Monday, June 15, 2009

We're Back!

After a week long hiatus, Ms. Celiac Says is back with an assortment of great gluten free news planned for you this week! So, let's get to it!

I usually avoid going to Trader Joe's as the crowds at the NYC Union Square location scare me out of the store.

I don't have the patience to try to maneuver my way up and down each aisle and normally feel that I can't even find that large of a gluten free selection.

But last week, I forced myself to walk into the store and really take a good look around and now I get it! I completely understand everyone's Trader Joe's obsession!

First of all, the prices are amazingly cheap! I'm used to shopping at Whole Foods or other health food stores and I was at a loss for words when my items were all rung up at the cashier. For the same items at Whole Foods, it would have easily cost me double.

And at Trader Joe's even though the prices are so cheap, you're not skimping on quality either. Pretty much everything I bought was organic!

They do have quite a selection of foods that are gluten free too! I purchased their gluten free french rolls which when toasted were absolutely delicious! I also purchased these delicious gluten free bean chips to dip in a gluten free garlic hummus! For sweets, I got some delicious apricot and raspberry fruit leathers!

Another thing I loved about Trader Joe's was their selection of frozen vegetables. At Whole Foods, I usually just end up purchasing frozen broccoli as there really isn't much else available. But here I was able to get frozen asparagus and frozen artichoke hearts along with some delicious edamame.

If you visit Trader Joe's website,, they provide a list of their gluten free products to download.

In addition to some of the products I purchased, they also have a gluten free brownie mix and a gluten free pancake and waffle mix. They have gluten free ice cream bars, gluten free ice cream, gluten free chocolate dipped bananas, gluten free sorbet, gluten free chocolate, gluten free candies, gluten free cookies, a gluten free flourless chocolate cake, and gluten free pancakes!

For more information and to find a location near you, visit their website at


  1. Ms Celiac, I share your feelings about Trader Joe's. Every time I go, I expect my total to be much higher. I also load up on frozen fruit at TJ's because it is usually 50% cheaper than the regular supermarket. If you get a chance to go to TJ's in the suburbs, it is a lot less crowded and makes for a more pleasant shopping experience.

  2. i love trader joe's. im gluten free AND vegetarian so i need all the help i can get, price-wise! i reviewed their gluten-free english muffins on my blog last week and i have to say it's nice to be able to just grab a package of something pre-made every now and then! By the way, the best time to shop trader joe union square is monday-friday 10am-12. in and out in a flash!

  3. Thanks for the advice! I will definitely try to do my next shopping excursion on a weekday morning!