• Rudy's

    5 starsApril 10, 2013

    2321 Carlisle Boulevard Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 87110

    No gluten in the BBQ sauce! Rudy's hands out bread slices from the bag on request, and the bags of bread are at the register, not in the food-prep area. Cobbler is the only other thing with wheat in it. With so few wheat items in the kitchen, that really cuts down on cross-contamination potential.

  • Valley La Montanita Co-op Food Market

    5 starsApril 10, 2013

    2400 Rio Grande Boulevard Northwest, Albuquerque, NM 87104

    The Co-Op has a decent grocery selection of GF bread, frozen pizza and entrees, cookies, etc. But the deli is unbeatable. They offer delicious, fresh-baked GF cookies and muffins. They have some GF sushi options. The hot bar has beautifully-prepared breakfast and dinner options that have ingredients clearly labeled, and there are usually GF options. I have never been glutened by a Co-Op deli item, so I think they must have good practices.

  • Pizza 9

    5 starsApril 10, 2013

    6136 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107

    No Chicago deep dish in GF, but this is the best GF pizza I have had as yet.

  • Buca di Beppo

    3 starsApril 10, 2013

    6520 Americas Parkway N.E., Albuquerque, NM

    I LOVED Beppo's food and atmosphere pre- gluten sensitivity. But as a GF customer, I was told they didn't have a GF menu. (Hint to restaurants: I don't want my GF status to be an "issue" which I need to discuss with the waiter. Why not just put a little "NG" or something next to the menu item?)

  • Trader Joe's

    4 starsApril 10, 2013

    2200 Uptown Loop NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110

    TJ's carries good GF bread and pasta, and the prices are much better than other retailers. Informative labeling helps to distinguish between GF, vs no gluten ingredients, vs when cross-contamination could be an issue. Grab-and-Go section has no GF options. In a perfect world, stuff that doesn't "need" gluten (e.g. frozen peas), wouldn't have gluten. Still, TJ's is on my top-2 for GF grocery shopping.

  • Whole Foods

    2 starsApril 10, 2013

    5815 Wyoming Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109

    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!

  • Cafe Lush

    5 starsApril 10, 2013

    700 Tijeras Ave. NW., Albuquerque, NM 87102

    Many GF options, all clearly marked. Sandwiches on GF bread, GF pizza crusts, GF brownies. Lush makes it effortless to order GF. Their food is imaginative and beautifully prepared, and they use high quality, local ingredients. Excellent service, too. Thanks Lush! XO