First Anniversary Gluten-Free EatUP! Success

We ain’t afraid of no snow.  Big thanks to the innovators and the guests who braved the snow, from New Jersey, Staten Island, Upper West Side, and all parts of Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens.  An impressive group indeed! Gluten-Free and full of tasty treats.

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Blog Roll:

Village Voice: Fork in The Road
“If your gluten-free cupboard is bare these days, it makes sense to stock up at this pop-up market”
Gothamist
“The Gluten-Free EatUP!, offering up a bevy of gluten-free products for on-site eating and also taking home for later.”
The Skint
“bonus: a raffle benefitting columbia university’s celiac disease center includes chances to win tasty treats ($3 each, 2-for-$5) “
Brokelyn
“16. Gorge through the gluten-free utopia of your dreams at Freddy’s Bar. (Sunday)”
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Raffle Love at The Gluten-Free EatUP!

Let’s Celebrate:  Levine’s General Store will raffle off gluten-free and related items at The First Anniversary Gluten-Free EatUP!  All the monies raised from the purchase of your ticket will benefit the great works at the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University. (It’s a win win kind of situation!).   Who doesn’t love a good raffle?

We are over the moon, dorking out, teary eyed, and grateful – to offer the chance to win 2 VIP tickets to a taping of

Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show in NYC.    (Among a million other great things, Mr. Stewart is a champion advocate of Celiac Disease awareness).

Prizes will also feature graciously donated yummy treats and gift certificates from our event merchants, and favorite, far away, yet locally minded partners:  Brŭlee Bakery – Pennsylvania based gluten-free artisan bakery, delicate cookies by the enchanting, Chef Lila (2010 James Beard Scholarship winner) and Kim and Jake’s Gluten-Free Bakery a husband and wife team establishment from Boulder, Colorado offering breads and buns!  Also, party-ready goodies from Brooklyn based  Susty Party  – compostable, colorful, responsibly made disposable tableware.  And, imported Italian pasta courtesy of TasteUp Foods.
  
Raffle tickets available day of event only….however you do not have to be present to win.  Though it would be great if stayed all day.
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Levine’s General Store  First Anniversary Gluten-Free EatUP!

A celebration of locally crafted, gluten-free, taste-full foods.

Where:  Freddy’s Bar & Backroom

627 Fifth Avenue, South Slope Brooklyn, NY

When: Sunday March 1, 2015     1pm to 6pm

Entrance is Free.

Meet The Maker: This Pie is Nuts!

When life gives you lemons, go nuts, make pie!

A welcoming cheer to baker Diana Cornell, creator of This Pie is Nuts! – individual pies, made entirely out of nuts, nothing processed – nutrient packed – with luxurious fillings and a crunchy crust. (9″ pies available for special order).

Twenty years ago Diane was given the debilitating diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis. “I was told there was no cure and that there was nothing, aside from some medicine to keep it at bay, that I could do to stop it. I decided that one way to ensure my health would be to take better take control of my diet. I wanted to continue eating good tasting food, but I wanted to avoid anything that wasn’t good for me.” Thus began her adventure towards starting her own food business.

This Pie is Nuts LogoFor months I had been hearing quite a positive buzz about Diana’s Paleo, Vegan, Gluten-free pies. Finally when I stumbled upon her booth at Bryant in Park in December (it was very busy, I might add) I learned first hand (first mouth? ) what the fuss was all about. Diana’s energy is infectious, and I have complete admiration for the fact that she started her own dedicated gluten-free kitchen, and a product that resonates with so many, in just under a year. That’s nuts!

Meet Diana at the First Anniversary Gluten-Free EatUP! on Sunday March 1st –  With flavors like chocolate mousse, coconut cream, key lime and sweet potato pie, I wish you the best of luck in choosing!

Visit This Pie is Nuts to learn more.

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First Anniversary Gluten-Free EatUP! Celebration

Levine’s General Store

First Anniversary Gluten-Free EatUP!

A celebration of locally crafted, gluten-free, taste-full foods.

Meet the Makers. Mingle. Eat. Be Free.

Where:  Freddy’s Bar & Backroom

627 Fifth Avenue, South Slope Brooklyn, NY

When: Sunday March 1, 2015     1pm to 6pm

Entrance is Free.

Raffles! Tote Bags! GLUTENBERG BEER and Good Vibes at the bar!

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The Gluten-Free EatUP! is Turning One!  Join us to celebrate an afternoon of locally crafted, gluten-free, taste-full foods that just might knock your woolen socks off.   You deserve a break from hibernation, so spring on over because New York City’s first and only, all gluten-free pop up market is back in town.

Hosted by Levine’s General Store: Gluten-Free Provisions and housed in the welcoming, local stalwart Freddy’s Bar in South Slope Brooklyn, the First Anniversary market features new and returning merchants, $5 American Pale Ale and tasting from our Sponsor Glutenberg Beer (GF),  A chance to win tickets to The Daily Show and other raffle items, benefiting the *Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University, and good vibes all around.

The Innovators Are:
·      Levine’s General StoreSavory Yum Pieempanadas, Grilled KimCheese on  bread from
       The Gluten Free Bakery of Chatham NY, Kickin’Mac-n-Cheesemade with imported Italian pasta from our Pasta Sponsor Taste Up Foods.
·      Kimcheelicious Tangy small batch vegan kimchi – almost as good as a Korean grandma’s.
·      Sans Bakery Donuts and ginger cookies to weep for and other baked goods from this trailblazing bakery.
·      Gone Pie All matter of vegan baked goods, chocolate treats…and, you guessed it, pie!
·      Krumville Bakeshop Focaccia, amaretti cookies and classic baked goods from this Italian influenced baker.
·      Polvilho Bakery Bite into a taste of Brazil withYuPuffs, artisanal, baked and naturally gluten-free snacks. Addictive!
·      Smart Snack Bites Decadent confections and truffles with Indian spiced influences.
·      This Pie is Nuts Individual squares of Certified Paleo and vegan pie with luxurious fillings, key lime to chocolate mousse.
·      Cali Girl Bakes New on the scene, this Harlem based baking company crafting classic treats like biscotti, lemon pound cake, cookies and more.
·      Kulushkat Stepping out from their Brooklyn restaurant to serve up their kosher, and gluten-free Israeli salads and cuisine.

Facebook Invite and RSVP: http://bit.ly/GFEUTurnsOne   (Event is Free)

Whether motivated by Celiac Disease, intolerance, sensitivity, general health or curiosity, more and more people are seeking gluten-free foods. The choices don’t have to be sad and boring.  Come by and meet the makers, sample, eat and shop.   Revel in the culinary delights of vendors offering baked goods, hot savory comfort foods; sweet, salty, crunchy, (naughty), small batch treats, and healthy snacks.  When you are gluten-free, sometimes it feels like you are on the outside. Not at the EatUP!  

In celebration of our First Anniversary, a GF EatUP! Fun Bag will be up for raffle.  Prizes will feature graciously donated yummy treats from our event merchants, and from some of our favorite, far away, yet locally minded partners:  Brŭlee Bakery – Pennsylvania based gluten-free artisan bakery, delicate cookies by the enchanting, Chef Lila (2010 James Beard Scholarship winner) and Kim and Jake’s Gluten-Free Bakery a husband and wife team establishment from Boulder, Colorado offering breads and buns!
Raffle proceeds to benefit the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University
Freddy’s Bar
627 5th Avenue
Between 17th and 18th Street
R Train to Prospect Avenue Station
B63 Bus to the bar door!
**Children under 21 must be accompanied by an adult, permitted in the backroom only.

Meet the Maker: Sans Bakery

A cup of coffee and surprise surprise, a gluten free ginger cookie in an east village cafe, is where I first encountered the baked good musings of Erica Fair’s Sans Bakery.   A self proclaimed relentless goof ball (my kind of people), with a successful career in fashion, her career change is our reward.  “In 2009, Erica took a break from the nitty-gritty New York City to explore international fashion industries and lived in Japan, Guam and New Zealand.  While living in New Zealand she worked in a gluten free bakery and found the experience enlightening and very rewarding.”  (www.sansbakery.com)

When Erica returned in 2010 she “traded in her sewing machine”  to open up her own gluten free bakery.

We are happy to welcome Sans Bakery to the first Gluten Free EatUP!  in Brooklyn, on Sunday February 9 – ginger cookies, and other surprises just for us are on the docket.

Sans Bakery’s mission is “to put a smile on your face by offering baked goods that are so delicious, you would never believe they are Gluten Free!”

Accomplished!!

Muffins, Bagels, Brownies, Cookies and More

Muffins, Bagels, Brownies, Cookies and More

Learn more about Sans Bakery http://www.sansbakery.com

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