Sometimes all I want for breakfast is a toasted bagel smothered in cream cheese or honey and peanut butter. That is why I did some appraisals of gluten free bagels that I could find.
Many people have other food sensitivities, so I didn’t want to leave those out either. Whenever something is egg-free or dairy-free I also highlight that. While my eating journey has changed over time, diary isn’t always my friend.
Where to Purchase Gluten Free Bagels?
Checking out your local grocery store is the best place to start. Try a few stores and see the variety in your city of town. They may be in the freezer aisle, so take a look there too.
If you are not satisfied with the selections available to you, then start seeing what is online. There are so many stores that you can buy gluten free bagels, so you can find exactly what you are looking for.
Gluten Free Bagels
Like I mentioned, you may have some different foods that you are sensitive or allergic to. If that is the case, all of the ingredients will have to be reviewed to find the best bagel for you.
The family budget would also play a major factor in how much you can pay for these gluten free items. If you only have a small budget to allocate to these items, they a lower price point would be ideal.
Sometimes price is not a factor at all and all you want is a good tasting product. Deciding where you fall in these categories is an important first step.
This post is NOT sponsored. Every opinion here is 100% honest. Some of the links are affiliate, whereby you receive the item for the same price, but I receive a small amount directly from the company.
Since you are also a bagel lover, I am here to review some that I have tried before. I dream about the comfort food that I once enjoyed. But many products have come a long way to create great products. I am staying positive.
I like a good soft, but chewy bagel, so that is what I am basing the criteria on.
Criteria: Texture, price and taste
Scoring: 1 is the worst possible score and 5 is the best score.
|Ingredients||Tapioca starch, brown rice flour, canola oil, egg whites, potato starch, sugar, tapioca maltodextrin, tapioca syrup, xanthan gum, yeast, salt, cultured corn syrup, ascorbic acid and enzymes.|
|Calories for 1 bagel||Calories 280|
|Allergens||Gluten free; milk free; nut free; soy free|
|Number of bagels in a package||4 bagels included|
Scorecard - Udi's Gluten-Free Plain Bagels
|Texture||4||The texture is similar to regular bagels but a little more doughy.|
|Price||4||$ 5.99 USD (can change and be different by location)|
|Taste||4||They are great toasted with cream cheese and have a good flavour.|
|Ingredients||Water, potato starch, tapioca flour, chickpea flour, soya flour, brown rice flour, sprouted flax, cellulose, sprouted ancient grains, super seed and fruit blend (organic sprouted whole millet, organic sprouted whole buckwheat, flax, Salba chia, organic quinoa, dehydrated whole apples, cranberries, cherries, oranges, blueberries, strawberries, shiitake mushrooms), Glycerine, Sunflower oil, sea salt, xanthan gum, yeast, sodium aciod pyrophosphate, baking soda. Topping: poppy seeds, sesame seeds. Contains : Soya and sesame seeds.|
|Calories for 1 bagel||Calories 100|
|Allergens||Gluten free; milk free; corn free; no sugar added; kosher|
|Number of bagels in a package||6 bagels included|
|Texture||4||The texture is really good and they are ‘thin’ bagels, but in a good way. They are soft and chewy.|
|Price||5||$ 4.79 USD (can change and be different by location)|
|Taste||5||They taste amazing. I love it with cream cheese, jam and peanut butter or a turkey sandwich.|
|Ingredients||Water, corn starch, brown rice flour, tapioca starch, potato starch,molasses, glycerol, inulin, yeast, canola oil, apple fiber,quinoa seeds, poppy seeds, flaxseeds, hydroxyproply methylcellulose, psyllium husk, potato fiber, sourdough (fermented corn flour), buckwheat flour, pea protein, salt, glucono-delta-lactone, citric acid ( a mold inhibitor), malic acid ( a mold inhibitor), tartaric acid (a mold inhibitor).|
|Calories for 1 bagel||Calories 200|
|Allergens||Gluten free; milk free; egg free; soy free|
|Number of bagels in a package||4 bagels included|
Scorecard - BFree Foods Gluten Free Bagels, Multiseed (4/pk)
|Texture||4||A little crumbly sometimes when I cut it, but not all of the time.|
|Price||3||$ 7.29 USD (can change and be different by location)|
|Taste||4||The taste was good and was really good toasted.|
Best Gluten Free Bagels
The best gluten free bagel in my opinion is the ODoughs Sprouted Whole Grain Flax Gluten-Free Bagels for all aspects really. They taste really good and have a great texture. While they are thin, you get 6 instead of the 4 that are usually in other brands. They are still filling, so I don’t mind them being ‘thin.’
If you are looking for a better gluten free bagel or haven’t tried any yet, then start with the ODoughs brand you will be off to a good start on this gluten free eating journey.
Gluten Free Bagel
There you have it, my favourite bagel. While I don’t purchase these every week, I love to buy them once a month for a treat. Especially a weekend get-away at my parents or visiting friends.
If you have other favourites, I would love to hear about them so I can try them too! If you have any questions, reach out and send me an email at GlutenFreeTraveller.
Be aware that product information can change. Please read labels before consuming to be sure it’s safe for your dietary needs.