For the most up-to-date information on gluten-free offerings at Trader Joe’s, please visit the list on their website. Try as I may, ingredients, voluntary “made on shared equipment” statements and regional suppliers change. This list contains what I purchased on the date of this post. While I try to maintain the most current offerings, it is best to always ask the business itself for the latest information.
Like most folks who live near a Trader Joe’s, I find myself shopping there pretty often. I get organic produce for a great price, steamed beets that make my salads tasty and affordable cheeses that rival a gourmet cheese market. Once I even saw Elvis shopping at Trader Joe’s in Las Vegas.
Folks who haven’t shopped at Trader Joe’s ask me why, what’s the big deal? For me, the big deal is primarily cost. I can buy many items for fraction of the price at the supermarket. Organic produce is often priced similarly to conventional produce elsewhere. Ingredients are a big deal to me, I never have to worry about artificial colors or HFCS in products at Trader Joe’s.
There are a fair number of gluten-free products in the store and many products are labeled with a “G”, which means no gluten ingredients used. As with any store, please read the labels carefully! Products can change overnight, suppliers can change overnight, products vary by region. I do not receive updates from manufacturers and can only post what is current in my region based on my visits to the store. Although many products at Trader Joe’s do not contain gluten ingredients, they are manufactured in a shared facility that does use wheat. You know your needs better than I do; buy only those products you feel safe consuming.
Below is a list of the products I most frequently buy at Trader Joe’s. I’ve created the list aisle-by-aisle to help you easily locate the items. If you have a healthy, gluten-free product you buy at Trader Joe’s that isn’t on the list, please leave a comment below. Let’s help each other shop!
One quick tip before I dive into the list: Take your own shopping bags to Trader Joe’s. I’m not suggesting this just because it’s environmentally friendly. Trader Joe’s has a gift certificate drawing for customers with reusable bags. Bring your own bags and get an entry into the drawing to win a store gift card. I like that incentive and have even won once! (These are my favorite shopping bags. And these are the reusable produce bags I use.)
- Organic Romaine Hearts
- Organic Carrots
- Organic Celery Hearts
- Organic Sweet Potatoes
- Organic Steamed Baby Beets
- Organic Baby Spinach
- Butternut Squash, cut into cubes
- Organic Blueberries
- Medjool Dates (almost hidden on the top shelf, half the price of most stores!)
- Super Firm Organic Tofu
- Organic Fruit is often very affordable, take a look to see what looks good!
- Organic Brown Rice Packets (I can cook rice quickly, but sometimes don’t plan well. Lifesaver for me!)
- Gluten-Free Pizza (read my review here)
- Gluten-Free Toaster Waffles (I don’t eat these often, but they are the best I have tried. And only $2!)
- Organic Frozen Veggies, offerings vary, read labels. In the Winter, I buy frozen Brussels sprouts here. Do not include fries on your list without reading labels carefully, I noticed some of their frozen fries aren’t gluten-free.
- Organic Riced Cauliflower
Udi’s bread, buns and bagels(No longer in the KC area stores, replaced by store brand)
- Corn Tortillas
- Store brand of white bread, multi-grain bread and buns
Canned Foods Aisles
- Organic Diced Tomatoes
- Organic Crushed Tomatoes
- Organic Diced Fire Roasted Tomatoes with Chiles
- Organic Black Beans
- Organic Tomato Paste
- Crushed Garlic in a jar (works great in a pinch if out of fresh garlic!)
- Roasted Red Peppers in a jar
- Pickle Relish (no HFCS!)
- Organic Marinara Sauce (only a few cents more than conventional, great price!)
- Pizza Sauce in a jar
- Pink Himalayan Sea Salt in a grinder
- Cold Pressed Olive Oil
- Coconut Oil (To me, the Trader Joe’s brand has a distinct coconut flavor. If you don’t like coconut, buy a different brand.)
- Balsamic Vinegar
- Organic Coffee, many varieties!
- Raw Almond Butter
- Vegetable Broth in a box (regular and low-sodium varieties available)
- Applesauce Cups, unsweetened (each cup is 1/2 cup, which is great when a recipe calls for a small quantity.) (It has been reported that these are now labeled “contains natural flavor.” I do not know what this natural flavor is, so use caution. I have contact Trader Joe’s but it is rare to get a reply from them.)
- Organic Pumpkin Puree (seasonal, stock up when you spot it!)
- Brown Rice Fusili
- Brown Rice Penne
- Brown Rice Spaghetti
- Black Bean noodles
- Corn Penne
- Corn Spaghetti
Gluten-Free Oats(These are a product of Canada. Until early 2016, oats labeled gluten-free from Canada were coming from Purity Protocol suppliers. That isn’t always the case now, so better safe than sorry.)
- Almond Milk (Almond Breeze, same as supermarket, just a great price! Also available as a store brand.)
- Chia Seeds (little purple bag, around $5)
- Hemp hearts
- Maple Syrup, Grade A and B are priced similarly and there is a Vermont-only bottle available.
Dried Fruits and Nuts
- Raw Sunflower Seeds
- Raw Pepitas/Pumpkin Seeds
- Pine Nuts (amazing price!)
- Sundried Tomatoes, NOT in oil, in a baggie (these are sometimes with dried fruit, sometimes with canned tomatoes)
- Check bags of nuts and dried fruits; Trader Joe’s is now labeling many products with the voluntary, “Made on shared equipment” or “Made in a shared facility” statements to many products and those can contain wheat. Always read labels.
Sweet Treats and Cookies
I wrote an additional post all about the gluten-free cookie options at Trader Joe’s. Click here to read it. There are many options, my favorite being the Gluten-Free JoeJoe’s, an oreo-like cookie. There are other cookies that very much resemble
Trader Joe’s has a No Gluten Ingredients Used list on their website. My list is not intended to provide a comprehensive list of all gluten-free products in the store, just the ones I use most. It is up to date BASED ON THE PUBLISHING DATE. Because ingredients and suppliers change frequently, as well as suppliers being regionally specific with Trader Joe’s, I have done my best BUT you are responsible for reading labels and making your own buying decisions. Try as I may, items change quickly so you must read labels. I hope this is a good resource for those of you cooking the recipes I share here on my blog and also those who attend my classes. When I first made dietary modifications, knowing where to get the goods was really helpful to me and I hope this helps you! Shop on, happy eaters…