The UK seems to have gone nuts at the moment, with everyone panic-buying things they don’t need.
And now that we’re in lockdown, it’s more important than ever to turn to online food delivery services rather than unnecessarily going out of the house when you don’t need to.
The problem being, however, that supermarket deliveries are ridiculously booked up. I can’t get anything delivered until mid April and as I’m classed as ‘extremely vulnerable’ I also can’t go out of the house to get anything.
So now I’m looking to a new way of shopping – and hopefully supporting smaller businesses at the same time!
Where else can you buy free from food in the UK?
I know a lot of other people are struggling to get hold of the basics, so I wanted to put together a resource to try help anyone struggling to find free from foods.
This list is by no means inclusive but I hope it will help a little!
There are loads of great free from businesses online and now might just be the perfect time to find a new gluten free food you love.
If you’re a free from business offering delivery then please do get in touch – firstname.lastname@example.org – and I will happily add you to this list!
Gluten free bakery kits and flours
One thing people are really struggling to get hold of is gluten free flour. Big suppliers like FREEE by Doves Farm and Shipton Mill have paused orders due to an influx of new customers.
So now is the time to turn to smaller companies and seek out alternatives. And if you can’t find something like gluten free bread, this is a great time to try a kit and bake your own too!
I’m a huge fan of the Davina Steel gluten free baking kits (the focaccia and pizza base kits are a fave in our house) so if you haven’t tried them yet, get on it!
They’re also offering 10% off at the moment and have an awesome new range of gluten free baked treats – sweet and savoury.
Isabel’s Free From
Isabel’s Free From was one of the first free from brands I fell in love with and I’m only to happy to direct people their way! The pizza base mix and the dough balls are amazing and you can buy handy bundles online too, including gluten free Yorkshire puddings, waffles and donut ball mixes.
I discovered Novo Farina when they contacted me on Twitter and their products sound really interesting! They’re sending out orders of pea flour, including a new Simpleas snack range and gluten free mixes for pizza bases, breadcrumbs and batter.
Oast to Host
Oast to Host do a lovely range of gluten free cakes, but they’re also selling their gluten free pastry flour, cake flour and party packs online. This is a great way to get into some home baking and I’ve heard very good things about their gluten free flours too!
All Mine Cakes
All Mine Cakes are a lovely-looking little company who are selling their gluten free Victoria Sponge and chocolate cake mixes online. Perfect for a spot of online baking!
Gluten free ready meals
For a lot of people, having gluten free ready meals to hand is a saviour. It can be a bit tricky to know where to go to stock your freezer, however I’ve found a few companies worth checking out!
Mitch’s Kitchen offers a lovely range of gluten free ready meals – and they’re all vegan too! I tried these last year and was really impressed, plus they’re a lovely couple. If you need something for the freezer, these are certainly worth trying.
I was sent some Chef Akila products to try last year and was so impressed! Their curries are all gluten free and they have some vegan and vegetarian options too. These are honestly as good as an authentic takeaway, and I think I’ll be buying some for the freezer.
Voakes Free From
Craving pastry? Voakes Free From are selling a range of gluten free pastries, quiches and pies on their website and it’s all gluten and wheat free at the moment. It can all be ordered online ready to eat and be frozen as well.
Soupologie contacted me to let me know they are sending out boxes of soup via mail order, and it’s all gluten and dairy free. They have a great range of flavours and you can freeze them too!
If you’re after some ready made sauces to get you through, check out Nowt Poncy. They have a yummy range of gluten free pasta, pizza and curry sauces and they can all be ordered online.
Thornleys Natural Foods
Another great place to shop for sauces is Thornleys, where you can get a whole range of mixes! From cheese sauce to pasta bake recipes, there’s lots of choice!
Gluten free pasta
I know gluten free pasta is the one thing people have been really struggling to get hold of! I couldn’t find a lot of choice online, but here are a few bits I spotted.
Gluten Free Foods Ltd
This online store, Gluten Free Foods Ltd, seems to have a random selection of gluten free pastas so might be worth a look if you can’t find any in supermarkets. Lots of alternative shapes too!
Gluten free cake deliveries
We all need a little sweet treat in our lives, so being able to get hold of some mail order gluten free cakes can always help to cheer us up!
Here are a few of the companies I found doing online cake deliveries.
I’ve been a fan of B-Tempted for a long time, and they do some cracking gluten free cakes. You can now buy their range online and I highly recommend the friands as they’re incredible!
I’ve seen people raving about Lottie’s Bakehouse before, and the gluten free bakes by post could be a life-saver. There’s a whole range of treats available from traybakes to scones!
Honeybuns do some delicious bakes and are now taking online orders too! Place an order for their gluten free cakes or traybakes and enjoy self-isolation with a bit of indulgence.
Elizabeth D Bakes
I’ve tried these cakes from Elizabeth D Bakes before and they’re amazing! You can order her gluten free cakes online and they’re an absolute treat! Plus all readers can get an exclusive 15% discount PLUS free shipping for the month of April! Just use GFBLOGGER at the checkout!
The Muffinery do an online shop for gluten free and vegan savoury muffins. These sound like a lovely idea for something a bit different. Certainly would be good for gluten free lunches!
Love cakes? Lovemore do some fab options from cakes and biscuits to apple pies – there’s even gluten free cakes you can decorate yourself! Check out their website to find out what you can get delivered to your door.
Gluten free sausages and burgers
Sometimes all you need is meat, right!? These companies deliver gluten free sausages and burgers, so you can still get ready for a BBQ while self-containing in your own home!
I was contacted by Primal Cut who offer an amazing range of gluten free sausages! They do all sorts of flavours from currywurst to chorizo, and they sound fab! Definitely check out their online shop.
Heck has reduced its variety online due to high demand, however you can still get gold of the pork sausages, chicken Italia sausages and the plant-based goodies.
Other gluten free online stores
As well as all of the above, it might be worth checking out some of these online retailers for some general bits and pieces too…
My Free From Kitchen
My Free From Kitchen offers a range of gluten free products to order which change regularly depending on stock. It could be worth having a look to see what you can find on there.
Online retailer FODmarket sells lots of low-FODMAP goods including many gluten free ones. There may be some delay on deliveries but it’s worth checking them out.
Any other suggestions?
If there’s any online stores I’ve missed off this list then do let me know by commenting below! I’d love to see photos of any of your bakes during this time too at #theglutenfreeblogger or share your ideas in my Facebook group or tag me on Instagram.
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