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If You Would Rather Purchase Products Than Eat At A Restaurant...

I realized recently, as I was going to make myself dinner, that I haven't posted about stores that stock gluten-free products.  I've been so focused on the difficulties of eating out when gluten-free, that I just completely glossed over the fact that there are many places in and around Baltimore where one can purchase gluten-free products and ingredients.  If the stores have provided lists of gluten-free products, you can find them as links below.  I will also list a few of my favorites as well.  So, with that in mind, here we go:

Whole Foods Market [Harbor East]
1001 Fleet Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Whether you are a visitor to Baltimore staying in one of the hotels in Harbor East, or a long-time Baltimorean, Whole Foods Market is the place to go for gluten-free products. While this store has gluten-free products scattered throughout, my favorite place is in the freezer section right in the middle of the store.  If you are walking toward the back of the store, the right side of the freezer section contains a section of gluten-free products from their Gluten-Free Bakehouse.  Their sandwich bread is especially good!  If you continue back, Van's Waffles are also in the freezer section.  Be sure you check to make sure you've grabbed the gluten-free version (some aren't!).  On the left side of the freezer section, there is a wide variety of Amy's frozen products.  Once again, you'll have to make sure that you are buying a gluten-free product, because some of them aren't!  As you'll see from the products' list, there are hundreds of gluten-free items located throughout the store.

Whole Foods Market [Mount Washington]
1330 Smith Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21209

While the parking can be a little hectic at times, this Whole Foods Market also has an outstanding selection of gluten-free products.  Head to the back of the store and on your left you'll find the freezer section.  You'll have to try the Whole Foods Bakehouse Gluten-Free Pie Crusts; they are fantastic for quiche!  This store also stocks some of Sweet Sin Bakery's Individual Desserts right in the same freezer case.  They are quite pricey, but if you're looking to indulge, I'd definitely recommend the Pecan Tart, but there are probably four or five others to choose from as well.

Whole Foods Market [Annapolis]
2504 Solomon's Island Road
Annapolis, MD 21401

Whole Foods Market [Gaithersburg]
316 Kentlands Boulevard
Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Trader Joe's [Towson]
1 East Joppa Road
Towson, MD 21286

Whether you happen to be in Towson visiting one of the colleges, visiting family, or you just live in or around Towson, Trader Joe's is an excellent place to stock up on gluten-free products.  Once again, the parking situation is not optimal, but you'll realize it was worth it when you get home and try a bite of their Sweet Without Wheat Tiramisu.  While I wasn't ever a big fan of Trader Joe's--I'm not really sure how I came to that conclusion--I certainly have changed my mind.  They have some fantastic gluten-free products:  from fully-prepared entrees and desserts, to gluten-free ingredients.  You'll have to pick up one of their Sweet without Wheat frozen desserts.  It's in the first aisle on the left in the freezer.  I do not recommend any of their homemade gluten-free breads, but that doesn't mean the rest of the gluten-free products aren't any good...I also highly suggest their gluten-free Granola that sits alongside the rest of their cereals and granolas.  In fact, I'm eating some right now as I type this.  My personal favorite is the tropical forest variety, but that's just me.

Trader Joe's [Pikesville]
1809 Reisterstown Road
Pikesville, MD 21208

Trader Joe's [Columbia]
6610 Marie Curie Drive
Elkridge, MD 21075

Trader Joe's [Annapolis]
160 F Jennifer Road
Annapolis, MD 21401

Trader Joe's [Gaithersburg]
18270 Contour Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

The Natural [Timonium]
2149 York Road
Timonium, MD 21093

You might be in Timonium because you live there, or because you're visiting the Maryland State Fairgrounds, or because you're visiting family.  No matter why you're there, The Natural is a great resource for gluten-free products.  The Natural is hidden at the very end of a Shopping Center in Timonium, across from the Maryland State Fairgrounds.  When you enter the store, head right down the aisle straight ahead of you, and you will find a huge variety of gluten-free products on your right.  The Natural stocks lots of Ener-G products, so if you're a fan, you'll be in heaven.  If you're like me, they have plenty of other products to keep you happy and coming back.  From Glutano cookies and crackers, to Pamela's cookies and Glutino breakfast bars, Tinkyada Lasagna noodles and other gluten-free pastas.  Now, I am personally disgusted by Ener-G products, but that's my opinion.   But, don't stop there, keep walking to the freezers in the back of the store and you'll find Glutino frozen pizzas: cheese or spinach and feta.  I highly suggest picking up one of these.  They make a great lunch or dinner.  I find them filling, despite their rather small size.  On the right wall freezer section, you'll find even more frozen foods:  Kinnikinnick products, such as sandwich bread and their delicious cinnamon rolls.  I recommend Glutano's Bagels.  You'll have to wander around the store to find the other hidden gluten-free goodies, but it's worth it.

Wegmans [Hunt Valley]
122 Shawan Road
Hunt Valley, MD 21030

If you've never been to a Wegmans, you have not experienced everything there is to experience.  Wegmans is HUGE.  If you have social anxiety, I recommend not going on a Weekend.  I'm not making this up:  there was a Bus Tour one weekend that stopped at Wegmans.  Anyway, you'll have to do a bit of hunting for the gluten-free products, but many of them are located right in the middle of the store, where organic foods and health supplies are.  While Wegmans is huge, I've always been slightly disappointed by the lack of variety of products.  But, you'll find lots of glutano products (from cookies to crackers to pastas) in their gluten-free aisle.  Grab a bag of Glutino pretzels.  You won't be disappointed, unless you were looking for them to taste exactly like gluten-filled pretzels...  Anyway in the freezer case right near the gluten-free aisle, you'll find Glutino sandwich bread and bagels, as well as Foods By George gluten-free cornbread (which is outstanding, especially as part of a cornbread stuffing!)  Refer to the product list link above for a full listing of gluten-free products.  Many of Wegmans' brand products will say whether they are gluten-free.

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