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Where to Get the Best Gluten Free Goods

Gluten Free beer, baked goods, bread and more! 

Whether you have a gluten allergy, celiac disease or just like to follow a gluten-free diet... you know that certain products can be pretty hard to find. Nowadays, there are a ton of gluten-free options available, but they usually don't compare to their wheat-based, gluten-filled counterparts. Typically the bread options are crumbly and dry, the sweets can taste stale, and it's nearly impossible to find a good gluten-free beer. 

But you can't let you aversion to gluten keep you from treating yourself! If you're a gluten-free eater, Butler County is the place to visit. With gluten-free groceries, gluten-free bakeries, gluten-free breweries and more... you're guaranteed to experience a gluten-free diet in a whole new way. 

1. Jungle Jim's International Market

Bow tie pasta? Pretzel bread? Candy? Check, check, and check. Jungle Jim's in Fairfield has the largest gluten free section in the midwest, and you'll be stunned by all they have to offer! 

Jungle Jim's Gluten Free Section

You'll find a ton of options— from different brands of pastas, gluten free bread and tortillas, sweeteners, candy, drinks... you name it! It's likely you'll be able to find items here that you can't find anywhere else. That's a huge plus for gluten-free eaters! 

Jungle Jim's Gluten Free Selection

Not only do they have aisle after aisle of gluten free groceries, but also...a Kombucha Bar! Jungle Jim's over own kombucha bar is right next to their gluten free goodies, and it currently has eight different teas on tap— each one with its own distinct and delicious kick. The next time you're in Butler County, Jungle Jim's is a must-see! 

2. Chubby Bunny Bakery

Chubby Bunny Bakery is Hamilton's new gluten-free bakery, and let me tell you— even if you aren't on a gluten-free diet, you'll be sure to fall in love with her baked goods. From brownies, to cookie sandwiches, to donuts and cakes...Baker Bunny Allyson Moore is always coming up with new delicious creations. 

Chubby Bunny Bakery

Photo Credit : Chubby Bunny Bakery 

After Allyson discovered that she was allergic to gluten, dairy, egg, beef, olive, corn and tapioca, she immediately quit any food that included those ingredients. However, with a corn and tapioca allergy, that already knocked out a lot of the gluten-free products on the market. She soon figured out how to make things not only for herself, but baked goods that everyone loved— and that's how the Chubby Bunny Bakery began.

Chubby Bunny Bakery Gluten Free

Photo Credit : Chubby Bunny Bakery

Her creations are seriously delicious— moist, full of flavor and melt in your mouth goodness. She also shares her storefront with her friend Kelly Armstrong, owner of Chickpea Chicks, who makes and sells fresh, organic, vegan hummus. 

3. Rolling Mill Brewing Company 

Gluten-free beer is hard to come by... but it's even harder to find an entire gluten-free brewery! Rolling Mill in Middletown is dedicated to bringing gluten free options to Butler County's local beer market. Craft beer is huge in Southwest Ohio, but majority of breweries often leave out gluten-free people. 

Rolling Mill Brewing Company Brews

Photo Credit : Rolling Mill Brewing Co.

Owners Josh and Megan Laubach refused to let their aversions to gluten exclude them from Ohio’s thriving craft beer scene. After Josh was diagnosed with celiac disease, the two began devoting their time to learn the art of brewing. Currently, Rolling Mill has six different beers— all 100% gluten free! 

Rolling Mill Brewing Company Cans

Photo Credit : Rolling Mill Brewing Co. 

With no traditional grain involved, the brewing process takes a bit longer than the regular craft brew would. However, the lack of gluten does not mean a lack of flavor. One of their most popular brews is the Two Goldens, which is named after the Laubach’s beloved pair of Golden Retrievers (Doc and Patton). It's a light, crisp American Lager that is easy and refreshing. They also offer a pilsner, full-bodied stout, brown ale, American pale ale, and an IPA. 

4. lahVdah Makeup 

Not many people know that even makeup has gluten in it, but many people with gluten allergies or celiac disease struggle to find gluten-free makeup brands. lahVdah Skincare + More is a beauty shop in Hamilton that is coming to save your day. The V in lahVdah stands for owner, Ventia Allen, who is passionate about creating organic, all natural, gluten-free skincare and makeup. 

lahVdah Makeup

Majority of makeup and skin care products contain gluten ingredients— often in the form of hydrolyzed wheat protein, which is processed but not enough to remove all the gluten. Although gluten in makeup does not affect everyone with gluten sensitivities, for others it only takes the tiniest bit for a reaction. In which case, all-natural products like lahVdah are a huge relief. 

lahVdah products

You can find any product you need— moisturizer, cleanser, lipstick, foundation, mascara and more. Venita has a lot of customers with celiac disease that love her products, especially her makeup and perfume. It's Venita's drive, passion and love for her customers that stands out the most. She has a great deal of pride for her products she says she wouldn't sell anything that she has created unless it's the best possible product! 

Gluten Free Dining Options

If your sensitivity to gluten is less severe, Butler County also has a wide range of restaurants with gluten free options. Check them on your next visit!

 

 

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