Top 10 Gluten-Free Picks for those with coeliac disease
The thought of cutting out gluten is kind of scary – terrifying actually. 10 years ago, the alternatives that were available for coeliacs or those following strict gluten-free diets were sparse and more often than not, subpar. Now, the transition is much more appealing.
You don’t need to miss out on your favourite foods! Coeliac Australia endorses products from those leading the change in creating tasty alternatives and closing the gap. These endorsed products take the fear of cross-contamination out of food choices for those with coeliac disease.
That being said, here are our top picks for living a gluten-free lifestyle:
Golden Pig & Co
Golden Pig & Co provides wholesome, allergy-friendly and delicious Asian food at affordable prices! With an expansive range of Asian delicacies are available – our favourite is the gluten-free dumplings, available in a range of sensational combinations. Buy them ready-made, or buy a pack to make your own! Golden Pig & Co also stands out for their use of locally sourced Australian ingredients, only using grass-fed and free-range produce from Aussie farmers. Image supplied.
At Alter Eco, you’ll find a range of delicious products, from chocolate bars and chocolate spreads to tea and coffee. Not only are the products gluten-free, but fair trade and organic too! Alter Eco prides itself on its motto: “transparency is a key ingredient”. With each delicious chocolate bar you purchase, you can see a concrete list of the amazing work Alter Eco has done, including the 65 trees a year planted to carbon offset and the 167 beneficiary families.
Ardor Food Co.
Ardor Food Co. is a lifesaver for those who are living a gluten-free lifestyle. They offer a comprehensive range of high end and artisanal gluten-free products including flours, pizza dough and varied pasta! Just because you can’t eat gluten shouldn’t mean you can’t indulge in an Italian carb-loaded meal! Bonus, most of their products are vegan! Image supplied.
Well & Good
Finding good, gluten-free bread you actually want to eat is always a challenge. Thank god for Well & Good! This company sells delicious gluten-free bread in a range of options, this year adding gluten-free hot cross buns, just in time for Easter! Well & Good seeks to create delicious food for those with allergies, and they have provided! With a range of sliced bread and buns, Well & Good has you covered.
Pom Pom Paddock
Pom Pom Paddock offers the incredibly diverse product Cauliflower Flour mix, which is not only gluten- and wheat-free, but is also vegan and plant-based. The flour can be used to make delicious cupcakes, muffins, brownies, pizza bases, and anything else your heart desires! In fact, they provide a number of recipes for you to try out, using this fabulous flour alternative. Gluten-free baking has never been so easy and guilt-free!
Donut lovers rejoice! Nutie Donuts, the gorgeous dessert bar opened by Nutie Wholefoods offers delicious sweet treats, all gluten-free, with vegan options as well. Head over to Nutie Donuts, enjoy their pink neon decor and incredible food by grabbing a gluten-free donut, lemon meringue pie or black-bean-fudge brownie – with so many delicious options, we won’t be surprised if you go in for one doughnut and leave with 10 more. Image supplied.
Billabong Beer has been brewing since 1993, and in that time has perfected the art of a great gluten-free beer. Certified as gluten-free, people with coeliac disease don’t have to give up their favourite beverage and can instead get around three of Billabong’s creations. They are stringent in their gluten-free certification, with each batch independently lab tested for gluten.
Betty’s Burgers serve up some of the most moreish burgers in Australia. So good, that you’ll often find yourself ordering a second, or third… Better yet, Betty’s Burgers have several gluten-free options including the bare burger with no bun, a gluten-free bun and even a vegan- gluten-free option. Burgers are always a crowd favourite, and now you don’t have to miss out just because you are gluten-free!
The Good Crisp Company
Who doesn’t love a good packet of chips? Or crisps as The Good Crisp Company calls them. Available in three tasty flavours: original(sea salt); sour cream and chives; and smokey BBQ, all of which are entirely gluten-free. Plus, they are egg- and wheat-free and the sea salt flavour is dairy-free. The Good Crisp Company delivers a great tasting snack, with good wholesome ingredients, so grab some on your next grocery shop!
Wholegreen Bakery is a lifesaver for anyone gluten-free. This award-winning cafe/bakery is a true contender, even against all the gluten-clad cafes out there. With so many delicious things to eat, you will want to try them all! From delicious buttery croissants and pastries, cakes and tarts, savoury goods and fresh bread – Wholegreen has it all. Across two locations in Waverley and the newly opened CBD location, you can eat-in or get delivery for catering your gluten-free event!Image supplied.
Feature image supplied by Ardor Foods.