The last time I posted a list like this was 2010. More than time to update. There are many more options now, and anything labeled gluten free should be a safe bet. If it’s not labeled, don’t risk it. Here are some gluten free party foods. Make sure to check ingredient lists for anywhere I don’t name a specific brand.
(I personally avoid corn and peppers, so most things on this list don’t include them.)
- Potato chips
- Rice crackers
- Van’s gluten free crackers
- Cold cuts
- Rice cakes
- Trader Joe’s Brown Rice Tortillas
- Wholefoods in-house gluten free baked goods
- Sprinkles gluten free red velvet cupcake
- Haagen Dazs ice cream (aside from the ones with cookies and such in them)
- Mariposa Bakery — Wholefoods and other health food stores
- Silly Yak’s bakery
- Trader Joe’s Gluten Free Crispy Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Trader Joe’s Gluten Free Gingersnaps
- Glutino Lemon Wafer Cookies — these are great. Avoid the chocolate ones like the plague. Many stores carry these.
- K-Toos — best oreo equivalent (most taste like cardboard, this tastes like cookie). Best dipped in milk.
- Glutino Gluten Free Pantry Brownie Mix — Glutino bought Gluten Free Pantry and the mix is supposed to still be the GF Pantry one, which was excellent and very close to the Ghirardelli gluten-full mix (which used to be my favorite). Wholefoods carries this.
- Betty Crocker Gluten Free Brownie Mix — Next best after GF Pantry, but more readily available. Many grocery stories carry this line.
- Betty Crocker Gluten Free Yellow Cake Mix — add 1 packet of vanilla instant pudding mix to get the right texture
- Betty Crocker Gluten Free Devil’s Food Cake — add 1 packet of chocolate instant pudding mix to get the right texture
- Arrowhead Mills All Purpose Gluten Free Mix — great general mix and no corn, if that matters to you
- Jovial Organic Brown Rice Capellini — and all the rest of their gluten free pastas
- Trader Joe’s gluten free macaroni pasta (brown rice flour)
- Omission Beer (best gf beer)
- Distilled alcohols