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Bluejay1288 Dec 3, 2010 01:51 PM

Just received a Bread Making Machine to enable me to make gluten free bread. Where in the Greater Toronto area is the best place to purchase ingredients such as brown rice flour, sorghum flour, xanthan gum, amaranth flour, quinoa flour,whole bean flour, almond flour etc.

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    piccola Dec 3, 2010 04:40 PM

    I'd say Bulk Barn and The Big Carrot.

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      wontonfm Jan 4, 2011 06:23 PM

      Another vote for Bulk Barn. They have a wide array of flours and you can save money because you only buy what you need. I can't speak to the cross-contamination issue with products containing but that is something I'd be careful about if there's a gluten allergy.


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      amsuka Jan 2, 2011 08:41 AM

      For rice flour and tapioca flour, go to Chinatown. The flours are milled more finely and reduce the grittiness in the final product. (I concur on BB and TBC!) Good luck with your bread- I have been baking my own for years now with mu Cuisinart Bread Machine!

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        CocoTO Jan 2, 2011 09:03 AM

        Bob's Red Mill line has many GF grains etc. http://www.bobsredmill.com/
        You can find them at most health food stores and even the big Loblaw's carry an assortment

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          getinmybelly911 Jan 4, 2011 08:27 AM

          Staff of life in Kensington and most grocery stores like metro carries most/all of those products. Be careful buying gluten free flours in bulk because many of them have been cross contaminated with gluten flour. Also, Bobs red mill gluten free flours are processed on gluten free equipment but they also process nuts on the same equipment. So if you have a nut allergy be aware of that.

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          amsuka Jan 14, 2011 05:02 AM

          Go to Chinatown for rice and tapioca flours- just make sure you are getting regular rice rice flour and not SWEET rice flour, which is flour made from sushi rice...
          Bulk Barn/Big Carrot as already mentioned for the specialty flours. If you go to BB, pick up some organic coconut flour- fantastic to bake cookies/brownies/cakes with!!!

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            myriam5555 Feb 14, 2011 12:00 PM

            Karma Co-Op carries all of those flours and more (teff flour, coconut flour, barley flour etc.). I have seen xanthan gum at Herbs & Nutrition (Bloor and Bathurst).


            1. FrancoD Feb 14, 2011 12:51 PM

              Bulk Barn...

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                Seree48 Mar 3, 2011 06:38 PM

                Ambrosia North of Steeles just off of Yonge is really good - they have the cheapest prices I've found so far and the staff are usually quite knowledgeable. Really convenient for me because I live nearby - and open late on Thursdays and Fridays.

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