Monday was Celiac Night at AT&T Park, yip, they really dedicated a night to celiacs…how great!
The San Francisco Giants were playing the Washington Nationals, that’s baseball for non Americans. I’ve been to quite a few baseball games in my life, a whole bunch actually when I lived in Toronto, but I’m still not 100% sure of the rules. I can’t stop thinking it’s really just a more professional and well paid game of rounders but I’m sure many die hard fans would tell me I’m wrong.
Baseball games are a great atmosphere. In my experience it usually involves a sunny afternoon, good friends and there may or may not be alcohol involved. Monday night kept my idea of what baseball is all about alive. I wasn’t really there for the baseball, I was there to join a bunch of other celiacs for some pre-game gluten free eating.
We arrived a little late which meant that most of the gluten free vendors were packing away but we still got the chance to chat with a few vendors and nibble some delicious samples…
We didn’t get the chance to try everything but from what I did try my favourite was Miglet’s Cupcake Shop with their amazing mini chocolate cupcakes! Soft, light, chocolate deliciousness topped with chocolate frosting, Mmmm 😀
Sans, a gluten free grocery store in San Rafael was also there with gluten free hot dogs and pretzels. I plan to head up? to San Rafael to check this fantastic sounding place very soon!
Sasha and I had a great time sampling gluten free cakes and chatting with other celiacs sitting nearby at the game. It’s not often that you can go to a sporting event, eat gluten free cake and talk to a family of celiacs sitting next to you but this is what Monday night was all about and I hope this wasn’t the only 9 innings (I just recently learned what their sections of play are called!) of gluten free baseball I’ll experience during my time in San Francisco!