The Minnesota Twins Home Opener at Target Field in Minneapolis, happens this week and if you’re gluten free, it is time to get prepared! The 2011 gluten free food list at Target Field is now available!
Here’s what Delaware North Companies (the food service company) sent me late last week. The sections of Target Field where the items are served are in parenthesis ().
Farmer’s Market (Section 141)
- Fresh Fruit
- Carrots with Ranch Dipping Sauce
- Nut Snacks
Veggie Kabobs (133)
Turkey Leg (133, 309)
Pork Chop on a Stick (133)
Fruchi Fruit Smoothies (Vended)
Talenti Gelato (141, 302)
Redbridge Beer (116, 124, 325)
- Grilled Chicken
- Hot Dog (Twins Big Dog, Original and Dugout Dog)
Taco Meat (Nachos and Tacos)*
Angie’s Kettle Corn
So I love the fact that they have a list, I sent them back some questions though. First of all I’m not sure what *Taco Meat (Nachos and Tacos) means. I have an email into my contact with the company and have not heard back. Does that mean just the meat is gluten free? — and before you think that question is ridiculous, believe me it’s not (can any one say caesar salad with no dressing or croutons—how many people have seen something like that on a gluten free menu?)
I also asked my contact about foods that I worked to have confirmed gluten free last year like regular popcorn and cotton candy. Last year they were gluten-free but again, they didn’t make the 2011 list that was sent to me. I asked this question as well and I hope to hear more soon.
Finally I wanted to add that the list that was sent to me via email and the list that I currently see on the Target Field website, aren’t identical. So I’m not sure if they haven’t updated the website or what. Please see the link above with the list I received from Delaware North Companies. For now there is a decent selection to get you through a fun game!
Other ballparks with gluten free foods by food service provider Aramark:
Coors Field – Denver, CO (no menu listing found)
Fenway Park – Boston, MA (no menu listing found, however article on ballpark’s website from last year says, “A growing list of gluten free items will include kettle corn, cookies, chips, and crackers.”)
Kauffman Stadium – Kansas City MO (no menu listing found)
Minute Maid Park – Houston, TX (no menu listing found)
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum – Oakland, CA (no menu listing found)
PNC Park – Pittsburgh PA (no menu listing found)
Rogers Centre – Toronto, Ontario, Canada (no menu listings found)
Triumph Dining did a 2011 follow up article on other ball parks and noted from Delaware North Companies that they had high demand at 10 ball parks for gluten-free fare; plus they included new info on Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.
I will get you an update on some of the aforementioned questions about the Minnesota list and let you know when it’s reposted. Have a great and gluten -free baseball season!