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Online Gluten Free Shopping

 

Q: Where do I shop?

A: Depends….

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

Where do you shop?

Where do you shop?

Gluten free shopping is complicated or at least for towns and cities in regional Australia.  Gone are the days when I would patronise only one supermarket as gluten free is such a small target market and only a limited amount of shelf space is given to these products. Supermarkets specialise, stocking only specific products and brands, and I find myself patronising at least 6 stores and purchasing several products on-line directly from the supplier.

In the last 12 months, I have seen some of my “tried and liked” gluten free products disappear from the supermarkets as Coles and Woolworths shift their focus on their own branded gluten free products “Simply Gluten Free” and “Macro”.

On the weekend, I  found “Delectably Gluten Free” an on-line gluten free shopping website based in our city, but delivering regionally as well. Not only are they stocking “Springhill Farm” gluten free bread mixes and biscuits, they have Glutino pretzels (not stocked in the supermarkets) and a few other new products I am looking forward to trying out.

delectably gluten free

Perfect for those families who are tight on time and for anyone who just wants to stop driving all around to source their favourite gluten free products.

Their website is user friendly and Ashley and Naomi are happy to look at sourcing other products for their customers as well.

I have my order in, I have a recipe in mind for the pretzels (Gluten Free Spicy Cracker and Nut Mix, a Bhuja type savoury snack) and I look forward to seeing what other products become available.