San Diego Food Stores
Most grocery stores in San Diego now sell many gluten free products. Stores like Whole Foods, Sprouts and Jimbo's tend to have more than regular ones. Look for a special gluten-free section, in the freezer section, and/or GF items scattered throughout the sections of the store. Some stores provide a GF product list online.
If you are new to shopping gluten-free, remember that the dairy, meat, and produce sections are full of nearly all gluten-free products.
The following are a few of the unusual shopping opportunities.
2161 India Street San Diego, 92101
This beer shop and tasting room opened in June 2011. It reportedly stocks "an ample selection" of gluten-free ciders and beers.
Liberty Station/Point Loma
2445 Truxtun Rd. #109
FITzee Foods offers freshly made, pre-portioned meals that are ready for take-out or to be shipped anywhere in the U.S. Many of the items can be frozen for future use, having a "Freeze By" date on each item. Each menu item is labeled if vegetarian, dairy free, gluten free, paleo friendly, and/or low carb. Dedicated to a healthy lifestyle, they also have a full calendar of free workout/workshops.
225 Vista Village Drive,
Vista, CA 92083
"We recently discovered Frazier Farms grocery and tend to do most of our shopping there now for g-f foods. Prior to that, we went to Jimbo’s or Sprouts. We are particularly careful of chicken and Frazer’s chicken seems to be ok." S. Barrett 7/13
Note: An additional location in Oceanside is scheduled to open in early 2014.
, San Marcos
Grocery Outlet in San Marcos carries organic gluten-free breads from Nature's Path in the frozen food section for just $2.99 each (Raisin Cinnamon and Ancient Grains and possibly others) and also carries gluten free cake mixes from Simply Organic. Cake mixes include Carrot Cake, Banana Cake, Cranberry Cake - you add eggs, water and carrots or bananas or cranberry. I have tried Banana and Cranberry and liked both enough that I purchased more! 12/20
Its a franchised store, owned by Henry Martinez, a long-time store manager. They are located one block south of Hwy 78 at:
125 S.RANCHO SANTA FE RD. SAN MARCOS, CA 92078
J. Nigro, 12/20
376 N. El Camino Real
Encinitas, CA 92024
The owner of Healthy Creations, Rhiana Glor, hand-chooses the GF products they sell in their restaurant/store. You'll find many quality GF products, including freezer items.
7403 Jackson Drive,
San Diego, 92119
Ed Yankovich, Assistant Store Manager at Keils Food Store on Jackson Drive in La Mesa (San Carlos area) described their extensive and impressive gluten-free offerings, including their new 10-door freezer section in September 2012. Read his comments.
110 South El Camino Real
Although in San Clemente, Stella Lucy is worth a mention because it is a completely gluten-free grocery store. It is close to Highway 5. They sell GF beer and have fresh baked pound cakes every friday afternoon. They also cater to other diet restrictions such as dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free, and vegan.