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. 

Blackberry Market

Right in the heart of the quaint little downtown area of Glen Ellyn, Il. this cute little Breakfast spot is the perfect destination for a healthy bowl of steel cut oats with Black Berries and Walnuts. For only $3.50 this is a great alternative to fast food. Only downfall was it was a 20 minute wait with only a handful of customers seated and 7 employees behind the counter. 

Definitely would still recommend this spot because of the many food and drink options and very affordable prices. 

https://blackberry.is/yum/
#jaxfoodadventures

#blackberrymarket

3/13/2017

Gluten-Free Expo April 22-23, 2017

April 22-23, 2017  Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo
Schaumburg, Illinois

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“The Expo is the biggest gluten free and allergen friendly event in the US.  Whether you’re looking for specialty products that taste great or trying to learn how to cook and bake to meet your dietary needs, the Expo is the place to be!”
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Mike’s Donuts and Chicken is just a hop skip and jump over the border of Il/WI

One thing I’ve been craving is Bacon Donuts and boy was I not disappointed. These Praline Bacon Donuts were Amazing. Just a touch of salty and sweet with a light fluffy donut.$2.50 each

And to my surprise they also had Biscuits and gravy! The best I’ve ever had! Rich creamy gravy with chunks of meat and crispy potatoes. Yum. Only around $6 for a half an order

The fun part was they have about 20 different varieties of donuts. Here’s a few more.

Oreo

Smores

And Andes Mints

Check out their Facebook page at

https://m.facebook.com/MikeLikesDonuts