Here is a list of my favorite and go-to gluten-free products. At least all the ones I can remember off the top of my head.
When I went 100% gluten-free I found it hard at first to find substitutes for my favorite foods and drinks. So if any of you are starting out on your gluten-free path, don’t be discouraged! There are tons of delicious gluten-free products out there, and some of them taste just like the “originals.”
I’ll do my best to update this as often as possible when I discover new treats, or when I remember other favorites! Most of these can be found in your local grocery store or Whole Foods Market. Some I have to purchase at a specialty story near my house, but I’ve included links to each so you could order online as well.
What are your favorite GF products?
- Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free All-Purpose Baking Flour. I started using this mix first, and find it to work pretty well. Sometimes my cookies end up a little flatter than I’d like, but overall this is my go-to flour.
- Cup 4 Cup Gluten-Free Flour. I bought this flour recently because it had incredible reviews. I was reluctant at first because it’s a little bit pricey, but I have found it works the absolute best, and you don’t have to worry about adding any xanthan gum or anything to your mixture to make up for anything.
- Pamela’s Pancake and Baking Mix. This was one of the first products I explored with when I went gluten-free. I love the nutty taste you get in the pancakes, and I’ve also used this as a baking mix for brownies and other yummy treats.
- Bisquick Gluten-Free Pancake and Baking Mix. My mom bought me a box of this once and it was really delicious! The great thing is that you can buy it right in your local grocery story with the other pancake mixes, so it’s convenient to find, and it tastes just like a regular pancake. It’s über-delicious with blueberries or chocolate chips added to the batter!
- Nature’s Path Gluten-Free Whole O’s. AKA gluten-free Cheerios. I like these because they are crunchier than regular Cheerios and don’t get soggy too quickly in milk either. They are sweetened with pomegranate juice so they have a neat taste to them. I add dehydrated marshmallows to my bowl to create my version of gluten-free Lucky Charms!
- Nature’s Path “Gorilla Munch” Corn Puffs. AKA Kix. The closet thing I’ve found to Kix, which used to be my favorite cereal.
- Nature’s Path Fruit Juice Sweetened Cornflakes. Super crunchy and they hold their texture way better in a bowl of milk than regular Cheerios. I love these puppies, and my mom uses them in her gluten-free stuffing at Thanksgiving time! Arrowhead Mills makes some gluten-free cornflakes, too, which are also good, but I prefer Nature’s Path.
- Chex has a huge line of gluten-free cereal flavors. The Corn is my favorite for a normal-flavored cereal. But I absolutely adore the Cinnamon Chex. A box of those does not last long in my house! The Apple Cinnamon Chex are fun, too, because they taste like Apple Jacks Cereal.
- Crunchmaster Crackers. I prefer the Original flavor, and love to enjoy these with Manchego cheese and a good bottle of red wine! My favorite snack.
- Glutino Gluten-Free Crackers. These are so deliciously crunchy and buttery. They taste like good ‘ol Nabisco’s in my opinion and are the best gluten-free “cracker” I’ve tasted.
- Sesmark Savory Rice Thins. I prefer the Original flavor. Make sure you get the rice thins, not the wheat thins! Those are not gluten-free. These are also great with cheese on top, or dipped in hummus. I like the Mini Rice Crackers, too. But usually opt for the Rice Thins.
- Nabisco Gluten-Free Rice Thins. I like the Brown Rice White Cheddar crackers, and the White Rice Original Crackers.
- Glutino Gluten-Free Chocolate Vanilla Crème Cookies. They’re not allowed to call them Oreos, because Nabisco owns that, but that is exactly what these are. Deliciously gluten-free Oreo cookies! Perfect on their own, or with a tall glass of milk!
- Kinnikinnick S’moreables Graham Style Crackers. The bomb-diggity! I love making s’mores with these or making one of my many variations on gluten-free s’mores bars.
- Midel Gluten-Free Ginger Snaps. These are nice and crunchy, and perfect to grind up and turn into cheesecake crust!
- Tinkyada. Tinkyada is my favorite gluten-free pasta. It comes in huge bags and I’ve found it my local grocery store and specialty stores. They make so many different shapes and kinds of pasta so whether you’re making lasagna, spaghetti, penne, fusilli, shells, or whatever shape your heart desires, I can almost guarantee they make it!
- Mueller’s. One of the coolest things about Mueller’s is the price. It’s the cheapest gluten-free pasta I’ve found, and I’m pretty sure it’s the same price as a box of the regular stuff. It may have slightly less quantity in a box, but it’s a great bang for your buck and the consistency is awesome!
- Annie’s Gluten-Free Rice Pasta Mac & Cheese. For a quick fix to a mac ‘n cheese craving if you don’t have time to make it from scratch. They even sell microwavable pouches like Kraft does!
- DeLallo. They sell this at The Fresh Market. I’ve only had it once so far but I really enjoyed it.
- There are other pastas I’ve seen and want to try. I’ve even seem some fresh gluten-free pasta at The Fresh Market. Once I try some new brands I’ll post my favorites back here!
- Pamela’s Whenever Bars. Oat Blueberry Lemon all the way!
- NuGo Gluten-Free Dark Chocolate Trail Mix Bar. They even have these at the airport!
- Kind Bars. My favorites are Nut Delight, Fruit & Nuts in Yogurt and Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt
Breads & Bread Mixes
- Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Bread Mix. Best homemade mix. Hands down. You can make it in your oven, no bread maker needed. However my Grandma makes this for me when I come to visit in her bread maker and the consistency is phenomenal.
- Udi’s Gluten-Free Millet-Chia Bread. Great consistency and really hearty bread. Very filling!
- Udi’s Gluten-Free Whole Grain Bread. This is my favorite store-bought bread to make sandwiches and grilled cheese with!
Rice & Quinoa
- Mahatma Jasmine Rice. This is the only white rice I make! I love the sticky consistency.
- Mahatma Brown Rice. Perfectly nutty and a great texture.
- Bob’s Red Mill Organic Quinoa.
- Ancient Harvest Traditional Quinoa.
- Mellow Mushroom. Best gluten-free pizza I’ve gotten from a restaurant! They have a few locations in Orlando and I know they have a bunch scattered across the company. The cool thing is that they can make any pizza from their menu gluten-free, and they prepare it in a special part of the kitchen and everything! I suggest calling in advance to make sure they have the gluten-free crust on hand that night. It’s popular and can sell out.
- Dominos. To my knowledge they are still the only place that delivers gluten-free pizzas. It’s a great thin-crust pizza but I find it tastes best when you cover it with toppings. My favorite toppings from Dominos are mushrooms, jalapeños and olives. With some hot sauce! But they can’t guarantee that there is no cross-contamination so depending on how sensitive you are, you may want to avoid this one.
Beers & Ciders
- Dogfish Head T’weasonale. Oh my goodness, I love this beer so much! It’s seasonal, so when it comes out I like to buy out Total Wine’s entire stock of it. Seriously. And the other day I went to a small burger joint in Orlando and they had it in stock. It is so tasty and delicious!
- Fox Barrel Blackberry Pear Cider. This is my favorite cider. They carry it in Publix and lots of liquor stores. I love how crisp it is. I can drink a bunch of these because they’re not as sweet and heavy as most ciders.
- Angry Orchard Traditional Dry Cider. Angry Orchard is available in so many bars and restaurants, which is great. I like the Traditional Dry cider the best because it’s the least sweet.
- Bulmers / Strongbow Ciders. I first tried this brand when I was studying abroad in Ireland, and the taste you get from the fresh, draft Bulmers cider in Ireland and England is a billion times better than what it tastes like bottled or canned here in the states. It is so fresh and delicious. However, it’s still yummy if you can find Strongbow at one of your local bars. Lots of Irish pubs carry it, too.
- Magners Cider. Another yummy cider favorite. Also found at lots of US pubs.
Hugs, kisses & yummy dishes… xoxo