Like all aspects of the gluten-free diet, shopping for food becomes easier once you have some experience. Many foods are naturally gluten-free, and you’ll be able to buy these as before at your local supermarket. If you live near a Whole Foods store or a Trader Joe’s, you are in luck, because these are veritable gold mines of gluten-free products. But if not, you can still take heart, because more and more grocery stores now allocate space to gluten-free products. (If your supermarket does not, tell the managers –- and have your friends tell them -- that it would be a good idea.) Health-food stores are also a good source for gluten-free products.
Following are the names of some supermarkets that make lists of their gluten-free products available on their websites.
But don’t forget: Local stores are not your only option. If the stores listed below are not convenient for you, consider ordering your products by mail. The mail-order websites I’ve listed below represent only a small sample of the dozens of companies that will send gluten-free products directly to your door.
If you know of a store or company that should be on one of these lists, let me know.