World's Largest Health Food Festival Returns to San Diego

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Over 100 Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Paleo, Keto and Plant-Based Brands, Free Classes and More at Nourished Festival

Sample delicious, gluten-free products at the Nourished Festival

Sample delicious, gluten-free products at the Nourished Festival

"From comfort foods to healthy lifestyle options, this festival truly offers something for everyone. An event of this scale being accessible to the general public is a rare and exciting way to explore new options and sample products before buying them in store" -Jen Cafferty, Founder and CEO

Nourished: The Gluten Free, Allergy & Special Diet Festival, formerly The Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo, is returning to the Del Mar Fairgrounds February 9-10 with expanded offerings to better accommodate the most popular food lifestyles. In addition to the existing Gluten-Free and Nut-Free zones, Paleo, Keto, and Plant-Based zones will provide exciting new products and educational opportunities to everyone living a gluten-free lifestyle. As in the past, all products at the festival will be gluten free.

At the Nourished Festival, attendees will have one-on-one moments with over 100 brands exhibiting the best products for food sensitivities, food allergies and modified diets. The festival also provides the opportunity to sample and purchase products, meet founders, receive coupons and attend free educational presentations hosted by industry-respected speakers.

While all products at the Nourished Festival are gluten free, many exhibitors will also showcase products free from the top eight allergens. Managed by The Nourished Group and presented by Enjoy Life Foods, this event is family friendly and ideal for anyone following a special diet lifestyle.

“Our festivals nourish the needs of the entire food community - whether its those with celiac disease, autism, autoimmune or inflammatory conditions or those committed to living a healthy lifestyle,” says Nourished Festival founder, Jen Cafferty. “With comfort foods like pizza and baked goods to healthy lifestyle options like protein bars and probiotic drinks, this festival truly offers something for everyone. An event of this scale being accessible to the general public is a rare and exciting way to explore new options and sample products before buying them in store.”

A sample of this year’s exhibitors includes:

  • 2Good2b, a local San Diego bakery, will be exhibiting at booth #305. This gourmet gluten, corn and soy-free bakery and café will be sampling their award-winning baked goods, in addition to selling breads, sandwiches, pies, sweets and more.
  • Cook's Gluten-Free Sourdough will be sampling and selling all varieties of their naturally fermented gluten-free, vegan, non-GMO, and allergy-friendly sourdough breads.
  • Milton’s Craft Bakers, a local San Diego Company, will be sampling their delicious gluten-free baked crackers at booth #900. Their gluten-free, organic and non-GMO ingredients are carefully selected to ensure the best taste and quality possible.
  • Rickaroons, a local father and son company with roots at the San Diego farmers markets, will be giving away samples of vegan, organic, and gluten-free coconut energy bars that taste like dessert. You might even meet the Rick of Rickaroons!

Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. A one-day ticket is $15 for adults and $5 for children at the door.

For more information visit http://www.nourishedfestival.com. To schedule an interview or to inquire about a press pass, contact Laura Gruninger at 847-284-9997 or laura@nourished.group.

ABOUT NOURISHED: THE GLUTEN FREE, ALLERGY & SPECIAL DIET FESTIVALS
Managed by The Nourished Group, formerly The Gluten Free Media Group, Nourished: The Gluten Free, Allergy & Special Diet Festivals are the largest and fastest growing special diet consumer events in the United States. Started in 2007, the events have expanded from one to ten cities throughout the country. The festivals cater to anyone looking to lead a healthier lifestyle or those who follow a modified diet due to food sensitivities, allergies or intolerances. Offerings including Paleo, Keto, Plant-Based, Gluten-Free and Nut-Free products. The events provide the opportunity for attendees to sample and purchase new products, receive coupons, meet with brand ambassadors and attend educational classes with industry experts. For more information, visit http://www.nourishedfestival.com, or find them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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