Migraine Friendly State Fair Guild

Navigating the Minnesota State Fair on a migraine-friendly diet can be tricky business, what with all those cheese curds and hot dogs and yeast donuts at every turn. However, we came across a few items that look like they fit the bill.

(Please note: This list of suggestions was generated based on online menu descriptions. If you have specific migraine food triggers or allergies, make sure you check with the vendor, as some ingredients may not have be listed.)

Early Birds: If you are the eager fair-goer who is at the gates at the crack of dawn, you could start your day with a fruit-filled crepe at French Creperie while you wait for the exhibit halls to open.

Stick-To-Your-Ribs Comfort Food: Iron Range Meat & Potatoes – described by Giggles’ Campfire Grill as “A hearty portion of seasoned beef with a layer of cheddar cheese, topped with mashed potatoes, baked, and drizzled with a wild rice gravy.” You might want to skip the cheddar if that’s a trigger for your migraines. We’re guessing with all the potatoes and gravy, you won’t miss it.

New To The Fair: Tot hotdish at Tot Boss or tacos on hot fry bread at OOF-da Tacos (skip the cheese and onions if they are triggers for your migraines).

Feeling Adventurous: How about some alligator at Bayou Bob’s? They have an option that is sauteed in garlic olive oil rather than deep fat fried. You can be the final judge on whether it really does taste like chicken.

Craving The Classics: Grab a roasted ear of corn on the cob or some French fries.

Not A Fan Of Fried: Skip the grease when you opt for Charcoal Hut’s broiled turkey legs.

Looking for a specific vendor?  Here’s the link

Also remember to drink plenty of water! Check the map for water bottle refill stations.

Do you have a recommendation? Help out your fellow migraine sufferers and share your favorite migraine-friendly fair foods!

At the National Dizzy & Balance Center, we specialize in diagnosing and treating vestibular disorders, such as concussions and vestibular migraines. If you are having balance problems or dizziness, talk to your doctor. They can refer you to NDBC for a comprehensive evaluation with our medical team, audiologists, physical therapists, and occupational therapists. Call to schedule your visit today!


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