Thursday, November 26, 2009


We've now had a primarily gluten free household for 3 years and have definitely developed some preferences. The following are suggestions about some of our (totally subjective) recommendations for gluten free specialty items (some of which buy in bulk form Amazon, as noted):

Places to buy GF food
  • A New Leaf -- Needham -- this health food store has a fantastic selection of gluten free food, and the owner is very accommodating and willing to special order items
  • Whole Foods
  • Trader Joes
  • Stop and Shop -- Newton, Watertown -- Stop and Shop seems to have some of the best prices around for the gluten free items that they stock
  • Amazon -- many gluten free items are available via Amazon, although usually you must order 6 or so packages, so you should make sure you like it first. If you use the Subscribe and Save option, there is an additional discount and the shipping is free
  • Shaws -- although Shaws does seem to have higher prices on gluten free foods than Stop and Shop and Whole Foods, sometimes they sell items that aren't available in other mainstream supermarkets. For example, the Auburndale Shaws sells Conte brand stuffed gluten free ravioli (frozen)

  • Vans frozen waffles
  • Pamela's Baking Mix (for pancakes) (Amazon)
  • Trader Joes Gluten Free Granola (also, Bakery on Main)
  • Homemade muffins (we use Better Batter flour, which subs for regular wheat flour in recipes; we've also had success with Gluten Free Pantry (or Whole Foods brand) muffin mix, or Namaste mix if you are avoiding other allergens too)
  • Chex cereal

  • Tinkyada Pasta
  • Thai Kitchen rice pastas
  • Contes gluten free ravioli
  • Bell and Evans gluten free frozen chicken products (tenders, nuggets, patties)
  • Against the Grain pizza crust
  • Amys gf mac and cheese (frozen)
  • Glutinos gf mac and cheese (frozen)
  • Annies gf mac and cheese (box) (Amazon)
  • Lundenberg rissotto mix
  • Qinoa (instead of couscous)
  • Kettle Cuisine frozen soups and chiles
  • Udi's pizza crusts

Breads/ crackers
  • Pamela amazing wheat free bread mix (Amazon)
  • Bread mixes by Anna
  • Udi's sandwich bread
  • Udi's bagels
  • Rudi's sandwich bread
  • Against the Grain frozen rolls and baguettes
  • Joans Great Bakes Bagels, English Muffins and Italian Bread
  • French Meadow tortillas
  • Nut Thins (especially plain almond)
  • Marys Gone Crackers
  • Corn Thins
  • Chebe brand frozen breadsticks, mini rolls and pizza crusts

Baked goods and snacks
  • Whole Foods Gluten Free Bakehouse pie crusts
  • French Meadow prepackaged brownies
  • Homemade cookies and cakes (using Better Batter flour)
  • Trader Joes brown rice marshmallow treats
  • Trader Joes (or Namastes) gf brownie Mix
  • Gluten Free Pantry or Pamela's brownie mix
  • Betty Crocker Brownie mix (Amazon)
  • Hains brand mini cheddar rice cakes
  • Glutino pretzels
  • Green Mountain tortilla strips

1 comment:

Bree said...

I’m allergic to gluten and finding tasty dishes that are easy to make for the

holidays have been hard to come by. Going off of a recommendation of a vegan

family member, I looking into a site run by Rose Cole (Certified Nutrition

Coach). The site is and trust me these

holiday recipes are AMAZING!

A teen and her family's experiences living gluten-free.