In a nutshell: Gluten-Free at the United Center

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If you know me at all, then you’ll see that this post is very fitting as it involves hockey, food, and beer. That’s right people.. we’re talking about eating gluten free at a Blackhawks game. I love going to Blackhawks games at the United Center so when I was diagnosed with Celiac disease I was a little bummed. There’s nothing better than watching hockey with a nice cold beer in your hand while chowing down on a Sweet Baby Ray’s pulled pork sandwich. While I can still do one of those things (the good part.. watching hockey) it depressed me that I couldn’t take part in the whole experience. But alas! there’s a way to safely eat gluten-free at the United Center! In section 114 there’s a designated gluten-free cart. Nachos, hotdogs, beer. All gluten-free and all for me. So a few weeks, when I was at the Blackhawks game with my dad, my sister Amy and my friend Andi, we decided to check out the gluten-free cart.

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Andi and I split the nachos, which come with cheese sauce and chili on top, and I helped myself to a Redbridge beer. As far as gluten-free beers go, Redbridge is really good, but that’s a different post for a different time. While the cart isn’t overwhelming with gluten-free options, I was very excited to not have to ask “Is this gluten-free?” I will be frequenting the gluten-free cart throughout the Blackhawks season. Now if only they could sell some gluten-free beer on the 2nd level where our seats are… One day…

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So this whole thing got me thinking, “Where else can I watch sports and eat gluten-free?” Fear not, dear readers, I’ve compiled a list of arenas around the US that have gluten-free options. I’ve looked at arena websites to find this information. If any of you know of any other sports teams that have gluten-free options at their venues, please let me know and I’ll add them to the list!

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NHL

Boston Bruins

Chicago Blackhawks

Colorado Avalanche

Dallas Stars

New Jersey Devils

LA Kings

Minnesota Wild

New York Islanders

Philadelphia Flyers

St. Louis Blues

Washington Capitals

NBA

Atlanta Hawks

Boston Celtics

Brooklyn Nets

Chicago Bulls

Cleveland Cavaliers

Dallas Mavericks

Denver Nuggets

Detroit Pistons

Indiana Pacers

LA Lakers

Memphis Grizzlies

Milwaukee Bucks

Minnesota Timberwolves

New York Knicks

Philadelphia 76ers

NFL

Atlanta Falcons

Baltimore Ravens

Cincinatti Bengals

Chicago Bears

Detroit Lions

Green Bay Packers

Indianapolis Colts

Jacksonville Jaguars

Philadelphia Eagles

New England Patriots

New York Giants

New York Jets

Pittsburg Steelers

Seattle Seahawks

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Washington Redskins

MLB

Arizona Diamondbacks

Chicago White Sox

Chicago Cubs

Cleveland Indians

Colorado Rockies

Detroit Tigers

Houston Astros

Los Angeles Angels

Minnesota Twins

Boston Red Sox

Miami Marlins

New York Mets

New York Yankees

Philadelphia Phillies

Pittsburg Pirates

San Diego Padres

Seattle Mariners

St. Louis Cardinals

Tampa Bay Rays

Texas Rangers

Atlanta Braves

Washington Nationals

 

 

 

 

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3 Comments

  1. Nice post….we’re off to a Bulls game this weekend. I did want to say that you should think about trying other GF beers. Red Bridge…IMO, is one of the worst on the market. I’m happy it’s sold everywhere….b/c beggars can’t be choosers, but it would be nice if they had a better beer there. The only GF beer I thought was worse was one I picked up at Binnys that was made from sugar….yuck! The best GF beer: Harvester out of Portland….they’re awesome!

    1. Ah Erik! My apologies for replying so incredibly late! This blog has escaped me for awhile.. I will definitely agree with you that Redbridge is not great. Kind of tastes like water actually haha. I think I was just so excited to find some beer I could actually drink at the UC! One day they’ll have better beers there that we can drink.. or so we can only hope :/ Thanks for the suggestion on Harvester though! I want to get to Portland soon to visit some friends so I will definitely need to check that out!

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