This post about saving money and shopping gluten-free at Walmart was last updated June 2019.
Walmart is a great place to shop when you’re on a budget – and with its growing gluten-free section – it turns out it’s a great place to shop when you’re gluten-free, too.
You just can’t beat the prices at Walmart and its promise to offer “everyday low prices.”
Unfortunately, many gluten-free foods cost more. Higher quality and more expensive ingredients are often needed to make gluten-free packaged foods, so naturally those costs are passed on to the consumer.
That’s why so many people look for ways to save money when they go gluten-free … and many turn to Walmart.
Furthermore, during my last visit to Walmart, I found that Walmart has come a LONG way in expanding its selection of organic and sustainable food. I found organic produce and meats, as well as locally sourced fruits and vegetables. Walmart is making big strides in these areas, even if it’s not perfect. Knowing this makes it more palatable to shop there (at least for me).
What to Look For When Shopping at Walmart
While every Walmart is different, and some locations have more gluten-free foods than others, I have found in many of the Walmarts I’ve visited that there is a small section dedicated to gluten-free foods.
In my Walmart in Centennial, Colorado, it used to be a very small section, but after a recent visit (June 2019) to Walmart, I couldn’t help but notice that the gluten-free section had easily tripled in size!
To identify the gluten-free section, look for a yellow banner hanging above the section titled, “Gluten-Free.” Here’s what it looks like:
Also, you can find additional gluten-free items throughout the store – not just in the gluten-free designated area. Look for yellow shelf tags that indicate specific items are gluten-free.
Also be sure to look for a dedicated section of gluten-free foods in the frozen food aisle. In my local Walmart, I found a decent section of gluten-free and paleo frozen foods, including gluten-free pizzas, frozen meals, frozen waffles and more.
Keep in mind that not all gluten-free products have a yellow shelf tag – so you may have to peck through the aisles to find gluten-free items. I suspect that companies have to pay for that yellow tag and not all do (or can afford to). Be sure to scan the aisles to find gluten-free goods peppered throughout the store.
For example, some cereals, like Cheerios and Chex, which are both labeled “gluten-free,” are found in the cereal aisle vs. the dedicated gluten-free aisle. I also noticed that the gluten-free waffles were located with the regular freezer waffles vs in the gluten-free freezer section.
Of course many products are gluten-free even if not labeled gluten-free, such as peanut butters, canned fruits, etc.
While the gluten-free selection is always changing at Walmart, and new products are added all of the time, here are some of the gluten-free brands I found at Walmart on my last trip (June 2019). You’ll notice some pretty awesome gluten-free brand names on this list, no doubt!
Gluten-Free Bread Products:
- 4C Gluten-Free Breadcrumbs
- Blue Diamond crackers
- Canyon Bakehouse bread
- Crunchmaster crackers
- Mama Mary’s Gluten-Free Pizza Crusts
- Mary’s Gone Crackers
- Schar breads and rolls
- Udi’s bread
Gluten-Free Cereal and Breakfast Foods:
- Bob’s Red Mill Rolled Oats
- KitchFix granola bars
- Purely Elizabeth granola
- Van’s gluten-free waffles
- Van’s granola bars
- Whenever bars
Gluten-Free Flours and Baking Mixes:
- Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1 Gluten-Free Flour
- Bob’s Red Mill Almond Flour
- Bob’s Red Mill Paleo Baking Flour
- Enjoy Life Brownie Mix
- IYA Food’s Cassava Flour
- Kiki’s assorted cake and brownie mixes
- Krusteaz Gluten-Free mixes
- Meli’s Monster Cookie mixes
Gluten-Free Pasta and Pizza:
- Annie’s Gluten-Free Mac n Cheese
- Banza Chickpea Pasta
- Caulipower Frozen Pizzas
- Daiya Cheezy Mac
- Explore Cuisine bean pastas (assorted)
- Freschetta Frozen Gluten-Free Pizza
- Schar Pizza Crust
- Sonoma Flatbreads Frozen Gluten-Free Pizza
- Tinkyada Brown Rice Pasta
- Udi’s Gluten-Free Frozen Pizza (and frozen pizza crust)
Gluten-Free Sweet Treats:
- Cybele’s Free to Eat Cookies
- Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips
- Glutino Cookies (assortment)
- Goodie Girl Cookies
- Jimmy’s Cookies (paleo cookies in freezer)
- Kinnikinnick Vanilla Wafers
- Nature’s Bakery Fig Bars
- Sheila G’s gluten-free Brownie Brittle
- Udi’s Mug Cakes
- Annie’s GF Bunny Cookies
- Chomps Meat Sticks
- Fuel Snacks
- Glutino Pretzels
- Snack Factory Gluten-Free Pretzels
- The Good Crisp Company Chips
- Way Better Grain Free Snacks
- Wild Zora Meat Bars
How to Save Money at Walmart
While you’re already saving money just by shopping at Walmart, I have a few other tips to saving money when you shop.
(1) Stock up on naturally gluten-free foods. Walmart has added a ton of organic fruits and vegetables, so stock up on these healthy, antioxidant rich foods, all which come at a good price.
Additionally, things like beans and rice are naturally gluten-free and you can get them at a GREAT price at Walmart as well.
I also found organic, sustainable and grass-fed meats are now available at Walmart, so don’t pass up on the opportunity to save by purchasing these responsibly-sourced meats.
(2) Bring those coupons! Just because you shop for gluten-free foods doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a good coupon or two. Are there brands you love and use often – like Enjoy Life, Bob’s Red Mill and Schar? Check these brands’ websites for coupons – and read my tips for finding AMAZING gluten-free coupons and deals. They really do exist!
(3) Shop private labels. Walmart’s private label is called “Great Value” and I saw quite a few products labeled either “gluten-free” or didn’t include any gluten ingredients.
Specifically, in the gluten-free section, I spotted a Great Value brand Strogonoff Dinner Kit and Great Value brand Cream of Mushroom Soup, both labeled “gluten-free.”
I have a feeling we’ll be seeing more gluten-free Great Value products in the coming years. Stay tuned!
(4) Buy frozen produce. A great way to save money on groceries is to buy frozen vegetables. They are often frozen at the peak of freshness and last longer than fresh produce. If you’re looking to save money, Walmart has a ton of frozen vegetables to choose from, all which come at a great price and last for a long time when frozen.
I hope these tips will help you save even more money when shopping at Walmart – good luck!
What Else is Gluten-Free at Walmart?
What other gluten-free packaged products have you found on the shelves of your local Walmart? Please leave a comment to share and help spread the word.
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