Sarah & Alexis with Chef Tony

*This dining experience took place in April 2014.

I love meeting up with Gluten Free Friends and even better…meeting up with friends and getting amazing food. I recently attended the Gluten-Free Living Conference in April and had the chance to share the Disney special diets love with several friends visiting from out-of-state.

And you know we had to go to Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory for beignets. It’s become a must-do to take my GF friends there whenever they visit the area. On this visit, I met up with my friend Alexis from Gluten Free in Orlando and she brought along our friends Jennifer from Gluten Free Go-To Guide and the one and only Jules from GF Jules.

Group Photo at Port Orleans French Quarter

I arrived just a wee bit late for our morning beignet stop before the conference because I was at an earlier breakfast over at Olivia’s (yes, this girl needs some extra protein in the morning or I would have been in a sugar coma). The nice part is that they had already ordered the beignets and were waiting for them to be done. Yep, these ladies were on a beignet mission!

Chef Tony brought these out for us, and I loved seeing them in some updated packaging – a to-go box with the allergy pick placed in them. This is a really nice touch because it does help ensure that no kitchen mishaps occur. I always feel reassured when I see an allergy notification.

Beignets Port Orleans French Quarter

I’m not gonna lie…we ordered a lot of beignets. And we devoured each and every one of these powdered sugar gems.

One of the cool parts of this visit is that we got to check out the recipe for the beignets. I admit, I’m only slightly tempted to make them at home. I’m just glad I have a place where I can get these to order – no muss, no fuss! But, if I ever want to make them…the recipe is waiting for me.

Alexis & I also took a picture with Chef Tony. Yep, he’s a total rockstar in my book!

Sarah & Alexis with Chef Tony

Thanks again to Chef Tony & the team for always taking care of us. It was a lot of fun to share the beignet love with some gluten free friends and to share with them the amazing dedication to special diets that Disney has — all while enjoying some delicious eats!

Have you been to Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory for beignets?