Navigating the gluten free aisles when you first decide to eliminate gluten can feel like you’re learning how to shop, and eat, all over again. So many options, but who knows which one will taste like the delicious, spongey bread items you’ve decided to abandon at the register. One false move and you’re biting into a whole loaf of dry, flavorless bread.
As I’ve been eating gluten free for several years, I’ve had my fair share of gluten free product disappointments. Thankfully, gluten free products are far more mainstream and available, with the options more varied than they were just a few years ago.
I’ve pulled together my ultimate recommendations into this guide to gluten free products. I’ll continue to add to this list as I try them. What are your favorite products? Add yours to the comments.
Baking Flour & Mixes
- Bob’s Red Mill All-Purpose Baking Flour
- Pamela’s Gluten-Free Bread Mix – I was really surprised by the flavor and consistency of this bread mix. I baked it to make stuffing, but the remaining bread was delicious with sandwiches and as toast.
For quick and simple savory items, Bob’s Red Mill works well. For sweet treats, making your own mix will be a better idea, as Bob’s is made from a base of garbanzo bean flour, which is has a nuttier, grainer flavor and texture.
- Baguettes & Rolls
- Sandwich Bread
- Glutino Gluten Free Breadcrumbs
- Schar Bread Crumbs
- Jeff Nathan Creations Gluten Free Panko Flakes – Great for Asian cooking and whipping up my favorite Chilis Chicken.
Can’t find a store-bought option? I found toasting the ends of the gluten free bread or buying an inexpensive gluten-free box mix of baked bread and turning that into bread crumbs is more effective. Store bought doesn’t hold up if you bread an item and bake it.
- Chex – Chex makes it really easy and offers a number of flavor options. The cereal also holds up well in milk.
- Udi’s Gluten Free Vanilla Granola – Good flavor, crunch holds up.
Chips & Crackers
- Glutino Multigrain Crackers – My favorite cracker so far. It’s great from spreads and cheese and meats. The only downside is the crackers tend to be cracked when you open the bag.
- Glutino Pretzel Twists – They taste almost better than real pretzels.
- Glutino Sea Salt Crackers – Crisp, salty and nice with hummus.
- Pirate’s Booty – Rice puffs with aged cheddar for the win!
- Schar Table Crackers – Crispy and hold up with spreads.
Avoid any chip that says it’s multigrain if it doesn’t also say gluten-free.
Cookies & Snack Bars
- Glutino Chocolate Vanilla Creme Cookies – Looking to make homemade cookies ‘n’ cream ice cream? These cookies are great!
- Kind Bars – They’re all gluten free and delicious. My fave is Dark Chocolate Cherry Cashew + Antioxidants.
- Schar’s Chocolate Dipped Cookies – Crisp cookies covered in decadent chocolate. Yes!
- Schar Ladyfingers – Haven’t tried this yet, but these mean one thing: Tiramisu!
- Udi’s Snickerdoodle Cookies – Soft and flavorful
Frozen Dinner Meals
- Amy’s Kitchen Cheese Enchilada Meal – My go-to frozen meal.
Amy’s all have a few meals, some even dairy free as well.
- Schar Pasta Products – Boil nicely and hold up when reheating.
- Ancient Harvest Quinoa Pasta – Boils up nicely, holds up to sauces, has a nuttier flavor and texture than more traditional pasta.
I find any pasta produced in Italy tends to hold up just like other pastas. Corn-grain blends can get a bit gumby.
Pizza & Pizza Crust
- Udi’s Three Cheese Pizza – Not bad and the crust holds up.
- Udi’s Pizza Crusts – Comes in a two-pack and bakes up similarly to its frozen pizza.
- Amy’s Kitchen Rice Crust Cheese Pizza – Fairly tasty although the crust doesn’t always crisp up
- Wolfgang Puck has a variety of options that they clearly identify, such as Black Bean or Signature Tortilla
- Amy’s Kitchen has a number of options. Some of my favorites: Summer Corn & Vegetable, Fire Roasted Southwestern Vegetable,
- San-J Gluten-Free Tamari – Tastes just like soy sauce.
Tortilla & Wraps
- Food for Life Brown Rice Tortillas – Hold up really well just like real tortillas, even with liquids on it.