Celiac's- look at the back of items labeled GF before buying them- some are processes on machinery with gluten. Made that mistake once. Other than that their food is amazing and they have a huge list of potential items that you can request or get online to help you shop!
They have corn pasta that tastes good. Around a dollar. Finally not paying through the nose for a gf product!8
I don't like that TJ's makes me hunt down the GF items in their stores. I wish they would take some of the work off of me. However, I'm bumping them up to 4 stars for carrying Udi's hamburger buns, hotdog buns and breads UNFROZEN. I love that I can grab a bag of GF buns and head right out the door and across the parking lot to Five Guys for a burger and fries! YUM!
GF bread had its own rack which made it easy to identify. I knocked off 1star because the labeling across their products was inconsistent and you have to look at every product individually (no GF section). I did like that some products have labels that say No gluten ingredients used vs Gluten Free which means its been tested to allow you to make the choice based on your tolerance level.
Great food selection!!
I wish they would put all their GF options in one section but perhaps it wouldn't be that big. :p Their GF frozen pizza is the best I've tried as well as their crispy chocolate chip cookies. But that's really it. Besides the gf penne and brown rice tortillas (which taste like paper), they now stock GF flour. most of their marinated meats have gluten so stay clear. And, if you are GFCF, TJs is a quick stop for a few things. Unfortunately their coconut creamer has been bad every time I bought one so never again.
Decent selection. They have list of GF items at customer service which is GREAT! Seasonal pumpkin pancake mix is awesome.
Cheap, high quality, and delicious. My go-to spot for pastas, snacks, and other wheat-free treats.
Trader Joes is the easiest place to shop and makes it really appealing to eat more gluten free and healthy in general. From the gluten free chocolate cupcakes, pumpkin pancakes, gluten free brownie mix(!!!!!so good!!!!) gluten free deli meats, bread, bagel, potato chips, chocolate caramels, almond clusters and so on and so on... They label everything extremely thorough with GF for gluten free on the label and food contains: which will list any allergens that are in the food such as, soy, egg, nuts, gluten etc. AND if you still aren't sure check out the wall guides by the exit which list all allergens separately and gives you a list of EVERYTHING that's gluten free in the store. You cannot do better!
Almost, but not quite. Be careful as many GF items that are labelled GF have written in small print ; prepared in a facility that also processes wheat/gluten! So disappointing that they do this. So don't just grab something labelled GF. READ the ingredients and small print!
Awesome selection!! :) they even have gluten free ready made dough and their gluten free ginger snaps are delicious! HINT!!! Be sure to ask for a gluten free map!! Tells you where everything is!
Items that are usually gluten free, like risotto and polenta, have gluten ingredients. Wheat is not always identified as an allergen, so you have to read the whole list every time. New blueberry muffins are delicious, though. Keep trying, TJ's. Maybe hire an expert on the prepared-foods side?
Yes!!!! Shop here for AFFORDABLE gfree!! However, you need to read the labels as many of the items marked gfree by TJ's green labels are subject to cross contamination. I especially like: usi's bagels, crispy chocolate chip cookies, brown rice pasta, olive oil potato chips, risotto, quinoa, frozen waffles.
I love my local Trader Joe's!! They have a clearly marked end cap with several gluten free items, plus they will provide you with a printed out list of ALL there products that are gluten free. They were so kind to refund/exchange some of the non perishable, unopened (obviously) items I purchased before being put on this FODMAP diet by my Dr. I appreciate that they also have a lot of organic produce and other organic items (eggs, peanut butter, cheese, gluten free pasta). Friendly, convenient one stop shop, yeay!
This place isn't good for gluten free or health in general. They should be called Sugar Joe's because there is sugar in every single product. Today I went to the Trader Joe's in Westfield and a cashier was very nasty to me. When I reported to management the answer I got was "She was having a bad day." So, I have to be a scapegoat for her crap?! When my grandmother died, I was a waitress and I was nothing but NICE to people. And if DEATH isn't a bad day, I don't know what is!! Then I went to CORPORATE and they blew me off, like my complaint wasn't legitimate! I have no respect for management at Trader Joe's and the next time anyone mistreats me in their store they will hear from my lawyer! I did not need that stress! I am a heart patient!!!!
Love Trader Joes. Do the bulk of my GF shopping here. Only reason I didn't give 5 stars is because GF listing is incorrect. When I contacted the main office, they were very rude and unwilling to listen to the fact that "prepared on equipment that processes wheat" means a person needing to medically maintain a GF diet cannot eat it. That's not GF.
Trade Joe's is my go to place for Gluten Free and Soy based products. The quality and prices can't be beat compared to other big box stores. The selection in terms of GF may seem limited to some, but the fact that I can just walk in a pickup an item that I can actually eat. Plus, if you are sure if something is gluten free or vegan, the item is clearly marked by a sign and the staff is always friendly and happy to help. Just double check the labels on the chips though. It may be marked GF, but lists that is was made on the same processing machine as non-GF goods.