Have you ever dreamed of going to a place where everything is gluten free? Just imagine table after table of pizza, cookies, chocolates, cereals, pastries, bread, donuts, pasta, waffles and more--and every bite is safe to eat! This dream is a reality at the Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo-Atlanta (GFAF Expo) scheduled for May 20-21, 2017 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, GA.
This will be the third year that my family will travel nearly six hours to attend the GFAF Expo-Atlanta! Last year we had a blast sampling new products and we left the expo with both our bellies and our tote bags full! This year I have been selected as an Official GFAF Blogger, so be sure to follow me on Instagram/GFreeGenius as I share more information leading up to the event, as well as an opportunity to win FREE TICKETS!!!
My whole family, including the non-gluten free members, looks forward to this annual event. I know it may seem like six hours is a long way to drive for some gluten-free samples, but this event is so much more than that to us. It is an amazing feeling to be surrounded by people that have the same struggles with food and "get it." I've exchanged meal ideas with people I meet in line and have made some great gluten-free friends.
My 11-year-old son thinks this is the best place in the world because he knows he can eat anything he wants and he doesn't have to read labels or ask my permission. I love that he can try gluten-free products from more than 100 vendors and let me know his favorites so I know what to buy. I have wasted more money than I care to admit on really bad gluten-free foods over the past few years, so getting to try before we buy is fantastic. There are also vendors selling gluten-free cosmetics, essential oils and other products and services that promote a healthy lifestyle. Many vendors offer special pricing on products available for purchase so we try to stock up on our favorites that we can't find in Mississippi. I also love all of the gluten-free product coupons that vendors give away at this event! Coupons for gluten-free products are coveted by families who know how expensive some of these products are!
In addition to all of the great product samples, sales and coupons, GFAF Expo also offers educational sessions. In past years, there have been classes taught by chefs, gluten-free authors, medical professionals and cooking instructors. Ticket holders can attend as many or as few classes as they'd like at no additional charge.
I am thankful for GFAF Expo's mission of meeting the needs of the celiac community, as well as those with gluten and food sensitivities, auto-immune/inflammatory disease and autism. I hope to see you at the GFAF Expo-Atlanta on May 20-21.
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Have you ever attended a GFAF Expo? What was your favorite part of the event? We'd love to know!