Looking for gluten-free pasta, bread, oats and more? For Day 3 of Gluten-Free Shopping, I share with you some of the best stores nationwide to shop for gluten-free items.
The most well-known stores to shop for gluten-free products are health food stores, specifically Sunflower Market, Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods as well as locally owned health food stores or co-ops and Farmer’s Markets. If you happen to live near a national health food store, that can make life easier. If not, rest assured that you can still find gluten-free products in your local grocery store. Many grocery stores, list their gluten-free items as well as their gluten-free items that are on sale, on their websites. It can be worth your time, to checkout a store’s gluten-free items and deals online before going to the store so you can make a list of what you need and have an idea of what the items will cost you.
If your local grocery store does not carry gluten-free products or specific products you want or need, don’t be afraid to speak up! The grocery store near my house did not offer many gluten-free items or organic produce so I informed an employee who then let me speak to the manager. I shop there often because it is convenient. I explained that I will have to do my shopping elsewhere if some of the products I need are not offered that their competitors sell. Low and behold, there is now a small gluten-free section in the store as well as an organic produce section that has been added. I’m quite content now! You can also go to the store’s website and submit feedback of products that you feel should be added to their aisles.
I am excited to announce that I am giving away a $25 gift card to Bob’s Red Mill! To enter the giveaway:
-You are allowed one entry per “10 Days of Gluten Free” blog post for a total of 10 entries on this blog.
-Enter by leaving a comment on this post (and other 10 Days of Gluten Free posts).
-The giveaway begins May 7, 2012 and ends at 11:59 pm eastern time on May 18, 2012.
-This giveaway is limited to U.S. residents 18 and older.
No purchase is necessary. Odds of winning are based on the number of entries. The winner will be randomly chosen and will be contacted by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond, a new winner will be randomly chosen.
Be sure to checkout all of the other blogs and their fabulous posts! Remember each blogger is hosting a giveaway for a total of 10 fabulous giveaways!
Getting Started – Linda @ The Gluten-Free Homemaker
Resources – Wendy @ Celiacs in the House
Traveling – Karen @ Gluten-Free Travel Blog
Eating Out – Heather @ Gluten-Free Cat
Frugal Tips – Janelle @ Gluten Freely Frugal
Cooking – Carrie @ Ginger Lemon Girl
Baking – Jules @ Jules Gluten Free
Kids – Lynn @ Lynn’s Recipe Adventures
Lunch Boxes – Tessa @ Tessa the Domestic Diva