Having trouble finding something gluten-free to eat at the fair? There's no need to have ice cream for a meal, yet again. This year I found something yummy that actually satisfies and is a balanced meal.
Kathryn Rem, food writer for the State Journal-Register, posted a review of a pulled pork sandwich offered at the Cuban hut in the Ethnic Village. It was pictured with a side of beans, rice and corn. This looked promising, so I went to the hut and explained my situation. They threw all it together, minus the bread. Delicious! The pork was tender and spiced just right with some chipotle may drizzled on top. If you're worried about the spices, you may want to investigate further, but I had no problem with the whole meal.
I have found most of the vendors at the Illinois State Fair to be very understanding and accommodating when they can. Obviously, there are some stands to steer clear of, but never fear, there's always chocolate covered bacon....if your desperate.