DISCLAIMER: We received some of these gluten free products in exchange for inclusion in this post! All opinions expressed are 100% our own and as always, if we don’t love them, I don’t share it!
Vancouver is home to some of the most delicious diverse foods in Canada. From the vegan products to the vegetarian products and even the Gluten free products, we’ve got it all. Gluten free products are not a fad, it’s not something you can just become overnight.
For many people becoming gluten free has its own set of challenges. These challenges can be very overwhelming and frankly at times, even difficult. Learning the gluten free ropes after meeting my best friend brought me to find many delicious gluten free products.
After meeting my best friend and her family, I learned how “left out” they can feel. Just Think of a child going to a birthday party and not being able to have the cake? I keep gluten free products on hand now for those moments. I learned that you don’t have to be gluten free to enjoy gluten free products!
Over the last few years, I’ve been an ambassador for The Healthy Family Expo. Which showcases companies helping to keep families like mine living a healthy life. This was also one of my first introductions to the gluten free.
I will admit, I shy’d away from gluten free products in the past out of fear that they don’t taste good. I have also done this with vegan and vegetarian foods. One thing I learned was when you’re hungry.. you will eat!
Gluten free products are not scary. Most gluten free food tastes the same if not better than most foods as they are not loaded full of chemicals we cannot pronounce. After letting go of the uneducated and irrational fear that gluten free products do not taste good, I found some of my favourite foods.
I’m sharing my Top 5 MUST HAVE delicious gluten free products. Did I mention that are made right here in Vancouver?
- Quesava – Veggie Poppers
These little bite size morsels of gluten free goodness are such an easy go to snack that I crave daily. Made with simple, wholesome ingredients and the infamous Quesava dough which is made from the gluten free vitamin and mineral-rich, cassava root.
Feed your tribe well, with Quesava’s modern, globally inspired twist on traditional village nourishments – with versatile, delicious ready-to-go, and bake-at-home products.
The bakery in Vancouver on Main Street is loaded with delicious gluten free products both ready to go and bake at home products. Looking for a gluten free lunch option, you do not want to miss out on their sandwichs #justsaying
2. Big Mountain Foods – Cauli Crumble
My first introduction to this was at Healthy Family Expo, all you could smell was this delicious scent that I knew I had to have. One piece of their Cauli-crumble pizza and it was love at first bite! Your kids will happily eat their veggies, truly not knowing any differently. They fooled me! Did I mention they taste amazing as a meat alternative in Taco’s?
3. FreeYumm Bars – Any flavour
These bars are so good that I often hide them from my children. The Raspberry Chia is my personal favourite! These gluten free bars and cookies are a fan favourite in our house. Did I mention the perfect snack for school lunches? FreeYumm Bars are also free of all top 9 priority allergens. Free of all unhealthy fillers, you can be sure that your family is only getting the very best!
This family-owned business started right here in Vancouver in 1983. In 2012, they joined the Nature’s Path Foods family. Que Pasa products are made with organic ingredients. They also come from plants grown in healthy, organic soil. They’re certified organic, non GMO Project Verified, gluten free, nut free, and vegan!
5. Love Child Organics – Love Ducks
I first heard of Love Child Organics after binge watching all of the Dragons Den episodes. Not only do they produce only the highest quality organic baby and children’s food. All Love Child Organics products are nutritionally-focused. They are organic and contain no unnecessary ingredients. You will never find refined sugars, additives, preservatives or fillers.
Love Ducks are one of our fave gluten free products. These cute-as-a-duckling organic puff snacks are made from non-GMO corn flour, rice flour, sunflower oil, and dehydrated fruits and vegetables- and nothing else!
There you have it! There are more options on the gluten free food list! Having a few of glute free options on hand will make it easier when entertaining guests. The last thing you ever want is for someone to feel left out!
You don’t have to be vegetarian to enjoy vegetarian food, why would gluten free products be any different?
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Looking for more Gluten Free options? My best friend has so many gluten free recipes on her blog.. you can check them out here!