Friday, September 28, 2007

Celiac Friendly Stores in Chicago Area

Celiac Friendly Grocery Stores in the Chicago Area

The hardest part about buying gluten -free food is the price. Yes, I buy Whole Food's Gluten-Free Prairie Bread for $6.99/loaf! Please be prepared to have your grocery bill increase! Some of my favorite brands are Enjoy Life, Pamela's, Lundberg and Tinkyada and Pizza by George.

Below is a list of grocery stores are in the Chicago, IL area from the CSAGC. You can also find a lot of gluten-free food online by googling "Gluten Free Food". Another source for brand names and shopping is from the website of the Celiac Disease Foundation http://www.celiac.org/lifestyle/downloads/SUGGESTED-SOURCES-2_07.pdf This list is provided as a convenience to newly diagnosed celiacs in finding a place to purchase gluten-free products, and does not imply endorsement of any business by any celiac disease organization or group.

Even though a manufacturer or a store may label a product as 'gluten-free' only you can make the decision to include it in your diet. Continue to read labels, and to ask questions politely, of course! Call first to make sure the store is still in business.

A Way of Life
9359 N. Milwaukee Ave (In Millbrook Shopping Center) Niles, IL 60714 Phone: 847-966-5565

Always Healthy 123 S. Rand Road Lake Zurich, IL 60047 Phone: 847-438-9200

American Health Foods 5142 W. 95th St Oak Lawn, IL 60453 Phone: 708-423-5099

Corner Health Food Store 502 N. Seymour Ave. Mundelein, IL 60060 Phone: 847-566-4888

Countryside 1166 S. Elmhurst Rd Mount Prospect, IL Phone: 847-952-4372

Crystal Lake Health Food Store 25 E. Crystal Lake Ave Crystal Lake, IL 60014 Phone: 847-459-7942

Dominicks, Jewel and Meijer Numerous locations throughout the city and suburbs.
Major supermarket chain. Bring your gluten-free product guide with you.

Earthly Goods Health Foods Inc. 6951 W. Grand Ave New strip mall just west of Gurnee Mills w/Linens 'N Things and Old Navy) Gurnee, IL 60031 Phone: 847-855-9677

Eurofresh Market 130 NW Hwy Palatine, IL 60067 Phone: 847-202-0333

Gluten-Free Store 807 Waukegan Rd Corner of Dundee and Waukegan Roads Northbrook, IL 60062 Phone: 847-513-6515
Formerly known as "Gluten Free Market" in Buffalo Grove.

Fruitful Yield 2129 W. 63rd Street, Downers Grove 60516 630-969-7614 229 W. Roosevelt Rd, Lombard 60148 630-629-9242 154 S. Bloomingdale Rd, Bloomingdale 60108 630-894-3553 175 W. Golf Road, Schaumburg 60195 847-882-2999 214 N. York Rd, Elmhurst IL60126 630-530-1445 302S. McLean Blvd., Elgin IL 60123 847-888-0100 and Aurora near Fox Valley Mall 630-585-9200

Gluten-Free Trading Company 3116 S. Chase Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53207 Phone: 414-747-8700 FAX: 414-474-8747 . It is suggested that you call ahead to verify hours.

Hilke's Nutrition Center 1691 Morthland Dr. Valparaiso, IN 46385 Phone: 219-477-4005 2917 Calumet Ave, Valparaiso IN 46383 Phone: 219-464-7818

Mitsuwa Marketplace 100 E. Algonquin Rd Arlington Hts., IL 60005 Phone: 847-956-6699
Oriental (predominantly Japanese) supermarket. Lone Star Natural Foods 311 N. 2nd Street St. Charles IL 60174 Phone: 630-584-7650

Natural Choices 1338 N Cedar Road New Lenox, IL 60451 Phone: 815-485-5572
Has a good selection of gluten-free products. Pricey.

New Vitality Health Foods 9177 West 151st Street Orland Park, IL 60462 Phone: 708-403-0120 Fax: 708-403-7041

Orland Meat Market & Deli 9105 W. 151st Street Orland Park, IL 60462 Phone: 708-403-0900 Carries Gluten Free Deli Lunch Meat- The brand name is Boar's Head.

Pass' Health Foods 7228 W. College Dr. (119th St) Palos Heights, IL 60463 Phone: 708-448-9114

Southtown Health Foods 2100 W. 95th Street (NW corner of 95th & Hoyne) Chicago, Il Phone: 773-233-1856

Sunrise Farm Market 17650 Torrence Avenue Lansing, IL 60438 Phone: 708-474-6166

Sunset Foods 1127 Church Street Northbrook, IL 60062 Phone: 847-272-7700

Trader Joe’s Various Locations around the country http://www.traderjoes.com/
Good Waffles and pancakes!

Valli Produce 400 E. Golf Road (two blocks east of Arlington Heights Rd.) Phone: 847-439-9700 850 N. Roselle Road (SW corner of Roselle and Higgins) Phone: 847-252-7200

Whole Foods Market Whole Foods Market Location Search
Supermarket specializing in health foods and organic produce. Selection varies from store to store. All stores carry a variety of specifically gluten-free foods e.g. breakfast cereal, cookies, flours and mixes, pasta, and frozen breads and waffles. They also carry gluten-free brands of many other products.

Wild Oats Market 1111 Chicago Ave., Evanston, Illinois, 60202 Hours: Monday-Sunday 8a.m.-10p.m. Phone: 847-475-9492, 500 E. Ogden Ave. , Hinsdale, Illinois, 60521 Hours: Monday-Friday 7am-10pm, Saturday 7am-9pm, Sunday 7am-8pm Phone: 630-986-8500 They carry gluten-free breads, cereals, organic foods, and meats http://www.wildoats.com/

1 comment:

Christina said...

Hi Lori~

Glad to see you have Sunset Foods listed. In fact, towards the end of October, they’re hosting upcoming tastings for a new product line called Gluten Free & Fabulous (www.glutenfreefabulous.com). Shari Cole and Larry Schneider of Gluten Free & Fabulous have such a great story behind the launch of their company ~ Shari is the mother of a daughter who has autism (and gastrointestinal problems) and Larry has Celiac Disease. They were unsatisfied with the taste of most gluten free products on the market, so decided to create their own! They even have the seal of recognition from Celiac Sprue Association.

Anyhow, they’ll be holding a series of informational tastings at select Chicago, Illinois Sunset Foods locations, where they’ll be sampling Gluten Free & Fabulous Macaroni & Cheese, Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites and Karen’s Kookie Krisps.

Just thought you’d be interested ~ store names & dates of the tastings are below. Thanks & keep up the good work!

Gluten Free & Fabulous at Sunset Food Stores
Date: Thursday, October 25, 2007
Location: Highland Park Sunset Foods
Time: 10 am – 3 pm

Date: Friday, October 26, 2007
Location: Northbrook Sunset Foods
Time: 10am –12noon
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Location: Libertyville Sunset Foods
Time: 3pm – 5pm