Veggies Fest ’17 in Lisle, Il.

I attended Veggie Fest today and was Amazed at how many people were in attendance. As always,  I headed straight for the food court to dive into deliciousness.  
First stop Mumbai Munchies

I loved this Indian version  of nachos called Papdi Chaat.  

Papri chaat is traditionally prepared using crisp fried dough wafers known as papri, along with boiled chick peas, boiled potatoes, yogurt and tamarand chutney and topped with chaat masala and sev.

My second favorite thing was this tiny slice of key lime pie packed with a lot of flavor.

I definitely was excited to try  new vegetarian foods, loved all the vendors and even received some great freebies from Whole Foods but I was disapointed that the foods did not have more veggies nor we there any local farmers with veggies for sale.

I really enjoyed the cooking demo out on by Nature’s Pathway organic. The speaker was very energetic and knowledgeable and created two wonderful snacks. 

The first was grilled fruit salad. 

We werent able to sample it but I love THE idea of combining  fresh fruit, Greek yogurt with an organic cereal for crunch.

Overall it was a great day and sure beats eating junk from a fast food chain!

Cocoa Bean Fine Desserts & Bakery

Thanks to google we got lost and ended up finding this yummy Bakery. 

We had a little plate of treats. Mango passionfruit, Opera, Chocolate Hazelnut, chocolate creme brulee.

#JAXFOODADVENTURES

#FOODIE

Family owned Cafe & Bakery Located just a few minutes from Downtown St.Charles,Il.

Www.facebook.com/Cocoa-Bean-Fine-Desserts-Bakery-1684411065146717/

@cocoabeancafe ST. CHARLES

GF/ AF Expo Schaumburg

What a great turnout for the Gluten Free and Allergy Free Expo in Schaumburg today! I would have to say 90% of the people took advantage of the great deal on Groupon for $15 for 2 people for the entire weekend. I know I did! #gfafexpo


So here’s just a few of the vendors I sampled and enjoyed. I will post more tomorrow on day #2.

Dino’s Cafe

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Corned Beef & Roast Beef Sandwich

Just a mile or so off the Expressway Dinos Cafe in Bloomingdale is sure to have something for everyone.

When I’m super hungry I love coming here because they have rather large portion sizes and so many entrees to choose from, many under $10.

I met the New owner and she was absolutely fabulous along with my waitress Amy.  They were more than accommodating with my food allergies which is hard to find at a lot of restaurants. Thank you again P. And I definitely will be back to try your weekday specials under $7

*They also have amazing Skillets, Eggs Benedict and corned Beef hash which I’ve had previously!

🍴Highly Recommend

Located on Lake St. Next to DD and across from Caputos Bloomingdale, Il. 

 

 

Food adventures in the area

Here’s several of my favorite food adventures in the area over the past yr or so. 

Organisoul

Organic Food 

(counter service/ sit down)

https://www.organisoul.com/

Glendale Heights, Il.

Steer crazy angus beef with a tumeric kiwi tomato sauce, quinoa and sauteed veggies. Absolutely delish!!! #glutenfree Best local deal on Groupon today only $8 ( normally $15)

Crave Cafe Bloomingdale,Il

(Counter service/sit down)

Veggie sandwich on tomato focaccia

La Campania Mexican Food Bloomingdale

Pork and Chicken Tamales

Mexican Coffee

Best Old Fashions around

Lynfred Winery Roselle

Bacon Flatbread

Quickfire Cafe Stratford Mall Bloomingdale, Il. 

Cavatelli Trio

Mouthwatering and by far the Best Vodka sauce around. 

Wok n fire Wheaton, Il. 

Coconut shrimp

Ky’s Vegas roll was a chef special just for the blog. Amazingly beautiful and delicious.