Let’s talk about the best brand of gluten free bread that’s available in 2022! Here’s a list of soft and flavorful store-bought gluten free bread you need to try! Some of these bread brands can be found in stores while others can be ordered from amazing online small shops.
In this blog post, you’ll find gluten free bread reviews based on my personal preferences. I’ll tell you what I think the best brand of gluten free bread is that I’ve found thus far in 2022. Let me tell you right now, if you’re still buying Udi’s, you’re missing out. Tasty gluten free bread does not have to be dry, crumbly, or feel like styrofoam.
Tasty gluten free bread is definitely hard to find. But store-bought gluten free bread can also be really delicious.
This blog post dives deep into gluten free bread reviews while we navigate to the best gluten free bread brand you can find.
Let’s Talk About Why It’s So Hard To Find Good Gluten Free Bread
What is the difference between normal bread and gluten-free bread? Well, it comes down to the type of flour that has to be used. While normal bread is made with traditional white or wheat flour. Gluten free bread has to be made with flour that does not contain wheat, rye, or barley. Instead, it would be made with some sort of combination of gluten free flours like sorghum flour, rice flour, potato starch, and so on. While these flours will work and can create a delicious product, they all lack gluten protein. And that gluten protein is the very thing that makes traditional bread work so well. It’s sticky, stretchy, helps bread hold its shape, and brings that chewy texture we all know and love.
Fortunately, there are some ways to mimic this texture in gluten free bread, but even so, it’s clearly not always the same. Hence why we gluten free folks are always on the search for the perfect store-bought gluten free bread.
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Can’t I Just Make Tasty Gluten Free Bread at Home?
Definitely! While this blog post will focus on the best brand of gluten free bread that you can buy, making your own is always a tasty option. There can be many benefits to making your own bread at home. It’s generally MUCH cheaper to bake at home. You can usually achieve a softer texture because it’s fresh rather than made to be shelf-stable. And of course baking, especially the art of gluten free bread making, is such an enjoyable craft.
So if baking is your thing like me, you can definitely make your own tasty gluten free bread at home that might even be better than the store-bought gluten free bread! Here are some recipes you might want to try for your gluten free bread ventures.
Gluten Free Bread Recipes
For Gluten Free Sandwich Bread (i.e. bread that contains yeast) here are some recipes I’ve enjoyed…
If you’re not ready to jump into the yeasted bread realm of baking, here are some sweet bread recipes (think banana bread texture) you can try…
What Qualifies Me To Choose the Best Gluten Free Bread??
I have been gluten free for over 10 years now and have tried a lot of gluten free bread in that time. I am a self-proclaimed bread addict and have been known to eat a loaf in a matter of a couple of days. Because of the price, bread is no longer a staple in my pantry. That’s why I’m very picky when I do fork over the money to buy it. I have high standards and in my personal opinion this list displays which gluten free bread is the best.
But guys, it’s not that serious! These are all my own OPINIONS. If you have a different opinion that’s awesome!
Tell Us What You Think in the Comments
We all have such different tastes and preferences. Please don’t hold back if you disagree or if there’s a tasty gluten free bread I didn’t mention. Leave a comment and share what bread you love! Your comments will help others get a better idea of what they might want to try.
Now Let’s Look at Tasty Store-Bought Gluten Free Bread Options
Now on to the store-bought gluten free bread options. Let’s dive right into some of the tasty gluten free bread options you can find both in local grocery stores or online. All of these bread options are very tasty so I’m hoping you can find your new favorite gluten free bread brand!
This list is in no particular order. But keep reading to the end to find out which bread I would deem the best brand of gluten free bread for 2022.
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Quick Disclaimer: While this list is about gluten free bread, please remember to always take your health into your own hands. Check ingredients and read for cross-contact warnings if that applies to you. If you’re ever unsure if a certain product is safe for your consumption, please ask your doctor.
This store-brand gluten free bread is pretty good. It’s a BIT on the styrofoam texture side. But it is soft and has a good flavor. Plus it actually has a pretty good price compared to other gluten free bread (which is surprising being that it’s at Whole Foods).
It probably wouldn’t be a good list of grocery store gluten free bread if Canyon wasn’t here. This is just an all-around good gluten free bread, hence why it’s grown so much in popularity. It’s a soft texture and they have a lot of different great flavors. While the slices are definitely on the small side, it’s still an enjoyable texture.
This bread is actually completely grain-free, and somehow they do it right! I really enjoy the soft texture of this bread. It comes in some great flavors, like a cinnamon raisin. Some people might not enjoy the eggy aftertaste, but I actually quite like it.
Schar does gluten free pretty darn well. It’s not perfect and most people would say, yea that tastes gluten free. But I’d say it’s still a tasty gluten free bread that’s worth trying. With the soft texture it offers, it could become one of your favorites.
This is an artisan-type gluten free bread that is really quite delicious. Big loaves, soft texture, amazing flavors. Yes, a big price tag but if you want to treat yourself to tasty gluten free bread and support a smaller company, this is an awesome brand to try.
If you have a Wegmans grocery store, consider yourself blessed. Growing up in the birthplace of Wegmans, that was our main grocery store and I’m always excited to stop there when I visit my parents. In their bakery section, there’s an amazing homemade gem. This Gluten Free Oatmeal bread that they make in-house is so soft, flavorful, and just incredible. *Celiacs beware because I believe it’s made around all the other bread. But, if you have a low intolerance and can handle cross-contact, go give this bread a try!
Trader Joe’s makes some great gluten free bread at some great prices. One of their more recent products, the Gluten Free Italian Bread is so soft and tasty I actually enjoyed eating it right out of the bag with some butter (which is rare as gluten free bread tends to be too dry if it’s not toasted).
So What’s the Best Brand of Gluten Free Bread of 2022?
Above I presented some bread I do buy and enjoy! All of the bread brands listed above are tasty gluten free bread options. But *DRUMROLL PLEASE* below I present to you my TOP TWO (because I couldn’t choose just one) best gluten free bread brands that you can find as of this year, 2022.
This has to be my all-time favorite gluten free bread. I don’t buy gluten free bread often because it can get pricey. But when my carbaholic cravings kick in, this is the bread I run to.
Guys, this bread is a WALMART brand, and way too many people don’t know how good it is. It can be found hidden in their normal bread aisle. It’s incredibly soft and stretchy much like real bread. I actually enjoy eating it both toasted or untoasted (which is usually unheard of with gluten free bread). It comes in white or multigrain and both are delicious. Go try it!
Oh my heart, this gluten free sourdough is just incredible. If it wasn’t for the price tag this would be my everyday bread. The inside is so soft, chewy, and tangy while the crust is beautifully crisp. It’s definitely not too sour, it just has that perfect punch. The texture actually reminds me of a good quality white bread (good quality, I’m not talking like a wonderbread) because it’s just so soft and tender.
Yes, this bread is pricey but they are a small Californian shop that handcrafts all of their bread for local sales and weekly shipping. The owners of this small shop are so sweet and I’ve actually worked with them for a couple of collaborations. I’ve used their bread to make my vegan french toast on Instagram. I’ve also used it to make some amazing sourdough bread pudding. Put your orders in and treat yourself because this bread is a winner!
What’s your favorite gluten free bread? Make sure to share your thoughts in the comments below!