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Woodbury Community Expo steps up a notch on food

Jim Graham and Corbin Graham of Woodbury attempt to get their mouths wrapped around gyros from Ze's Diner during the 2016 Woodbury Community Expo. (Bulletin file photo)1 / 5
Dorothy Ann Bakery's crew is bringing gluten-free muffins and more to the 2017 Woodbury Community Expo. (Bulletin file photo)2 / 5
Jersey Mike's returns as a regular vendor to the 2017 Woodbury Community Expo. (Photo courtesy of Kirk Photography)3 / 5
Food vendors will be located in the cafeteria of East Ridge High School on April 1. (Photo courtesy of Kirk Photography)4 / 5
Try a smoothie and a "protein parfait cup" at Tailor Made Nutrition's booth this year. (Bulletin file photo)5 / 5

Vendors new and old will be serving up fresh treats at the Woodbury Community Expo this year.

Woodbury Area Chamber of Commerce event manager Amanda Roseth said there are several new vendors — including Culver's, Piada Italian Street Food, Willow Coffee and Gigi's Cupcakes — and even some of the returnees will be debuting new items at the expo.

There is one more new vendor in the works that expo attendees may be treated to.

The menu is:

• cupcakes and cookies (Gigi's Cupcakes)

• various smoothies and "protein parfait cups" (Tailor Made Smoothie Bar)

• specialty blend coffee and whole bean bags (Willow Coffee)

• ice cream (Culver's)

• chicken basil pesto pasta and The Piada Meatball (Piada Italian Street Food)

• doughnuts and gluten-free muffins (Dorothy Ann Bakery)

• pizza (Ronnally's Pizza)

• various sub sandwiches (Jersey Mike's)

• gyro sandwiches and homemade chips (Ze's Diner)

Roseth said that while the new additions are exciting, such as Piada's offering a "delicious addition" — 100 percent grass-fed meatballs — the new items returning vendors are bringing really step things up a notch.

Dorothy Ann Bakery is focusing on doughnuts this year but also offering gluten-free items.

"Nobody's really provided gluten-free items before," Roseth said.

Tailor Made Smoothie Bar has focused only on smoothies at the expo before, but this year is bringing in a brand new parfait blend.

The vendors will be offering only for-sale items. Vendors stopped providing samples at last year's expo.

"It made everything fair across the board," Roseth said. "It's not something everyone was interested in doing."

Attendees will have to pay for their own vittles, but admission is free. Vendors will be lined up at the expo from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 1 at East Ridge High School.

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