Want to eat gluten-free at the Florida State Fair? As CL's resident celiac, I felt duty-bound to explore the indulgent foods at this annual event to find out which ones are safe for my #BecauseGluten readers and I to consume.
Sadly, those deep-fried cookies are off limits, but here's what we can order:
Life's short, so eat dessert first. Cotton candy, caramel apples, ice cream and — thank god — Dole Whips are gluten-free.
Meat me for a bite. Treat your inner carnivore to turkey legs, bacon, peel-and-eat shrimp, gator, conch and the veal burger (sans bun, of course).
Barbecue is a noun. The state fair gave ribs, chicken, pulled pork, beans, coleslaw and sausage the celiac-safe green light.
Yum. Gluten-free nacho bowls are also on the table — literally.
Drink up, bitches. Wash it all down with sips of jumbo iced tea or freshly squeezed lemonade.
I know it goes without saying, but y'all should still ask food vendors to confirm their offerings are gluten-free.
Now open, the Florida State Fair runs through Feb. 18.