Thursday, May 6, 2010

Wegmans Market

News just in!  For those of you that live near the Supermarket Wegmans, you guys are in luck!  Besides markets like Westerly and Whole Foods, I'd like to invite another supermarket revelation!  Wegmans, a huge market retailer which has various locations, including Syracuse, NY has an entire gluten-free section dedicated to the foods we can love!

For a list of their Gluten-Free Products, click HERE

Their website can even help all of you who are "gluten-free NEWBIES", with a Video on going gluten-free, or FAQ on Celiac Disease or a Gluten-Intolerance, helpful aids on shopping gluten-free, support groups and additional resources and even Shopping GF and gluten-free cooking and meal plans.  This market is a one-stop-shop to all of your gluten-free needs both mentally and physically!  

Food Should Taste Good Chips

Great chips.  I really dig the Sweet Potato, Green Olive and White Cheddar chips the best.  

Yes, I would agree it tastes like a chip but also a cracker, as their motto goes. 

I like that my friends enjoy these chips are they are not gluten-free.  Because that means its good.


Zesty Choice Rice Crunchies

Looking for a great gluten-free cracker?   Look no further!  Try Zesty Choice Rice Crunchies.  These mini crackers are a great alternative to fried chips and perfect for hors d'oeuvres and little bites!  Serve these at parties, pack them in your kids lunch boxes or enjoy them on your own.  These crackers are mini sized, made from Rice Flour, Rice Bran Oil, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder and Sea Salt.  These great snacks are also Trans-Fat Free, Cholesterol Free and Sugar Free.  Lot's of 'Free's' but with a great taste!

Gluten-Free Watercooler-Soho Gardens

Hi all!  I found yet another gluten-free discovery a few weeks back, while working the Young Designers Market in Nolita, NYC.  I had little inclination to prepare lunch for myself, since I was working from 9am-7pm.  What was I to do when I got hungry?  Working a craft show in an area you are not familiar with tends to have its downfalls for gluten-free people like myself.  My friend sent me to the deli for sandwiches, which is clearly something I cannot have.  I can't have the bread, and then I have to worry if the deli slicer is contaminated. So that eliminates that choice.  Arrgh!  I do admit my Celiac sometimes gets in my way.  So I wandered into the deli/market called Soho Gardens in Soho, NYC.  This market appears to be a small and it from the outside looks like a run down deli.  But it's actually the opposite!  Upon walking in, I saw over 5 aisles of food, fresh and packaged.  This place was loaded with yummy treats, fruits, groceries and more!  So i went through the isles, never thinking I would find gluten-free products in a commercial deli, yet I was wrong again.  To my surprise they had an array of gluten-free products including crackers, chips, candy, yogurt and more!  I was even more shocked to see Mary's Gone Gone Crackers, Rice Crackers, Asian GF crackers, GF cereals and more.  Dream come true I swear!

This is a great place for travelers passing by, shoppers or even a great place to do your grocery shopping!

So if you are ever in the Nolita/Soho, NYC area, stop on by to Soho Gardens located on the corner of Mulberry and Prince Street. (212) 941-5973