The subject of egg-free and wheat-free bread came up this week during our weekly allergy hour chats on Twitter (8.30 GMT on Thursday). They can be tricky to find as so many of the new ‘wave’ of tasty GF breads — such as by Warburtons and Genius — contain egg, so finding one that ticks several boxes isn’t easy, and given the movement towards a vegan diet, the additional exclusion of milk is now a requirement for many.
So here is a selection of gluten free and vegan breads on the market which I’ve found and others which were recommended by the Twitter free from community …
Artisan Bread Organic — a number of natural dense GF loaves, made without additives, all of them look vegan and egg-free. Many look to be ‘top 14’ free (some contain GF oats and soya). They operate a sesame free and nut free bakery. Their Gluten-Free Taster Box is a great idea. Also sold by Planet Organic.
Asda — several of their own-brand free from loaves, which include seeded white and brown, are suitable for GF vegan diets, and look allergy safe too.
BFree Foods — breads, rolls, pittas and wraps, which use gluten-free oats in one of their loaves, but otherwise free of all allergens, and always vegan. An Irish brand, but available in supermarkets in the UK.
Genius — their GF bread contains egg, but their wraps don’t, so are vegan suitable and I think are also egg allergy safe. Available in supermarkets.
Glutafin — prescriptions GF breads, many of which contain soya, but don’t contain egg or milk.
Good Grain Bakery — a brown loaf and a seeded loaf. Organic and vegan. Made in a nut-free factory and looks free of all allergens.
Incredible Bakery — a wide selection of interesting breads, including buckwheat, red quinoa, oat and onion and seeds.
Just Gluten Free Bakery — white and seeded sliced breads and rolls.
Promise Gluten Free — do use egg in some products, but their vegan white loaf is suitable. Stocked at Sainsbury’s.
Rana’s Bakery — a selection of of fresh sourdough breads, made in south London, including buckwheat, charcoal and ‘nearly rye’. Also make some award-winning bread mixes. Use gluten-free oats in some products, but think otherwise free of the main allergens.
Schar — use soya and lupin in some of their GF breads, but no egg or milk. Some products are low FODMAP. Available in supermarkets.
Tesco — their own brand Free From White Sliced Bread (400g) is GF, EF, DF and looks free from all major allergens.
Warburtons — their GF bread contains egg, but their wraps don’t, so are vegan suitable, but not suitable for egg allergy due to shared facilities. Available in supermarkets.