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Trader Joe's Just Opened In Pittsburgh!

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Hi! I remember reading many of you saying what gluten-free products you were able to find at Trader Joe's, but that was before I know there was one coming to Pittsburgh, so I didn't look carefully at what you'd found.

Do they have a gluten-free section, or do they tend to spread everything out all over the store like Whole Foods? Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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their rice noodle garlic bowls are good!!!!I went down on Saturday & it was a mad house so I left. I have shopped at their stores in Ohio & Philly. I can't say I'm overly impressed.To me it is very similar to Whole Foods & the Mustard Seed stores.

I still think SunnyBridge & Herbalicious Health Food Stores have a more extensive array of gluten-free foods......

You shoud try to come down to SunnyBridge on 11-11-06. I'll be glad to pick you up????

mamaw

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their rice noodle garlic bowls are good!!!!I went down on Saturday & it was a mad house so I left. I have shopped at their stores in Ohio & Philly. I can't say I'm overly impressed.To me it is very similar to Whole Foods & the Mustard Seed stores.

I still think SunnyBridge & Herbalicious Health Food Stores have a more extensive array of gluten-free foods......

You shoud try to come down to SunnyBridge on 11-11-06. I'll be glad to pick you up????

mamaw

That is so nice of you!!! Unfortunately, we go down to Pittsbuurgh Music Academy in Carnegie on Saturdays for the kids' music lessons and classes.

Where is Sunnybridge again? I know you told me once, but I forget (gluten brain?).

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The thing about Trader's is it's not really a health food store....more of a specialty store with some health food and gluten-free items...the prices are usually great though. :)

During the holidays, they have REALLY good dark chocolate truffles mmmmmm gluten-free and dairy-free.

They also sell pomegranate seeds this time of year. I really like them. I like their soups as well. They have a yummy veggie soup and a really good Carribean Vegetable soup that comes in a jar.

I also really like the tomato basil hummus with their rice chips.

Lastly...Sharon's coconut sorbet (although some Whole Foods carry this as well).

Oh I lied. One more thing. I hear east coast stores have great gluten-free rolls on the in the bread section.

Other than that it's a good place for buying things like beans, corn tortillas, rice, quinoa, dips and nut butters...

(disclaimer: I haven't been there in about six months so ingredients in my suggestions might have changed :ph34r: They have a gluten-free list on the website, although I've heard it isn't the most reliable thing there is...)

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It is in McMurray Pa.

I think you can get coconut sorbet at our Costco's!!!!!

How's the shoulder doing? What do the kids play? They all must be talented like their Mother.... does your hubby play also???? How wonderful . someday the family may all be playing with the symphony.....wow how exciting .......

mamaw

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Hi! I remember reading many of you saying what gluten-free products you were able to find at Trader Joe's, but that was before I know there was one coming to Pittsburgh, so I didn't look carefully at what you'd found.

Do they have a gluten-free section, or do they tend to spread everything out all over the store like Whole Foods? Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

They have a glutten-free list you can ask for. As with anything be sure to check labels. The Trader Joes by me seems kind of small and doesn't always have everything on the list or it doesn't stay in their stocking inventory.

Edit To Add: Products are spread across the store, but many have a gluten-free label on the shelf.

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Our Trader Joe's has fresh gluten-free breads, gluten-free cereals, rice pasta, soy ice cream, and meats without added ingredients.

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Our Trader Joe's has fresh gluten-free breads, gluten-free cereals, rice pasta, soy ice cream, and meats without added ingredients.

bpritt, which trader joe's is that? i'm in chicago, but i don't think i've seen the fresh gluten-free breads... would love to check those out!

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chicagojen, our Trader Joe's is in LaGrange. I don't know if the other Chicago-area stores have the same items.

Fiddle-Faddle, there are three Trader Joe's on the north side and two in the western suburbs, but I think the one in Glenview would be closest to your folks. Check out the Trader Joe's web site at http://www.traderjoes.com/imap/advantageca...late=map_search.

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I stock up on nut butters, it's literally half the price then at my grocery store! The Sharon's sorbet is great (I love the lemon, but raspberry and coconut are good too). Nuts and dried fruit, soy or almond milk and wine B) is very cheap there. Frozen veggies are good quality and great price. Mine does carry some cereal and cereal bars, but a very small selection.

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In Chicago there are now two:

-One at Lincoln and Grace

-Another at Clybourn a few blocks north of North Avenue (It's right about the Crate and Barrel Outlet Store)

I love the tinkyada pasta, carton soups (creamy tomato), Puffins and Envirokidz cereals, round rice crackers with wheat-free soy sauce seasoning, and i've heard that the wheat free waffles are great--but I'm not sure they are gluten free. I was thinking about writing to them and requesting a gluten-free cookie.

Have fuN! I love TJ's--they have saved my life (and my wallet) from Whole Foods..

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