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Grocery Stores/Shopping

Gluten Free Bakeries:

Gluten Free Sensations
www.glutenfreesensations.com
53238 N US Hwy 131
Three Rivers, MI 
269-273-4090

Specialty Stores:
   
 

Fresh Thyme

Natural Health Center*

Pacific Rim

People’s Food Coop*

Sawall’s

Trader Joe’s


*will order specialty items upon request




Grocery Stores: 
    
    Aldi - GF section of LiveGFree brand/other items labeled GF
        Locations:
            Gull Road
            Westnedge
            West Main
    Costco - GF items are labeled GF
    D&W - GF items mixed throughout
    Hardings - GF section of specialty items/major brands mixed throughout store
    MeijerGF section of specialty items/major brands mixed throughout store
        Locations:   
            Gull Rd  
            Shaver Rd
            West Main
            Westnedge
    Midtown Fresh - GF items mixed throughout
    Sam's Club - GF items are labeled GF (not a very big selection)    
    Target - has items mixed throughout
    Wal-Mart - some locations have GF sections
        Locations: 
            9th St
            Gull Rd
            Shaver Rd

Other options:
    Bank Street Farmer's Market
    www.localharvest.org (search for local farmers markets/farm stands)

We will be updating this page with addresses, aisle numbers of gluten free aisles, etc. If you are able to submit information for one of these grocery stores or another local store, please contact us.


May 12th, 2019 Discussion about gluten free grocery shopping in Kalamazoo: 
  • Meijer:

    • Dedicated GF Aisle (12-20 ft depending on store/1-2 cases in freezer aisle)

    • Large selection

    • National brands throughout store

    • MPerks discount program

  • Hardings:

    • Small GF section

    • Big signs indicating GF area

    • Good selection, but some can be hard to find

    • Better selection in frozen

  • Natural Health Center:

    • One side of a whole aisle is GF

    • Large frozen section

    • Label everything gf that’s gf

    • Best selection in town???

  • Sawall’s:

    • New expansion underway

    • Label everything gf that’s gf

  • Earth Fare:

    • Carries products other stores don’t carry

    • Label GF products

  • Aldi:

    • Affordable prices

    • LiveGFree Brand

    • Usually really great staff

  • D&W:

    • Spartan rice mac&cheddar

  • People’s Food Coop:

  • Walmart

    • Super centers similar to Meijer

    • Pillsbury GF Funfetti cake & cookies

  • Big Lots

    • Closeout prices (usually has Bob’s Red Mill)

    • Selection varies often

  • Costco:

    • Bulk quantities of gluten free items

    • Big loaves of bread

    • Kirkland Signature brand labeled GF if it is

  • Gluten Free Sensations

    • Dedicated gluten free store & bakery



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Savings Tips & Tricks:

  • Coupons

    • Mperks @Meijer

    • Yes Card at D&W & Family Fare (Spartan Stores)

    • Coupons from newspaper & ads/fliers

    • Calling manufacturers

  • Savings card/programs

    • Natural Health Center Buyers Club

  • Websites to peruse:

    • Manufacturer websites for coupons

    • coupons.com

    • couponmom.com

  • Budgeting:

    • Stock up when items are on sale & try to only purchase sale items

  • Meal planning:

    • Plan meals & buy only what you need.

  • Buying online:

    • Research prices before purchases & take shipping amount into account

    • Only purchase from reputable websites

    • Great choices: amazon.com & Celiac Specialties

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