It is Musikfest time again here in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. I volunteer every year. This year I am a cider server and an alcohol site supervisor. I know…put the cat in charge of the mice!! Hahaha. Seriously, just kidding!
Anyway, I am there for like six hours each shift so of course I get hungry and food has to be in the equation. My first shift I cheated; I brought a Wendy’s style chicken sandwich I made myself and a piece of fruit. I ate it on my break, un-warmed but it was terrific. Probably the healthiest food to eat there… Today I ate festival food. It was a bit of a gamble but I survived, unglutened! I had a plate of rice, red beans and chicken from the Hogar Crea stand. I had some last year or the year before and didn’t get ill so I took the chance and it was pretty good, 8 tickets equals $8. Lot of money for rice, beans, and about a half a chicken thigh but it is a worthy cause and the rice/beans part was particularly good. I think I need to make some myself!
Then I went to the Aww Shucks corn stand. I gambled a bit again, getting butter and Parmesan cheese. The cheese was something I hadn’t tried before since my diagnosis. It added a lot of flavor and I sure enjoyed that ear of corn, $4 for it; actually one of the cheaper things to be had and relatively good for you. Warning, do NOT get the spice topping, it is not gluten free. I did not get ill from either offering. Not really the best way to find out but I was kinda desperate due to low blood sugar. You can do better by planning ahead as there are a few other gluten free things around the fest; you might want to check my posts from last summer. All of these vendors are here again; the tacos can be had on the north side too.
Enjoy some cider; it is to be had at the Cider stand next to the Beer at FestPlatz, 4 varieties, all very tasty and all gluten free.
If you go to the fest and find some great gluten free food message me so I can check it out. Fest away!