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The Best Gluten-Free Breads

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I often post the best gluten-free breads on my Instagram account, and I promised I'd share about my favorite gluten-free bread brands so here we go!

While there aren't many brands I've deemed as favorites, there is one brand I lean on most often that's nationally available, and then two that are a bit more local or are available by mail-order.

The three main brands I'll note below are:

New Cascadia Gluten Free – based in Portland, OR – available by mail-order if you're not local to Portland. This is hands-down my favorite brand across the board.

Canyon Bakehouse Gluten Free – available nationwide – note that many of their products contain canola oil as of the publication of this post, and I don't personally buy any of those varieties.

Bread Srsly Gluten Free Sourdough – based in Berkeley in the San Francisco Bay Area – available on the West coast primarily, and by mail order otherwise.

Bonus brands:

Gjusta Gluten Free Rice & Teff Bread – based in Los Angeles (Venice), this bread is only available locally to the LA area as far as I am aware.

Jane the Bakery Quinoa Loaf – this bread is phenomenal, it has a slight sweetness and a bit of a pumpernickel vibe to it, but better. It's sold as a loaf locally here in San Francisco, and I love to slice it thick to serve a single piece as avocado toast.

In the lists below, I'm placing them in order of preference. If I don't list it, it doesn't mean I don't like it, but I'm listing my favorites here!

All of these favorite gluten-free breads really need to be toasted to be best-enjoyed, with just one exception, noted below.

I'll do my best update this post over time if I try new brands whether nationally or locally available.

The best gluten-free sandwich breads:

New Cascadia Farm Bread – this bread toasts up so well, it gets really crunchy and has amazing texture and almost a sourdough flavor profile. While we aren't vegan, this bread is egg-free, so if you need that, take note. Anyone will love this toast, gluten-free or not.

 

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Canyon Gluten Free Mountain White – this is a really basic, standard gluten-free bread option. It works great in a panini press or for regular toast or sandwiches. I wouldn't say this is a gluten-free bread for “foodies,” but it does the job and would be passable for gluten-eaters as well – as long as it's toasted.

 

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Bread Srsly Classic Gluten Free Sourdough Loaf – while at times the option to slice bread as thinly or thickly as you want is nice, I don't love having to slice this one at home. Further, there are often very large holes in the bread, so then slicing it becomes more problematic. That said, the flavor from the sourdough is fantastic. And, having a thicker single slice of this versus two thinner slices makes an amazing avocado toast base. It's worth trying it you can find it!

 

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Favorite gluten-free rolls / hamburger buns:

Canyon Gluten Free Hamburger Buns – these are softer, and a more traditional bun

 

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Bread Srsly Gluten Free Sandwich Rolls – these are firmer, more like a “hard roll” style, but not quite as firm as the New Cascadia

 

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New Cascadia Gluten Free Hamburger Buns – these are firmer, more like a “hard roll” style

I don't have a personal photo of this one yet!

Favorite gluten-free specialty bread/items:

New Cascadia Challah – this is one of the only gluten-free breads I have ever had that tastes amazing without toasting it, but it also makes the most amazing French toast. If you're like me and baking bread isn't your thing, but you want something really special for a holiday perhaps, this may be worth the investment in shipping some to yourself

 

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Gjusta Gluten Free Rice & Teff Loaf– this bread is so good, I have carried it home from Los Angeles in a carry-on bag before. I would 100% mail order this if it was available, but in lieu of that, I will just carry it home whenever I make a trip to LA. This photo doesn't really do it justice, but if you have a chance to get this loaf, get it. It's sold at Erewhon Market as well.

 

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Jane the Bakery Quinoa Loaf – this bread is phenomenal, it has a slight sweetness and a bit of a pumpernickel vibe to it, but better. It's sold as a loaf locally here in San Francisco, and I love to slice it thick to serve a single piece as avocado toast.

 

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Canyon Gluten Free Bagels – listen, I'm from New Jersey, so are these bagels like the ones I grew up with? No chance. I doubt these were boiled-then-baked. But, they hit the spot well enough for an at-home option that's gluten-free.

 

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That's it for now for the best gluten-free breads. Of course, there are probably tons of locally available brands to try, and while they may be your favorites, until I try them, I can't rate them!
If you know of some great gluten-free breads that I should try that are shipped nationwide though sold locally, let me know in the comments. I'll see if I can order more to test.

Tell me more of your favorites, too!

Cheers!
Diane

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  1. I order Happy Campers gf bread in the mail. I like the hemp and the classic. It’s good toasted. Looking forward to trying New Cascadia–thanks for the tip.! Honestly I haven’t been impressed with Canyon Ranch, thought it tasted like sawdust. I agree with everything you said about Breadsrsly. Thanks for the review!

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  2. Thanks for this post! ThinkI’m finally going to take the plunge and order from New Cascadia! I see avocado toast in my future!

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  3. Have you tried Misfits Kitchen from Palo Alto yet? Some of his products are amazing. And thanks for turning me on to New Cascade. I haven’t had challah in so many years, I almost cried when I ate it. Unbelievably delicious!

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