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!
Shirley @ gfe & All Gluten-Free Desserts says
Such a great post, Johnna! I love these types of posts. I’m sure many will find them helpful. I’m not sure we’ll ever get a Trader Joe’s, but if we do or I get to visit one elsewhere, I’ll refer to your list. 🙂 Oh, and I love the Elvis photo! I think the title should be, “I (and Elvis) Shopped Here: Trader Joes.” 😉
Thanks, Shirley! I had fun walking up and down the aisles making this list and hope others will chime in with what they buy, too.
Excellent post and list! I’m about a month in to learning of my gluten sensitivity and cutting it out of my diet. I was just looking for the black beans, but found the mother load here, thank you so much!
Thanks for dropping by! Good luck to you on your gluten-free journey. 🙂
Be very careful with Trader Joe’s gluten free products. If you read the fine prints, many of Trader Joe’s gluten free products are manufactured on equipment that also processes wheat. I am allergic to gluten and I finally stop buying Trader Joes’s gluten free products.
Thanks for your comment, Eric! I’ve mentioned that in this post, as there is definitely a difference in “no gluten ingredients” and “gluten-free.” I am also very sensitive to gluten with a severe reaction and haven’t had any issues with the items I buy at Trader Joe’s but think it is important for folks like you to share your experiences, too. 🙂
Thank you for this post also!
So I cannot eat gluten either and was wondering about the raw almond butter! Is that gluten free?
Are you saying those nuts you listed are gluten free ? I am afraid to eat them cuz I don’t know for sure and customer service could not give me an answer.
Thank-you for your help!
It’s so good to know we can find others out there too like us.
Thanks for dropping by.
To my knowledge, the raw almond butter is gluten free. I eat it with no issues, however each person needs to read the labels and gluten-free product listings provided by the Trader Joe’s in their area to make an informed decision.
I have noticed recently Trader Joe’s is adding more of the “Processed in the same facility” and “processed on the same equipment with” notices on their products. These notices are optional, so it is nice to see them added. I do not have any problems with the nuts I purchase at Trader Joe’s. I do not buy any of the ones with a “processed in/with” notice that includes wheat, but again those statements are not mandatory so you have to use your best judgment. You will also need to always check labels, as ingredients and processing changes, as well as regional changes that have been observed at Trader Joe’s.
Thanks again for stopping by!
Thank-you kindly for your time to reply back Johnna! Appreciate it. 🙂
Yea I found an old jar that I saved of the Almond Butter before it went to the plastic jars and it said “Gluten free” whereas the plastic jar does not say it. I wish they would add it to the things that are gluten free. It would make life a bit easier and hassle free. I did recommend that to the customer service phone number and she said they get that request a lot.
Yes, I learned the hard way as I was buying the almond meal thinking it was ok and found out otherwise about a month ago that it said it was processed on a facility with wheat. No wonder my rash would not go away and I cannot get better!!! So as always I do read labels and have been but somehow that one slipped right by me and I have been buying it for at least 3 -4 years.
I totally appreciate your website and the help you offer as this is not easy to live a gluten free life.
I will eat the nuts then as you listed in the section. I have been a bit afraid to for fear of gluten.
I will check out more of your website too as I have yet to do so.
Thanks again Johnna!
Thank you so much for sharing. I’m having to go gluten free and don’t know where to begin. I’m new to all this. I didn’t know almond butter was gluten free. Nice to know. Thx again!
Good luck on your gluten-free journey. There are hundreds of recipes here and I share links to recipes from others on my Facebook page. I hope you’ll follow along!
Paulette Welch says
Why doesn’t Trader Joe’s just label gluten free products that can be read while shopping?
They do. What’s included in this post is a listing of my favorites.
Trader Joe’s labels well, provides a website list and they have printed hard copies in the store as well.
I should point out though that we shouldn’t limit ourselves to only what is on their list–as fresh fruits and vegetables aren’t on their list as well as items that are naturally gluten-free.