Saturday, January 31, 2009

Bread crumbs and shopping

(Updated March 2011)

For a while I had problems locating gluten-free bread crumbs. I use them mainly for roasted fish. Sesame seeds also work for fish, but that's a little different. For other uses, I found that corn meal is a good substitute. I think I used to find them at Loblaws (schar brand,, but no more. I also used to find them at Rainbow Foods, but not consistently.

Nowadays I go to the Natural food pantry to get my crumbs. Recently, they've come out with their house brand of gluten-free products line that includes bread crumbs, breads and baked goodies. Also graham cracker crumbs and pie crusts. In addition, they also have a good selection of frozen breads etc., pasta, soup stocks, breakfast cereals and cookies. I just discovered O'doughs flaxseed buns, and they are yummy! My other favourite I can find there are Glutino's English muffins.

Natural Food Pantry

205 Richmond Rd
Ottawa, ON, K1Z 6W4
442 Hazeldean Road
Kanata, ON, K2L 1V2
2277 Riverside Drive (Billings Bridge shopping centre)
Ottawa, ON, K1H 7X6

Rainbow foods

1487 Richmond Rd.

 Ottawa ON K2B 6R9


La Boite a Grains (in Gatineau) carries a good selection of GF flours. You can get a 10% discount if you buy a small crate's worth. Also the place where I get the GF beer (La Messagere). They now have a red version! (2 locations in Gatineau)

And as I mentioned, the Loblaws is another place to go for GF products. They are well stocked in breakfast cereals, pasta,  soup stocks, soy sauce, and flours. No Glutino brown rice flour though. But there might be some from Bob's Red Mill brand, the products of which I'm discovering (the "Mighty tasty hot cereal" is not bad!).

Loblaws (superstore)

190 Richmond Road

Ottawa ON K1Z 6W6




Blogger Rick said...


Hartman's on Bank and Somerset has a really decent selection of GF foods (both frozen and boxed) as well. I'll check for the graham cracker crumbs next time I go.

2:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have found gluten free bread crumbs at most Bulk Barns across the city. They are boxed and from major brand names like El Pato.

1:19 PM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

NFP has graham crackers and crumbs that are gluten free because they have a gluten free bakery in Kanata.

12:05 PM  
Blogger Kat said...

Have you been to Caprese (on Bronson) which is a 100% gluten-free restaurant? I haven't been yet, just wondering if you know about it.

7:49 AM  
Blogger Suzy said...

Oh man I'm so glad I found this. I'm a newly diagnosed Celiac and thrilled to have an Ottawa-specific source. Good times!

9:16 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

Pizza Pizza has a Gluten free crust!

6:33 AM  
Blogger Tanya said...

Wow, your blog is fantastic! I'm going to try out a bunch of the products you have suggested. Thank you so much for sharing! :)


4:59 PM  
Blogger Clinish said...

Please continue your blog - it is so helpful to a recently converted GF person!

6:15 AM  

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