The GFAF Expos are some of the BEST moments around for a gluten-free blogger. Not only do we get to meet our readers (finally!), but we get to meet awesome vendors we only talk to online and each other! Sometimes it’s hard to remember that there are REAL people that we talk to, tweet to, etc. online – not just avatars. In case you haven’t heard, the GFAF Expos are fantastic ways to connect not only with the GF world, but the allergen-friendly world (including nut-free and dairy-free). As always, I loved the Chicago GFAF Expo.
You can see a post I made about the expo on our YouTube channel here:
I brought some of our infamous Skull & CrossWheat and GF Cupcake merch with us! Thank you to all who purchased from us during the expo. And thanks to my new mannequin who is MUCH lighter than Manny!
I also LOVE meeting people who read my blog! 🙂 THANK YOU!
Below are the awesome gals I got to hang out with during the expo. I’ve also included their Twitter handle, so you can just cut and paste into your Twitter and connect with these guys! CHEERS, ALL!
Claudine – @GlutenFreeGBean
Rebecca – @PrettyLilCeliac
She was selling some awesome celiac merch! <3
Mel – @GeekilyGF
Alissa – @Divinemissliss
Laura – @Gfreelaura
Keeley – @KeeleyMcG
Cindy – @VegetarianMama
Pam – @ImaCeliac
Denise – @ManagingGFree
Amy – @AmyLeger
Andrea – @RockinGFgal
Amy – @thefamilychef
Mary Fran – @FrannyCakes (she stopped by and I was sooooo happy. This girl is amazing).
Also, I adore my favorite GF brands, and many of them were at the EXPO. Thanks for providing us with great products!
Red Apple Lipstick
They helped me rock amazing eye-shadow throughout the event!
Way Better Snacks
The Gluten Free Bar
Truebar from Bakery on Main – the walnut cappuccino is the best!
New Planet Beer – their new Beligan Ale! YUM!
Find Me Gluten Free
Schar – as always, Anne is amazing and she gave me a few boxes of the honey grahams. THE BEST GRAHAM CRACKERS EVER!
Crave Bake Shop
Enjoy Life Foods – new decadent bars
Cybele’s Free To Eat
Kiki’s Simply Awesome – their spinach feta pockets were a hit!
Kemnitz Family Kitchen
Glutenfreeda – their new GF hot pockets are so amazing! Hit of the show! I ate SO many – SOOOOOO many. Yum.
I hope you enjoyed my picture recap of the event and some of the great vendors and bloggers that were there! Thanks again to the GFAF staff for making this possible and for helping arrange the blogger program!
You DON’T want to miss out on any of these upcoming GFAF Expos – including NJ and TX! Maybe I’ll see you there!
I heart you! I am so sad that I only got to see you for a couple of hours! Hopefully we get to see each other again soon! 🙂
So good to meet you in person at the Expo! You were a great table buddy! Thanks for the mention!