Finding gluten-free products in Ottawa had not been as difficult when i initially thought. The fact is, everybody is looking at a gluten-free lifestyle, either due to allergies or as a result of conscious effort to consume better. Personally, the change is a result of an intolerance. Therefore i began my quest to finding Ottawa stores that carried these goods. After months of searching the town, I was able to list the best locations in downtown Ottawa.
Listed below are 5 locations:
1. Loblaws Superstores (both McArthur and Rideau locations)
The Loblaws Superstores use a section dedicated to gluten-free foods, including various flours, pasta, snacks, and canned foods. A frozen foods section can also be available for breads, pizza crusts, frozen dinners and tortillas.
2. All-natural Food Pantry (Billings Bridge Plaza, near the food court)
This store has got the widest selection of items that I’ve discovered in Ottawa. They offer lots of the same products that are found in the Loblaws Superstores but in addition possess a portion of baked products which don’t contain gluten. These are baked fresh daily and taste great!
3. Bulk Barn (South Keys location)
A good option to discover cheap gluten free flours will be the Bulk Barn. Here you will find teff flour, arrowroot flour, tapioca flour as well as other others. Since foods without any gluten are typically expensive, this store certainly is the best bang for your buck.
4. Rainbow Foods (Richmond Road)
Has a portion of gluten-free foods.
5. Nutrition House (Rideau Centre)
This is mainly a fitness restaurant but does sell gluten free products.
Although I spend nearly all of my money in the first 3 stores, I make sure to buy my flours on the Bulk Barn. The savings are incredible. Just make sure to purchase glass containers to hold the flours making labels for them for straightforward identification.