Places To Buy Gluten Free Food in Brisbane and Online
– Part 2: The well-stocked larder –
These days, any supermarket worth its Maldon salt has a gluten free section. The selection is usually pretty good, but for anyone living on a gluten free diet, stocking up on the same old brands day in, day out can get a little repetitive. In Part 2 of our special on gluten free living, we take a look at the best places to buy gluten free food in Brisbane, as well as some great resources that will inspire you to spice up your gluten free cooking in the kitchen.
Gluten free shopping in Brisbane
Boasting “Brisbane’s only gluten free and wheat free store with over 500 gluten free items”, Celiac Supplies in Coorparoo certainly does seem to be a gluten free paradise. Shop in store and don’t forget to ask about their special gluten free classes for carers, dieticians, schools and the hospitality industry. www.celiacsupplies.com.au
Most grandmas aren’t particularly gluten free -savvy, but Grandmas Pantry in Capalaba certainly is. And just like any grandma’s pantry should be, there are plenty of baked goods on offer including gluten free brownies. Mmmmmmm brownies. Can’t get there? Shop online and get it delivered. www.grandmaspantryonline.com.au
Another 100% gluten free enterprise, also covering dairy free options as well. Wholesomeness in the Grange does gluten free products, meals to go, and even offers a catering service. You can order your meals online or drop in and try before you buy in the very wholesome and yummy café. BONUS 20% off your order when you sign up to receive email info. www.wholesomeness.com.au.
Ingredients Deli in Kenmore has a tantalising array of gluten free food: pizza, pasta, sauces, dips, stocks, sweets, and savouries. Don’t go home without several of their home baked treats – anyone for caramel slice? www.kenmorefresh.com.au
With two stores in Tenneriffe and Nundah, Primal Pantry is 100% gluten free and also doubles as a café, so you can linger over a something sweet while eyeballing the extensive range of gluten free products. No time to prepare dinner? Just grab a pre-prepared gluten free meal and you’re on your way. www.primalpantry.com.au
With six different locations across Brisbane, there’s bound to be a Flannerys near you. Not just stocking gluten free, Flannerys is also completely organic and all natural, and free from genetic modification, so you know it’s good for you and your family. www.flannerys.com.au
Similar to Flannerys, Wray Organic offer a full range of produce that is completely free from genetic modifications and is certified organic, with a good selection of gluten free items. Unlike Flannerys they also run an in-store café, so you can recharge after all that grocery shopping. With six locations across Brisbane, Wray Organic make healthy, gluten free living a cinch. www.wrayorganic.com.au
Get gluten free savvy with these great resources
Gluten Free Expo
Save the date for the Gluten Free Expo, which hits Brisbane on May 1 – 2, 2015 at the Brisbane Convention Centre. Check out the list of exhibitors and start planning your GF banquet! www.glutenfreefoodexpo.org.au
Head to www.primalpantry.com.au to book your gluten free cooking class, or just visit the website for some yum sounding recipes like lemon curd tart or mocha cacao nib and berry tartlets. Divine.
A beautiful website dedicated to cooking “…a gut-friendly diet built on wholefoods and fresh ingredients”. With a dedicated gluten free recipe index, Quirky Cooking will definitely inspire some creative cooking in your kitchen. www.quirkycooking.com.au
Self-confessed rambler, recipe-creator and mum Bianca writes a blog that promises to bring “joy to those on restricted diets, short on time or who like delicious things done quickly and easily”. With a dedicated gluten free recipe index featuring gorgeous treats like Lemon and Raspberry Slice and Chocolate Ripple Cake, Bianca has definitely got your gluten free baking bases covered. www.wholefoodsimply.com/category/gluten-free
For more inspiration for your gluten free menu, head to Jamie Oliver, where there are over 200 mouthwatering different recipes for gluten free cooking; from a classic Vegan Victoria Sponge to Gluten Free Beef Lasagne. Yum.
Gluten Free Eating Directory
An indispensable guide to gluten free restaurants and grocery stores anywhere in Australia. Download the app for iPhone or Android and search by cuisine or by postcode: very handy when you’re out and about. www.glutenfreeeatingdirectory.com.au
The Queensland branch of Coeliac Australia, an organization for people affected by coeliac disease has all the information and resources you could need for living the gluten free life. Most useful is the comprehensive directory of over 800 ingredients and 300 additives sold in Australia and NZ and whether they are gluten free or not. The ingredient list is free to members. Keep an eye out for the “Gluten Free – Endorsed by Coeliac Australia” logo to be sure what you’re buy is 100% gluten free.
Learn more about maintaining a gluten free lifestyle here
Have you got a favourite spot for gluten free food in Brisbane? Let us know! Leave your comments below…
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