As I go from place to place I do my best to ferret out sugar-free and yeast-free food products. Sticking to an odd restrictive diet like this can be pretty difficult, and the availability of helpful products varies dramatically from one location to the next. I last tried to stick to this diet–really stick to it–when I was fifteen, and I only resumed looking for these products in the past July.
The following is a summary of some yeast-free items I have found and enjoyed while staying in San Francisco and the places from whence they came:
Really, really enjoyed these products. They were best toasted. It was so exciting to have bread again and have it taste really good. Other yeast-free breads I’ve tried have been tasteless or super-dry, but this is just like eating really good “normal” bread. The price is pretty reasonable. I’m genuinely hooked (in a good, non-addicted kind of way) to the French Meadow products. I’m yet to try their tortillas, but I hope to. Also keen for their Woman’s Bread. Their products are overwhelmingly yeast-free.
Pacific Bakery Kamut White Bread also purchased from Rainbow.
This was a pretty good bread too. I’m partial to brown breads, so I preferred the French Meadow breads, however this one was moist and light enough to make a sandwich out of. I fully intend to try out more of their products, since Rainbow had a good variety and good prices. I was a little put off Pacific Bakery purely on customer service grounds before I ever got a chance to try the breads. Their website offers a store locating service, but after waiting a couple of weeks for my email to be responded to I called them and received audible irritated sighing and was informed, “We don’t even know which stores stock us anymore. Just ask at your local health food place.”
(Oh yes – happy New Year’s Eve!)