Have you ever wondered what the best gluten free products and foods are to buy? This list of the best gluten free products could also be titled our favorite gluten free products. It is our tried and true favorite gluten free products and foods that we buy.
- Gluten Free Products We Use and Love
- The Best Gluten Free Bread, Buns, and Rolls
- Gluten Free Cookies
- Gluten Free Crackers
- Favorite Gluten Free Pasta
- Gluten Free Canned Soups
- Gluten Free Oatmeal, Granola, and Breakfast Cereal
- Gluten Free Soy Sauce, Sauces, and Seasoning
- Favorite Gluten Free Flour Blends
- Best Gluten Free Mixes
- Misc. Gluten Free Foods
Best can be subjective. What I think is the best might not be what you think is the best. But this list of what we think are the best gluten free products are the ones that we use and love. These are the products you will find in my kitchen, fridge, and pantry.
I have eaten gluten free since 2009. My two daughters have eaten gluten free almost that long. Over the last ten plus years we have tried a lot of gluten free products.
Over the last few months I have received a lot of questions, emails, and even texts from people wondering what gluten brand or products I like to use.
I decided that it was time to put together a list of my favorites so that I had a resource for those that are new to gluten free or those that are looking for the best gluten free products to try.
This list is long, with a lot of information, but I hope that you find it helpful. You might want to bookmark the list because I plan to update it as we find new favorites.
If you have a favorite to add please leave a comment. We would love to find new products to try. I really do want this to be a helpful resource and your thoughts and comments help make the list even better.
This list includes everything from gluten free mixes and flour blends to gluten free pasta, snacks, and more.
It is a list of the products we use and love. This is not a list of what is certified gluten free or what is not. This is not a list about who should or should not eat oats.
Although I have eaten gluten free for over ten years and my two daughters eat gluten free, none of us have Celiac Disease. I eat gluten free because it has totally changed my health. My GI doctor told me that even though I do not have Celiac Disease, I should never eat gluten again. And I have not. Except for cross-contamination I have not had gluten since the fall of 2009.
But since I am not a doctor and I don’t know you or your health situation, please always read labels to make sure the ingredients are safe and do your research if you have any questions about what you should or shouldn’t eat.
I need to also add that this is not a sponsored post. These companies are not paying me to mention them, a few of the links are affiliate links, but these companies have no clue who I am. These are products that my family really does use and love and that I hope you do too.
Gluten Free Products We Use and Love
The Best Gluten Free Bread, Buns, and Rolls
Before going gluten free I made almost all my own bread. I even use to grind my own wheat. I loved to make bread but then I had to go gluten free and gluten free bread is a whole different type of baking. I do make my own gluten free bread, but we usually keep a loaf or two of store bought gluten free bread on hand as well.
Over the years I have tried quite a few store bought brands of bread. Some we like and some we don’t. I will say that when I first went gluten free there were only a couple of gluten free brands available. Now there are so many to choose from.
- Canyon Bakehouse – This is a brand that I discovered quite a few years ago and we can easily find it at several stores in our area. Their Hawaiian bread is really good. We also love their buns and english muffins.
- Trader Joes – Trader Joes bread is fairly good. It is not our favorite, but it is good. We recently tried their gluten free English muffins and loved them. Their gluten free bagels are also decent.
- Franz – This is a brand of gluten free bread that I always buy when I visit family in Oregon. Franz is a West Coast brand that has been around for years. Their gluten free bread products are some of my favorite. If they sold them in my area they would be my go to brand for gluten free bread.
- Schar – Schar gluten free products have been around for quite awhile, but they have really expanded their brand in recent years. Or at least stores in my area are carrying more of their products. We have tried quite a few of their bread products and really enjoyed them.
- Udi’s – Udi’s was one of the first brands that I tried way back in 2009 when I first went gluten free. At the time it was about the only gluten free bread I could find in my area. They have all kinds of bread, buns, and rolls. I think there are other better gluten free bread products out there, but do occasionally buy it. I love that Udi’s gluten free, breads, buns, rolls pizza crusts, and more are so easy to find in most stores.
- Aldi – Aldi makes a gluten free bread that is pretty good. It is not my favorite, but it is a great price and I am sure kids would be very happy with it for sandwiches. My daughter actually really likes their basic gluten free white loaf of bread.
Gluten Free Cookies
Here is where I admit that I don’t buy a lot of gluten free cookies. I do occasionally buy them, but not often.
I have bought the new Gluten Free Oreos and have already shared my thoughts about the Gluten Free Oreos.
Sharr makes some really good gluten free cookies and so does Glutino. There are a few other brands that we have tried over the years, but our family really does prefer homemade gluten free cookies. I have shared quite a few of our favorite gluten free cookie recipes over the years.
If you miss Fig Newton’s Pamela’s makes a pretty good gluten free version of them.
Gluten Free Crackers
When I first went gluten free there were very few gluten free crackers available and the ones that I could find were not very good. In fact, for years we pretty much skipped crackers because we couldn’t find any that we loved. Thankfully that has changed and we now have quite a variety of gluten free crackers that we enjoy.
- Schar – We recently treid Scar’s entertainment crackers and loved them. They are the closest thing to a real Ritz cracker that we have tried. We also like their graham style cracker.
- Nut Thins – We love Nut Thins, but they are not something we buy because my daughter has a tree nut, peanut, sesame allergy. I have had Nut Thins when traveling or at friends house though and love them. They are a good option for those that do not have a nut or seed allergy.
- Lance – Lance brand makes some great gluten free crackers. They have a Ritz type of cracker that is really good. They also have a cheese cracker that is as close to a Cheez Its that we have found. They have a peanut butter sandwich cracker that also tastes very close to the real thing. In my area Target and Wal-mart sell a box of these that contains little individual pacakages that great for lunches and on the go gluten free snacks.
- Milton’s – We also really like Milton’s Crackers. They have a wide variety of crackers and they are fairly easy to find in most stores.
- Pamela’s – We hava also enjoyed the Pamela’s graham style crackers.
Favorite Gluten Free Pasta
Years ago on I did a post on what is the best gluten free pasta over on Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures. I recently updated that post. Over the years we have tried a lot of gluten free pasta. Some of the brands we loved are no longer available so we have had to find new ones.
When we first went gluten free Tinkyada was the only gluten free pasta I could easily find. The first time I had it I cried because I thought it was so bad. I didn’t think I would ever enjoy pasta again. Over time I realized that it wasn’t so bad, but at first I did not like it at all.
Thankfully since that time I have found many gluten free pasta that my family enjoys. I know that Tinkyada is still a favorite with many gluten free people, but we don’t love it. Tinkyada is brown rice pasta. That is pretty much all that is in it. We have found the texture of pasta that is a blend of grains to be much better.
One of the things that I have realized is that for some things we like certain things better than others. The pastas that are corn or corn rice blends hold up way better in baked pasta dishes. In my opinion, the brown rice pasta or pasta with the main ingredient as rice get mushy when baked. We like the pasta with a blend of grains for baking. And a brand that works well for lasagna might not be your favorite for spaghetti.
I have also found that for most things I like to rinse the gluten free pasta after cooking. It isn’t necessary, but we find that we often like it better rinsed after cooking.
- Barilla – I often buy Barilla gluten free pasta because it is easy to find in my area. It is a corn rice blend and a box or pacakage usually cost around $2 to $3 in my area, so it is an good inexpensive option.
- Heartland – Heartland gluten free pasta used to be one of our favorites. It is a corn rice blend pasta and I used to be able to find it at Wal-mart. If I could still find this at stores in my area I would buy it.
- Delallo – I have bought Delallo quite a few times over the years and we have enjoyed it. I really like their gluten free Orzo style pasta. This is a corn rice blend pasta made in Italy. If I could find it more easily I would probably buy it more.
- Ronzoni – I buy Ronzoni gluten free pasta because I can usually find it at Wal-mart. It is not our favorite, but for its price and availabilty it is a good option.
- La Veneziane – A reader told me about Le Veneziane gluten free pasta several years ago and I fell in love with it. This is by far my favorite gluten free pasta. However, it is hard to find. I have to order it online from Amazon or Vitacost. It is also expensive compared to other gluten free pastas. If it was just me I would buy this more often, but since I am feeding a family for most meals, one of which is a 6 ft 6 in teenage boy, this is a bit expensive for our normal budget. I love their lasagna noodles and fettucine and will spend the money on those.
- Schar – Schar gluten free pasta is one of the newer brands that we have tried. So far I have been impressed with it and I will be buying it again.
- Sam Mills– For a while I could find Sam Mill’s pasta at a local store and we loved their gluten free macaroni for mac and cheese. I can no longer find it and it is a bit expensive online, so it is not one that I have bought in quite some time.
- Skinner – This is another one that I can often find in stores and that we like. It is a blend of rice, corn, and quinoa.
Gluten Free Canned Soups
This is another product that I don’t buy a lot of. I buy a few to keep on hand for when we are sick or when someone needs a really quick lunch, but homemade gluten free soups are by far our favorites. Homemade soups usually freeze well so I just make extra to keep in the freezer.
With that being said I do have a few gluten free canned soups that I keep on hand.
- Pacific – Pacific Foods have some decent gluten free soups, but read the labels to make sure the one that you buy is a gluten free one. If I need/want to use a cream soup in a recipe, this is the brand that I buy.
- Amy’s – Amy’s has some gluten free soups as well. We have only tried a couple, but they have been decent. Again read labels to make sure it is a gluten free version.
- Lotus Foods – My daughter really likes the Lotus Foods gluten free soups. They are not canned soups, but they are good. We love the gluten free rice ramen noodles for an easy homemade soup. My daughter often just cooks them in broth with a few veggies for a quick soup. We have also tried their soup cups and seasoning rice romen soups.
Gluten Free Oatmeal, Granola, and Breakfast Cereal
Because of my daughter’s tree nut peanut allergy, we are a little bit limited on the breakfast cereals that we buy. We love to make homemade granola and baked oatmeal, so we do buy a lot of gluten-free oats.
I love to snack on cereal so I keep a few on hand. This is not a big list though because there are not a lot of nut free cereals available for us to try.
Gluten Free Oats and Oatmal
- Bob’s Red Mill – Bob’s Red Mill gluten free oats are the main oats that I use for making homemade granola and baked oatmeal. They are certifided gluten free, but they are not purity protocol oats. See below for purity protocol oat suggestions. No one in my family has Celiac Disease. I am very sensitive and have never recacted to Bob’s Red Mill gluten free oats, however if I had Celiac Disease I would probably buy purity protocol oats. Bob’s Red Mill has gluten free quick oats, gluten free old fashioned oats, instant oatmeal, and even gluten free oatmeal cups that are great for breakfast on the go. I love that I can find Bob’s Red Mill just about anywhere, however if you use a lot it is usually cheaper to order the oats by the case online.
- Trader Joes Gluten Free Oats – From what I know Trader Joes gluten free oats are puritity protocal oats. There are other brands of purity protocol oats out there, but I have not tried any besides Trader Joes. Trader Joes oats are a great price for purity protocal oats.
Gluten Free Granola
As I mentioned above we usually make our own homemade gluten free granola using gluten free oats, so that it is nut free, but I have tried a few brands when traveling, visiting family, etc.
- Bob’s Red Mill – Bob’s Red Mill has gluten free granola that is really good. I like to buy it for travel.
- Safe and Fair – I recently discovered Safe and Fair granola at Costco and love it. It is gluten free and nut free. In fact it is free of the top nine allergens. I loved it so much that I placed an order directly from the company so that I could try more varities. Their products are certified gluten free, but not purity protocol.
- Udi’s, Kind, and Bear Naked all have gluten free granola that we have had when traveling, but we don’t keep them on hand since they contain nuts. When we have had them though we really enjoyed them.
Gluten Free Cereal
- Chex – Most of the varieties of Chex are gluten free, but always read labels to be sure.
- Crispy Brown Rice Cereal – We have used various brands of gluten free crispy brown rice cereal and they have all been about the same. As long as it is gluten free, it should be fine.
- Barbara – We have tried some of Barbara’s brand cereals over the years. Some flavors we like and some we do not.
- Mom’s Best Cereals – Mom’s Best Cereals make some good gluten free cereals. I don’t think that all of their variets are gluten free, but some are gluten free.
- Others– There are some cereals in the cereal aisle that are labels gluten free, some are safer than others. I know some people eat Cheerios, but I do not because I don’t trust the oats that are used in making Cheerios.
Gluten Free Soy Sauce, Sauces, and Seasoning
My sister recently texted me to ask me what gluten free soy sauce I used, so I decided to add soy sauce, sauces, and seasonings to the list. Most soy sauces are not gluten free.
A lot of people do not realize that and will say something is gluten free, when it is not because they did not think about the soy sauce. Gluten is also often found in seasoning and sauces. It is very important that you read labels when it comes to sauces and seasonings to make sure that they are gluten free.
Gluten Free Soy Sauce
- San J – San J is the first brand of gluten free soy sauce that I tried. It is acutally labeled tamari. I really like this and use it quite a bit in marinades etc.
- Kikkoman – Kikoman is my family’s favorite gluten free soy sauce. If I could only buy one this would probably be it becuase it is the one that my family grabs the most when they want it for Asian type food etc. You have to buy the gluten free Kikkoman. Not all Kikkoman soy sauce is gluten free.
- Bragg Liquid Amino – This is a favorite with a lot of people to use in place of soy sauce, so I decided to include it on the list. I don’t love it. I have bought it, but it doesn’t taste like soy sauce to my family so I don’t really use it. I know many say it is healthier, but I don’t use a ton of soy sauce, so it is an area where I am fine using the less healthy, but better tasting version.
Other Gluten Free Sauces and Seasonings
- Gluten Free Seasonings and Sauces – It would be hard to list all the gluten free seasonings and sauces that I use. Wheat/gluten is often in seasoning like taco seasoning, chili seasoning, onion soup mix, bbq sauce, etc. I prefer to make my own gluten free taco seasoning, gluten free onion soup mix, etc. But there are many available that are gluten free you just have to read labels to make sure that there is no gluten in them.
Favorite Gluten Free Flour Blends
For the best gluten free flour blend I am going to direct you to this post on can you use a gluten free flour blend in place of regular flour. Last year I tried multiple different blends in all kinds of different recipes. I shared my thoughts on what I liked and what I didn’t like about different blends.
I do have two favorites though.
- Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Flour Blend – If I could only keep one gluten free blend on hand this would be the one. I have had the most success with Bob’s Red Mill gluten free blend in recipes.
- King Arthur Gluten Free Measure for Measure Flour – This is another favorite gluten free blend. My Costco has started carrying it, for a great price, so I am using it more and more. I have had pretty good success with it in many recipes, but not all.
Best Gluten Free Mixes
Gluten free mixes are another area where I usually prefer homemade. However, we have tried quite a few of them over the years, and am sharing some favorites.
Gluten Free Brownie Mixes
- King Arthur Gluten Free Brownie Mix – This is our favorite store bought gluten free brownie mix. It is a bit expenisve, but my son, who doesn’t eat gluten free, says this is one of the best brownies that he has had.
- Aldi Gluten Free Brownie Mix – Aldi’s gluten free brownie mix is really good, especially for the price.
Gluten Free Cornbread Mixes
- Pamela’s Gluten Free Cornbread – Pamela’s Cornbread mix is one of our favorites because it tastes great dairy free. I will probably always prefer homemade cornbread, but for a gluten free dairy free cornbread this is a great one.
- Aldi Cornbread Mix – Aldi’s gluten free cornbread mix is also really good. I can only find it during the fall and winter, but for the price it is a good one. I had not seen this at my Aldi in awhile. When I saw it last week I bought five boxes, so I guess that means we really do like this one.
Gluten Free Cake Mixes
- King Arthur’s Cake Mixes – King Arthur’s Gluten Free Cake Mixes are by far my favorite. I usually make homeamde cakes, but if I need or want a gluten free mix, King Arthur cake mixes are what I use. I really don’t buy any other gluten free cake mixes because so many of them have been so bad.
Gluten Free Muffin and Pancake Mixes
- Gluten Free Muffin Mix – I have yet to try one that we love. If you have one leave a comment letting me know.
- Gluten Free Pancake Mix – I have yet to find one of these that we love either. I usually make homemade gluten free pancake mix instead. A lot of people like Pamela’s Gluten Free Pancake mix, but it contains almond flour so I have never tried it.
Gluten Free Biscuit and Bread Mixes
- Gluten Free Biscuit Mix – Aka gluten free homemade version of that mix in the famous yellow box. I have tried several, but my favorite is my homamade gluten free baking mix.
- Pamela’s Gluten Free Bread Mix – Of the gluten free bread mixes that I have bought this is my favorite. You can also use it for rolls.
- King Arthur’s Gluten Free Bread Mix – This is another decent gluten free bread mix that I have used.
Misc. Gluten Free Foods
- Enjoy Life Foods – We love Enjoy Life Allergy Friendly Products
- Go Macro – There are a lot of gluten free protein type bars out there, but these are one of our favorites because they have a sunbutter one..
- Gluten Free Bread Crumbs – I often make bread crumbs out of bread that we haven’t used, but I also like to keep gluten free bread crumbs on hand. Ian’s and Schar both made great ones.
- Gluten Free Mac and Cheese – This is another case where we usually prefer homemade, but it is nice to have a box or two on hand for convenience. My daughter recently bought the the Kraft Gluten Free Mac and Cheese and we thought it tasted just like the real thing. Aldi makes a gluten free mac and cheese that is also good.
- Gluten Free Jerky – We love Tillamook Gluten Free Jerky. We have also tried several that Costco sells that are gluten free. Epic also makes jerky that is gluten free that we love, although it is expensive.
- Gluten Free Frozen Pizza – There are a lot of brands of gluten free pizza out there. We usually make homemade gluten free pizza, but our favorites are the Kirkland brand that Costco sells and Milton’s gluten free pizza.
- Feel Good Foods – We have tried several Feel Good Foods products that we loved. My daughter loves their gluten free egg rolls, although they are not all nut free so my nut free daughter avoids them.
- Udi’s Gluten Free Muffins – We prefer homemade gluten free muffins, but we love to get Udi’s Gluten Free Muffins when we travel. They are easy to find and taste fairly good.
- Gluten Free Tortillas and Wraps – I often just buy corn tortillas, but we also really like Mission Brand Gluten Free Tortillas. The first time I had Mission Gluten Free tortillas was on vacation and I was so excited. I bought like six packages to bring home with me. Thankfully I can now find them in my area. They are not quite the same, but they are the best that we have tried. Aldi also has a gluten free wrap that is pretty good.
- Brazi Bites – I almost included these in the gluten free bread section, but since they need to be baked I added them here. You will almost always find these Brazibites in our freezer. I love to keep them on hand for an easy bread to go with soup, steak, chicken, etc. These are made with tapioca starch and we have loved all the flavors that we have tried. Costco sells these for a great price.
I hope you find that list helpful. If you know someone that is new to gluten free please share this post with them. I really want this best gluten free products list to be a helpful resource for those that need to eat gluten free.