Gluten Free

Gluten Free

Kirk Market has an extensive selection of gluten-free items and we have made easy with hundreds of delicious products to choose from; ranging from breads & pastries, pasta, cookies, flour, cereal, snacks and much more.

Gluten is the protein in wheat, rye, barley, spelt and a few other closely related grains. It’s not in corn, rice, or oats, although oats are mostly contaminated during processing, so you would need to buy ones that are certified gluten free (meaning they were processed in a gluten free environment).

Almost all processed food contains gluten for one reason or other: thickening, flavor (as malt), as a binder, or as a major ingredient in egg, pizza, pasta, cakes, cookies, bread. It’s also used to stop stuff sticking together, like pre-packed grated cheese, and to extend ingredients so as to make the product easier to measure in the home (baking powder). It’s used in many pharmaceuticals and also in makeup and household products.

Celiacs and non-celiac gluten intolerants can’t eat even a speck of gluten (anything over 20 parts per million) without causing themselves serious short term and long term health problems. Long term is likely to be bowel cancer, alzheimer’s, gluten ataxia (very much like Parkinson’s disease), short term ranges from headaches and brain fog, psychosis to pains in the joints, diarrhea, constipation or just indigestion and/or GERD etc.

Of course, products are subject to availability and ingredients may change. Always be sure to read labels and check with the manufacturers. We have made every effort to be as accurate as possible; however, we cannot be held responsible for individual reactions to or cross-contamination of certain products. The information provided here is for educational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. We are always adding to our product selection, so you may see items on the shelves that aren’t on this list – explore!