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Jul 8, 2011 05:15 PM

Seeking Le Veneziane gluten free pasta

Hi Austin! Just moved to your wonderfully GF friendly town and am wondering if anyone has found the Le Veneziane brand of pasta anywhere. It's imported from Italy and is 100% corn based.

It's the only GF pasta that my husband and I cannot distinguish from wheat pasta (and requires no ridiculous rinsing like others), in fact we like it better! I'm aware it can be ordered online through amazon and a few other online vendors but it would be nice to be able to pick it up from a local store if possible ! Perhaps at any italian groceries, if there are any here? Thanks !

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  1. welcome!

    in case you haven't come across them yet, the HEB grocery chains are everywhere here.
    but, they are not all the same, and some locations offer larger selections of certain things.
    the HEB pluses are pretty massive, with a lot of "speciality" sections.
    but even the neighborhood "regular" stores run the gamut.
    my local store has no bulk or speciality sections at all, but continues to add more GF products.
    i would suggest doing a search for the HEB plus nearest you, then calling to see if they carry it.
    HEBs are pretty reasonably priced and ever-present, so it's a good starting point for you.

    and here are a few resources.

    austin-specific blog:

    GF cafe that i hear is really good:

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      1. I'm a huge fan of GF pasta but I prefer quinoa over corn based. Too many GMO issues with corn IMO. My favorite brand is Ancient Harvest

        You can find this at HEB, Central Market and Whole Foods.

        Central Market
        4477 S Lamar Blvd Ste 100, Austin, TX 78745

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        1. re: chispa_c

          I've seen, but not tried the Ancient Harvest stuff, but I'm still curious. I haven't tried corn based pasta, but I don't have high hopes. Rustichella makes both corn and rice based pastas. I tried the rice penne rigate at great expense and it was terrible. The best gluten-free pasta I've had and know of is Tinkyada. It's not fancy, but it's workable, which is more than I can say about other GF pastas I've tried,

          1. re: agoodbite

            I always use Tinkyada GF lasagna noodles. I'm on this 'slow carb' kick right now so I'm trying to limit rice/corn. Rice pasta is too gummy sometimes and corn is too firm. Quinoa pasta works on all points for me. Give it a try and let me know what you think.

            My bf could care less about GF stuff but he actually prefers the quinoa pasta to anything else.

        2. Two years after your post... I found this pasta at H-E-B on North Lamar. It was in the regular pasta section, and had a "New Product" sign on it. They had fettuccine, penne & spaghetti. There were only a couple packages left when I was there this weekend, but just wanted to let you know!