Top 45 Certified Gluten-Free Foods

For a Celiac, eating restaurant foods or packaged foods can sometimes be like walking through a minefield. Everything looks clear. You’re told it’s safe. So you take a tentative step forward and… BOOM. You’re blown sky high. Once, I purchased a ‘gluten-aware’ salad from a company with a shared kitchen. The company advertised a separate gluten-free area and separate utensils were used to make the salad. It was one of the best tasting salads I ever had, but two hours later, when the excruciating pain hit, it was no longer my favourite salad.


Has this happened to you?


I usually think of gluten-free foods in three categories: certified gluten-free, naturally gluten-free (like fruits or vegetables) or no gluten ingredients listed on the food label.


‘Certified gluten-free’ foods are the only foods out there 100% free of gluten cross-contamination because of the stringent regulations governing how food packaging companies can operate their facilities and maintain their gluten-free certification.


Food products that don’t have gluten listed in the ingredients do still carry a risk of cross-contamination because gluten may be in other foods packaged in the same facility. Cross-contamination occurs when a trace of gluten comes into contact with a gluten-free food which can happen in a manufacturing plant or in a shared kitchen either in a restaurant or at home.


Why does this matter? Cross-contamination carries real consequences for people with Celiac disease. A trace of gluten can cause uncomfortable, painful symptoms, and repeated amounts of gluten can damage the small intestine. This holds even for those “silent” Celiacs, people with little to no apparent symptoms.


What about oats? The Canadian Celiac association says, “oats are often in cross-contact with wheat and barley crops making them inedible to a person with celiac” This is why the purity protocol, a step-wise process that removes risk of cross-contamination with oats, allows most Celiacs to eat oats.


So, when is it helpful to eat more certified gluten-free foods? It’s helpful when you’re a new Celiac and your gut is healing. It’s also helpful when you’re a refractory Celiac, and you still have symptoms despite following a strict gluten-free diet.


Here are my favourite certified gluten-free brands:


Gluten-Free Cold Cereals

Nature’s Path Sunrise Crunchy Vanilla

Love Grown Chocolate Power O’s


Gluten-Free Oats or Alternatives

Stoked Oats Mountain Maple

Qi’a Creamy Coconut Oatmeal

Only Oats (Purity Protocol) Rolled Oats

GoGoQuinoa Instant Quinoa Flakes


Gluten-Free Granola

Love Grown Chocolate

Bakery on Main Cranberry Almond Maple


Gluten-Free Waffle & Pancake Mix

Torill’s Table Waffle & Pancake Mix

Pamela’s Gluten-Free Baking & Pancake Mix

Gluten-Free Breads (Tip: can eat these brands untoasted)

Promise Gluten-Free Quinoa & Chia Loaf

Little Northern Bakehouse Whole Grain Wide Slice

Canyon Bakehouse 7-Grain


Gluten-Free Buns

Promise Brioche Hamburger Buns


Gluten-Free Noodles

Lotus Foods Organic Millet and Brown Rice Ramen


Gluten-Free Pasta

Catelli’s Gluten-Free Pasta

Explore Cuisine Organic Green Lentil Penne

Rummo Mezzi Rigatoni


Gluten-Free Ravioli

Conte’s Pasta Spinach and Cheese Ravioli


Gluten-Free Pizza Crust

Care Bakery

Judy G Gluten-Free

Caulipower

Gluten-Free Tortillas & Taco Shells (Tip: heat to prevent cracking of soft tortillas)

Grimm’s Fine Foods Brown Rice Tortillas

Casa Bonita Foods Corn Tortillas

Old El Paso Stand ‘N Stuff Taco Shells


Gluten-Free Empanadas

Heaven Market

Gluten-Free Crackers

Breton White Bean with Salt and Pepper

Breton Black Bean with Onion and Garlic

Mary’s Gone Crackers

Eve’s Crackers Savoury Sunflower


Gluten-Free Hummus

Summer Fresh Roasted Garlic

Gluten-Free Sauces & Condiments

San-J Tamari Lite (Low Sodium)

Bragg Liquid Aminos

Pacific Foods Broth

Thai Kitchen Curry Paste


Gluten-Free Protein Powder

Botanica Health Perfect Protein - Vanilla

Muscle Pharm Combat Protein - Chocolate


Gluten-Free Snacks

Prana Sumsuma Sesame Squares

Prana Kilimanjaro Deluxe Chocolate (Trail) Mix

Angie’s Boomchickapop White Cheddar Puffs

Old Dutch Ketchup Chips


Gluten-Free Cookies & Donuts

Enjoy Life Soft Baked Cookies - Gingerbread Spice

Kinnikinnick Cinnamon Sugar


Gluten-Free “Ice” Cream

Coconut Bliss Madagascar Vanilla Bean

Righteous Gelato Dark Chocolate Caramel Sea Salt