The definitive gluten free "BEST OF" list! Please add your favorite retail GF stuff.
So far, the best things I've tried have been:
Pamela's GF Pancake Mix
Udi's White Bread (needs to be toasted)
Arepas (south American corn/cheese cakes)
Estrella Daura (beer)
Gluten Free Girl and the Chef's Pizza Dough recipe (really their flatbread cracker recipe)
I've been told that King Author's GF Brownie Mix is good but have yet to try it.
PLEASE. Use this thread to list any GF retail products that you think are superior. I'm tired of being burned.
- Bob's Red Mill: GF Oats, GF Mighty Tasty Hot Cereal, Organic Coconut Flour, Blanched Almond Flour...i'm basically a fan of all BRM GF flours, though i haven't tried any of their mixes
- Trader Joe's Almond Meal
- San-J GF Tamari Sauce (i buy the reduced sodium variety)
- Mochiko Sweet Rice Flour
- Arrowhead Mills Organic Maple Buckwheat Flakes
- Nature's Path Organic Mesa Sunrise Cereal
- Mission Corn Tortillas
- Food Should Taste Good Multigrain Chips
- and add my vote for Nut Thins and Crunchmaster Crackers
i've heard that Canyon Bakehouse makes really good bread & muffins, but i've never tried their products myself.
i'm sure i'll think of more...
i thought of more:
- Coconut Secret Organic Coconut Flour
- Coconut Secret Coconut Aminos (a great GF *and* soy-free alternative to soy sauce)
- the Erewhon lineup of Crispy Brown Rice cereals - the plain is the best alternative i've found to Rice Krispies
- Trader Joe's GF Gingersnaps
- Pop'd Kerns (formerly Gladcorn) - basically seasoned half-popped corn kernels
- Ancient Harvest Quinoa Flakes
Forget the mixes and buy Against The Grain pizza skins. EVERYONE loves them. My gluten-eating husband claims it's the best pizza crust he's ever eaten, and that's saying a lot. They have a short, simple ingredient list; tapioca flour, milk, eggs, canola oil, cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese. That's it, and it's genius.
They make a baguette that is the bomb and doesn't need to be toasted to taste good. Their bagels are made using the same method (cheese) but I'm not a fan, because they aren't "bagelish" except for the shape.
I get the pizza crusts and baguettes at my local Nutrition S'Mart in the GF freezer. They also carry the 2 varieties of prepared pizzas from ATG. Whole Foods has them, too. I've added a link, because I'm just that kind of girl.
ItalianNana, you're very welcome. Please let us know how you like them. BTW - we like really crisp crust and found that bringing them to room temp, then baking at 375º for about 15-16 minutes in my Breville oven gives us that. Our favorite pizza is taco pizza, something about the cheese in the crust just works with taco toppings.
Lesley Stowe's Rain Coast Crisps. They FINALLY have a gluten free version. I think it's cranberry/rosemary? It's not on their website. Anyhow, it's so nice to have a Fancy Cracker to have with my favorite triple cremes. I am so tired of those nut crackers that I could scream.
Another huge fan of Coconut Aminos. Talk about a great partner for good fish sauce and beef!