Nourished Festival 2019

Nourished Festival 2019 (formerly Gluten Free Allergy Friendly Expo)

The Nourished Festival is 100% Gluten Free!

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The last few years, I have been lucky enough to attended the Gluten Free Allergy Friendly Expo in NJ.  This year (on October 5-6), they will be returning to the Meadowlands in Secaucus, New Jersey under the new name of Nourished Festival.  What makes this year different from previous years (other than the name) is that they will have specific zones for nut free, paleo, keto and plant-based diets. Everyone of these zones will be gluten free.

I always make it a point to go and bring my gluten free, nut free, peanut free and dairy free kiddo with me. She loves being able to walk around to sample different foods and lotions. The vendors are always kind and understanding to our many questions. They understand since this is a festival for people with dietary restrictions!

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Samples of goodies from last year’s expo!

Tips For The Nourished Festival

My many years of going to gluten free expos has taught me the following:

1. Bring water! There will be tons of samples to try and you will get thirsty. Although they usually have a concession stand but there is usually a line and the water is pricey.

2. Wear comfy shoes, I know it’s indoors and you are not going on a hike. However, you will be on your feet 80-90% of the time. Plus going up and down those aisle is a deceiving amount of steps.

3. Don’t be afraid to ask about the products!!! The goal is for you to try and learn about as many gluten free products as possible. Some of the people are not just marketers but they are ALSO the creators of these products. I personally always ask for recommendations on how to use the products or favorite recipes.

4. Bring some cash, although many vendors will have a Square or other similar credit card reading device, I have noticed cash moves faster.

5. Bring an extra tote bag, trust me…you WILL want to make some purchases of your favorite samples. Many vendors will have a special “Expo Price” or be introducing new products that might not be available at stores just yet.

Nourished Festival 2019 Discount Code

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I hope to see many of you there tasting new products with me.  To make it easier on your wallet here is a 30% off code EARLYBIRD (thru 10/4) and the link to purchase your tickets NOURISHED FESTIVAL LINK 

Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram for ticket giveaways!

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