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Good gluten-free hamburger buns in the Bay Area?

The Librarian May 9, 2011 05:37 PM

Starting to think about the family Memorial Day bbq. We have one person who is avoiding gluten. Any good GF hamburger buns out there that you've tried? I'd like to buy them as opposed to making my own. I'm in Marin but will travel. I'm assuming there are many out there, but I'd like them to be yummy!

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    jsaimd May 29, 2011 07:37 PM

    Udi's bagels are what my son uses. You can get them at Whole Foods. You can get a variety of buns at Miglets in Danville - Canyon Bakehouse and Natural Food Works,but they are closed now. Just saw this today sorry.

    Udi's is coming out with buns but they are not widely stocked yet.

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    1. re: jsaimd
      bdl May 30, 2011 01:12 AM

      Udi's buns (both hamburger and hot dog) are now stocked at Whole Foods and Rainbow Grocery.

      Rainbow Grocery
      1745 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103

      1. re: bdl
        sfwork May 30, 2011 09:56 AM

        and I agree Udi's breads are the best -- the others are so dense that they don't even brown when you toast them ;)

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      Waterboy May 9, 2011 09:23 PM

      Sans in San Rafael - gluten free everything....enjoy!



      1. wolfe May 9, 2011 05:48 PM

        The rosemary rolls or focaccia from Mapiposa Bakery might work.

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        1. re: wolfe
          morningbun May 9, 2011 06:19 PM

          Both of these are very tasty, but I don't think either would suffice as a hamburger bun substitute.

          You might try calling Mariposa to see if they have any plans for buns in the works, they seem to be adding new seasonal products regularly these days.

          1. re: morningbun
            wolfe May 9, 2011 08:00 PM

            Is the problem their focaccia? Zuni make a pretty popular burger on rosemary focaccia.

            1. re: wolfe
              morningbun May 10, 2011 09:14 AM

              Their focaccia is great, I use it for sandwiches mostly. It is pretty soft, so I feel like a big juicy burger would just soak right through and get messy, but I haven't tried it. Not sure how Zuni's focaccia compares either, but in my experience gluten-full focaccia has a heartier texture that would stand up better.

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