Gluten Free Options Available at the 2010 Iowa State Fair
Friday, August 20, 2010 Des Moines, IA
Corn dogs, funnel cakes, anything friend and on-a-stick - these are a just a few of the hallmark menu items of any state fair. But with the growing concerns about gluten consumption on the rise, vendors at the 2010 Iowa State Fair are offering healthier, gluten-free options fitting of just about any fairgoer's palate.
A gluten-free diet is one completely free of common food ingredients like wheat, barley, and rye, many of which can be found in state fair staples like the corn dog or funnel cake. Sufferers of celiac disease and those allergic to wheat are more likely to experience gastrointestinal distress when food containing gluten is consumed.
The Salad Bowl, located in the upper level of the John Deere Agriculture Building, is offering the first gluten-free, wheat-free sandwich at the Fair this year. The sandwich is made with gluten -free bread and a choice of chicken, turkey, ham, chicken salad or bacon, lettuce and tomato. The Salad Bowl also offers salads for someone eating gluten-free.
A full list of gluten-free options and vendors is available on the Iowa State Fair website.
About the Iowa State Fair
“Non Stop Fun” runs through August 22. The Fairgrounds are located at East 30th and East University Avenue, just 10 minutes east of downtown Des Moines, and are open 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. each day of the Fair. Exhibit hours may vary. For more information, call 800/545-FAIR or visit iowastatefair.org.