Gluten-Free Bread Ranked Worst To Best

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The demand for gluten-free products has skyrocketed since 2014, according to Statista, and the sector shows no signs of slowing down. A report from PR Newswire finds that the U.S. gluten-free industry is expected to grow by more than 10% from 2020 to 2026, with bakery items being the largest gluten-free category in the supermarket.

Whether you have a gluten allergy or are looking to try something new, bread is most likely one of the top gluten-free grocery items on your mind. We've narrowed it down to some popular gluten-free breads that are easy to find at top grocery stores (and online) to determine which ones are the best. In terms of flavor, texture, and overall quality, finding a gluten-free bread you enjoy is important. This list has a mix of white, sourdough, whole-grain, multigrain, and other gluten-free bread varieties to find the best option that suits your needs and preferences. The prices listed may vary by location, though, so keep that in mind.

10. Base Culture 7 Nut & Seed Bread

Base Culture is a Paleo-centric food company that makes gluten- and grain-free breads, baked goods, and nut butters from ingredients like nuts, seeds, fruits, and whole-food sweeteners. Its products are widely available in major supermarkets, health food stores, the brand's website, Amazon, and Thrive Market. Base Culture's 7 Nut & Seed bread in particular is made from almond butter and flour, pecans, and coconut oil, as well as flax, chia, pumpkin, and hemp seeds, among other ingredients.

Base Culture's 7 Nut & Seed Bread has an average rating of 4 stars on Amazon. However, many of the reviews are centered around this item being a solid find for those on a low-carb or ketogenic diet, or for those who are not able to eat gluten, and not because the taste is comparable to regular bread. Reviewers mentioned the bread has a spongey texture and that it's pretty expensive — it's also pretty small in size. But if you're looking for a bread alternative made without grains, keep Base Culture at the top of your list.

This bread can be stored for up to nine months in the freezer, but it can also be refrigerated and last for a week or two. Base Culture 7 Nut & Seed Bread retails for $9.29 for a 16-ounce loaf on its Amazon storefront.

9. LiveGFree Wide Pan Gluten-Free White Bread

LiveGfree is Aldi's in-house gluten-free line that is wildly popular with Reddit users and bloggers alike who are seeking comparable alternatives to favorite gluten-based foods. The brand uses a gluten-free flour blend containing tapioca, potato, and corn starches, along with rice flour, according to Fooducate, to create this popular bread that's fit for your favorite sandwich.

However, not every review of the bread is positive. Baking blogger Better Batter says she found the taste was bland, the quality was low, and the size of the bread was too small for replacing a standard loaf's duties. However, this is the most budget-friendly pick on the list. As with the rest of these brands, you'll have to test them out for yourself to find the best one for your needs and taste preferences.

LiveGfree Wide Pan Gluten-Free White Bread is available at Aldi locations nationwide, and you won't be able to purchase it anywhere else. It retails for $3.99 for a 20-ounce loaf.

8. Udi's Gluten-Free Whole Grain Bread

Not to be confused with Rudi's, Udi's is dedicated to creating gluten-free products, namely breads and baked goods. The brand features bread varieties including white and cinnamon raisin, and are made with ingredients like seeds and sprouted grains.

Interestingly, Udi's Gluten-Free Whole Grain Bread has an average 2.9 stars on its website, but an average 4.5 stars on Amazon. Reviewers on Udi's website expressed concern over the size of the bread getting smaller in recent months and that the recipe has changed. However, many reviewers did like the change in recipe and thought it made for a better product. Due to the range in the more recent reviews, the brand secured a low spot on our list.

Udi's is widely available at supermarkets across the country and is most often found in the freezer aisle. The brand does not offer suggestions for storage, but it's likely best to remain frozen once purchased and thaw your slices as needed. Udi's Gluten-Free Whole Grain Bread is available for $5.29 for a 12-ounce loaf on Amazon.

7. Rudi's Organic Bakery Gluten-Free Homestyle Multigrain Bread

Rudi's Organic Bakery offers gluten-free bread products ranging from sandwich loaves to brioche and wraps. This is one of few brands on our list that also sells gluten-containing breads, so be sure to check the label before buying a Rudi's product. The brand uses white sorghum, brown rice, and teff flours, plus nuts and seeds to create a fluffy, soft bread without gluten.

Rudi's Gluten-Free Homestyle Multigrain Bread received a positive review from a reviewer at Go Dairy Free, who was pleasantly surprised by the heartiness and complex, earthy flavor. They advise enjoying it toasted instead of fresh, and say it has a great texture.

Check out Rudi's Organic Bakery's Product Locator to find a loaf in your area, as the brand is widely available in major supermarkets. The bread is difficult to find online, but it retails for $5.49 at Kroger.

6. Little Northern Bakehouse Whole Grain Wide Slice Gluten-Free Bread

Little Northern Bakehouse is about more than just providing gluten-free options to those who need them, as many of their products are also vegan and allergen-friendly. From a variety of bread loaves, bagels, and pizza crusts, Little Northern Bakehouse is also a great pick for those looking for organic offerings. We are taking a closer look at the brand's Whole Grain Wide Slice Bread that uses a blend of brown rice, teff, millet, and quinoa flours to create a wholesome gluten-free loaf.

Little Northern Bakehouse's Whole Grain Wide Slice Bread has an average 4-star rating on Amazon, with rave reviews saying it's both kid-friendly and a comparable alternative to regular bread. However, some reviewers noted that while this bread is delicious when toasted, the crumb and flavor are strange when eaten fresh. It's also a nice size compared to many other gluten-free breads, as it's wide and sturdy enough to build any sandwich.

Use Little Northern Bakehouse's Store Locator to find a loaf of Whole Grain Wide Slice Bread at a major supermarket or health food store near you. It's also available for purchase in bulk via Amazon and retails for $81.99 for an 8-pack of 20-ounce loaves. Don't worry, loaves can be stored in the freezer for up to three months, but the brand advises against storing in the fridge, as the bread will dry out faster.

5. 365 by Whole Foods Market Gluten-Free Multigrain Sandwich Bread

If you're looking for an organic gluten-free bread on a budget, this is the pick for you. Whole Foods Market's in-house brand not only offers one of the most affordable price points on this list, but it has a host of positive reviews on Amazon. 365 uses ancient grains like brown rice, amaranth, teff, and red quinoa to create its popular gluten-free loaves.

365 by Whole Foods Market's Gluten-Free Multigrain Sandwich Bread has an average 4.5-star rating on Amazon. One reviewer said that it actually tastes like real bread and their chef husband even loves it, while others also raved about its light texture and nice size. Like most of the breads on this list, reviewers suggest toasting it first to get the best texture and flavor. However, it does not need to be frozen or refrigerated.

This gluten-free bread option is only available for purchase at Whole Foods Market or through Amazon. It retails for $4.99 for a 20-ounce loaf.

4. Canyon Bakehouse Heritage Style Whole Grain Gluten-Free Bread

Canyon Bakehouse's gluten-free breads can be found in the freezer aisle of most grocery stores and can also be purchased online through major retailers like Amazon, Thrive Market, and the brand's site. The Heritage Style Whole Grain variety is a large-sliced bread made from ingredients including brown rice, sorghum, and sunflower seeds for a hearty gluten-free base. The bread doesn't contain dairy, soy, or nuts, though it does contain egg.

Canyon Bakehouse's Heritage Style Whole Grain bread has an average 4.7-star rating on the brand's website and an average 4.5-star rating on Amazon. Reviewers like the size of the bread, as many gluten-free breads are produced in small loaves that aren't built for sandwiches, as well as for its affordability compared to traditional whole-grain sandwich breads. Reviewers also noted that it wasn't as gummy as many other gluten-free breads they've tried and that this Canyon Bakehouse pick compares well flavor-wise to the gluten-laden versions.

Plus, this bread has a nice shelf life: It can be enjoyed fresh out of the bag for up to 10 days, or it can be stored frozen for up to three months. Canyon Bakehouse Heritage Style Whole Grain Bread retails for $7.99 for an 18-ounce loaf via its Amazon storefront.

3. Bread Srsly Classic Gluten-Free Sourdough

Though Bread Srsly isn't as widely available in stores as most of the other breads on this list, it was still worth mentioning. Its high praise from the press and reviewers, as well as our growing willingness to shop for specialty food products online, contributed to its place on this list. Plus, it's one of the best gluten-free sourdough breads we could find for the price. The brand relies on alternative flours like white rice, millet, and sorghum, along with a sorghum-based sourdough starter to create a tangy, fluffy loaf.

Customers that reviewed Bread Srsly raved about the bread's texture, taste, and size, which makes it a valuable purchase for those who can't have gluten or are looking to try something new. Refinery 29 said Bread Srsly had one of the 10 best loaves in San Francisco in 2013.

Bread Srsly has a product locator feature to see if its products are available near you, and there's also a product request form to fill out and give to your favorite local grocer if you are interested in buying the brand's breads in person. You can also shop for breads via the brand's online store. The Classic Gluten-Free Sourdough retails for $39 for a three-pack of 16-ounce loaves.

2. Young Kobras Original Gluten-Free Sourdough

Young Kobras is all about bringing San Francisco-style sourdough to all, including those who can't have gluten. This is also a great pick for those who are looking for a 100% organic option, and its packaging is also compostable. Young Kobras' Original Gluten-Free Sourdough uses a recipe of a brown rice flour-based starter, plus millet, sorghum, and tapioca flours to create a satisfying, tangy loaf.

Young Kobras Original Gluten-Free Sourdough Bread has an average 4-star rating on Amazon. Reviewers say the bread is hearty and satisfying, making it worth shelling out a little extra money for. Most of the reviews are extremely positive, and 4 star ratings are usually given due to the price point, although those reviewers say it is worthwhile for the price. One tip a reviewer gave is to let the bread go through two toasting cycles to achieve the perfect breakfast, snack, or warm sandwich.

This organic and gluten-free sourdough is available at select retailers and on Young Kobras's website. The bread can be refrigerated for up to one week or frozen for up to three months. Young Kobras Original Gluten-Free Sourdough Bread retails for $29.99 for two 22-ounce loaves on Amazon. It's important to note that the bread is baked to order and shipped on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, even if you order it on Amazon Prime.

1. Schär Gluten-Free Artisan Baker White Bread

Schär is an artisanal bakery based in the Italian Alps that is entirely gluten-free and offers a wide range of breads, snacks, pastas, and more. The company has been around for over 100 years and retains its dedication to creating the best quality products for those with special nutritional needs. Its breads are made with a gluten-free sourdough starter and are crafted with ingredients like millet and quinoa for soft, flavorful slices.

Schär's gluten-free Artisan Baker White Bread is the best seller in the white sandwich bread category on Amazon and boasts a 4.5-star rating. Reviewers say the texture is perfect, and claim it is the closest thing to traditional sandwich bread they've found. It's also delivered fresh and doesn't have to be frozen or refrigerated, which makes for an easy meal or snack prep when hunger strikes. The main complaint in reviews was the price point, but at just over $8.50 a loaf, it's priced lower than several of the other options on this list.

Visit Schär's online product locator tool to find its products at a food retailer near you, or you can shop the brand through Amazon. Schär's gluten-free Artisan Baker White Bread retails for $17.66 for two 14.1-ounce loaves via its Amazon storefront.