me, one of the biggest challenges with being gluten-free is all the planning and preparation required – there’s not much room for spontaneity. I miss the convenience of being able to pick up a deli sandwich, slice of pizza or take-out when my fridge -- or energy level -- is low. But there’s good news on that front…
Wegmans, the ultra popular supermarket chain with a location in Hunt Valley, Maryland, recently emailed an online survey to its club card members. It turns out they’re hoping to launch a line of gluten-free prepared foods. Although I wasn’t able to participate in the survey, it was closed by the time I tried to log-in, I contacted Wegmans to learn more about the initiative. Here’s the scoop from the local Hunt Valley prepared foods manager:
Wegmans has been considering gluten-free carry-out for sometime – customers have been asking for it and the management feels it is “the right thing to do.”
The management is meeting to discuss the results of the customer survey tomorrow. They still need to gauge interest in gluten-free prepared foods. (Given how quickly the survey met its completion goal however, I’d say folks are interested in it!) Don’t worry, they’re already aware of the need to ensure that cross-contamination of gluten-free meals is minimized.
Eventually Wegmans hopes to have gluten-free carry-out in all stores. If it’s rolled out, the Hunt Valley location would be the first – we’ll keep you posted!
122 Shawan Road
Hunt Valley, MD 21030
2 weeks ago