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Gluten Free Bakeries:

Free Love Bakery
http://www.freelovebakery.com/
7620 S Westnedge Ave
Portage, MI 
269-216-3777

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

Health Food Stores:
   
    Earth Fare
    Natural Health Center
    People's Food Coop
    Sawall's


Grocery Stores: 
    Aldi
        Locations:
            Westnedge
            West Main
    Hardings
    Meijer
        Locations:   
            Gull Rd  
            Shaver Rd
            West Main
            Westnedge
    Wal-Mart
        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 e-mail the information to kalamazooceliac@yahoo.com


May 12th 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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