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    Question Other Diabetic Riders?

    Like many of you, I am a diabetic. I received a list of food vendors for the Rally. It's Deep Fat Central. Does anyone know of healthy alternatives available at the Rally or nearby?

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    Hampden Park Coop
    928 Raymond
    651-646-6686

    Mississippi Market
    622 Selby
    651-310-9499

    I used to go to Hampden Park for lunch when I worked in the area - Coop food but a wide variety of very healthy and tasty fare.

    University Avenue (1 mile south of fairgrounds) has GOBS of ethnic foods available.

    Several grocery stores and general purpose restaurants within 1-2 miles of the fairgrounds in either direction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arthurdent View Post
    Hampden Park Coop
    928 Raymond
    651-646-6686

    Mississippi Market
    622 Selby
    651-310-9499

    I used to go to Hampden Park for lunch when I worked in the area - Coop food but a wide variety of very healthy and tasty fare.

    University Avenue (1 mile south of fairgrounds) has GOBS of ethnic foods available.

    Several grocery stores and general purpose restaurants within 1-2 miles of the fairgrounds in either direction.
    Thanks for the suggestions...unfortunately rallies are never the best place to find "health foods".... a lot of the offerings will be standard "fair foods", but the food vendors do have some unique offerings like Elk Burger, Hickory Smoked BBQ Pork, Northwoods Fries, Walleye Cakes, Smoked Salmon on a stick, Walleye Fries, Salad on a stick, as well as some Irish offerings from O'Gara's..breakfast will be offered, and Salem Lutheran Church will have Thanksgiving in a bowl, as well as a "meatball sundae" (sounds interesting)....there will also be the traditional hamburger, cheesburgers, brats, and fries. :

    In a fairgrounds setting, it's difficult to address everyone's dietary restrictions, but there are plenty of restaurants and grocery stores within 3 miles of the grounds. There is a Trader Joe's and a Whole Foods within 5 miles. Nelson Cheese & deli (walking distance) has sandwiches, but also excellent salads (take-out only).

    Stop at the Visit St Paul/Visit Roseville table in the MOA building for lists of local resources. Also the Hospitality team will be able to help folks, and insure you have an enjoyable trip to St. Paul.
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    I have a diabetic buddy who rides everywhere (think remote boonies), he carries what he needs for sugar and insulin and does his needle testing from the seat of his bike every morning. PITA to wait for him sometimes. but what the hey...I love him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R1100rtp View Post
    ...and Salem Lutheran Church will have Thanksgiving in a bowl, as well as a "meatball sundae" (sounds interesting)....there will also be the traditional hamburger, cheesburgers, brats, and fries. :

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    So long as the Thanksgiving in a bowl does NOT involve lye soaked cod , we're going to be OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arthurdent View Post
    So long as the Thanksgiving in a bowl does NOT involve lye soaked cod , we're going to be OK.
    I didn't see lutefisk on anyone's menu.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R1100rtp View Post
    I didn't see lutefisk on anyone's menu.
    What, no Lutefisk On A Stick ???
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    Thanks, Karol

    Quote Originally Posted by R1100rtp View Post
    Thanks for the suggestions...unfortunately rallies are never the best place to find "health foods".... a lot of the offerings will be standard "fair foods", but the food vendors do have some unique offerings like Elk Burger, Hickory Smoked BBQ Pork, Northwoods Fries, Walleye Cakes, Smoked Salmon on a stick, Walleye Fries, Salad on a stick, as well as some Irish offerings from O'Gara's..breakfast will be offered, and Salem Lutheran Church will have Thanksgiving in a bowl, as well as a "meatball sundae" (sounds interesting)....there will also be the traditional hamburger, cheesburgers, brats, and fries. :

    In a fairgrounds setting, it's difficult to address everyone's dietary restrictions, but there are plenty of restaurants and grocery stores within 3 miles of the grounds. There is a Trader Joe's and a Whole Foods within 5 miles. Nelson Cheese & deli (walking distance) has sandwiches, but also excellent salads (take-out only).

    Stop at the Visit St Paul/Visit Roseville table in the MOA building for lists of local resources. Also the Hospitality team will be able to help folks, and insure you have an enjoyable trip to St. Paul.
    Thanks, Karol, for a more complete answer than you gave my original e-mail. We can eat stuff like pork, but the problem is the barbecue sauce, which is loaded with sugar. Salad on a stick would probably work, as long as it isn't doused in dressing. Hamburger buns have way too many carbs. I appreciated the other answers to my query, before we had the inevitable fall off into irrelevance.

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    Thanks, Arthur

    Quote Originally Posted by arthurdent View Post
    Hampden Park Coop
    928 Raymond
    651-646-6686

    Mississippi Market
    622 Selby
    651-310-9499

    I used to go to Hampden Park for lunch when I worked in the area - Coop food but a wide variety of very healthy and tasty fare.

    University Avenue (1 mile south of fairgrounds) has GOBS of ethnic foods available.

    Several grocery stores and general purpose restaurants within 1-2 miles of the fairgrounds in either direction.
    Thanks, Arthur, for your helpful reply. I tried to get this info out of Karol in a personal e-mail, but s/he pretty well blew me off. I'm glad to see the forum has some clout. I will keep your suggestions and use them. Look me up at the Rally--black/silver 09 K1200LT, Iowa license 8519LZ. I'm staying at my son's downtown.
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