Celiac Center of Minnesota

Providing support, education and resources for those seeking a gluten free lifestyle.

Founded in 2010, the Celiac Center of MN meets weekly to provide support to those living a gluten free lifestyle. The Center hosts a monthly class and a weekly orientation for those who are new to the gluten free diet. The Gluten Detectives is comprised of youths 3-17, who meet monthly to investigate, advocate and celebrate!

Support Group, 501(c)3 certification pending.

Mission: To provide support and advocacy to those living a gluten free lifestyle and to foster awareness of Celiac disease and gluten intolerance.

While the weeks of looking back and saying goodbye to 2016 have passed, there is one more farewell that needs to be extended. And that is to you, dear community, as we bring our operations to a close at the Celiac Center of Minnesota, effective 1/31/17. It has been a privilege to serve this community during the past unforgettable seven years, during which we have met so many wonderful families through our meetings, events and Gluten Detective camp. However, we feel our mission of directing local resources to the gluten free community has been achieved. The digital landscape has made these resources, once shared exclusively by word of mouth and hard copy lists, instantly available to our community. While technology can never replace the comforting hug and counsel of someone who has walked the same path, the busy demands of family schedules (both of our community’s and our own) have made it difficult to deliver that personal support in a consistent and meaningful manner. It truly has been an honor to have helped the dozens of families who have walked through our doors over the years! Good luck to all, and thank you for your support!


Coming to Starbucks in 2017

Exciting new offering from Starbucks in 2017....

foodbusinessnews.net Executives unveil forthcoming innovation during investor conference.

New product + old recipe = Delicious dinner! Thanks to our friends at Down in the Valley Bakehouse, we were able to recreate a family favorite recipe, hamburger and rice casserole! The chow mein noodles were FABULOUS!

Great prices on delicious treats

Black Friday Specials Kicking In Right Now!! Grab them while available

No Code Needed



Twin Cities' only gluten-free bakery to open a storefront this spring

More great news for our gluten free community--particularly those in the south metro!

startribune.com Sift's Molly Miller continues to expand her former hobby

Goodie Girl Cookies

Great for lunchbox, too!

Gluten-free snack size Go-Paks from Goodie Girl Cookies available in Mint Slims, Midnight Brownie & Quinoa Chocolate Chip. Just in time for Trick-or-Treat.

Look deelish!

These Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Icing are party worthy. https://glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com/2014/09/best-gluten-free-pumpkin-bars-recipe.html

Recent find at Walmart...for those, who remember and miss Shake and Bake!


Welcome to the 7th Annual Gluten Free Award Ballot Survey

Our Gluten Detective Camp was recently nominated for best gf camp in the 7th annual GF awards. If you support the work we do for our gf kids, may we call on you to vote (question #47)? Thanks for your support! Please share the link with friends and family!https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7thGlutenFreeAwards

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How many miss egg rolls and wontons?

The Very Best Gluten Free Won Ton Wrappers—and won ton soup. Use these won ton wrappers to make dumplings, potstickers, and egg rolls, or my favorite won ton soup (recipe included). The shaped and filled won tons freeze beautifully, too, so make lots!

Click for the recipe + whole post-----> http://glutenfreeonashoestring.com/gluten-free-won-ton-wrappers/

Find Me Gluten Free

In Italy, those with #celiac disease are entitled to vouchers to buy #glutenfree products... sometimes at no cost! This system allows people to buy products in a wide range of establishments & stimulates fair competition. What are your thoughts?

Gluten Dude


Jimmy Kimmel, with an Emmy audience of millions, threw the celiac community under the bus...yet again. It's getting old Jimmy. Here's my take and the reaction from some in the community.

Goodie Girl Cookies

Delicious snacks--now available in snack packs. Great for a special treat in the lunchbag!

Order our new gluten free snack size variety paks. Includes 12 Goodie Girl snack paks with each of our 3 favorite flavors: Quinoa Choco-Chip, Midnight Brownie & Mint Slims Cookies! Only available online. #gogoodie

Kent State Introduces First Gluten-Free Dining Hall on a College Campus

How fabulous!

At the start of the 2016 academic year, Kent State University becomes the first university in the country to feature an entirely gluten-free dining hall on campus.

For those who were not sure if they should go to the MN State Fair, does this change your mind? GF Nacho tator tots from TOT BOSS. Lots of other GF options at the fair, too! Stop by the Health Fair KARE11 Building for your copy of the list!

Check out this new state fair vendor...

Check out the TOT BOSS Minnesota State Fair menu, with #GlutenFree options tagged w/asterisk.

We are still in need of volunteers for the MN State Fair! Please check your schedule to see if you can sign up for one of these short (3 hours) and fun shifts! To sign up please visit: https://www.signupgenius.com/index.cfm?go=s.signup&urlid=4090c49aaa922a6ff2-gluten&useFullSite=true

Having a great time with our Gluten Detectives!

Having so much fun time traveling with our Gluten Detectives at GD Camp this week! Here are a few photos from yesterday and this morning. Stay tuned for photos of our trip to Wildfire! Talent show tomorrow!

Gluten Detective Camp Starts Today!

Can't wait to see our Gluten Detectives today! We are excited to "investigate, advocate and celebrate" with you!


Gluten Free Awareness Booth

It's that time of year again! The GF booth at the MN State Fair is a fun way to interact with our community and enjoy the fair. To sign up for a 3 hour shift, follow link below. Please note that Monday, 8/29 is available for our Gluten Detective families; age minimum is lifted on that day--although anyone can help on that day, too!

signupgenius.com Volunteers will host games, hand out prizes, and distribute our gluten-free food list as well as educate folks on the gluten-free lifestyle, gluten sensitivity and celiac disease. Volunteers need to be 12-years old and up as well as have knowledge of the gluten-free diet. What do volunteers receive...


14 Colleges That Cater to Gluten-Free Students - BestCollegesOnline.com

Back to school supplies and decor for dorm rooms are populating the store aisles in every store, but for our gluten free students, back to school means more than decorating a new room--it means navigating the challenges of a college cafeteria, some of which are not exactly celiac friendly. Kudos to the colleges on the list below, who are taking care of our gluten free students. May they be an example to educational institutions everywhere! http://www.bestcollegesonline.com/blog/14-colleges-that-cater-to-gluten-free-students/

bestcollegesonline.com Here are just a handful of the colleges leading the way when it comes to gluten-free meals.


Amy’s Drive Thru marks a successful first year

Can you imagine a drive-through with organic, gluten free offerings? Let's hope this concept takes off....if not, it may be time to schedule another vaction to California!



Six Ways Celiac Disease Can Kill You

Know a celiac not adhering to a gluten free diet? Pass along the article below.....http://dailyrecords.us/six-ways-celiac-disease-can-kill-you/

dailyrecords.us Even though some folks suffering from symptoms of celiac disease will claim they would welcome death, most people will not actually die from the immediate symptoms of celiac disease; no matter how bad those symptoms get. However, left untreated, celiac disease can lead to numerous other condition

The Gluten Detectives

Last call for Gluten Detective Camp Registration!

Last call for GD Registration! This is one camp your GD does not want to miss! We will be returning to our friends at Wildfire restaurant for a fun field trip on one of our camp days! Please get your registration forms (celiaccenterofminnesota.org) in no later than July 1!

Anyone interested in the following:
“EF High School Exchange Year, a nonprofit J-1 Visa exchange program, is currently seeking volunteer families in Minnesota interested in opening their home to international exchange students for the 2016-2017 academic year. We are currently hoping to find homes for some of our students who suffer from gluten intolerance or celiac disease. We have three girls from Spain, Norway and Italy and one boy from Spain. EF has families of all kinds and would love for yours to become part of our cultural exchange experience. Our 3 primary requirements of host families are to provide a bed for the student, to provide 3 meals a day, and to provide reasonable transportation for our students - but above all, we hope that our families will welcome our students as one of their own. If you would like more information on how to become involved, please contact Rachel Caldas at [email protected], 617-619-2179, or send me a private message. You can find more information on our program here: http://www.efexchangeyear.org/" Thank you for your time and consideration! Please let me know if I can answer any questions or comments! Best, Rachel


New restaurant opening soon in former Dickey’s space

An update on our friends from Billy G's (formerly Ernie's Pub & Grille)http://www.swnewsmedia.com/savage_pacer/news/business/new-restaurant-opening-soon-in-former-dickey-s-space/article_ebfde9b1-f7aa-5909-b2f1-509b5bd2d45a.html

swnewsmedia.com A pair of restaurateurs with an award-winning pedigree in Burnsville will soon bring their talents across the border to Savage.

The Gluten Detectives

We made another gf discovery just in time for campfires and s'mores. We found these delicious cinammon graham crackers Lakewinds Food Co-op. Delicious!

Crazy Puppy Gourmet Workshop

For those of you who haven't heard, new owners of Crazy Puppy Gourmet Workshop are keeping the dream of gf, spicy cheese curds alive! Here is a chance to get out and say hello, as well as support them, at this Saturday's Arts Festival in St. Anthony!

Truck is up and running, it was a busted valve. Come see us at the St. Anthony Park Arts Festival.


2016 Gluten-Free Food Allergy Fest in Minneapolis, MN | Gluten-Free Food Allergy Fest

$5 tickets today during flash sale!

glutenfreefoodallergyfest.com 2016 Gluten-Free Food Allergy Fest in Minneapolis, MN Posted on February 19, 2016 by GFFAfest 2016 marks the second year the #GFFAFEST will be held in Minneapolis, MN so come help show us a good time and reap the benefits we offer our attendees! The #GFFAFEST offers consumers the ability to sample t...

Join us May 26th for an evening devoted to our community, as Wildfire's Executive Chef Jon Gamlen prepares and presents a custom four-course gluten-free meal, with optional wine pairings. The menu includes pan seared, pan-Asian crab cakes, roasted garlic herb-crusted shrimp, horseradish crusted filet mignon, and brown butter hazel nut brownie! The event begins with a reception of passed appetizers and the first pairing at 6:30 p.m., followed by the seated dinner at 7:00 p.m. For more information or to make a reservation, please call Debbie or Mallory at 952-914-9100, or visit their website at: http://wildfirerestaurant.com/events/gluten-free-wine-dinner-3/



We still have room for a few more Gluten Detectives in our GD Summer Camp (August 2, 3 and 4th). And for those, who haven't heard...he's back! Yes, Captain Rich will be leading our music at the end of each day's camp! For registration form, please visit our GD page on our website: http://www.celiaccenterofminnesota.org/home.html


Stopped in earlier this month to visit Sassy Spoon. If you haven't tasted their delicious, gluten free offerings, you need to stop in! Delicious!

The Gluten Detectives

Did anyone catch the gf cooking segment today on Twin Cities Live? Great job advocating, Gluten Detective Peyton!

Loved catching one of our Gluten Detectives, Peyton, on television today (Twin Cities Live)! What a super cute chef hat you were wearing, Peyton! Good job on advocating, Peyton and mom, Haley! Check out their blog, too!

gfe--gluten free easily


These make a wonderful Sunday morning treat! The almonds are optional.


Auburn opens nation’s first certified gluten-free, on-campus restaurant

ocm.auburn.edu Auburn University students with gluten intolerance now have access to a restaurant full of delicious options. Tiger Dining recently announced Plains to Plate, a locally sourced farm-to-table restaurant located in central campus, is now certified gluten-free and is the first retail concept on a colle…


Click here to see the delicious menu planned for the May event.




Katz Gluten Free

New products from Katz!


Gluten-Free Girl

Look at that! Gluten-free bakeries in Paris. I want to go.


Has anyone seen this at their MN locations? While the non-dedicated prep is an issue for many of us, it is nice to see so many mainstream companies tip their collective toes into meeting the needs of our community.

Good news!!! We are Now serving a gluten-free bun! (test markets only! Boise, Seattle & Jackson, MS) :)

Traveling can be difficult for those of us seeking safe gluten free entrees, but every once in awhile we come across a little gem like this (Crepes & More, Wilmington, NC) Yes, it's gluten free!

We found these at the grocery store. They look great, but the chocolate tastes a little different. Anyone else try these?

New find at the grocery store!


Vegan, gluten-free meals driving up MnSCU costs

Let's hope this announcement doesn't cause any backlash. Colleges are increasing their meal plan pricing tiers to offset the rising costs of accommodating special diets. See article below...

sctimes.com St. Cloud State is swtiching from Sodexo to Chartwells

Find Me Gluten Free

Looks delicious!

#SavorySunday! You can make your own #glutenfree version of Starbucks iced lemon pound cake. YUM!


Totally gluten-free beer dinner happening next month

Fun event coming up soon...

citypages.com For Celiac sufferers and the otherwise gluten-averse, the world is slowly becoming more accommodating. Most restaurants will give gluten-free menu items a special designation. It doesn’t always mean more choices, but at least it makes scanning the menu easier. Still, many dream of a dinner where the…


Minneapolis, MN | Gluten-Free Food Allergy Fest

Look what's coming back to Minneapolis on June 4 and 5th...


glutenfreefoodallergyfest.com The Gluten Free Food Allergy Fest is the largest expo of it’s kind in the Minneapolis area. Whether you’re thinking about going gluten free or you’re a gluten free pro looking for new products and ideas, the Gluten Free Food Allergy Fest has something for everyone. With over 75 exhibitors, you’re s…

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