Couldn't imagine being GF without it!!! This is the widest selection of GF foods I have found yet. Store is not usually crowded - the only drawback is that it's a bit pricey - BUT any extra money you spend on GF food you can claim on your taxes as its our form of medical treatment so don't deprive yourself of this store!!!!!
The best! They even have against the grain rosemary baguette
I love this whole foods. They have an outstanding hot bar, and all their choices have ingredient lists and list allergens. I can't speak to cross contamination as I don't know how the food is prepared, but I've never gotten sick from the food here. Lots of grocery options too, obviously.
I live in the area and this is a must for GF. They are not perfect but a great place for a comprehensive selection of GF options. I'm also dairy free and they provide a nice selection of DF milk options as well. Nice prepared hot/cold food and salad area. Can buy and then eat prepared food in attached cafe. It would be helpful if prepared food would have GF indicators so you wouldn't have to read every ingredient for each item. Love the juice bar as well.
many options here for carry out food as all ingredients are listed at their buffet. I shop at this chain in Annapolis. The buffet line there has dedicated scales for weighing food which they did not have here. That was surprising considering the larger clientel. Found a bread here from a local bakery - very good Anna B's Gluten Free. It is NOT frozen and on bread shelf.
I love their gluten free pizzas but after calling them on the phone and verifying that the pizza could be cooked for me at the pizza counter the cook said it could not be done. I was out of town and no where near an oven I could use and starving. my whole family was very upset. no pizza tonight! we settled on chipotle 1.1 miles away.
I agree with the previous rating. It's whole foods so they have a lot on gf items on the shelf, but the staff in the salad area/bakery did not know what gf free was. Also, what was really bothersome was that they seemed annoyed that I asked. One girl (who was helpful) just kept saying it was "healthy and organic". When I explained how important this was and that I could end up in the hospital if I get gluten she didn't seem to think that was significant. ( I say that bc she just stared at me and didn't go ask for help). I ended up getting a basic salad without dressing and left feeling like I wouldn't go back for fresh food. Very unpleasant experience.
As a grocery store, the choices are terrific. But as a place to get a prepared lunch from the buffet, not so good. Many items were incorrectly marked and others had obvious cross contamination.
Lots of good gluten free groceries and personal care items. When I asked, they advised that none of their fresh made food could be considered gluten free because of their open kitchen concept and pizza station. I chanced some veggies once and got sick later, so I should have heeded the warning.
They now carry Canyon Bakehouse & Katz GF breads/ baked goods in a freezer on the back R of store. In the bakery section, they now have GF sheet cakes, & round, decorated special occasion cakes, frozen. They're improving.
I always go and get lunch at Whole Foods when in LA although they will not guarantee GF on their in house food because of the cross contamination risk, they will gladly print you the ingredients of any meals you ask for. Great salads and I've never had an issue and the package GF food there is a fraction of what it costs me in Canada . I ❤WF!!!
Have considered having lunch there a couple of times. Upon observation, the self-serve buffet often has mis-labeled items and incorrect ingredient lists. So I cannot trust that it is safe. Also not sure if folks who came through kept serving spoons in the correct locations. Some of them were lying outside of the serving areas. I suspect cross contamination is a big problem and not willing to take a chance.
I'm local, and just grateful there's a Whole Foods here, as other grocers and Trader Joe's simply lack the variety. I shop here weekly, more for organic and GF ingredients than their prepared items. They do claim the hot foods are prepared with tamari, not soy sauce, but I've not found that to be consistently true. But everything is well labelled so a little careful reading usually does the trick.
A smaller whole foods than I'm used to not a lot of gluten free options is the pre prepared section. Overall nice clean store with lots of GF options.
If you want to eat someplace buffet style this is a great option. All of their entrees have the ingredients listed. However, given that the hot bar and salad bar are handled by a lot of people there is a risk of cross contamination. Definitely wouldn't recommend for celiacs. However the food is always healthy and tasty, but extremely pricey.
Good for groceries but they rarely label any prepared foods GF (due to kitchen cross-contamination I guess?) so hot bar is not safe. Can't understand why they would open a cafe and bar upstairs without the ability to make fresh juices. Many other Whole Foods and Mom's markets have juice bars. Wish they had discount/loyalty programs for frequent shoppers or families struggling to eat for allergies on a budget. They seem more worried about catering to the specialty wine and cheese crowd.
Its like a status symbol of health food. Overpriced for what you get.
Attended a meeting today that was catered by Whole Foods. Overall, I was underwhelmed - their food was over-seasoned and just sort of odd. For example: Their quinoa salad (GF, vegan) had apples, carrots and dried cranberries but was totally overwhelmed w black pepper. Just kind of weird.
I dine at the hot/cold bars on a regular basis. The staff are VERY knowledgeable. Although they will list if wheat is an ingredient, they will not list gluten. They are also unwilling/unable to label anything as gluten-free since they do not have a dedicated kitchen and cook pizza beside their kitchen. This leads to some limitations when "spices", "flavoring" or other ominous items are on the ingredients list. The staff are always very patient and eager to help, but I have not been able to convince them to put "gluten" on their ingredient cards yet :) The grocery store obviously offers an enormous array of GF items and often has them specially marked.
This is probably the least gluten free friendly whole foods market in the country in terms of their buffet options. Make sure you read the buffet labels. They put bread crumbs in hamburger patties as well as in some of their quinoa salads so watch out! They have a lot of great GF products on their shelves including Against The Grain personal pizzas which are amazing and I don't see them at other whole foods!
Whole Foods obviously understands that GF bread is teeny tiny, so they make 2 sandwiches for a GF order. Yeah, 2 sandwiches for $7, it's the best lunch deal in town.
This rating is for this particular WF. Please do yourself the favor and drive out to the Town and Country store. This Brentwood store is filthy and makes me feel like I need a shower just from being there. I can't believe it. Hands down the worst WF I've been to in our country!
Good selection of packaged GF mixes, GF bread hard to locate & usually stuffed in between the "regular" or sprouted stuff. GF bread next to sprouted wheat?? Seriously? Only source in Denver I am aware of for GF pie shells, just a shame they taste like cardboard. Deli IS NOT SAFE :( For as much as food here costs, you would think they could take more care in how GF is handled & TASTE what they sell.
I admit, I expect more from Whole Foods when it comes to alternative diet issues. But it's the store I like least for GF. And the deli? For several months I went to a class right after work with my daughter, and since she wanted vegetarian options, Whole Foods was on the way. I only ever found 1 deli item I could eat: a caprese salad. The brown rice, veg, and salmon combo? Not GF. Sushi? Not GF. One lousy salad, that was it. Mickey D's and Wendy's have more GF options!
There are many gluten free items in the grocery store, including their own "Whole Foods" brand. I highly recommend the whole foods brand sandwich bread, it's delicious. In my opinion, it's better than Rudy or udi's. They also make excellent biscuits. Find them both in the gluten free freezer.
They often have interesting tastings and samples that are gluten-free. I just wish they would make it more obvious which items are gluten-free. I had thought this store has fewer GF products than the other local WholeFoods stores but apparently that is not true.
Great selection of gf groceries. I love the gf aisle that has an amazing large cookie section. I now keep a cookie jar in my kitchen bc of it. The groceries are VERY pricey and better as a supplement to your regular shopping.
Compared to other whole foods not that GFfriendly
Love whole foods (except the prices).
Much more expensive than Stop and shop with mostly the same selection. No incentive to go here for GF products
Fair selection of GF foods but their GF labeling needs to be improved/more consistent. Not a big variety of GF fresh bakery items. Foods offered are definitely more expensive than other stores.
My go to for gluten free groceries. Even their deli can make gluten free sandwiches!
Pricey, but if you want one of the best gf beers and you don't mind a splurge, try the three varieties of Green's from Belgium!
One of the best places in town to grab a quick GF bite to eat or to get GF groceries. The prices aren't that bad, really, and they carry produce from local organic farms, so your food might actually taste like something and have some actual nutritional value! I still prefer to shop at the farmer's markets for produce, but for dairy products, rice, pasta, etc., this is the place. For many GF products, this is the only place in town you can get them. On weekends or after 1700 on a weekday, the parking situation is not good, but it is doable.
The best place for gluten free food options and fresh vegetables. If you live a ways from the store,bring your own bags with cold liners or ice to keep frozen items cold.
This place is like the gluten-free Mecca of the Northwest Suburbs. Really large and nicely stocked Whole Foods location. If you're looking for something specific that's GF, they'll probably have it. Bread, pizza, baked goods, flour mixes, snacks, drinks, beers, even a food and salad bar with plenty of options ... The list is practically endless. Staff is generally very friendly and helpful.
So many options. Great food!
I love whole foods:) great organic selection;)
Tons of clearly labels gluten free food
Great selection of GF foods. Frozen muffins, cakes, scones, pie crusts and tons of other products clearly labeled GF- no guessing. I still shop Trader Joes for bread and a few other GF items as they have better prices.
Great selection, but extremely high priced (we call it whole paycheck) if I had the money I'd probably only shop there :)
This store has Gluten Bread in the same location as the Gluten Free bread and Gluten Free muffins. If that was not bad enough, now they have no more than one to two feet away an open GLUTEN cookie bar that has cookies in open bins. There are no lids and there are cookie crumbs being swept up on a continual basis right next to not only the Gluten Free freezer section but the Gluten Free Bread Section. When I wrote to Whole Foods Public Relations, they wrote, "I wanted to clarify that while the cookie bar is located in a nearby proximity to the gluten free freezers, it is very much in compliance with safety regulations as all items in that freezer are sealed and properly cared for to ensure that there is no threat of cross-contamination. As you might know, we don’t limit our gluten free items to one section of the store, rather, they are found throughout our aisles to allow for a simple and convenient shop for our gluten free shoppers. The safety of our shoppers and team members is incredibly important and I can assure you that we are always mindful of the way we merchandise items throughout our store." A sensitive celiac can not even go near that as we all know. The manager of the store at the time stated that there should be no problem and that although we carry gluten free items, we are not a gluten free store. So, you decide! I had to pick one star, if it were up to me they would of gotten a negative 100 stars.
For the most part a great store, but they keep regular flour on same shelves as gluten free flour. For someone with a severe case of Celiac's, that provides enough cross contamination to make them extremely ill. I've complained to management on numerous occasions, but they refuse to segregate the flour. I don't shop there as a result.
Whole Foods has a great selection of gf foods. Their salad bar is amazing. Like any salad bar, though, there is a risk of cross-contamination.
Great tasting baked goods.
Super nice, knowledgeable, and helpful! Last Thanksgiving, we ordered our gluten free turkey from them...AMAZING! Just a few.weeks ago, my husband ordered my birthday cake...they used two frozen cakes from their own frozen line (Gluten Free Bakehouse) and they iced it, sprinkled it with finely shredded.coconut, and wrote "Happy Birthday" on it...it was gorgeous AND delicious!
Beer is good. Gf choices good but it is a bit pricie.
Do not have a specific gluten free section but have tons of options throughout the store
Best selection of g free foods by far!
Plenty of gluten-free options here!
Lots of gluten free foods available but not much in the way of baked hoofs except frozen pizza and frozen bread, and frozen muffins. They do have one delight Amy's gluten free Mac and cheese...it is to die for. It is in the freezer section. The Annie's Mac and cheese is very watery with little cheese flavor, I add shredded cheddar to the sauce mix for a cheesier flavor. Tends to be expensive, but you do get what you pay for!
Excellent organic market. Obviously a pricey chain but has a lot of gluten free foods. You can even go to customer service an get a list of all gf items available in the store.
This place has everything! There is even a built in bar, cafe, bakery, coffee shop, deli, seafood and meat counters.... On and on. The biggest selection of beer and wine I have seen outside of a beverage store. Multiple gluten free sections including a freezer section.
Tons of GF free beer and groceries you can't go wrong here!
This grocery store offered a variety if gluten free options but I was disappointed that it lacked many of my favorite items that I've come to take for granted from my local store in Bend OR. They do offer a gluten free section however it is more limited than many of the other whole foods that I've visited.
Lots of frozen.and packaged foods here. Frozen gluten free bread by the case.
This is a nice size store with a large selection of Gluten free items to purchase. They even have pies to purchase and pie shells. There is a nice size parking lot, however, they only lot you 2 hrs and they do have some one patrolling the lot marking tires.
Most GF options of any grocery store I've found so far. Only 4 stars for price. I've found some of the same GF items in other stores with lower prices.
Great gf selection
We rarely go to Whole Foods because it is just too expensive. If you have a great paying job (teachers do not) and make a lot of money and don't have to worry about how much you spend on shopping, I can understand shopping here, but otherwise its not worth it. You buy three or four items and just that alone is $20 or more. We go here now only once in a great while and only for an item or two.
There must be a wide variety of approaches to GF at different Whole Foods stores. Ours in Redwood City CA is awesome and I can't imagine being GF without it. Though GF items are intermingled with like items throughout the store, there is a separate section with just GF items and it is located close to a separate freezer section with just GF items. Have your local manager talk to the Redwood City manager about the set-up.
Limited selection of gf food products that actually taste decent, and fresh salad bar/carry-out is not safe for gf customers due to cross-contamination by other customers...
Once you shop here you won't want to go anywhere else. Awesome selection of high quality Gf foods, bakery items, etc.
A fantastic shopping area for most all organic and delicious food
Whole Foods bought out Greenlife. That has been good and bad. They brought in a lot more variety of GF foods & beer. Unfortunately, they have brought more variety in some areas displacing some of the really good items. Sometimes they are out of popular GF items for a week or two. They did bring in "Against the Grain" Pizza crust which is now my go to crust. Some times I just bake the crust. It has three cheeses actually in the crust,
Staff was very helpful in showing me where the gf items were. All gf items throughout the store are clearly labeled with a green gf sign next to the price on the shelf. There was also a large variety of most gf items to choose from.
Too expensive to do all your grocery shopping but has the best selection of GF food Ive seen.
Best selection of GF...although it is way more expensive than Sprouts or Trader Joes. They do, however, come out with the newest GF foods first. Everything GF is easy to spot and they have an entire section dedicated to GF to make it easy! I love that I can go to the sandwich counter and get a GF sandwich!
Excellent market to purchase gluten free items. Wide varieties $ choices of products available. Don't miss the Whole Foods gluten free cupcakes, they are to die for!
Unique and great GF products. Beware of the salad bar
Great place to shop.
Way too much over processed gluten free food and way too expensive. Better to go to a local gf bakery.
The best store for Gluten Free products
Helpful, knowledgable staff in the extreme. Every pasta or rice you could want. I bought 31 items total bill for GF 100 dollars. Nit bad for great taste and great health.
Not concerned with cross contamination (for the prices they should already be set up), and not many GF options that you couldn't find at your local grocer for half the price, however they have some safe packaged items.
Lots of gluten free options
Amazing food/large selection, but extremely expensive
Some excellent option. They do some delicious whole foods brand cookies. Packages of whole foods items across the store - from broths to hummus to dairy are well branded with GF and factory descriptions. Easy to shop here
They have a ton of gluten free foods, but they are waaaay over-priced, the other shoppers are snobs, and the parking lot is horrible.
Significant variety of gluten-wheat free products.
We eat here pretty much once a week before we do our shoppingk the menu doesnt change much but what they do have is pretty good; the mashed potatoes are awesome. Two cautions: Read the ingrediants carefully; the allergy warnings will list wheat, but not things like barley. I have been bitten by cross contamination; I suspect that someone mixed serving spoons.
Tons of GF products in store
I am always able to find new things here that are gluten free for my daughter.
Pricey but large selection. Usually pretty busy.
My favorite store to find gluten-free EVERYTHING in! Yes, they're a bit more expensive, but their quality and selection are worth every penny.
Great selection. Its nice to have an isle dedicated to gf. I go to where they cook pizza in the store and get the frozen rice crust for pizzas, so nice to make our own. Also frozen pierogies delish! Udi bread, hamburger buns and hot dog buns great and choices of gf flours awesome and some gf beers and ales is nice.
lots of options but like everywhere else its expensive for gluten free food
Great gluten free selections!
Prepared food bar had all ingredients clearly labeled. Plenty of GF choices as well as good variety of GF groceries.
Great selection very pricey! good staff but I use this as a backup for what I can't find at trader Joe's and ingles or what I didn't buy in bulk, discounted, on amazon. The against the grain pizza is great.
Good selection of GF products. Helpful staff. Don't trust the GF shelf tags in the HBA dept.
GF Two-bite Brownies!!!!!
Have a whole aisle gluten free. The bread rudis is yummy check the freezer in the bread aisle. A lot of vitamins that are gluten free and cookies and crackers.
WF sells many GF products. There were GF labels everywhere. It is easy to shop here. It's a little pricey, but well worth it.
Great packaged food. Prepared food is well labeled. My favorite place to shop. They will special order my bread :)
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