Do your dietary restrictions always make you feel like you’re missing out? Have no fear! Tacoma Boys and H&L Produce’s wide selection of certified gluten free foods will have you packing snacks that’ll make your friends jealous, for a change.
According to a recent study, the number of people choosing to avoid gluten in their diets has tripled since 2009. People making this choice include those with a severe gluten allergy and those who report they simply feel better without it. Nevertheless, if you find yourself on a gluten free journey, we’re sure you’ve already noticed: it’s a tough trail to trek down. Going gluten free in a wheat filled world is not for the faint of heart, and it can be hard to find foods that fit into your diet, let alone ones that are actually tasty. We have good news! Our gluten free aisle is packed with a huge selection of certified GF brands and products, so you’re sure to find a snack or two to love! Here are a few of our favorites to get you started.
Tacoma Boys Guide to Going Gluten Free
Wake Up to a World of Gluten Free Breakfast
Breakfast is a veritable minefield of flour-packed foods–cinnamon rolls, biscuits and gravy, pancakes and waffles…the list goes on. While this may make most people’s mouths water, it can leave those seeking a gluten free life in a lurch longing for something tasty of their own. Luckily, we have just the things you need to start your day off right and keep living free.
Wake up to waffles with this buttery, syrupy childhood favorite. Out of the box, into the toaster and onto your plate, you’ll love being a kid again. With flavors like Ancient Grains, Apple Cinnamon and Blueberry, Van’s Waffles are a gluten free favorite the whole family will love.
Geefree’s Breakfast Pockets
Think Hot Pockets, but without the gluten. You’ll find these sausage, egg & cheese filled packets of lava hot deliciousness in our GF freezer section. All the fast, easy convenience of a microwave breakfast with none of the gluten.
Purely Elizabeth Nut Butter Granola
A snack perfect for on the go, hiking with a friend, or in a bowl with milk, Purely Elizabeth’s certified GF Nut Butter Granola is the way to go. We carry both original and maple almond butter flavors. Layer with fruit and yogurt for a healthy GF breakfast to fuel your day.
Sweet Treats Without the Wheat
Tired of the endless effort it takes to prepare gluten free desserts for yourself or a GF loved one? Constantly monitoring ingredients and nutrition labels is no simple task. So we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite GF desserts to make your life a bit easier and to help you live free.
Munk Pack Protein Cookies
These cookies are packed with 16 grams of plant based protein, without soy, egg, dairy or gluten. With flavor options like Coconut White Chip Macadamia Nut, Snickerdoodle, Double Dark Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip, and Oatmeal Raisin Spice, you’ll be sure to find your new favorite pre-workout snack.
PNW Cookie Company makes gluten free, soy free and vegan cookies right here in the PNW! Choose from Chocolate Chip, Double Chocolate, Molasses, Oatmeal & Raisin, Peanut Butter, and Snickerdoodle and feel great about supporting local business.
Olivia Superfree is also a local company, based right here in Washington. From dinner rolls to apple pie, they’re experts at creating food that actually tastes good. In addition to being gluten free, they also avoid other common allergens found in most foods. In our freezer section, you’ll find their cupcakes (Double Chocolate and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough), muffins (Blueberry Lemon), fudge brownies, and pie (Dutch Apple and Blackberry), all certified gluten free, all ready to serve at your next summer gathering!
No Time Like Snack Time
Looking for snacks to grab for your next road trip or movie night? There are times when you just want to kick back with a convenient snack without all the label scanning, and we have you covered with these great GF snack time favorites.
Bobo’s Oat Bars
Great for an afternoon snack when you need something to tide you over until dinner, Bobo’s oat bars are a baked oatmeal snack bar that won’t disappoint. They come in flavors like Apple Pie, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, Cinnamon Raisin. This snack is great dipped in milk or all by itself.
Milton’s Baked Crackers
A favorite for all, including those in the non-GF world, you won’t believe the satisfying crisp and bold flavor of Milton’s GF Baked Crackers. Try them in Crispy Sea Salt, Fire Roasted Vegetable, Multi-Grain, Olive Oil & Sea Salt, and Everything flavors. Great with cheese and pepper jam! You won’t regret eating these straight out of the bag or adding them to your next charcuterie board.
Kinnikinnick Graham Crackers and Animal Crackers
For the kid in your life or the kid in your heart, Kinnikinnick has all your childhood favorites. In the mood for smores? Try their S’moreables Graham Style Crackers. Or fill a bowl with their Kinni Kritters Animal Crackers (Vanilla, Chocolate and Graham) and dunk them in a glass of milk for a truly nostalgic moment.
Get Back Into Baking!
One of the trickiest areas to navigate sans gluten is the baking world. If you’ve been at this a while, maybe you already have a tried and true favorite brand or flour combination. Or maybe you’re new to the GF life and need a good jumping off point. Either way, Tacoma Boys and H&L produce are sure to have what you need.
Free from the top 8 allergens, you can’t go wrong with Namaste baking mixes. We carry their Waffle & Pancake Mix, Bread & Roll Mix, and Pizza Crust Mix. So instead of starting your next baking project from scratch, make life a little easier with one of Namaste’s baking mixes.
Bob’s Red Mill
For a bolder approach, you can make it from scratch with Bob’s Red Mill. Whether you need Casava, Amaranthe, Arrowroot Starch, Corn, Teff or Garbanza and Fava Flour, Bob’s Red Mill makes it, and we sell it. Try their brownie, chocolate cake, or chocolate chip cookie mix. Mix, bake, and enjoy!
The Main Course, of Course
And finally, our list wouldn’t be complete without some highlights from our heartier, less sweet dinner options. While dinners can be easier to navigate (since there’s typically a meat and/or veggie component), there are still those sides and convenience dinners you’re bound to miss after some time eating gluten free. Well, we’ve thought of that too.
Daiya Deluxe Cheezy Mac
Of all the things you have to do without when you go gluten free, macaroni and cheese might be the deepest cut. Lucky for you, Daiya Deluxe Cheesy Mac comes in cheddar and Alfredo flavors. And both are gluten and dairy free. Serve up some Daiya Cheezy Mac as a side at your next get together and enjoy the cheesy goodness you know and love.
Jovial GF Pastas
With a wide range of GF pastas, Jovial has what you need. Whether your next Italian dish calls for Farfalle, Fusilli, Caserece, or Manicotti, your food allergy won’t limit you anymore. Keep calm and noodle on.
Evol Single Serve Bowls
After a long day at work, you don’t want to cook, but you still have to eat. Since the invention of microwave meals, your non-GF counterparts have had the option of reaching for a single serve meal to enjoy in minutes, and now you do too. Evol is committed to putting real food in frozen meals. So your Smoked Gouda Chicken Mac & Cheese, Uncured Bacon Mac & Cheese, or Chicken Enchilada Bake Fire Grilled Steak Microwave Meal will taste the way food is supposed to taste–delicious, real, and real delicious.
Our Commitment to Helping You Live Gluten Free
So whether you’re a GF pro with all your favorite brands as familiar as the back of your hand, or you’re just looking for some option that have less gluten in them, Tacoma Boys and H&L Produce are your one stop shop for GF foods that are healthy, tasty, and often locally made! Stop by today and browse our gluten free aisle or ask one of our friendly store associates about our many gluten free options and see the many ways we’re committed to helping you live healthy, happy, and free.