Coors Field will now be offering gluten-free foods during all home Rockies baseball games! Beginning July 20th, Denver-based Deby’s Gluten Free Bakery will offer hamburger buns, hot dog buns, cookies and brownies from a Gluten-Free Booth, located at Section 147, next to Buckaroos. This is on a trial basis so please support their efforts on behalf of the gluten-free community! Gluten-free pretzels and gluten-free beer will also be available from another vendor. If this booth does well, Deby’s hopes to also move into Invesco Field for Bronco’s football games.
Now for the bad news. You may have already heard that Starbucks has discontinued its Gluten-Free Orange Valencia Cake. They say that they were hearing it was too much of a treat, and not a nutritious snack. It is being replaced by Kind Fruit and Nut Bars that are cheaper than the cake and hopefully more nutritious. The addition of the Kind products doesn’t help me much since my Gluten-Free Kid is also allergic to all nuts.
I feel like it has been two steps forward and one step back for the gluten-free community this week. Let’s hope Starbucks re-considers and comes up with a better gluten-free, dairy-free, NUT-free product in the near future. In the meantime, if you live in Denver please support Coors Field and its new Gluten-Free Booth! If you make it there, I would love to hear from you on your experience.