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The Best Gluten Free Bread | 8 Brands To Try

The Best Gluten Free Bread | 8 Brands To Try

If you’re tired of paying too much for sliced gluten free bread that you can’t separate or crumbles before your very eyes, here’s my list of 8 of the best gluten free bread brands to try.

If you're tired of paying too much for sliced gluten free bread that you can't separate or crumbles before your very eyes, here's my list of 8 of the best gluten free bread brands to try.

Why I’m reviewing packaged gluten free bread

If you’re on my email list (👋🏻 friends!), I asked you what your favorite brands are, and you poured your gluten-avoiding hearts out! I’ve been through many loaves of bread. If it was a total dud (and I’ve tried some total duds as I’m sure we all have), I’m not reviewing it here.

My intention in publishing these reviews is not to stir up controversy, harm anyone’s business or even support anyone’s business to be honest. When I posted something on my Facebook page about how Udi’s bread is hard to separate, someone angrily accused me of endangering their business. Clearly, that isn’t my purpose—but I also have no obligation to pretend that reality isn’t what it is.

My intention is simple. I want to help you, the consumer, spend your money wisely.

Packaged gluten free products are more expensive than conventional products, and always will be. The market for these products is smaller, and the ingredients are more expensive (in part because the market is smaller).

But we’ve come a long way since 2004 when my family first went gluten free. Back then, we ordered some bizarre gluten free packaged bread from Canada that not only couldn’t be eaten untoasted but lost its toast within minutes. And the cost was insane. Well, we’ve come a long, long way since then.

Everyone knows that I love baking fresh homemade gluten free bread. My children adore it when they have it for their school lunches, and my husband loves it because it’s cheaper. Ideally, I’m June Freaking Cleaver and I make every morsel that goes into their precious little mouths. 👶🏻

And then I wake up. Actually, and then they wake up. That isn’t the stuff really of my dreams, but it is of theirs. But it’s just not realistic.

Who is this list for?

This list of 8 packaged kinds of the best gluten free bread available is primarily for U.S. residents who are already inclined to buy some bread in a store or online. If you absolutely refuse to buy gluten free bread, or refuse to order anything online, then this list may not be very useful to you.

I order plenty of things online, from gluten free flour to dairy free hazelnut spread that even in my enormous NY metro area, I can’t find in a store. And since some of the brands you recommended are simply not available in my area, I ordered some of these online.

If you live outside the U.S., as I know many of you do, I’m afraid that many of these brands won’t be available to you. I promise this isn’t turning into a product review blog or anything, and there are still over 900 free gluten free recipes here on the blog—with more to come next week and forever more.

So if you’re interested in seeing what my experience has been with your favorite gluten free bread, or in learning about a few other brands and how they stack up, read on!

What isn’t included?

There will always be a special place in my heart for Udi’s Gluten Free Bread since it was one of the very first. And their larger loaves of bread are still the king of a properly sized piece of bread that isn’t more melba toast than sandwich bread.

But they changed their formula, and although my children love the taste, I’m going mad trying to separate the slices of some of the loaves. I think that the real difficulty occurs when the loaf has been frozen, defrosted and then frozen again before purchase. There’s some sort of fusing that goes on and you simply can’t separate the slices whether you try it defrosted or frozen.

So Udi’s is just not on this list. You also won’t find some of the more obscure brands that don’t seem to be intended for mass market distribution.

Trader Joe’s gluten free bread also isn’t in this round-up. All 3 of my children agree that it’s just not very good, and the loaves are so tiny that it’s actually quite expensive for what it is. I love that they sell it, though, since it’s so convenient and not frozen. It might be included in a future post.

Specialty types of bread like cinnamon raisin and shaped loaves, baguettes, and pizzas also aren’t included. This is a post about sliced sandwich breads. I reviewed the plainest variety of each bread I could find. In most cases, that’s the “white” bread variety. Sometimes, the whole grain variety was the one I could get my hands on fastest.

I’ve included as much detail as possible about each brand, including price (be sure to pay attention to the relative sizes of the loaves as compared to price!), availability, ingredients and other allergens. Please don’t rely upon this information for matters of health, though. It’s just for reference, and ingredients change. Always check your labels!

Every bread in this post holds its shape, can be separated when frozen or fresh, tastes relatively good and is worth a try. Some are more expensive than others, but in my personal experience (I’m not America’s Test Kitchen with a staff of 100!), none of them crumble or fall apart in that sad, sad way we all know and hate.

If you don’t see your favorite brand at all in this post, please leave a comment and tell everyone what it is, and as much other information as you can. If you’re outside the U.S. and have a favorite, leave a comment, too. You might help your neighbors!

If you're tired of paying too much for sliced gluten free bread that you can't separate or crumbles before your very eyes, here's my list of 8 of the best gluten free bread brands to try: Three Bakers, Canyon Bakehouse, Franz, Glutino

Three Bakers, Canyon Bakehouse, Franz Gluten Free and Glutino Gluten Free Breads

The first group of 4 loaves of bread is made up of my top picks of the 8. These brands all came highly recommended by readers, and I had only tried two of the four previously. Let’s get into it…

If you're tired of paying too much for sliced gluten free bread that you can't separate or crumbles before your very eyes, here's my list of 8 of the best gluten free bread brands to try: Three Bakers GF Bread

Three Bakers Gluten Free Bread. I really like this bread. The slices separate easily when the loaf is completely frozen or thawed. It’s nice and soft, has a good (mild) flavor and toasts well. The slices are small, though. They’re average-sized for this group, but they’re small.

To make sandwiches for my kids’ lunches using this bread, I have to use 3 slices for 1 1/2 sandwiches or I have children who are ravenous at the end of the day.

Here are the other details:

  • Size of loaf: 17 ounces
  • Price you should expect to pay: Just under $7/loaf
  • Fresh or frozen: Frozen
  • Availability: Good. My local grocery store (Stop & Shop), my local natural foods store, Gluten Free Mall online, Amazon.com
  • Other common allergens: eggs
  • Ingredients: water, whole grain brown rice flour, tapioca starch, cornstarch, eggs, corn dextrin, sugar, canola oil, potato flour, honey, baking powder, yeast, rice bran, xanthan gum, salt, vinegar, enzymes (calcium sulfate & enzymes)

If you're tired of paying too much for sliced gluten free bread that you can't separate or crumbles before your very eyes, here's my list of 8 of the best gluten free bread brands to try. Canyon Bakehouse GF Bread

Like a lot of you, I really like Canyon Bakehouse breads. The bread is soft and the slices are a good shape and relatively good size. The price is pretty good, too, although more expensive than some.

It used to be that whenever I went into Target, I’d pick up a few loaves of bread. They at least used to sell them unfrozen (they’re not fresh, of course), which was a nice change of pace. I haven’t seen their breads in most of my local stores for a long, long time, though.

Their quality control seems to be relatively good, as I’ve never had a loaf with large holes through the center of the slices. But I know that some of you have had that unfortunate Udi’s-like experience and it’s super disappointing.

Here are the other details:

  • Size of loaf: 18 ounces
  • Price you should expect to pay: $5 from the company’s website; $7 frozen at my local natural foods store; upwards of $9 elsewhere
  • Fresh or frozen: both
  • Availability: Poor (in my area). We used to find this bread unfrozen in our local Target, but it no longer seems to be available. I bought a $7 frozen loaf at my local natural foods store.
  • Other common allergens: eggs
  • Ingredients: water, brown rice flour, tapioca flour, whole grain sorghum flour, organic agave syrup, extra virgin olive oil, xanthan gum, organic cane sugar, eggs, egg whites, yeast, sea salt, cultured brown rice flour, organic cane sugar vinegar, enzymes

If you're tired of paying too much for sliced gluten free bread that you can't separate or crumbles before your very eyes, here's my list of 8 of the best gluten free bread brands to try. Glutino GF Bread

I was surprised to learn that so many of you really like Glutino’s packaged sandwich breads. When we first went gluten free, Glutino was one of the most readily available brands. Since there wasn’t much competition, we purchased many of their products. But they were expensive, and generally not great-tasting.

I tried the Glutino sandwich bread on your recommendation, though, and I’m really glad I did. The price isn’t great and the availability in my area isn’t either, so I won’t likely be making a habit of buying it. But it tastes good, is soft and toasts well. The loaf is not only small, but the slices are really tiny. But overall I like it.

Here are the other details:

  • Size of loaf: 14.1 ounces
  • Price you should expect to pay: I paid $6.29 at my local natural foods store. The loaf is also quite small.
  • Fresh or frozen: frozen
  • Availability: Poor. My local natural foods store carried Glutino’s multigrain sandwich bread, but not its white loaf. I could not find it anywhere else and even seems to be difficult to find in stock online.
  • Other common allergens: eggs
  • Ingredients: modified tapioca starch, corn starch, potato starch, water, canola oil and/or safflower oil and/or sunflower oil, egg whites, brown rice flour, sugar, tapioca starch, salt, yeast, xanthan gum, glucose-delta-lactone, sodium bicarbonate, modified cellulose, calcium sulfate, enzymes

If you're tired of paying too much for sliced gluten free bread that you can't separate or crumbles before your very eyes, here's my list of 8 of the best gluten free bread brands to try. Franz GF Bread

Franz Gluten Free bread was completely unfamiliar to me until a number of readers wrote to me about it. The dedicated gluten free facilities are located in the Northwestern U.S. (they also make conventional bread in other locations), but you can purchase the bread online directly from Franz.

The Franz bread is pretty much my current favorite of the bunch. It’s soft, toasts pretty well (but not great, honestly) and actually even just smells really good. I don’t really like how short the slices are.

I wouldn’t call the slices “small” because the bread is thickly sliced, so each piece isn’t that small. That means that I don’t have to use 3 slices to make enough lunch for each of my kids, but I can only get about 6 two-slice sandwiches from the whole loaf. So it’s an expensive choice.

Here are the other details:

  • Size of loaf: 18 ounces
  • Price you should expect to pay: $7.58 online directly from the company
  • Fresh or frozen: Fresh (vacuum sealed inner bag)
  • Availability: Fair. I live in the Northeastern U.S., and they don’t distribute in my area. The brand is primarily a Northwestern thing for now, but it’s easy to buy online.
  • Other common allergens: eggs
  • Ingredients: water, brown rice flour, tapioca starch, tapioca syrup, whole grain sorghum flour, xanthan gum, contains 2% or less of each of the following: whole eggs, whole grain amaranth seed, extra virgin olive oil, salt, cultured rice flour, yeast, enzymes

If you're tired of paying too much for sliced gluten free bread that you can't separate or crumbles before your very eyes, here's my list of 8 of the best gluten free bread brands to try: Schar, Little Northern Bakehouse, BFree, Rudis

Schar, BFree, Rudi’s and Little Northern Bakehouse Gluten Free Breads

This second group rounds out the list of 8. Two of them were familiar to me (Schar, and Rudi’s) for many years, one I had heard of but hadn’t seen and hadn’t sought out (BFree) and the fourth was completely unknown (Little Northern Bakehouse).

If you're tired of paying too much for sliced gluten free bread that you can't separate or crumbles before your very eyes, here's my list of 8 of the best gluten free bread brands to try: Schar GF Bread

Schar’s products are super expensive—but they’re really good. The slices of this white bread are really small (3 slices for one lunch for sure), and they contain soy which means that they’re off-limits for my oldest. But it’s really a shame since they’re so widely available and it’s her favorite brand. The slices toast well, are soft and smell like good packaged bread. They even contain sourdough as the third most plentiful ingredient.

This post is about gluten free packaged breads, but I really do hope that Schar always stays in business. They make so many amazing gluten free specialty products like gluten free breadsticks, graham crackers, and some nostalgic pasta shapes that no one else does (or likely ever will).

Here are the other details:

  • Size of loaf: 14.1 ounces
  • Price you should expect to pay: A bit more than $7/loaf (almost 50¢/ounce!)
  • Fresh or frozen: Fresh (vacuum sealed inner bag)
  • Availability: Very good. I see Schar products everywhere, online and in brick and mortar stores.
  • Other common allergens: soy
  • Ingredients: water, rice starch, sourdough (water, rice flour), cornstarch, agave syrup, sunflower oil,
    soy protein, modified cellulose, psyllium seeds husks (vegetable fiber), guar gum, millet flour,
    yeast, sugar, quinoa flour, salt, citrus fiber, honey, calcium citrate, niacin, iron, thiamine,
    riboflavin

If you're tired of paying too much for sliced gluten free bread that you can't separate or crumbles before your very eyes, here's my list of 8 of the best gluten free bread brands to try. BFree GF Bread

The BFree soft white sandwich loaf solves the small-slices problem that plagues many if not most of the gluten free breads in this list. But I count 10 slices in one loaf, which for my family of 3 children means that I’d have to use one loaf a day to make lunches. That makes this bread twice as expensive as most of the others—with the exception of those slices that are so small that I have to use 3 slices per lunch.

But, the bread is really good. In addition to being soft and toasting well, it reminds me of the Arnold’s rye bread slices of my youth. Hearty, chewy and just plain good.

Here are the other details:

  • Size of loaf: 14.1 ounces
  • Price you should expect to pay: About $6.50 on Glutenfreemall.com
  • Fresh or frozen: Frozen.
  • Availability: Poor—at least for me. The company is located in Ireland, and I’m not sure how much market penetration they have in the U.S. But hopefully, they’re everywhere in the U.K.!
  • Other common allergens: none
  • Ingredients: water, potato flour, corn starch, tapioca starch, white rice flour, buckwheat flour, xanthan gum, cellulose, rice bran, yeast, pea protein, canola oil, salt, sourdough (fermented quinoa, rice and maize flour), psyllium husk, canola oil, agar agar, citric acid (a mold inhibitor), malic acid (a mold inhibitor), tartaric acid (a mold inhibitor), ascorbic acid, tartaric acid (a mold inhibitor), ascorbic acid.

If you're tired of paying too much for sliced gluten free bread that you can't separate or crumbles before your very eyes, here's my list of 8 of the best gluten free bread brands to try: Rudi's GF Bread

Since they’ve never carried Rudi’s at our wholesale club (we belong to BJ’s Wholesale), we don’t buy it very often. But the slices are a fair, non-melba-toast size, the bread is consistently good, and the price can be relatively reasonable.

They often have their seeded varieties more available for some reason, and my youngest is a total pain about that. No seeds or no go. Or major dramatic overreaction, I should say. Be sure you’re buying the gluten free varieties, though, as they sell conventional packaged breads and the packaging is very similar.

Here are the other details:

  • Size of loaf: 18.5 ounces
  • Price you should expect to pay: $6.25 when you buy 8 from Walmart online; Over $7 elsewhere.
  • Fresh or frozen: Frozen
  • Availability: Good. My local grocery store (Stop & Shop), my local natural foods store, Whole Foods and many other places including many Walmart stores
  • Other common allergens: eggs
  • Ingredients: Water, potato extract, non-GMO and expeller pressed canola oil, rice starch, rice flour, evaporated cane syrup, inulin, bamboo fiber, honey, sea salt, molasses, egg whites, xanthan gum, yeast, distilled vinegar, natural enzymes.

If you're tired of paying too much for sliced gluten free bread that you can't separate or crumbles before your very eyes, here's my list of 8 of the best gluten free bread brands to try. Little Northern Bakehouse GF Bread

The Little Northern Bakehouse seeds and grains loaf is all we could find in the store, and I didn’t want to order online. The ingredients below are for that loaf.

They do have a “white wide slice loaf” that I’m really interested in trying and will likely order online, since my only complaint about this bread (other than the relative lack of availability and the high price) is the size of the bread. It’s just small.

I actually really like the seeded bread as it’s white bread (you can see from the photo) but made super hearty with tons of crunchy, toasty seeds. I think a big, thick turkey sandwich made on lightly toasted Little Northerm Bakehouse bread sounds like a gluten free dream come true. I hope they increase their distribution (and decrease their price)!

Here are the other details:

  • Size of loaf: 17.1 ounces
  • Price you should expect to pay: About $8 a loaf, if you can find it
  • Fresh or frozen: Frozen
  • Availability: Poor. I’ve only found Little Northern Bakehouse for sale locally at The Fresh Market. I can’t even find a place to order it online, as Amazon charges $18 for shipping!
  • Other common allergens: none
  • Ingredients: Water, gluten free flour blend (modified tapioca starch, potato starch, whole brown rice flour, whole sorghum flour, corn starch), seed and grain mix (sunflower seeds, whole millet, brown rice, flax seeds, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds), sunflower oil, dextrose, psyllium, cane sugar, yeast, pea fibre, modified cellulose, salt, rice bran, cultured cane sugar, vinegar, cellulose gum.

Your turn now! What’s the best gluten free breads you’ve ever bought (sliced, in a package)? Save your pizza and rolls recommendation for another day. I promise we’ll get to that. 

If you're tired of paying too much for sliced gluten free bread that you can't separate or crumbles before your very eyes, here's my list of 8 of the best gluten free bread brands to try. #gf #glutenfreebread #productreviews #bestglutenfree

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  • Dianna Baker
    May 16, 2018 at 9:18 PM

    Best gluten free breads we have tried, so far, is Glutino Multigrain English Muffins, and, Three Bakers Max Omega Bread.

  • Tammy Heggerud
    May 13, 2018 at 11:00 PM

    My favourite is Glutino’s white and their cheese bread is so delicious, their cinnamon raisin isn’t the greatest. The best cinnamon raisin is Little Northern Bakehouse, it has an excellent chew much like wheat bread.

  • Toni
    May 10, 2018 at 6:43 PM

    Thanks for doing this, but I must say, I’m truly surprised and disappointed that you don’t consider corn a common allergen, because it is. None of the 8 breads would work for me.

    • Nicole Hunn
      May 10, 2018 at 7:47 PM

      The 8 most common allergens are widely considered to be: milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soybean. There will always be others who have additional allergies, which is why I included a comprehensive list of ingredients for every bread on the list, Toni.

  • Mary Lou Carey
    May 8, 2018 at 3:54 PM

    Thanks for doing the testing for us, Nicole. My favorite is Kinnikinnick multigrain bread. I don’t have a package right now, to check ingredients. I can only find it at Market of Choice in Corvallis, and often they are out. Haven’t tried Canyon Bakehouse yet, but will try it now that you’ve recommended it.

  • Anne Gesior
    May 8, 2018 at 11:30 AM

    We are fans of Aldi gf bread, the price is lowest of any we’ve found, and it toasts well. Every once in a while they have a seeded option that is fantastic and when it is available I buy as much of it as I can and freeze it. Thanks for the review, I have not heard of several of these brands, but will keep a look out and maybe expand our options.

  • Matthew Trescott
    May 7, 2018 at 10:43 PM

    Costco now sells BFree loaves that are normal height and size where I live. Also there is a brand that the grocery store Kroger or Meijer sells called Kinnikinnick that has a wonderbread-like texture (until recently the texture was somewhat dry and crumbly). It’s not very flavorful but sometimes non-specialty bread is nice.

    Matthew (from Michigan)

  • Karen Peters
    May 7, 2018 at 2:56 PM

    Looking at your photos of the breads you reviewed there is not one brand that doesn’t have huge holes in the slice. I don’t care for holes. Too much gets lost down those holes.
    Whole Foods has a soft white bread (after thawing) without lots of holes in it and it is delicious and doesn’t fall apart, although the crust might fall off when handled too much. I loved O’Dough’s sandwich bread, it was the first one I found to not have holes, but my store quit buying it (hate when that happens, which is fairly regular & they are used to me yelling in the isles!). And Scotland has a non-frozen bread called Genius – love their cinnamon raisin bread.

    • Nicole Hunn
      May 8, 2018 at 1:48 PM

      To me, those just look like the regular holes you find in yeast bread, Karen!

  • Melissa Wright
    May 7, 2018 at 2:31 PM

    Love Aldi GF bread, but mostly due to the price. Under $4 for a loaf, and it’s decent to eat. But I choose to eat it toasted most of the time.

  • connie
    May 7, 2018 at 12:55 PM

    I used to eat Schar, but picked up a loaf of Little Northern Bakehouse just to try, and OMG. Will only buy the Schar Multigrain (with pumpkin seeds), but have now switched to Little Northern Bakehouse for my other breads. The hamburger buns are like gluten buns; thought I was in heaven. My biggest problem is an allergy to eggs (as well as the gluten grains) so I have to only eat the egg-free breads/buns.

  • Chessie
    May 7, 2018 at 11:06 AM

    I second Kim’s vote for Barilla gluten-free pasta. Definitely the best out there, at least that I have found. If I find it on sale, I stock up in a big way.

    My only gripe is that there aren’t many shapes available (from any brand). I used to love the shell shapes, but I’ve only seen GF shells in some boxed GF mac-and-cheese mixes. “Farfalle” (or bow-tie) shapes are fun, too, but I have never seen them gluten-free. Thank goodness, Barilla is tried and true, whatever the shape.

  • Cari
    May 7, 2018 at 10:57 AM

    My daughter loves Canyon. Our smaller Walmart here in Missoula started carrying it and it’s only $5.99/loaf! Thank you for this list. We’ve tried of few of the others, but Canyon Bakehouse has been the winner so far for sandwiches. I highly recommend Udi’s French roll though if you’re looking for that. They come frozen, which is great because I just take one out at a time.

  • Kathryn Lynch
    May 7, 2018 at 10:23 AM

    Loved this review. Thank you so much! If you have Trader Joe’s, their own GF breads are GREAT. White, grain and yummy cinnamon raisin. Good taste. Moderate size slice (for GF loaf), Less than $5 per loaf – which is attractive too. And I also recently discovered a new Udi’s loaf that is a soft white. BIG slices, but hard to separate when frozen. A very soft bread – it reminds me of Wonder Bread! It’s definitely a kid mouth feel bread. And it’s hugely expensive. But I’ve found it in Walmart frozen section and in Stop & Shop. The Walmart version was big slices, the S&S version was smaller slices like Three Baker’s size.

  • Redonda
    May 7, 2018 at 9:55 AM

    My problem with gluten free bread is that the texture is gummy ( I can’t think of a better word to describe it). I live in the south, so I am desperate to find the perfect bread for fresh tomato sandwiches. NO toasting! I am the only gluten free person in my house, homemade doesn’t keep well. I recently bought a loaf of Udi’s New delicious soft white bread. Comes frozen but thawed well and was really good. I would buy it again, and that is saying a lot!

  • Dian Rawers
    May 7, 2018 at 9:52 AM

    My favorite bread is La Brea artisan bread great price and taste, second favorite is Udi’s good taste more expensive

  • Betsy Spannbauer
    May 7, 2018 at 9:30 AM

    The best gluten free bread I’ve used is made in Tampa Florida. It’s Sami’s Bakery, millet and flax seed bread. Five dollars a loaf and the local natural food store doesn’t even freeze it as it sells out so quickly. I have found throughout stores in New England. There are other grains but this particular combination works for me. Tks, Betsy

  • Paula
    May 7, 2018 at 8:57 AM

    I too had a problem with Udis bread sticking together. Now I can’t find a bread with substance. Having celiac disease I struggle to find a good tasting bread, too expensive to experiment with. Thank you for the list.

  • Deb Melkus
    May 7, 2018 at 8:47 AM

    I agree gf bread has come a long way in even a year. One think when I buy the loaf of bread , I immediately put a square of wax paper between each. As we know not many pieces of bread so not time consuming. I found squares of was paper at job lots so easy. This makes separating no problem. Homemade is best , love your recipes Nicole but time dictates how often I make bread. I freeze loaf or refrigerate immediately. Love B free

  • Sabrinafaire
    May 6, 2018 at 11:21 PM

    My favorite is DeLand’s all natural millet bread. They have gluten free millet, cinnamon and raisin, oatmeal and a few others. Also, bagels, hamburger rolls and a few other flavors. I buy it at a small natural food shop in MA, but Whole Foods carries it in the frozen section. The texture and flavor seem to beat all the competition.

  • Erin K
    May 6, 2018 at 9:30 PM

    I can’t believe no one has mentioned the Whole Foods brand gf bread! I LOVE IT! It’s the closest to regular bread that I’ve found, and the loaf size is normal as well. I usually buy the Light Sandwich bread. It’s seriously so good!

  • Kim
    May 6, 2018 at 7:38 PM

    Hi Nicole: if you are checking out GF pasta, then try “Barilla”. My family, which are not GF, can’t tell the difference. I’m told by the picky teens, I make the best Mac n cheese & fettuccine Alfredo all GF & dairy free.
    Cheers thank you for your info. I love it!
    Kim

    • Nicole Hunn
      May 7, 2018 at 8:11 AM

      Hi, Kim,
      That’s been my favorite of recent years, too, but so far I’ve heard a few other votes that seem very passionate so I’ll have to try some other brands—some I had previously written off! Stay tuned (and thank you for the kind words)…

  • Kim
    May 6, 2018 at 6:02 PM

    Little Northern Bakehouse’s Millet & Chia Loaf is the best! Love it. I’m on the west coast of Canada, Vancouver area. You can get it at Save On Foods, Pomme, Donald’s, Superstore. I’m sure at Choices and Whole Foods too, although I don’t shop there. Tastes great as a fresh slice of bread and toasted. I used to eat Udi’s, but if it wasn’t toasted it was very dry to use as sandwich bread. This Millet and Chia is PERFECT. Size is smallish, but perfect for me! Price is about $6.50 per loaf. Sometimes on sale anywhere from $4.50 to $5.50 if you get lucky! Thanks for the info on the other GF breads!

  • Paige
    May 6, 2018 at 2:32 PM

    Canyon Bakehouse is our favorite, I can reliably get two varieties at Target and Publix. Thanks for the reviews of the others!

  • Nancy
    May 6, 2018 at 2:06 PM

    I found out that Red Robin Restaurant uses a Italian bakery to have there hamburger buns shipped in, they are amazing! Well here is the website of where you can order your own.
    https://www.rotellasbakery.com/food/gluten-free/

    Your welcome LOL

    I didn’t realize there are even other Italian gluten free bakeries, I just googled Italian gluten free bakeries, pretty interesting.

  • Nancy
    May 6, 2018 at 1:51 PM

    Out of the bread box is my favorite it’s in Colorado Springs and usually in Natural Grocers in several locations in Colorado. They might ship. They have other GF items as well like there already made pizza crust which several restaurants use.

  • Judy
    May 6, 2018 at 1:30 PM

    The biggest issue I have, aside from price, is that most of the gf breads include cornstarch or other form of corn . For that reason and the price, we use Trader Joe and don’t find it objectionable.

  • Chessie
    May 6, 2018 at 1:26 PM

    Nicole, a big thank-you for trying these loaves and providing your honest opinion! I haven’t tried any of the breads in your “top 4” list except for Glutino, so I have some shopping to do. Thanks again.

  • Barbara Zelin
    May 6, 2018 at 1:21 PM

    My absolute favorite is Three Bakers 7 Ancient Grains. My market is always out of this bread so I guess I am not alone. I actually have them put it aside for me. Again very small slices.

  • Yvonne Cruz
    May 6, 2018 at 1:05 PM

    I like to bake my own bread, but I do get the loaves on occasion. Especially , if , like this week, Canyon Bakehouse were BOGO at our local Greenwise/Publix store and they let me use $1.00 coupons for both :) They too carry Udi’s, and Rudi’s. Like your kids, I found the Trader Joe’s tiny in size, and not as good.
    Thanks for sharing this.

  • April
    May 6, 2018 at 1:04 PM

    I live in michigan and my daughter’s new favorite is the store brand at Kroger. It has regular bread size slices and is less than $5 a loaf. Comes in white or multigrain. It is located in the regular bread aisle.

  • Moira
    May 6, 2018 at 1:03 PM

    If you can find the canyon bake house deli rye style loaf it makes THE BEST grilled cheese sandwich. We had it here in Edmonton, Canada and if I had known they were pulling it from the shelves I would have bought every loaf in the city. And unfortunately the company won’t ship if they can’t get it to you within 3 days.

  • Donna
    May 6, 2018 at 12:59 PM

    Thanks for your reviews . I like Canyon as it is the best for me . I can buy Schar at our local Natural Food Store .&Canyon. Our Walmart doesn’t sell any GF. Kroger’s sell Rudis.My goal is to find a good recipe & make my own. $6- $7 a loaf is expensive . I always made our dinner rolls ,sweet rolls and loaves back in my gluten days. This is just a different type of dough.

  • Diane
    May 6, 2018 at 12:43 PM

    Three Bakers “rye” bread has a very odd taste and texture. I didn’t eat it. Udi ‘s “rye” has a similar taste and a better texture but still disappointing.

  • Linda
    May 6, 2018 at 12:33 PM

    Aldi has a store brand called LiveGfree. Holds up and has a decent taste. Smallish square slices. They usually carry the white bread, but occasionally offer their seeds & grains (my favorite) and cinnamon raisin. I’ll buy those and freeze, when they are available. They have a whole line – chips, crackers, pasta, bars, cookies, mixes for cakes, cornbread, etc. Since it is Aldi, the prices are really good. Bread is $3.99 a loaf.

  • Mari
    May 6, 2018 at 12:29 PM

    I always buy Canyon Bakehouseks Horizon brand bread. The slices are big, and they last my family of three over a week, so,I freeze half the,loaf and get it out when we’ve used the first half. We don’t typically eat a lot of bread, so a loaf could last us almost a month. Good sandwiches, and very good toasted. We have used Walmart’s brand, Sam’s Choice, and it’s not bad, but is not always available so, we we stick with Canyon. When they have a sale I order by the case from their site. We buy their bagels too, although they aren’t really much like a bagel. If you like wraps, Aldi has some good ones.

  • Paula Staul
    May 6, 2018 at 12:04 PM

    I buy the Rudi’s frozen multigrain bread, it is very good and my Kroger store sometimes has it on sale. $5.69 is the normal price. I only eat it as toast for breakfast but it does tend to stick together. I put it a few stuck together pieces in the microwave to thaw and then refreeze. I will definitely try the Aldi’s brand since it got good reviews. Thanks everyone, this really helps!

  • Lisa R
    May 6, 2018 at 11:47 AM

    Hi from the U.K. my favourite isn’t Warbutons Gluten Fres breads. They have a great texture d come sliced or while loads. They also have artisan loafs such as tiger bread. They have even managed to produce a half loaf, so you get the bigger size slice , just half he loaf so less waste. These are all fresh loaves so no sealed vacuum packs or frozen, meaning they all roast really well.

  • Janice Campbell
    May 6, 2018 at 11:35 AM

    One my concerns with gluten free is the lack of fiber in most breads. We use Udi’s Miller Chia or Omega Flax and Fiber, both have about 5 grams of fiber per serving. I usually get them frozen, however, my local Whole Foods sometimes have them fresh. The hold up well for sandwiches and I personally think the taste is not bad.

  • Shelley
    May 6, 2018 at 11:01 AM

    I buy Glutino multigrain, (hate the white), and occasionally their cinnamon raisin loaf or cheese loaf. I only eat them toasted. Even if I’m packing a sandwich for later, I toast, make the sandwich, and then eat it later. After reading these reviews and some of the comments, and having very little selection available to me (London, Canada) I think I need to try making some (or all!) of your homemade recipes. Time to June Cleaver it up!

    • Nicole Hunn
      May 6, 2018 at 3:26 PM

      That made me LOL, Shelley! I do quite a lot of June Cleavering myself, but sometimes mama needs a hand. :)

  • Lisa
    May 6, 2018 at 10:53 AM

    We get our little northern bakehouse at Costco in Canada in a 2 pack for $9 cdn! It’s the best deal we’ve found and we love it!

  • Elizabeth Benesch
    May 6, 2018 at 10:45 AM

    I usually bake my gf bread. King Arthur is my choice bread mix. Elizabeth

  • Josephine Mongiardo-Cooper
    May 6, 2018 at 10:45 AM

    I order directly from Canyon Bakehouse and the price, with shipping is comparable to the lowest price I can find in the store. There is a great variety and the focaccia is delicious. They also have a Heritage line with larger slices. Two new varieties in the offing – Hawaiian Sweet and Honey Oat.

  • Kimberly Matthews
    May 6, 2018 at 8:15 AM

    I’m in Australia, and the best gluten free bread (also the only one sold in my home town I can eat!) Is Abbots Seeds and Grains! It’s a proper sized loaf, with proper sized slices, and it tastes great! It does suffer slightly from the issue of slices sticking together when frozen, but I have found that Manning sure it freezes straight helps a lot! (Don’t let it get squished or stuck in the freezer at an odd angle!)

  • Cindy Bjerkaas
    May 5, 2018 at 10:52 PM

    I can purchase two types of the Canyon Gluten Free bread at my local Target (white & multigrain). I find it by the produce and meat section in my local store and it is not frozen when I have gotten it. Not sure if it comes in frozen, but it has always been available.
    I also find the Canyon Ancient Grain at my local Walmart in their gluten free area. My favorite brand yet as it does not contain corn another of my allergens.

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