The Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo, a lifestyle show focused on providing gluten-free food samples, education by health practitioners and other products for people with gluten issues and various food allergies, takes place in Dallas from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., October 28, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., October 29, at the Dallas Market North Hall.
Founder Jen Cafferty, a certified health coach and founder/CEO of Gluten Free Media Group, started a small gluten-free cooking class with food samples in the Chicago area 10 years ago, and says, “We expanded, and the concept of a vendor fair really took off.” At the Expo, people can learn about products they’re buying at the store, home cooking, doctors specializing in dietary restrictions and where to find gluten-free options while traveling and dining out. It now also includes other types of allergens. All food and product samples are labeled. In addition to food vendors, there are health practitioners, allergen-friendly skin care items, supplements companies and non-toxic cleaning products. FindMeGlutenFree.com offers a free restaurant finder app for the gluten-free community.
Location: 22 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas. For pricing and tickets, visit GFAFExpo.com.