The Gluten-Free EatUP! Takes Manhattan: Out To See Festival

We are pleased to announce that the Gluten-Free EatUP! is taking it over the bridge to participate in

OUT TO SEE at the South Street Seaport.

A neighborhood festival celebrating local businesses and talents in art, music and crafts and food!

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This fabulous celebration takes place the first 4 weekends in November.  Learn more about this great organization, how it was formed and about all the festival goings ons…. 

The Gluten-Free EatUP! sets up shop:  

Saturday and Sunday November 15 and 16.

11am to 5pm

Shine or Rain



The EatUP! is taking it to the Street

The fare at a fair can seem so unfair.  
Ever attend an outdoor festival and feel defeated by the lack of gluten-free treats?
 Not this weekend.

The Gluten-Free EatuP!
at the Badass Animal Rescue Annual Fall Festival
Sunday September 14th
11am to 5pm
President St. & 3rd Ave.
Gowanus, Brooklyn

Join us as we take our  gluten-free pop up on the road, for an afternoon of outdoor fun, as part of this annual Fall Festival, and in support of our friends at Badass Animal Rescue a non-profit, volunteer run organization of rescuers, fosters who work together to save, rehabilitate and find homes for loving, adoptable dogs from pounds in the rural south.

Look for the Levine’s General Store EatUP! tent, for some of your new and “old” favorite locally crafted gluten-free treats.  Big thanks to Badass, for including us.   

We’ve got some new Gluten Free gems and your “old” favorites:

Levine’s General Store:  Yum Pies. Savory hand-held empanadas.
Kimcheelicious: Kimchi And Fermented Delights.
Gone Pie: Vegan and GF Baked Goods and Pie!
Polvilho Bakery : Baked Brazilian Snacks, addictively  crunchy.
Lezettli Turkish Ice Cream : Goat Milk Ice Cream, Not To Be Missed.
Smart Snack Bites: Baked Goods, Truffles, Confections with An Indian Flare.
Krumville Bake Shop: Italian Inspired Baked Goods, The Best Gf Focaccia you’ll ever have.

For more information visit our event page: HERE
Be sure to check out the good works at Badass Animal Rescue 

The Badass Animal Rescue Annual Fall Festival is a large scale event for the local Brooklyn community and beyond.  The family friendly day will feature activities for adults, kids and dogs ( bring your dog if you have!) including: A Pit bull Kissing Booth Sponsored By Mr. Bones And Co, Dog Selfies With School For The Dogs, Mobile Mutts’ Walker Andy Pratt  providing Free Doggie Caricatures to all pups in attendance,  an Agility Course with The Doggie Academy, local crafts and foods and The Gluten Free EatUP!, Live Music, Smuttynose Beer and drink specials around the corner at Canal Bar and more…  

Oh, and the raffles?  Exceptional. Here is a taste:
BAM Tickets, Twig Terrariums, Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club Gift Certificate, Ample Hills Creamery: Tickets To The Chew, Special Bonus SIlent Auction: CMJ Music Marathon: One pair of all-access passes  $950 value
Uzma Manor: 2 night escape at this amazingly stunning upstate NY home Soooo Many More.

Event Is Free To Attend.  But you can purchase advance tickets for Raffle Tickets, Access To Some New Badass Merchandise Before Anyone Else, Or Simply To Donate!

President St. 3rd and Nevins (map)
Brooklyn, NY 11215
R Train to Union and 4th
/n/d/q/5/b/2 Atlantic Av

The Gluten-Free EatUP! Takes to the Street

That’s right, you heard it.  The Gluten-Free EatUP! is taking to the streets, or the block as it were.

Please join us, as we join Badass Animal Rescue’s Annual Block Party Festival

Sunday September 14, 2014

11am to 5pm

President Street and 3rd Avenue Brooklyn

BadAss EatUPBring your dogs! Bring the family! Bring your appetite and a winning feeling, because this block party fundraiser includes some serious auction and raffle prizes!

Visit  Levine’s General Store pop-up and find your favorite locally crafted gluten-free treats.

Kimcheelicious, Levine’s General Yum Pies, Polivilho Brazilian Snacks, Gone Pie Vegan Baked Goods, Lezzetli Turkish Style Ice Cream and more….

The Badass Fall Festival Is A Large-Scale Street Festival For The Local Brooklyn Community – And Beyond! There Will Be Activities For Adults And Kids – Including A Pitbull Kissing Booth Sponsored By Mr. Bones And Co , An Agility Course With The Doggie Academy, Wonderful Shopping With Local Craft Vendors, Amazing Food, Live Music, As Well As A Badass Raffle, And Much More – Like Badass Pet Tricks With Celebrity MC/Judge!

It Also Serves As An Opportunity To Invite Past Adopters To Come Visit With Their Animals, Reunite With Their Rescuers, And Raise Money And Awareness For Other Animals In Need.
Much More Information On Sponsors, Vendors, Activities And Raffle Donors Soon!!

We Would Like To Thank Our Sponsors For Their Support:
PetPlus, Yelp, Mr. Bones And Co., Bark Box, Canal Bar, And Smuttynose Brewery

RAFFLE DONORS SO FAR INCLUDE: Twig Terrariums, CMJ Music Marathon, Maker Faire NY, Ample Hills Creamery, Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club, Brooklyn Boulders, Sync Studio, Gneiss Spice, And More …….


Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue is a 501(c)3 non-profit, all-volunteer, all-breed dog rescue composed of a network of fosters and volunteers who work together to rescue sweet, loving, adoptable dogs from high kill, rural shelters in the southern U.S. states and get them adopted into wonderful forever homes.


And the EatUP! Summer Edition Vendors Are….

We’ve got the World Cup on the big screen.  Scream for free ice-cream…and all of these gluten-free treats!

Sample. Purchase. Test Skills at Home
🙂  Tease your Taste Buds Imported Italian Classics  Taste Up Foods importer of classic Italian cookies, bread crumbs and pasta from Italy’s finest and most advanced allergen and gluten free facilities.  
Levine’s General Store will be serving up Mac n Cheese with said pasta.  Your cravings satisfied here.
🙂  Bring Your Appetite for the finest tastiest GF Grilled Cheese or Grilled Kimcheese around, by Levine’s & Kimcheelicious on Chatham Bakery Bread. Served with chips!  Purchase said bread and kimchee and practice your skills at home.
Also on deck…
🙂  It’s a Scream The “Free Trifecta” from one of the top ice-cream experts in the world DFMavens will be giving away Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Ice-Cream for Free!
🙂  Brazil is in the House  Salve the stress of World Cup viewing with Polvilho Bakery puffed cassava crunchy satisfying snacks, a favorite of Brazil.  Buy a bag and watch the game!
🙂  Savor This  Levine’s General Store returns with their signature Yum Pies hand held savory pockets.  The Knishka potato and kale and the Chana chicpea, curry & rice.
🙂  Awesomest of Ginger Cookies and the mellowest and tastiest baked treats from market fave, Sans Bakery.
🙂  Sweet Vegan that’s Good   Lucky as ever to have Gone Pie serving up decadent baked goods and sweets and…of course, pie.
🙂  Dreamy Sweetness welcome aboard Izzy & Em’s small batch, organic, cookies.  Apricot and pistachio, Oatmeal and raisin. Your new favorite treat.


🙂   Fortify & Energize Returning from our debut market I Heart Keenwah will be sporting their high protein, crunchy, packed with flavor and nutrition quinoa snacks.


And cold bottles of Bard’s Beer for sale at the bar. 





Mac n Cheese and Lots of Ups!

This month, on Sunday July 13th we are fortunato. Happy to welcome Emilio Vozzolo, founder of Taste Up Foods an importer of classic Italian treats and pasta – straight from Italy, all gluten-free.  Italy is a leader in Celiac Awareness and relief for it’s citizens (a food stipend if you have Celiac!)  and in creating foods that are not only gluten-free and delicious, but made in fully dedicated facilities.

Emilio will show off his supply of classic cookies, bread crumbs, and pasta.  And, Levine’s General Store took on the oh so relentless task 🙂 of developing a mighty tasty classic Mac n Cheese with pasta from Taste Up Foods.  Look for this on the menu for Sunday.  Taste the awesome at the EatUP! and purchase some pasta to test your skills at home.


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Taste Up Honey Cookies Taste Up Viva pasta Levines mac n cheese

Sunday June 1st The Gluten Free EatUP! Market is here

Free to Attend!

A marketplace of locally crafted, gluten-free goodies takes bite.
Sunday June 1, 2014   1pm to 6pm
627 Fifth Avenue, South Slope Brooklyn, NY
Between 17th and 18th Street
R Train to Prospect Avenue Station
B63 Bus to the bar door!

Gluten Free Beer.  Eclectic Outdoor Seating Area. A Good Time Afternoon Hang.

Sample. Purchase. Test Skills at Home 

🙂  Tease your Taste Buds Imported Italian GF Pasta from Gee’s Gluten Free Imports paired with fresh small batch sauce from City Saucery.   Purchase said pasta and sauce and make your own creations at home.

🙂  Bring Your Appetite for the finest tastiest GF Grilled Cheese or Grilled Kimcheese around, from by Levine’s & Kimcheelicious kimchee on Chatham Bakery Bread. Served with chips!  Purchase said bread and kimchee and practice your skills at home.

Also on deck…

🙂  Savor This  Levine’s General Store returns with their signature Yum Pies savory the Knishka potato and kale and the Chana chicpea and sweet potato.

🙂 Try a New Favorite  Warm spicy Ssamanja on rice with pepitas from Kimcheelicious. Also available to take home.

🙂 Awesomest of Chocolate Chip Cookies and Baguettes from Ella’s Bellas of Beacon NY, gluten free dedicated bakery and cafe. Mind blowing treats. Cookie mix to take home too!

🙂  Sweet Vegan that’s Good  Gone Pie graces us with her decadent baked goods and sweets and…of course, pie. 

🙂  Brazil is in the House   Polvilho Bakery puffed cassava crunchy satisfying snacks, a favorite of Brazil.  Stock up for your World Cup viewing parties. 

🙂   Stay Together with Nuts and Bolts’ organic, vegan, baked goods, special treats and granola.

🙂   Fortify & Energize newcomer Bija Bhar a vegan, gluten free, 100% organic, seed based snack that eats like a treat while supporting the demands of your day. 


**Children permitted in the backroom only, accompanied by an adult.

See you at The EatUP!


The Gluten Free EatUP! is a Banner Event.


Sunday June 1st – follow the signs to the EatUP!  Just in, our new banner…we kinda really love it.

Event is free, but why not RSVP for vendor updates?:   June EatUP INVITE

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Gluten Free and Vegan Treats Gone Wild – By Gone Pie

On Sunday June 1st at the next Gluten Free EatUP!  Barbara Sitomer of Gone Pie returns with her vegan and gluten free sweets and treats. And yes, pie!

Admission is FREE. As always…


Salted caramel peanut butter cup

A slice of pecan pie…


Meet the Maker: Carley Franklin Hughes of Ella’s Bellas


It was a hot hot summer day, last June.  I was on an architectural salvage day trip with my friend Phyllis of Reclaimed Home  (now a store in Brooklyn, you should go).
Phyllis used to live in Beacon NY, and we stopped by to visit some of her friends, one of them being the owner of Beacon Natural Market, the local grocery.  I was heavily into gluten free product research at the time and Kitty, the owner said “You must go to Ella’s Bellas down the block – all gluten free bakery – it’s delicious.”
That was an understatement.  Greeted by the tastefully rustic, cozy cafe environment, soups, salads, quiches on offer  – I felt like I was standing in the kind of establishment I could only dream of going to in Brooklyn.   It was late in the day, and they were clearly sold out of many items ( not surprisingly! ).  In awe, I just pointed to a few items – that, that, that, that – paid, and we shuffled off back to Brooklyn.   How was I to know I was going to bite into, the most favorite chocolate chip cookie of my life?  Note I did not say the greatest gluten free cookie of my life.   Oh yes, it was gluten free alright, and delicious, not just “delicious for gluten free” as people tend to say.  Gooey, with a crunch, not too sweet, masterfully indulgent, delicious. Period.  Don’t get me started on the cinnamon bun.
ImageAnd thus began my “courting” (stalking?) of the creator of this charming bakery.  Carley Franklin Hughes, is the baker and vision behind Ella’s Bellas, named after her five year old daughter.  Despite numerous attempts we have yet to meet, (clones, we need clones!).  But through emails and phone and another visit to the bakery ( when she wasn’t there) it easy to learn that she is a sparkling powerhouse, a woman on the go, with humor and wit, and a growing amazing cafe, (now with alcohol!).   Our begging has finally pulled off, and Levine’s General Store, is pleased to finally announce that Ella’s Bellas of Beacon will be setting up shop at the June 1st  EatUP!
Carley started her business doing wholesale in 2009 and gradually with the support of her husband and the demand of the citizens of Beacon, expanded to the storefront cafe that now delights residents and visitors of the Hudson Valley.   On June 1st, you don’t want to miss the chocolate chip cookies, baguettes, and other baked surprises.  A year in the making – Beacon is coming to Brooklyn – by way of Ella’s Bellas!    Can you tell we are excited?
Be sure to visit when in the area, or make a day trip!
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