I recently embarked on a huge task with Gluten Free & More magazine. We tested over 75 loaves of bread – around 80 I think – to find the best loaves of gluten-free bread. We found 20 best gluten-free breads and you can find them all in the Aug/Sept 2017 issue of Gluten Free & More magazine.
The full top 20 list (10 white breads 10 whole grain bread) are available ONLY to subscribers. You can subscribe to Gluten Free & More magazine if you’re not a print/digital subscriber yet. You should, it’s the best magazine for those who are gluten-free (and dairy-free and egg-free – we have substitutions for these in 90% of all recipes).
I went through SO MUCH in order to test these breads. People would think that eating as much bread as you possible could, but after a week or so, it gets trying. It’s a lot of carbs. And some breads – well, they just aren’t very tasty. And to test the bread, we were eating them right out of the bag, and then toasted, but without any toppings. I love toast with SunButter and jelly, and I love bagels with cream cheese (dairy-free of course), but plain bread? My mouth is dry just thinking about it.
Read more about how I did the testing, along with taste testers across the US for this massive bread issue. I truly believe we found the best gluten-free bread around.
Testing definitely took a toll in my house. My house was packed full of bread for months. I had to buy a chest freezer and keep it in my office. As of when this was published, it’s still packed full of bread. Half-eaten loaves of bread. We gave many extra loves to gluten-free friends, so I know they would go to families that needed them. Food banks, unfortunately, don’t take half-eaten loaves of bread and they struggle with frozen food (at least the ones I’ve spoked with). So, gluten-free friends are the next best thing for extra food!
I was busy testing a set of breads one morning and I came in to see that I had a special helper. Terrible Murph went through and licked all of the breads. Oddly enough, he did like the ones that I liked! However, I doubt that I’ll use this help in our next review of 40+ types of pasta. I don’t think his little cat mouth can handle the noodles.
So after all of the tastings, we found our top 10 list for white breads and whole grain breads, again, as you can find on Gluten Free & More magazine.
Based on just my tasting experiences, I’m compiled a list of my top 10 gluten-free breads. These aren’t divided into categories – white, whole grain, paleo, sweet, etc. – just my top 10 that I will purchase in the future.
Celiac and the Beast Top 10 Best Gluten-Free Bread
IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER:
Bloomfield Farms – White Sandwich Bread
Bread SRSLY (affiliate link) – Bread SRSLY Gluten-Free Sourdough Bread
Canyon Bakehouse Heritage Style Loaf – Honey White
Canyon Bakehouse Heritage Loaf – Whole Grain
Follow Your Heart – Brioche Bread
Follow Your Heart – Oat Bread
Franz Gluten Free – Great Seed Bread
Pure Knead – Classic Sandwich Bread
Schar Artisan Baker – 10 Grains and Seeds
Three Bakers – 7 Ancient Grains Whole Grains Bread
While this is a great Top 10 Best Gluten-Free Bread list, there are really great bread brands out there that aren’t featured. Check out New Grains, and if you live near Portland, OR – check out New Cascadia Bakery.
If you prefer to make your own DIY best gluten-free bread, I recommend the Zojirushi Virtuoso (affiliate Amazon.com link) and GF Jules bread mix (affiliate link). it’s the easiest mix around, I promise.
Several of these brands have been sponsors/are sponsors of Celiac and the Beast, however, it has not affected my undying love of carbs and finding the best gluten-free bread, period.
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What you did not do was test gluten free things breads. We do not need to put all the extra flours and seeds in order for our breads to taste good. Our bread tastes great without toasting so toasting just makes it taste that much better. Lastly, our breads don’t fall apart like most have to be toasted to taste decent and also hold together. Lastly our breads are vegan and made with min. ingredients. We may be a small bakery, but we are large on taste.
And you can purchase our products thru Sysco – Denver.
If you would like to taste the difference of our breads, call us and we will send out samples for you to see the difference and evaluate
We are a dedicated gluten free facility and we are good at it.
John Irvin – Gluten Free Things – 303 668 1663
That’s great. You can always send samples to Gluten Free & More magazine.
Erica, would we be able to send a sample of Gluten Free Things bread products to you directly for a review? Let me know if that would work for you. Thank you. 🙂 mary
I recently visited the Northwest and tried the Franz GF Great Seed Bread. It was truly amazing! I wish I could get it in Ohio. I highly recommend it!
I tried going to this store just last week even before seeing this post. I wanted to like it as I live in colorado and drove a long distance to get there. No one came to help me. I saw NO one in the very tiny store. And there was no bread,danish or breakfast items to be seen. Just freezers?? My son and finally walked out and never saw anyone to help us purchase??
Do not waste your time trying to get to this place.
Hi Kathleen. Not sure what you’re talking about, I’m not a store, I’m a blogger.
No Udi’s on the list? That’s number one on other lists and my personal favorite.
Correct, I feel like there is better bread out there, but I do love that the brand is readily available across the country!
I was gluten intolerant for years without knowing, thinking it was a birth thing, not acquired. Going gluten free made a huge difference, but it also took me months to learn to read labels properly. Gluten is everywhere!
I have still not found an acceptable gluten free white bread.
White bread is often derided for various reasons, but it makes an excellent vehicle for many sandwiches, especially the milder flavors such as chicken, and condiments like mayo. It has a very mild, neutral flavor and texture, and can be substituted for rolls and buns without flavor compromise.
It seems to me, a majority of gluten free food makers care only about producing product that sells for a high profit. They engage in every trick in the book, to tiny loaves and slices. When you charge $7 a loaf, at least give us a whole loaf!
So far, I have learned that most gluten free breads require toasting simply to make them edible, and at the outrageous prices charged, we can ill afford throwing out new loaves and buying another.
It would really make a vast improvement in my diet to find a gluten free white bread equivalent. Yeah, other things too, but basic white bread is foundational
Aldi whole grain. Good everyday bread, reasonably priced, consistently bread shaped and no huge bubbles.
Where on earth did you get a loaf of bread srsly that large? When I ordered it the loaves were like 4 inches long, like baked in mini loaf pans, like the size of my hand. Tiny, got 3 of them for like $35. Like way too expensive for what I got.
I’m glad you rated the Three Bakers 7 Ancient Grains Bread in your top ten list. I have been GF since1986 and I love Three Bakers bread, my fav is the Great Seed Bread. It has a
great chewy texture like a homemade loaf of wheat bread. Their site shows a large slice loaf which I’ve not seen. Their white bread is good as well. Unfortunately the Sprouts store
in my area has stopped selling frozen bread. The “fresh” breads now available in local groceries are disappointingly flavorless.