Great Tastes for Gluten-Sensitive Shoppers: Local Stores List Their Favorites
Aug 31, 2011 04:16PM
● By Yvette Lyn
Not all gluten-free products are equally tasty. Whether preparing gluten-free mixes or eating pre-packaged foods, it can be a challenge to find products that are pleasing to the tongue. Too often, we stroll through store aisles reading labels, purchase a product and take it home, only to find that after a few bites it goes into the trash, or we reluctantly finish it because we think it’s too expensive to throw away.
To determine the crème de la crème of tasty, gluten-free foods and mixes, Natural Awakenings recently queried several local health food hotspots. Ada’s Whole Foods Market, Food & Thought 100% Organic Farm Market, For Goodness Sake and The Skinny Pantry are all paying attention to what gluten-sensitive shoppers vote for with their forks and fingers. Here, they share the results of that feedback: selections that tantalize, rather than bore, the taste buds.
Ada’s Whole Foods Market
Bob’s Red Mill Products
All-natural potato chips that are popped, not fried or baked; variety of flavors
Millet & Chia Seed Bread
The Skinny Pantry
Bell & Evans
Breaded Chicken Breast Tenders
Organic Gluten- and Wheat-Free
Tamari Soy Sauce
Spaghetti, penne and fusilli pastas
Food & Thought
100% Organic Farm Market
Gluten-Free cookies: fig fruit-filled, chocolate vanilla cream and chocolate chocolate cream
KOYO Natural Foods
Brown Rice Chips Tamari Sauce
Mary’s Gone Crackers
Organic gluten-free, vegan and kosher crackers that contain brown rice, flax, quinoa and sesame: onion, caraway, black pepper and herb
For goodness Sake
Baking mixes: brownie; cookie; bread; pizza crust; biscuits, piecrust and more
Perfect Flour Blend Mix
Waffle & Pancake Mix
Cake mixes: vanilla, chocolate and spice
Baking & Pancake Mix Cookies
Tinkyáda Rice Pasta
Brown rice spaghetti, spirals, shells, fusilli, elbows, fettuccini, lasagna and penne
Breads: white sandwich, cinnamon raisin and wholegrain blueberry muffins
The next time you’re seeking gluten-free option, try a few of these flavorful favorites and add your feedback to the mix!
Ada’s Whole Foods Market, 4650 S. Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers 33907. Call 239-939-9600 or visit AdasWholeFoods.com.
The Skinny Pantry, 11356 S. Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers 33906. Call 239-935-5093 or visit TheSkinnyPantry.com.
Food & Thought 100% Organic Farm Market, 2132 Tamiami Trail N., Naples 34102. Call 239-213-2222 or visit FoodAndThought.com.
For Goodness Sake Organic Marketplace & Café, 9118 Bonita Beach Rd., Bonita Springs 34135. Call 239-992-5838 or visit ForGoodnessSake123.com. Additional locations: North Naples, Naples Walk Plaza, 2464 Vanderbilt Beach Rd., Naples 34109; 239-597-0120. South Naples, Berkshire Commons, 7211 Radio Rd., Naples 34104; 239-353-7778.