I have several patients who have asked me about what to do for a gluten-free thanksgiving. With all of the gluten-free products out there, it’s getting easier and easier. That said, you also have to be more careful if you can’t tolerate cross contamination if you’re eating at a restaurant or buying pre-made food somewhere. I went to New Seasons last night after chatting with Christi Reed (one of their nutritionists) last week about what is available there.
I came home from my neighborhood NS with some things to cook to bring to our friend’s house for dinner. If you want to do take-out you can order on the site but there IS risk of cross contamination. The meals are prepared in the same kitchen and given the vast amount of food they are making probably best to steer clear if that’s an issue for you. We are bringing some gluten-free dishes
What I’m making:
Stuffing with Happy Campers Burly Bird Stuffing.
Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes with GF Gravy.
I also had to pick up the “Rice Nog” I’m half intrigued, half horrified I did that. I’ll let you know how it goes.
Here are a few questions I asked of Christi their nutritionist:
GFP: Why is it important for new seasons to support its GF shoppers?
NSM: New Seasons Market takes pride in being the friendliest store in town. This carries over to accommodating individuals with varying dietary needs. We continue to offer FREE GF store tours highlighting the numerous GF options available as well as sampling items customers may not have tried previously.
GFP: Do you have more gluten-free options this year than you have in years past?
NSM: The amount of GF products available continues to grow. Each year we see more and more holiday options available. Three years ago, we struggled to find a gluten-free stuffing mix. This year we have 5 different options for our customers. We have also increased the number of premade items that are made with gluten-free ingredients on our holiday menu. As well as, additional options for special order from our pastry department.
GFP: Can you order a gluten-free Thanksgiving to go? Is there any concern about cross contamination?
NSM: Yes, you can. Unfortunately, our kitchens are not dedicated gluten-free facilities (disclaimer can be found on our holiday menu) so there is a risk of cross contamination.
Here is a link for NEW SEASONS MARKET THANKSGIVING ORDER PAGE!