Excellent Gluten-Free Breads Hit the Marketplace!

Photo courtesy of Udi's Gluten Free
Photo courtesy of Udi's Gluten Free

Udi’s Gluten Free, a Denver based company, is a spin off division from Udi’s, an artisanal gluten bakery. Somehow or another, the bread makers at Udi’s transferred their skills for making gluten breads into the ability to make incredible gluten-free products. By the way, the items are also dairy, soy and nut free. The only thing they are not free of is incredible taste!

The White Sandwich bread is kind of like a gluten-free version of Wonder Bread and Udi’s Whole Grain bread comes quite close to soft whole wheat gluten bread. Each of these incredible breads are edible without heating, toasting or warming of any kind. It seems too good to be true but it is 100% true, according to every person, blogger and review I’ve found online. Below are just a few of the many rave reviews of the fabulous products from Udi’s.

When my first Udi’s order arrived last summer, I could not get over the soft feel of the bread. I quickly checked the label to make sure it was gluten-free, since I knew that Udi’s had a gluten bakery. The products in my box were indeed the gluten-free products, which are made in a dedicated gluten-free facility. I immediately pulled out the peanut butter and slathered it on a piece of the Whole Grain Bread. It was the fist piece I’d had in several years and it brought tears to my eyes.

Another unbelievable thing about Udi’s breads is the fact that you can store them on the counter for up a week without them spoiling. They can be left in the refrigerator for up to 28 days and last several months in the freezer. To be fair, I can’t imagine how anyone would ever need to freeze them, unless they’re just stocking up on them for the future. We don’t go through a loaf of bread in a week so we keep the breads in the fridge and pull pieces out as needed.

The pizza crusts from Udi’s make exceptional pizzas that actually stand up to the heartiest ingredients you can think to add. It would be great if some local pizza joints would use them here but so far none of them do. It’s one of the few crusts that don’t taste frozen, even when you pull it right out of the freezer before baking. It’s that amazing!

For muffin lovers, Udi’s Lemon Streusel and Blueberry Muffins are certainly something to get excited about. Again, the muffins can be eaten at room temperature if need be, but we prefer heating them very slightly for that fresh baked taste. Our favorite flavor is Lemon Streusel and those have replaced our old favorites from Whole Food Bakehouse – Lemon Poppy Seed. We have not yet tried the Cinnamon Rolls from Udi’s. If none of these baked treats are available near you or you don’t want to order muffins and cake online, the Grocery Guide lists eight brands that sell ready-made, gluten-free baked goods like muffins, brownies, and cake in stores.

Though we have not tried them yet, Udi’s gluten-free bagels are being test marketed in three Denver area Einstein’s locations. Can you imagine walking into to a bagel shop and getting a tasty gluten-free bagel?! Udi’s products are available for online ordering, but the company recently hooked up with a national distributor. That’s why we can now buy the products locally at Return to Eden. To get the fabulous Udi’s Gluten Free products to your local store, just ask for them. If enough people in your area do that, you’ll likely be enjoying soft incredible bread from Udi’s soon enough!

15 thoughts on “Excellent Gluten-Free Breads Hit the Marketplace!”

  1. You are so right: this bread is from heaven! It is the best gluten free bread I have ever eaten, and I will be keeping it in my freezer from now on.

  2. Oh my goodness. I seriously just had 4 slices of toast and a grilled cheese sandwich with this super-awesome-amazing bread. It was mushy white bread that I have been craving for months and months. Thank you so much for blogging this…because I can finally bring a sandwich to school again. :))

  3. We keep the bread in the refrigerator since it keeps well for almost a month that way. I agree – this is the best ready-made gluten-free bread we’ve ever had and I’m wondering if other companies are going to reformulate their products to compete with Udi’s. Everyone should be able to have Udi’s or something as good as Udi’s!

  4. In NYC, Fresh Direct has just started carrying Udi’s products. We’ve had the whole grain bread and the muffins (lemon & blueberry) and they are all AMAZING! The bread is really a treat and I can finally send my son to school with a decent sandwich. It really does stay fresh on the counter. The loaves are somewhat small, so they don’t last long in our house!

  5. I found the muffins at Whole Foods. The Lemon Struesel muffins are to die for! I served them at an office brunch meeting and all of my gluten-eating co-workers were impressed.

  6. I agree about the muffins! We love the Lemon Struesel and can not believe they are better than most any gluten muffins we’ve either had or baked fresh. It’s hard to believe Udi’s stuff is as good as it is.

    If Fresh Direct is that company that delivers food to your home, I’m crazy jealous…lol! What a treat that would be – gluten-free bread delivered right to your door!

  7. Return to Eden is finally carrying Udi’s breads and Blueberry and Lemon muffins. The often run out and have increased orders.

    I hope they add some other items in. These items are pricey, but such a treat to have real bread. This bread is better than most gluten store bought breads. Make great sandwiches, especially grilled cheese.

  8. I live in Northwest Ohio. Is there a store near me where I can purchase your bread? I did not see a catalog on your side.
    Gene Papin

  9. To find out if there is a store that sells Udi’s gluten-free items near you, you can e-mail the company through their website. They are going to add a store locator page to the site soon (if they haven’t done it already). Also, you can give the website information to your local stores and ask them to bring Udi’s gluten-free breads, pizza crusts and muffins.

  10. The company now has a store locator on their website. There are no stores within 100 miles of your zip code – sorry. Even though the breads are sold here, the fab pizza crusts are not, so I order everything online. With shipping the breads only end up costing me $6.40 and for edible bread I can leave on the counter for a week – it’s more than worth the cost!

    An Apple A Day in Findley, OH now carries Udi’s gf items.

  11. can you tell me the closest store that sells your bread. I am in Gadsden, al. zip 35904. thank you, Eloise Simmons

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