Typically, vegan and gluten free bread and baked goods are difficult to find because eggs are often added to gluten free flour replacements as a binder. Fortunately, more and more vegan and gluten free food has become widely available and after trying several different bread brands over the years, I thought I’d share a list of my favourites in no particular order. Let’s just say not all vegan and gluten free bread is good bread!
And of course, if you prefer to homemake your gluten free bread, check out my gluten free sourdough starter highlight on Instagram!
When storing gluten free bread, it’s important (usually) to keep it in the fridge. You can also store it in the freezer for best freshness but it’s important that you slice your bread before storing. It’s really difficult to slice into a frozen, gluten free bread, so make sure you do this!
Gluten free bread is best enjoyed freshly toasted regardless, so my preferred method of storage is slicing, freezing and toasting.
Little Northern Bakehouse was the first gluten free & vegan bread that I actually LOVED. I have tried the Millet & Chia Loaf, Seeds & Grain Loaf, Cinnamon & Raisin Loaf and the Millet & Chia buns. The brand is widely available in the US in various grocery stores and can be found in the frozen aisle. If you live in New York City, I purchase mine at my local Fairway Market.
They also offer 2 wide slice loafs, as their original loaves are a little bit smaller sized and new to me–hot dog buns! As of 2021, they now offer pizza crusts, bagels and more. Yum!
Best for: gluten free buns, general toast, most similar to white bread.
Food for Life Baking Co. was the first brand that introduced me to bread alternatives. Before I stopped eating gluten, I used to eat their Ezekiel sprouted breads (I can still eat these sometimes) and once I stopped eating gluten, I was happy to find they had an option for me. I’ll always have a special place in my heart for the Gluten Free Brown Rice Bread, because it was the first ever vegan & gluten free bread I had tried. At the time, there weren’t many other options so I was just beyond happy that I could eat bread again.
Other gluten free options are–Exotic Brown Rice Bread, Raisin Pecan Bread, Rice Almond Bread, Rice Millet, Rice Pecan, White Rice, and a host of others.
I have not tried their newer gluten free options: Sprouted Almond, Sprouted Cinnamon Raisin, Sprouted Flax Bread, Sprouted 3 Seed Bread. I’d be interested to try these as the original Brown Rice Bread has a very crumbly texture, even after being toasted, and doesn’t travel well in packed meals!
Best for: a huge variety of GF options! Sprouted options also.
BFree bread is both gluten and wheat free, and every single products seem to be vegan. They offer an impressive variety of products including tortillas, bagels, sandwich bread and pita, which I haven’t seen any other vegan & gluten free brands offer. I have tried the pita bread last time I was in Europe and absolutely loved it. I can’t speak for the rest of the product line personally!
Best for: pita!
AWG Bakery is special because it’s vegan, gluten free, grain free AND paleo friendly bread. They offer loaves you can slice and rounds as well! I first saw these in Erewhon Market in LA but you can find them and order them online. Note that they do have a bit of a tang and flavour because of the ingredients used, but if you are looking for something grain free too (which can be hard to come by) this is worth trying.
Coco Bakes has almost what I would describe as a…. dare I say it… cult gluten-less bread eating following. I say this because as soon as I shared this blogpost, I got several messages within the first hour recommending her sourdough which is only made and available for purchase on the weekends (online and for pickup in LA). The bakery offers a variety of other gorgeous items, but the sourdough is lovely!
High on my list is North Carolina based brand, Simple Kneads, who make my favourite vegan & gluten free sourdough bread. It is refrigerator stable for a few weeks, and also stores well in the freezer in 3 pre-sliced varieties. Quinoa Power Grains (my personal favourite), Sourdough and Pumpernickel.
This bread is refined sugar free and made with whole plant ingredients. Absolutely amazing for sandwiches and in my personal opinion, the closest texture to glutinous bread yet. Also the size of these slices is wonderful and for once, not tiny just because it’s gluten free.
Best for: sandwiches, sourdough lovers (the ferment is strong in flavour)
This POC, woman owned bakery makes incredible vegan and gluten free sourdough bread in loaf form, cinnamon roll form and bagel form! Their loaf bread reminds me of a true white sourdough and they offer bagels in flavours like blueberry, everything and my personal favourite, togarashi!
This was a gem of a find that I am so excited to tell you about! Talia from Sixteen Mill makes the most amazing sourdough everything and vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free treats. Pictured below is her seeded bread, which is a must for sandwiches and toast, but she also makes fabulous gluten free bagels and her banana bread is to DIE for (I’m not even being dramatic).
I discovered Sharon’s delicious baking company, WOW Bakes through Instagram and she is truly a gluten free sourdough wizard. She’s got your standard bagels, but also poptarts and cookies (also made with sourdough). Her gluten free bagels have been the best yet that I’ve tried and the poptarts are magical.
I tried this sourdough on a whim, as I was browsing gluten free bread options at Erewhon! It was flavourful, delicious and toasts really beautifully. I didn’t get a chance to really try it on its own, because I ended up using it for a joke TikTok video but the bites I had, I enjoyed!
I discovered The Greater Knead in the freezer section of local NYC vegan grocery store, Orchard Grocer. Unfortunately, I had a long day ahead of me on what was a hot September day, so I didn’t pick any up but I did share it on my Instagram stories and you all told me I HAD to try it. Upon further research (read: stalking their Instagram), I discovered they also offer rainbow bagels and french toast bagels. Kneadless to say (ha), I will definitely be trying these bagels out because to this day, one of the few things I’ll eat containing gluten despite the stomach pains, is bagels.
For my paleo friends out there, The Pagel is a great gluten free and vegan bagel option. They are heavy in almond flour, so if that is an issue for you, stay away from these! Otherwise, they’ve got great flavours and can be stored in the freezer and toasted. Texturally, they are not exactly bread-like, but they make a wonderful paleo option, which again, is hard to come by!
These are only a handful of the incredible gluten free & vegan bread options on the market today, and everyone has different tastes and preferences so I’d recommend you try a variety in order to find your favourite. It’s easy to get discouraged if you don’t enjoy trying your first vegan or gluten free food item, but we are so fortunate to have options–so take advantage of that and try until you find your one!
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BY Remy • September 18, 2018
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