Bread is one of the trickiest foods to find a satisfying gluten-free version of, because of the difficulties involved in baking bread without gluten protein to bind it and give it elasticity. In earlier posts, we’ve discussed the intricacies of baking your own homemade gluten-free bread, but sometimes you just don’t have the time, ingredients, patience, or desire to spend on doing it yourself. Fortunately, there are quite a few brands that offer gluten-free breads. In fact, there are over 20 brands of gluten-free bread in the latest edition of the grocery guide.
Here are some of the best brands of gluten-free breads:
Against the Grain: Against the Grain is a Vermont-based company that manufactures gluten-free bread products such as baguettes, rolls, and bagels. Their products are not only gluten-free, but also contain no yeast, corn, soy, rice, or sugar; instead, Against the Grain products are made with a base of tapioca starch, canola oil and starch. However, all of their products do contain dairy. Against the Grain’s bread producs are sold frozen and distributed at many Wegmans, Whole Foods, Blooms, Mrs. Greens, and Earth Fare grocery stores across the country.
Ener-G: Ener-G makes a large variety of gluten-free bread products such as a tapioca loaf, white rice loaf, brown rice loaf, corn loaf, brown rice hamburger buns, English muffins, tapioca hot dog buns, and much more. Based in Seattle, Washington, Ener-G is a family-owned company that has been making allergy restrictive foods since 1962. You can find Ener-G products on their online site, or find it in many grocery stores nationwide including some Krogers, Whole Foods, Publix, Stop and Shop, and others.
Foods for Life: This California-based family-owned company makes a selection of wheat free/gluten free breads, including white rice bread, almond bread, raisin pecan bread, red rice bread, whole grain brown rice bread, and millet bread. You can buy Foods for Life bread in many health food stores across the U.S.
Glutino: This Canadian gluten-free manufacturer expanded into the United States in 1999 and is carried in many major stores such as Wegmans, Target, Food Lion, Giant, and Whole Foods. Glutino offers a a line of gluten-free breads including corn bread, flax seed bread, cinnamon & raisin bread, fiber bread, and a wholegrain brown rice bread.
Kinnikinnick Foods: Kinnikinnick makes a selection of gluten-free breads including white sandwich bread and brown sandwich bread, as well as cheese tapioca rice bread, raisin tapioca rice bread, honey brown rice bread, and sunflower flax rice bread among others. Kinnikinnick can be ordered online or found in many major grocery stores including some Krogers, Giants, and Whole Foods.
Rudi’s Gluten-free Bakery: Rudi’s offers gluten-free bread in three flavors: an original white sandwich loaf, a hearty multigrain loaf, and a cinnamon raisin loaf. The Boulder, Colorado company manufactures its gluten-free breads on dedicated GF lines and their products are tested for gluten.
Udi’s Gluten-Free Foods: Udi’s is well-known in the gluten-free community for making soft gluten-free bread, good enough to be eaten straight out of the bag. Udi’s offers a white sandwich bread loaf, a whole grain bread loaf, and a cinnamon raisin bread. The company is based in Denver, Colorado and sells its gluten-free products in 500 stores nationwide. Blogger Tiffany has written a review of Udi’s gluten-free bread which she loves for the bread’s softness and relatively long shelf life.
What is your go-to gluten-free bread brand?