Winco is one of the best places to save money if you are gluten-free. Check out these tips on to save money on gluten-free food at Winco to see why!
Winco is one of my favorite stores to shop gluten-free. They mark gluten-free items on the shelf with an easily visible sticker so you can scan the aisles quickly for things you can eat. The stores in my area keep gluten-free items next to similar items – the gluten-free baking mixes are on the normal baking aisle, for example. I think this makes things easier to find since you can look at the aisle signs for direction like everyone else. Winco generally has lower prices than many other stores, but there are some surprising gluten-free savings at Winco as well. Here are my tips on how to save money on gluten-free food at Winco.
How to Save Money on Gluten-Free Food at Winco
Gluten-Free Flours – Winco carries Bob's Red Mill flours in their bulk section. I buy my white rice flour, tapioca flour, and potato starch there, which is what I use to make all-purpose flour. They also have xanthan gum next to the bulk spices. All of these flours can be very pricey when you buy them in tiny bags from health food stores, but the same amount will only run you a couple bucks at Winco.
Gluten-Free Oatmeal – Gluten-free oatmeal is another bulk bin mega find! My local stores carry both regular and quick oats that are certified gluten-free and sell them by the pound in the bulk section. I fill a huge bag for a couple bucks and then make a weeks worth of overnight oatmeal for breakfast.
Gluten-Free Pasta – The bulk section typically carries several varieties of rice flour – I've bought spaghetti, macaroni, and penne. You can buy a lot of pasta for very little money. They also have good prices on boxed pasta in the regular pasta aisle and you can find other grain mixes there.
Gluten-Free Snacks and Cereals – More brands are producing gluten-free products, and Winco has the best prices I've seen. They have the lowest prices on Chex and Gluten-Free Cheerios of any store in my area, as well as snacks like Snyder's pretzels.
Frozen Foods – Frozen dinners and pizzas can be a rare treat if you are gluten-free and on a tight budget. Winco makes it easier to afford these conveniences foods. My favorite gluten-free burritos and chicken pot pies are both between $2-$3 at Winco, and pizzas are around $5-$6. All of these items are around $2 more at my neighborhood store.
Gluten-Free Bread – My local Winco sells three different gluten-free bread brands, which is more than most stores. I have found that their prices are comparable to other large grocery stores, but they stock higher quality brands and have more variety. My Winco sells Franz bread, which is so good that you would not even guess it is gluten-free.