Q: Where do I shop?
Yes gluten free shopping depends on likes and dislikes, price, accessibility and convenience
While Coles and Woolworths are my main two supermarkets, I have a couple of online shops that I buy from as well. I might pay a little more for freight, but if you find a product that works for your gluten free eater, then it is worth it. In those early days of diagnosis, when gluten free was so overwhelming, I visited every possible local shop and deli searching for gluten free products. This was part of my research, to find out what our options were. In time, I have settled into a routine. We have in our minds, our ‘gluten free’ shopping list with where to buy the relevant product. Why is it that Woolworths only sell Burgen Gluten Free White Bread and Barilla Gluten Free Pasta whereas Coles only sells Jase’s small Gluten Free Pizzas. And sometimes it is easier to order my ‘Well & Good ‘ gf flours and bread mixes from Gluten Free Direct rather than have to make a special and inconvenient trip to a health food store inside our largest shopping centre.
I’d like to think that there is merit in the concept of gluten free shoppers in small towns/suburbs forming co-operatives and buying online in bulk.
Here a a couple of places for online gluten free shopping:
El Cielo – an online Mexican shop with tostadas, corn chips and corn tortillas
Live Free Gluten Free – offering bread, pastry and chicken seasoning mixes
The Gluten Free Shop – is the perfect online gluten free shop for people living regionally or remotely
Absolutely Gluten Free – for a range of products including Schar Pizza Bases
Gluten Free Direct – online supplier of ‘Well & Good’ gluten free products: bread, cake, biscuit mixes and Pudding in a Mug
House of Biskota – order online from a range of 11 gluten free biscuits