Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Gluten Free Shop Til You Drop on April 14th!

We are going on a field trip!!!!

Every time Dee’s One Smart Cookie, Whole Foods or La Piastra is mentioned, someone will say either, “That’s too far.” or “Where is it?” Well, come on a road trip with us and find out for yourself! Glastonbury is less than an hour from the shore and an easy ride, especially when you’re with friends. Most of us don’t think twice about going to West Farms Mall to shop for clothes or a special gift but when it comes to food shopping we usually head for whatever grocery store is closer, easier or habitual.  It’s spring, so let’s do something different and no, you don’t have to shop or even drop!

The beauty of this event is you are under no obligation to buy anything unless you want to. Bring a friend and enjoy the scenery as we will show you how to get to these oft-mentioned stores and have lunch at Plan B Burgers (they have salads and plenty more). If you want to just meet us for lunch, please feel free to sign up for that part. To view the menu online, go to Plan B's website.

Itinerary for Saturday, April 14
9:45am: meet at Stop & Shop parking lot on Elm Street, Old Saybrook
10 am: depart from Stop & Shop parking lot on Elm Street, Old Saybrook
10:20am: depart from Park & Ride off of Exit 6 on Route 9, Chester
11-11:45 am: Dee’s One Smart Cookie on Hebron Avenue, Glastonbury
12 noon: Plan B Burgers on Hebron Avenue (Lunch)
1:15 pm: Whole Foods at the Fox Run Mall, on Welles Street (Tour the store and shop. Be prepared because there are more gluten-free items available than at other stores.)
 2:30 pm: La Piastra on Shunpike Road, Cromwell (Gluten-free take out dinners are available at reasonable prices. Owner, Lauren De Lisa, is offering discounts to members.)
3:15 pm: return to Stop & Shop parking lot

Your friends are welcome to join us. The cost of trip is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. If fewer than 20 people sign up, we will carpool. Otherwise, transportation will be by M & J school bus. We will have coolers available to hold frozen foods. Please RSVP no later than Thurs. April 12, A check sent in advance to GIG ShorelineEast, P.O. Box 957, Westbrook, CT 06498 will secure your place. We apologize to our Jewish members for inadvertently scheduling this on the last day of Passover.

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