Tiger’s 2016 – Gluten Free Comerica Park

Detroit Tigers Opening Day 2016
Spring IS coming!  I know it is hard to believe with the snow flakes falling occasionally, but soon we will be watching baseball in the sunshine.   You will even be able to enjoy gluten free fare in Commerce Park.

 Gluten Free Comerica Park

When checking the Comerica Park website you can find information on gluten free food for this year.



Comerica Park Food Court

There is not one dedicated place to find gluten free food in Comerica Park.  That is good and bad.  Good, that you may have options near your seats.  It is bad if you want something specific because you’ll have to walk to find it.

You can find Redbridge and mixed drinks at the Beer Hall.

Throughout the park Hot Dogs and Sausages without a bun are gluten free.  (It looks like you’ll have to sneak in buns.  Shhhh You proceed at your own risk sneaking in gluten free bread products.  I’ve heard horror stories of sneaking food in.)

Snack that can be found are French Fries (check for cross-contamination), Turkey Pepperoni & Cheese, Peanuts, Black Bean Dip & Chips, Plantains, Popcorn, Bacon-on-a-Stick, Nacho Grande (check the toppings), Side Cheese, Frozen Lemonade Cup, Hummus & Veggies, and a Fruit Plate.

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Please take note, that not all events at Comerica Park will have gluten free options.  Some concerts, shows, and events “rent” the space at Comerica.  If those companies do not choose to use the park food services or bring their own food vendors they don’t often bring gluten free options with them.


The GFDM family will be attending our first game of the season on April 11th.  At that time we will be able to update with current pictures and any findings.

Meal Plan Monday – Spring Vegetables

SpringVegWe are looking forward to spring time, fresh vegetables, and farmer’s markets.  Our family also needs some food inspiration as we have added new rules to our diet and restrictions.

Gluten Free | Low Iron | Low Vitamin C


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This is a disorder that has affected many of my family members.  (Mrs. GFDM here.)  After our dog was sick before Christmas I started to come down with some illness and symptoms.  It took some time, but I’ve figured out what it is.  Now I’m in the search of a specialist that knows what they are talking about.  If you know about this disorder and are being treated successfully by someone, please email or comment below.  Please.

Heather at the Celiac Family still hosts the gluten free menu round up.  She has some great ideas with spring veggies.  I am also thinking about getting a Door to Door Organics box delivered for some inspiration while we are going through this change.

Week of April 4th

Monday:  Breakfast for dinner
Tuesday: Tacos (w/Ground Turkey) and Red Beans & Rice
Wednesday: Creamy Dijion Chicken with Asparagus
Thursday: Slowcooker Chicken Stew with Plums, Apples, & Carrots
Friday:  Eat Out
Saturday: Irish White Bean and Cabbage Stew
Sunday: Salmon & Steamed Baby Carrots

For additional meal planning ideas check out orgjunkie.com.

The Gluten Free Detroit Metro family like many others is on a fixed budget when it comes to groceries. Gluten-free goodies are known to cost a lot of money. To get around that, most items in our home are fresh and unprocessed. Therefore, a lot of baking and cooking is done in the home. The best way to keep food waste minimal and stay within a budget is to meal plan. Here is another Monday and another meal plan.
Please keep in mind that Gluten Free Detroit Metro is not represented by a doctor or dietitian. Use your own judgment when purchasing foods and consult a doctor or dietitian when adopting a gluten-free diet.

Holiday 2015 – 2016 Bucket List

Holiday Gluten Free Bucket List 2015 - 2016

Our Holiday 2015 – 2016 Gluten Free Bucket List will be a repeat of last month.  I  thought we would get out to eat more often than we did.  Life was fast paced and we didn’t get enough time to eat out.  …Or should I say, time to dine out in peace without a commitment.

By the title you can tell that I have extended the time frame to check off these bucket list places.  The month of December is already booked up with holiday parties, school concerts, and other events.  January is a birthday month around here so maybe… Maybe we can have special breakfasts and lunches from our bucket list locations.

Renee’s Gourmet Pizzeria

Renee's Gourmet Pizzeria

Renee’s Gourmet Pizzeria came to my attention after following Coco Fairfield‘s on Twitter.  To this day I’m not really sure what made me click on the link, but instantly I saw “The only 100% Gluten and Nut FREE restaurant in Troy, MI.”.

Well, well, well.  Is this a hidden gem that I’ve never heard of?

We will have to see.  Renee’s will be getting a visit from us soon.

Renee’s Gourmet Pizzeria
1937 W. Maple Rd
Troy, MI 48084

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The Hudson Cafe has me all giddy inside.  Again, this is another business we didn’t know existed.  Why didn’t we know them?

They have gluten-free Very Berry French Toast and pancakes with fruit.   I really hope they are as good as my imagination.

Hudson Cafe
1241 Woodward Avenue
Detroit MI 48226


Seva has fresh imaginative vegetarian cuisine.  Their original location is in Ann Arbor and they now have a location in Detroit.  When you visit their Detroit Menu page there is information on their Gluten-Free Menu front and center.

Fabulous gluten-free bread from Rumi’s Passion Bakery – available for sandwiches and toast (we have a dedicated gluten-free toaster!)  This menu contains selections from our main menu that are gluten-free or can be ordered gluten-free. Be sure to ask your server if you have any questions!

Real sandwiches on real bread from a dedicated toaster?  This is just short of gluten-free heaven.

66 E. Forest Avenue
Detroit MI 48201

d6699dd4343cf04dc7cecde89d6d1658Pickles and Rye is a traditional deli with a healthy twist.  They include grass fed beef, gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian options.  You can get all three meals with them or catering.

You can find gluten-free options on their regular menu with a red GF circle.  There is also bread and pancakes to pick from.

Our biggest problem is going to be… What should we eat?

Pickles & Rye Deli
6724 Orchard Lake Rd.
West Bloomfield, MI 48322


If you have enjoyed some of these restaurants or know of more we could add to our lists please comment. We would also like to hear from your establishment if you do gluten-free well. You may reach us in a comment or the Contact Us tab.