Regular-size donuts are $12 per half-dozen minimum order and $20 for 12. Orders must be placed via phone (215-939-6585) or at least two days in advance, with pick-ups on Saturdays and deliveries to Center City Philly by arrangement ($5 delivery charge).

Ha is exploring options for a storefront or food truck but, for now, pick-up and delivery are the only options for custom orders. Follow Okie Dokie on Instagram for menu updates and details on upcoming pop-ups in South Philly, including one at Primal Supply Meats (1538 E. Passyunk Ave.) this Saturday, June 23.
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Hometown snack purveyor Herr's Foods has introduced sweet and crunchy funnel cake-flavored snack balls that are gluten free.

Berks County's Sweet Street has added gluten-free brownies to its Manifesto line of baked goods. The individually wrapped brownies are made with a gluten-free flour blend, cage-free eggs and dark Honduran chocolate. The company's gluten-free chewy marshmallow bars are sold at Barnes & Noble bookstores.

Annie's Homegrown has debuted gluten-free Cheddar Bunny Tails snack crackers. The new cheese crackers will be making their way to stores this summer.

A few more Ocean City businesses are accommodating gluten-free customers. TJ's Ice Cream Plus in Ocean City (100 E. Atlantic Blvd., 609-398-5055) has gluten-free cones; all of the chocolate flavors have gluten but many others do not. On the Boardwalk, all of the fries at the new Frenchy's Fries (822 Boardwalk, 609-513-3144) are gluten free, as are the fresh-cut (but not spiral) fried at
Curly's Fries (944 Boardwalk, 609-398-1972).

Center City Philadelphia is primed for poké. At The PokéSpot in Rittenhouse Square (1804 Chestnut St., 267-541-2183), all bases and proteins are gluten free, as are most toppings. The sriracha aioli and tamari soy sauces also are gluten free. Opening this summer East of Market Street (1037 Chestnut St.) is the first of several area Pokéworks locations. The online allergen guide lists all proteins and mix-ins and all but one base as gluten free, along with many sauces and toppings.

At long last, my favorite fast-casual Mediterranean restaurant, CAVA, is coming to the Philadelphia area later this year with a location in Rittenhouse Square (1713 Chestnut St.). Most menu items are gluten free.

In Manayunk, Boostin' Bowls (100 Levering St., 267-331-8974) has açaí bowls with gluten-free granola as an available topping along with smoothies. Meanwhile, the rapidly growing Playa Bowls has new locations on Beach Haven on Long Beach Island (610 N. Bay Ave., 609-467-5818) and in Forked River (44M Manchester Ave., 609-994-2828). (Hat tip to Facebook follower Kevin K.)

Prohibition Taproom in the Spring Garden section of Philadelphia (501 N. 13th St., 215-238-1818) offers gluten-free fried chicken every Tuesday prepared in a separate fryer.

The menu at the new Rice & Curry in Ambler (521 Limekiln Pike, 215-390-1945) has several gluten-free options like pad Thai, chicken coconut soup and curry.

The newest tenant on the main drag at the University of Delaware is Peruvian restaurant Pachamama (76 E. Main St., 302-738-3800), which opened yesterday. (Thanks Beth S.). Although the signature rotisserie chicken is not gluten free, many gluten-free items are listed on the menu. Avoid the fried items like the banana chips, though, as there is no dedicated fryer.

Reader Melissa D. let me know that the menu at Arooga's in Allentown (327 Star Rd., 888-622-9464) is heavily annotated with gluten-free choices. The kitchen maintains a separate fryer for wings and tater tots.

The Lehigh Valley also has a gluten-free bakery in Kendra's Buttercup Bakery (484-226-0517). Based in Bangor, Northampton County, Kendra's is an made-to-order bakery offering pick up and local deliveries. Orders can be placed online or over the phone.

With yet another round of rainy weather on tap for the area, stay dry and have a great weekend!

- Michael

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If you're one of the tens of thousands that will head down the Jersey Shore for some R&R this weekend, the entirely-gluten-free Heart Beet Kitchen has you covered. The Westmont-based bistro recently opened a second location, this one in Ocean City (801 8th St., 609-938-9786). The menu is also vegan, dairy free and peanut free.

Another new 100-percent-gluten-free restaurant in the area just opened. A&M Factory in Malvern (360 Lancaster Ave., 484-318-7537). A&M's menu includes sandwiches, salads and smoothies.

Also new to Malvern is the gluten-free-friendly fast-casual Mediterranean Zoes Kitchen (50 National Ave., 610-232-2010), which opened yesterday.

At last week's Greater Philly Gluten Free Expo, longtime reader Diane M. let me know that Alumni Grill has expanded from Wildwood and has opened a location in Rio Grande (1050 Rt. 47 S., 609-854-3444).  The gluten-free menu [scroll to bottom] has burgers, sandwiches, salads and fries prepped in a dedicated fryer. She also recommends Gecko's, serving Southwestern cuisine in West Cape May (479 E. Perry St., 609-898-7750) and surf-and-turf at The Surfing Pig in North Wildwood (231 W. 10th Ave., 609-522-0900) as accommodating shore restaurants.

Playa Bowls has opened two more Jersey Shore locations, one in Stone Harbor (261 96th St., 609-830-5492) and another in Ocean City (744 Boardwalk, 609-862-2500). Both will be running full hours by June 15. A Playa Bowls location has debuted in Wayne (150 E. Lancaster Ave., 610-687-2127) and one is opening this summer in Rittenhouse Square at 2116 Chestnut St. All locations have fruit bowls with gluten-free granola by request and smoothies.

Schmear It's brick-and-mortar location in University City (3601 Market Sr., 215-792-3892) has gluten-free bagels and a separate toaster.

Hardball Cider & Craft Kitchen in Bethlehem (553 Main St., 610-625-3744) has hard ciders on tap, along with gluten-free bread and pasta by request.

Iron Hill Brewery's Rehoboth Beach location is now open (19815 Coastal Hwy., 302-260-8000). Gluten-free menu options include burgers with buns as well as a variety of salads and entrees.

Metro Diner has a full slate of gluten-free breakfast, lunch and dinner options on its gluten-free menu. Gluten-free bread is toasted at end of the griddle upon request, away from pancakes. The fries, potato chips and homefries are prepared in a shared fryer; the other sides (including hash browns) are gluten free. Area locations are in Bensalem (3630 Street Rd., 215-261-7080), Warminster (35 W. Street Rd., 267-965-2825) and Newark (4601 Ogletown Stanton Rd., 302-273-0850), with another Delaware outpost coming soon to Middletown (745 Middletown Warwick Rd.).

Also coming to Delaware - specifically the Christiana Fashion Center in Newark - this fall is breakfast/lunch spot Turning Point and salad-and-stir-fry specialist Honeygrow.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Celiac Center is hosting a kids' support group meeting at the CHOP Specialty Care Center in Chalfont (500 W. Butler Ave.) on Sunday, June 10 from noon to 2 p.m. To register, send an RSVP email by June 8 with the following information: Number of adults, number of children and ages of children. Please bring a snack to share.

Have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend!

- Michael

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Opening this summer in Old City, Philadelphia's original commodities exchange will be transformed into an artisan marketplace in the style of New York's Chelsea Market and Washington, D.C.'s Union Market. The Bourse Marketplace (111 S. Independence Mall E.) will feature nearly 30 food and beverage tenants, including many with gluten-free selections. The list includes:

  • TaKorean: With four locations in metro D.C., TaKorean will bring a combination of Korean inspired flavors with a Latin-American twist. In addition to their signature Korean tacos made with corn tortillas, the gluten-free options will include Korean rice and salad bowls. They also offer a customizable menu comprised of two gluten-free proteins (tofu and cauliflower), romaine and spiced kale slaws, as well as several toppings and garnishes.
  • Prescription Chicken: The first brick-and-mortar location for this acclaimed D.C.-area soup purveyor will offer their signature made-to-order chicken-based soups. All broths are gluten free and they even have gluten-free matzoh balls!
  • Mi & Yu Noodle Bar: This fast-casual spot based in the D.C. region will offer artisanal bowls with gluten-free pho rice noodles and several gluten-free broths: spicy "kimchi style," vegetarian and savory miso. Avoid fried proteins since they are cooked in a shared fryer.
  • Ka’moon: Fast-casual, Halal-prepared Egyptian cuisine from the folks behind The Taza Truck in Easton, Pennsylvania. Look for build-your-own gluten-free rice bowls.
  • Abunai Poke: From Hawaii by way of D.C., this quick-service shop will have a selection of poke and various Hawaiian dishes. The gluten-free proteins include plain tuna, plain and marinated salmon, lobster, octopus, shrimp and tofu. Also gluten free are the mixed greens, all mix-ins and toppings, chili pepper aioli, wasabi aioli and miso dressing.
  • Rebel Taco: A Mexican taco purveyor from D.C.-based Social Restaurant Group, Rebel Taco will serve tacos made with gluten-free tortillas.
  • Chaat and Chai: The Indian street food stand will have gluten-free options like curries and soups.
  • 3rd & Ferry: A new concept from Easton's acclaimed fish market will boast an expansive raw bar in addition to a full-service bar serving up oyster-friendly wines, cocktails and more.
  • Break Juicery: Boasting locally sourced and organic fruits and vegetables, Break Juicery will offer a variety of juices and smoothies as well as açaí bowls.
  • Chocodiem: With the exception of certain seasonal varieties, the hand-crafted, artisanal truffles at this Easton-based Belgian chocolatier will be gluten free, as will all of the macarons. Also gluten free will be the house-made gelato, frozen chocolate drinks, chocolate cocktails and selected desserts and confections.
  • Olive With a Twist: A gourmet pantry originating in Easton, Pennsylvania offering a curated selection of cheeses, pâté, charcuterie, olive oils, balsamics, sauces and more.
  • TAPS Fill Station: Philadelphia will be the second outpost from the Baltimore-based concept specializing in draft booze with a solid focus on eco-friendly and sustainable practices. Virtually everything served will be sourced from within a 250-mile radius. Five lines will hold hard cider, two will be stocked with kegged cocktails, six more will be split between red and white wines, and mead also will make an appearance.
  • Scoop DeVille: A Philadelphia institution since 1989, Scoop DeVille offers several gluten-free ice cream and yogurt flavors and dozens of toppings.
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May is Celiac Awareness Month, which means that Aldi markets expand their usual variety of private-label gluten-free products and add some limited-time offerings. New this year under the liveGfree label are beef, chicken and vegetarian empanadas and two cake mixes, Key lime and Meyer lemon. Under the market's Never Any! brand, look for ancient grain-crusted tempura chicken bites with sweet chili and orange sauces. The crust is made with a blend of rice, amaranth, millet and quinoa.

Freschetta is expanding its gluten-free frozen pizza options with Tuscan style chicken and Spinach & Roasted Mushroom varieties.

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Stouffer’s frozen foods brand has gone upscale with its new Urban Bistro line of single-serve, culinary-inspired meals. One of them, Chicken & Cheddar Grits, is gluten free.

Last time out, I mentioned the new Nature's Path turmeric cereal that turns milk golden yellow. The company also has gluten-free Purple Bam! cereal, a blend of baobab, açaí and maqui that naturally colors milk - wait for it - purple. For more traditional tastes, Nature's Path has also introduced organic Cheetah Chomps Berry Blast cereal.

Conte's Pasta, based nearby in Vineland, New Jersey, has debuted gluten-free skillet meals - Chicken Alfredo and Chicken Florentine - made with penne pasta. The new meals can be ordered directly from the company's website.

One traditional food favorite that's been missing a gluten-free counterpart in the Philadelphia area is fried chicken. That's not longer the case: the owner of Jules Thin Crust has opened Lovebird in Doylestown (19 E. Oakland Ave., 267-406-4712), which has a dedicated fryer for both chicken and French fries. All sauces are gluten free too.

Another local spot with gluten-free fried chicken is Downingtown's East Branch Brewing Company (202 E. Lancaster Ave., 484-593-0815). No gluten-containing items are prepared in the fryer. Other gluten-free items are marked on the menu, and there's two hard ciders from Dressler Estate at the bar.

Speaking of hard cider, Hale & True Cider Co. has opened for business in the Bella Vista section of South Philadelphia (613 S. 7th St., 267-639-4334). Gluten-free ciders are available on tap and in bottles, and several of the small plates are gluten free.

In Mt. Airy, Jyoti Indian Bistro (7220 Germantown Ave., 215-242-5139) notes gluten-free options on its menu.

New York-based açaí bowl shop SoBol has opened its first Philadelphia location in Rittenhouse Square (46 S.17th St., 215-634-9550). With the exception of cookie butter, all ingredients, including granola, are gluten free.

We had delicious dinner last weekend at Sanook Thai Cuisine in Haddonfield (18 Tanner St., 856-857-1169), which can prepare many dishes on the menu gluten free.

Reader Jaime L. let me know that there's another all-gluten-free business in the area. Arnold's Way Cafe in Lansdale is also vegan. The menu includes entrees, salads and smoothies.

Seasons Pizza locations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware now offer a deep dish version of its gluten-free pizza; it's the same price as the thin-crust version. (Hat tip to blogger AntiWheat Girl.)

What's coming and going? LUHV Food is opening a vegan deli at Philadelphia's Reading Terminal Market (51 N. 12th St.) come summertime. The company's veggie burgers, soups and "tuna" salad - currently sold at LUHV's pop-up stand at the market - are gluten free. Gluten-free buns will be available once the new store debuts . . . Also this summer, Haddonfield will get a T-Swirl Crepe (115 Kings Hwy. E.). The crepes, which are made with rice flour, and most toppings are gluten free . . . Revolution Donuts in Barrington, which made gourmet gluten-free donuts in a dedicated fryer, has closed . . . Starbucks has discontinued its gluten-free breakfast sandwich. No word on the reason.

Next Saturday is the Greater Philly Gluten Free Expo in Oaks, Pennsylvania and tickets are still available. Please say hello at the VIP welcome area or at the Beyond Celiac table after the doors open to the general public.

Have a great weekend!

- Michael

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for the Greater Philly Gluten Free Expo, which has provided me with compensation. [Disclosure policy]


With the tremendous increase of gluten-free products and restaurant options in the Delaware Valley, the third annual Greater Philly Gluten Free Expo no doubt will be bigger and better than ever this year. The expo is scheduled for Saturday, May 19 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks (100 Station Ave.).

The event will once again include local and national exhibitors, educational presentations, door prizes and, of course, plenty of gluten-free samples and concessions. The expo will be open to the public from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Hall C. VIP tickets are sold out, but general-admission tickets are still available. General-admission tickets are $10.00 each in advance ($15 at the door), with kids 12 and under free, and can be purchased by phone at 1-800-827-6397, at any Wegmans service desk or online. Free parking is available at the Expo Center. 


More than 90 exhibitors will be sampling, selling and promoting products there. Many companies participating have carved out a niche by producing products that are difficult to replicate or find in a gluten-free form, such as the soft pretzels made by Tonya's Gluten-Free Kitchen and The Greater Knead bagels. Local restaurants at the event include Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar, The Melting Pot, Wildflour Cafe and True Food Kitchen, and there'll be baked goods from The Happy Mixer and others. Attendees over 21 can also try beverages from Aurochs Brewing Co., Blueprint Brewing Co.Stateside Urbancraft Vodka and Boardroom Spirits.

Featured speakers include baking expert, author and celiac advocate Jules Shepard as well as Marla Gold, M.D., Professor of Health Management and Policy at Drexel University. There will also be a session on the art of “Traveling When Gluten-Free.”

The advocacy organization Beyond Celiac, with headquarters in Ambler, is an expo partner and will be promoting the need for celiac disease testing at their booth. I'll be at the Beyond Celiac booth for most of the event (and will also be a part of the VIP meet-and-greet, which starts at 8:45 a.m.), so be sure to say hello.

The event is social-media friendly; follow the expo on Twitter (@PhillyGFExpo), Facebook (/PhillyGlutenFreeExpo) and Instagram (@PhillyGlutenFreeExpo) and share your favorite photos and products from the event.

The event organizers are giving my blog readers a chance to win two pairs of general-admission tickets to the expo (one pair per winner). To enter, follow the instructions below. Entries are being accepted through 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Sunday, May 6. The winners will need to respond to a notification email within 24 hours of the end of the giveaway. Good luck!

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Snyder's of Hanover, now owned by Campbell Soup Company, has released new gluten-free snack flavors across several product lines. Gluten-Free Hot Buffalo Wing Pretzel Pieces are the first offering in the popular Pretzel Pieces line free from gluten, soy, dairy and eggs. Snyder's collection of certified gluten-free baked crackers, Wholey Cheese!, have two new flavors: Spicy Pepper Jack and White Cheddar & Chive.

Crunchmaster is introducing two new gluten-free product extensions. The company's Vegetable Cheese Crisps are made with seven vegetables - spinach, kale, carrot, red pepper, pumpkin, beet and onion. The cheese varieties include white Cheddar, Asiago and Parmesan Romano. The new Protein Brownie Thins come in three flavors: homestyle Milk Chocolate, Chocolate with a hint of cherry, and Dark Chocolate.

Reader Marie S. let me know that Royal Asia's Boom Boom Shrimp, sold at Whole Foods in the seafood freezer section, is gluten free. The appetizer is similar to Bonefish Grill's fried Bang Bang Shrimp.

If you haven't already noticed, the tumeric herb is the latest ingredient that's trending in the food world. Nature's Path's new gluten-free Golden Tumeric cereal is made with corn flakes and is spiced with tumeric, cinnamon, ginger and black pepper. It's currently available at Costco.
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North Italia, a Western U.S.-based Italian concept from the owners of Zinburger, is coming to King of Prussia (350 Mall Blvd.) this summer. The menu includes gluten-free pizza and pasta that's prepared separately to avoid cross-contact.

The menu at Lil Saigon in Linwood (2110 New Rd., 609-904-2778) indicates which items contain gluten. Most boxes and soup bowls can be prepared gluten free.

Urbano Mexican Kitchen & Bar in Bethlehem (536 Main St., 610-419-1736) offers gluten-free tacos and rice bowls on its dinner menu. Stella Cidre hard cider is available from the bar.

Delaware Online reports that Wilmington's Cupcake Heaven is closing next month. The 10-year-old bakery has offered gluten-free cupcakes since its inception.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is hosting a support group meeting this Sunday at the Specialty Care Center in King of Prussia (550 S. Goddard Blvd.) from noon to 2 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring a gluten-free snack to share. RSVP with the number of children and caregivers attending via .

Have a great weekend!

- Michael

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Tater Kegs are one of many gluten-free options at Yankee Stadium
Another baseball season brings even more gluten-free options. Many Major League Baseball ballparks have dedicated gluten-free concession stands and carts, while others have expanded their offerings.

Here's where you can find gluten-free concessions at each of the 30 MLB ballparks for the 2018 season (bookmark this post and check back throughout the season for updates; you can  with any additions/changes that you find).

Incidentally, the Seattle Mariners are hosting a gluten-free night at Safeco Field on Tuesday, May 3 with a menu that includes hot dogs, burgers, meatball sandwiches, potato salad and Caesar salad.

National League East
  • Atlanta Braves (SunTrust Park) - Hot dog buns, chef and caprese salads with Ken's dressings, snacks, Redbridge beer, Smith & Forge and Crispin hard ciders at Centerfield Market (Section 149); cotton candy at Ballpark Sweets (Sections 120, 147, 219, 322, 332); elotes, Cracker Jack, popcorn,potato and tortilla chips, nachos, assorted candy, hummus, peanuts, fruit and veggie cups (various stands)
  • Miami Marlins (Marlins Park) - Hot dogs, chicken Caesar wraps, garden salads, nachos, popcorn, Pop Chips, Redbridge beer and Angry Orchard hard cider at Avoiding Gluten stand (Section 40)
  • New York Mets (Citi Field) - Hot dogs and hamburger buns, turkey burgers on buns and lettuce wraps, veggie chips and straws, tortilla chips with pico de gallo and guacamole, yogurt smoothie pouches, Redbridge beer and Angry Orchard hard cider at World's Fare Market (Section 105); Papa Rosso Italian ices (Section 140); Minute Maid Italian ices (various locations); bunless hot dogs, hamburgers and bratwursts (various stands); wedge salads with steak or chicken, fruit, steak and eggs, chicken, steak and mashed potatoes at Pat LaFrieda's Chop House (menu varies); salad bar and fresh fruit (Foxwoods Club); Redbridge beer at Big Apple Brews (Sections 140 and 420 and Porsche Grille); Angry Orchard hard cider and Stella Cidre hard ciders (various stands)
  • Philadelphia Phillies (Citizens Bank Park) - Cheesesteaks, hot dogs, Seasons pizza, chicken tenders, soft pretzels, David's brownies, Udi's cookies, chips, peanuts and Redbridge beer at gluten-free portable stand (Section 125/126); cauliflower cheesesteaks, Cobb salad, loaded nachos, vegetarian chili and brownies at Harry the K's (Sections 143-145, 243); Chickie's & Pete's Crabfries and cheese sauce (Section 102); Rita's Italian ice (in Ashburn Alley and stands at Sections 106, 116, 132, 208, 220 (Hall of Fame Club) and 316); snacks (Section 318); Stella Cidre hard cider and Spiked Seltzer (Brewerytown)
  • Washington Nationals (Nationals Park) - Hot dogs, BBQ pulled pork, pizza, Italian sausages, nachos, popcorn and beer at Gluten Free Grill (Center Field Plaza, Section 100)
A new kale cobb salad is available at Tropicana Field
National League Central
  • Chicago Cubs (Wrigley Field) - Hot dog buns at Marquee Classics (Section 120); short ribs at Sheffield Corner (Section 140); veggie chopped salad (Lower Bleachers and Sections 118, 123); Garrett popcorn (various stands); French fries at Bleacher Bums (Upper Bleachers) and Clark Street Grill (Section 112); soft serve ice cream (Sections 105, 110, 120, 129, 135, 420)
  • Cincinnati Reds (Great American Ball Park) - Hot dog buns (Sections 118, 131, 417); pulled pork sandwiches at Mr. Red's Smokehouse (Section 137) and Porkopolis stands (Sections 112, 131, 137, 419); nachos and cheese (Sections 112, 131, 402, 419 and 422); kettle corn, popcorn, soft-serve ice cream (various stands); fruit and salads at United Dairy Farmers Market stands (Sections 117, 133, 423); beer and cider (Sections 113, 135, 416)
  • Milwaukee Brewers (Miller Park) - Burger buns at AJ Bombers (Section 125); sausage buns at Johnsonville sausages (Section 127); BBQ at Smoke Shack BBQ (Section 110); caprese sandwich on gluten-free bun, turkey avocado hoagie on gluten-free roll, salads and fruit cups at Marketplace (Sections 122 and 336), Ciderboys First Press hard cider at Local Brews (Section 207); Crispin Rose at Field Bars (Sections 110, 125)
  • Pittsburgh Pirates (PNC Park) - Hot dog buns, salads, potato chips, fruit and beer at The Market (Section 118); salads at Jim Beam Left Field Lounge (Left Field); Chickie's & Pete's Crabfries and cheese sauce (Section 132); Rita's Italian ices (Section 143)
  • St. Louis Cardinals (Busch Stadium) - Beef brisket BBQ, pulled pork, smoked sausage and smoked turkey plates at Broadway BBQ (Section 109); gluten-free chicken tenders and tater tots at Double Play Tap & Grill (Sections 135, 358); ultimate nacho tater tots at Double Play Tap & Grill (Section 135); fruit cup at 8th Street Market (Section 155); bratwurst, hot dogs, grilled chicken, Polish sausage, hamburgers (all without bun and/or sauce), nachos and cheese dip, cotton candy, Cracker Jack and peanuts (various stands); shaved ice (Sections 109, 154, 264, 453); Redbridge beer and Angry Orchard hard cider at 8th Street Market (Section 153); Stella Cidre hard cider at 8th Street Market (Section 153) and Back Stop Bar (Section 150)
National League West
  • Arizona Diamondbacks (Chase Field) - Hot dog buns, Pop Chips, candy, snacks and beer at Big Dawgs (Section 126)
  • Colorado Rockies (Coors Field) - Hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, veggie quesadillas, cookies, brownies, chips, beer and hard cider at gluten-free portable stand (Section 143)
  • Los Angeles Dodgers (Dodger Stadium) - Hot dog buns (Reserve Level, Section 5 and Loge, Section 132); Redbridge beer (Reserve Level, Section 5 and Field Level, Section 5); Dole Whip, fruit cups and veggie cups with humus (various stands)
  • San Diego Padres (PETCO Park) - Hot dog buns, pizza, quinoa & kale wraps and strawberry & goat cheese salads and Redbridge beer at Seaside Market (Section 107); wraps at Board & Brew (Sections 107 and 205); baby back ribs and Chick-less chicken at Phil's BBQ (Section 113); fresh fish ceviche and guacamole at Wonderland Ocean Pub (Section 207); Redbridge beer, Stella Cidre hard cider, Cracker Jack and peanuts (various stands)
  • San Francisco Giants (AT&T Park) - Flatbread pizzas, sausage sandwiches, salads and cider at Hearth Table at The Garden (Center Field); Salads, soft-serve ice cream and smoothies at Garden Table at The Garden (Center Field); hot dog buns and Redbridge beer at Great House of Brews (Section 112); açai bowl at the Organic Coup (Section 135); antipasti bar and fruit at Farmer's Market (Section 218); Ghirardelli ice cream and hot chocolate, chips, peanuts, Cracker Jack and sunflower seeds (various stands)
At Camden Yards, Boog's BBQ has gluten-free
turkey sandwiches (Credit: Baltimore Gluten Free)
American League East
  • Baltimore Orioles (Oriole Park at Camden Yards) - Beef, pork and turkey sandwiches on gluten-free rolls, Boog's Beans and Old Bay Slaw at Boog's BBQ (Eutaw Street) and All-Star Cafe (Club Level); burgers on gluten-free buns, The Dempsey, Catcher's Cobb and Greek Chop salads, and bacon on a stick, chili and crab soup at Dempsey's Brew Pub & Restaurant (Eutaw Street); bacon on a stick at Mediterranean Grill (Lower Level Concourse); Italian and Old Bay sausages at Roma Sausage stands (Sections 1, 43, 73 and 326); Esskay hot dogs at O' What a Dog (Sections 11, 12, 55, 65, 71, 79, 83, 312, 318, 358 and 378); Redbridge beer and Smith & Forge hard cider (various stands)
  • Boston Red Sox (Fenway Park) - Hot dogs, chips and snacks at gluten-free stand (Gate C); pizza (Big Concourse, Home Plate Concourse); Spiked Seltzer and hard cider sold throughout ballpark
  • New York Yankees (Yankee Stadium) - Nathan's hot dogs, Boar's Head turkey sandwiches, turkey burgers, Premio sausages and Redbridge beer at gluten-free New York Grill stand (Great Hall near Gate 6); Brontosaurus Rib and chicken wings at Mighty Quinn's (Section 133); chicken tenders, sweet potato fries and French fries at Bareburger (Section 132); charbroiled-to-order 10-oz. flatiron steak and organic half-chicken with shoestring fries at Rotisserie Chicken & Steak stand (Section 105); fruit and assorted prepared salads at Melissa's Farmers Market (Section 121B); Tater Kegs (Sections 107, 331 and Masterpass Batter's Eye Deck); taquitos at Pepsi Food Court (Section 125); bacon on a stick (Sections 121, 223, 319); sushi sampler, assorted sashimi, California roll, veggie roll, salmon roll, avocado salad and edamame at Noodle Bowl stand in Pepsi Food Court (Section 127B); soft-serve ice cream in souvenir helmet (Section 112, 207, 232, 324 and Masterpass Batter's Eye Deck); Lay's potato chips, Doritos and cotton candy (available throughout stadium; Redbridge beer (Sections 110, 205, 224, 312); Strongbow hard cider (Section 109, Delta Sky Box 360)
  • Tampa Bay Rays (Tropicana Field) - Hot dog buns and sandwich bread at Bird and Better and Central Burger (First and Third Base Food Halls); cheesesteak rolls and hot dog buns at Sizzle (Third Base Food Court); hot dog buns at Fan Favorites (Center Field and Left Field); candy, peanuts, sunflower seeds; kale cobb salad at Diamond Classics (section 107); Angry Orchard hard cider (various stands)
  • Toronto Blue Jays (Rogers Centre) - Sandwich buns, Tuscan quinoa salads and garden salads at Muddy York Market (Section 109); Tuscan quinoa salads and garden salads at Market Cart (Section 517); burger buns at Corktown Fresh Burger Co. (Sections 117, 236, 512); vegan nachos at Nacho Fresco (Section 125); pizza, grilled & chilled heirloom crudités, Thai vegetarian rolls  and kettle chips in all premium areas; Cracker Jack, popcorn, chips and candy at Cabbagetown Mercantile (Sections 115, 132, 211, 233, 524A/B, 516, 532, 539); Glutenberg Blonde beer at King Club (Section 121), Goose Island (Section 204), Train Line (Section 104), Beverage Wall (Sections 512, 535) and all premium areas; Brickworks hard ciders (various stands)
American League Central
  • Chicago White Sox (Guaranteed Rate Field) - Corned beef, roast beef and turkey sandwiches on gluten-free multigrain bread at Xfinity Zone Carvery (Section 109) and at The Classics Stand (Section 522); gluten-free hot dog buns at The Classics Stand (Sections 122 and 522) and hot dog oprtable stand (Section 132); gluten-free burger buns at The Classics Stand (Section 122); gluten-free pizza at Beggars Pizza (Sections 101, 124, 154 and 522); salads at Sox Grab-and-Go (Section 142); marshmallow squares at Comiskey's Confections (Section 105); baked potatoes at BBQ/Potato portable stands (Sections 123 and 528); corn-off-the-cob at Elotes portable stands (Sections 104, 127, 142 an d526); Angry Orchard and Rekorderlig hard ciders at Craft Kave at Gate 2 (between Sections 107 and 108); Angry Orchard hard cider at Midwest Brews (Sections 109, 122, 125, 140, 155 and 522), Craft Kave Express (Section 542); Truly hard seltzer and Angry Orchard and Rekorderlig hard ciders at  Xfinity Zone (Section 109) and Beggar's Pizza Pub (Section 163)
  • Cleveland Indians (Progressive Field) - Hot dogs, hamburgers, bacon on a stick, salads, fruit, Redbridge beer, hard cider, hard seltzer and packaged snacks at gluten-free stand (Section 153); Ace Pineapple hard cider at Auxiliary Beer Cart (Section 119); Ace Perry hard cider at Terrace Club (Section 176), Club Lounge and Corner Bar; Angry Orchard hard cider at Sam Adams Draft Cart (Section 167); Smith & Forge hard cider at Miller Beer Bar (Section 138)
  • Detroit Tigers (Comerica Park) - Bunless hot dogs and sausages, turkey pepperoni and cheese, black bean dip and chips, peanuts, popcorn, bacon-on-a-stick, hummus and veggies and frozen Minute Maid treats (various stands); salads, fresh fruit and yogurt at The Premo Grab & Go (Section 147); Redbridge beer at Beer Hall (Section 131)
  • Kansas City Royals (Kauffman Stadium) - Hot dog and hamburger buns, salads, hummus, cookies and brownies at Marketplace (Section 203); hot dog buns (Sections 221, 234, 417, 422); BBQ pulled pork, brisket, cheesy corn, cole slaw and baked beans at BBQ (Sections 234 and 417); street tacos at KC Cantina (Sections 224, 234, 427); loaded tater tots at Miller Lite Bar (Section 201); nachos, salads, Hawaiian poke and Yoga Pants beer at Craft & Draft (Section 301); bunless hot dogs, hamburgers and Sheboygan bratwursts, cheesy corn brisket acho, nachos, popcorn, cotton candy and candied nuts (various stands); Yoga Pants beer at Rivals Sports Bar (Section 250) and Diamond Club (Plaza Level, Gate C); Crispin hard cider (various stands)
  • Minnesota Twins (Target Field) - Pizza at Pizza Lucé (Section 234); chicken tikka and vegan tofu vindaloo (Section 120 portable); sandwiches, salad, fruit and vegetables at Grab 'N Go kiosk (Section 112); Redbridge beer (Sections 126 and 325); Izzy's soft-serve ice cream and select hand-dipped ice cream flavors, Angie's Kettle Corn, chips, nachos and cheese, Cracker Jack, soft-serve ice cream, Killebrew Root Beer, cotton candy and popcorn (various stands)
Meatball sandwiches are part of the Mariners' gluten-free night in Seattle
American League West
  • Houston Astros (Minute Maid Park) - Carved BBQ brisket, chopped beef, smoked turkey and baked potato bar at The Butcher (Section 224) and Texas Smoke (Sections 125 and 306); tacos at El Real (Sections 125, 215); nachos at Casa Nacho (Sections 111, 251, 327); bunless hot dogs, grilled chicken, hamburgers and sausages, crudite cups and fruit cups (various stands); salads, fruit and vegetable cups at FiveSeven Market (Center Field Area)
  • Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (Angel Stadium of Anaheim) - burger buns at Beyond Burger (3rd Base Food Court); baked potatoes at Smoke Ring BBQ (Section 108); veggie hot dogs and nachos (1st and 3rd Base Food Courts); select items at Chronic Tacos (Section 223) and Muscle Maker Grill/Fresca's (Section 240); hummus, trail mixes (Asian, Mountain, Tropical), fruit bowls and dried fruit at Corner Market (Sections 222, 305, 342), peanuts, popcorn, Cracker Jack, potato chips and salads throughout ballpark
  • Oakland Athletics (Oakland Coliseum) - Fruit and vegetable cups, kettle corn, Cracker Jack, peanuts, popcorn and snacks (Section 121); Ace hard cider at Irish Pub (Section 119) and Shibe Park Tavern (Sections 212-215); Crispin hard cider (Section 228)
  • Seattle Mariners (Safeco Field) - Hot dog buns, sandwiches, salads, hummus, snacks and Ghostfish beers on tap at The Natural (Section 133); chapulines (toasted grasshoppers) and tacos at Edgar's Cantina (The 'Pen); Ghostfish Vanishing Point Pale Ale (Sections 132, 319, Hit It Here Cafe); Smith & Forge hard cider (Sections 150, 216, The 'Pen, Hit It Here Cafe), Angry Orchard hard cider (Sections 136, 319. 330); Rita's Italian ice (Section 152)
  • Texas Rangers (Globe Life Park) - Hot dogs, cookies, chips, assorted snack bars, nuts and candy at Grab-and-Go (Center Field Plaza); Stella Cidre hard cider and Spiked Seltzer (various stands)
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Trader Joe's has a new gluten-free cereal on the shelf: Crunchy Maple Ladders. It's likely that the product is made by Australia's Freedom Foods, as the ingredient label pairs closely to the latter's Maple Crunch cereal.


Sweet Loren's is expanding its line of gluten-free place-and-bake cookies to include Sugar, Fudgy Brownie and Oatmeal Cranberry, joining original Chocolate Chunk.The gluten-free varieties are manufactured in a dedicated facility.


Two of the four new LoveTheWild microwaveable seafood bowls coming this fall to Whole Foods, Wegmans and Target are gluten free. The Hawaiian Style Tropical Bowl and Baja Style Taco Bowl both feature barramundi, also known as Asian sea bass.


Among the new products added to SeaPak's Selections line is a gluten-free Thai Coconut Shrimp soup, available at select Walmart stores nationwide.

After reading Tuesday's post about the new gluten-free stand at Citizens Bank Park, many readers commented via email and Facebook that they were less than impressed with the changes they encountered while attending games during the Phillies' recent home stand. I shared these views with Aramark and the company has decided to bring back the concourse-level stand-alone cart with dedicated prep area. Stay tuned for the new location and menu options, along with a look at gluten-free options at MLB ballparks around the country.

Most of the menu at Oink & Moo BBQ in Voorhees (910 Haddonfield-Berlin Rd., 856-282-7630) is gluten free. Safe options include all meats (brisket, pulled pork, chicken, wings and ribs) and sauces, tacos on corn tortillas, assorted sides (cole slaw, greens, baked beans, black bean salad, potato salad and sweet potato) and chili.

At Andale Latino Grill in Marlton (1041 Rt. 73 N.,609-535-3000) and Feasterville (144 E. Street Rd., 215-494-9505), the only non-gluten-free protein is the fried tilapia. Otherwise, gluten-free options include all bowls, tacos on corn tortillas, patacones and arepa sandwiches, and all sides (including chips and empanadas).

Snap Custom Pizza, which offers personalized gluten-free pizzas prepared separately from their traditional counterparts, is now open in Bala Cynwyd (35 E. City Ave., 484-270-8636).

DiBartolo Bakery in Collingswood (667 Haddon Ave., 856-869-3565) can bake gluten-free cakes, from strawberry shortcakes to Italian rum cakes to wedding cakes. Gluten-free cake layers are made first thing in the morning before traditional cakes and are assembled in a flourless area of the shop. All equipment and utensils are washed before gluten-free orders are made.

Sprouts Farmers Market is coming to Philadelphia this fall with a location at 1000 S. Broad St. in the new Lincoln Square development.

According to Philly.com, Shake Shack is opening a third Philadelphia storefront later this year at 1132 Chestnut St. at the former Philly Cupcake location. The New York-based better-burger chain has gluten-free burger buns.

Have a great weekend!

- Michael

With the updated Gluten Free Philly app for iOS and Android devices, find more than 1,600 area gluten-free-friendly businesses on the go, search by cuisine or neighborhood, make reservations and more!
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