How far do you have to travel to buy a loaf of gluten-free bread?
I know that I am lucky – I only have to go about 1.5 km to find a grocery store with a large variety of products. Within 20 km, there are about 50 outlets selling various gluten-free products.
Many Canadians with celiac disease have to travel much further to buy gluten-free food, and their selection may be limited. To help solve this problem, there are at least four online gluten-free shops that ship from Canada offering a wide variety of gluten-free products to add variety to your diet.
When you are shopping, make sure you are looking at the Canadian options (look for the Canadian Flag icon) because all of these outlets also ship to the U.S.
Shipping charges can add significantly to your order, but when you compare it to gas charges for a long drive to the nearest large retail outlet, it may be a bargain. Well.ca currently offers free shipping on orders to Canada and Kinnikinnick has a flat $10.00 shipping charge. Canadian Alternative Foods (Gluten-Free-Grocery.com) includes a coupon on future orders to help with shipping costs.
(Thanks to Carolanne who reminded us of the needs of rural consumers.)