The Kroger Corporation operates 2424 ‘supermarkets and multi-department stores’ in 31 states. Their stores have a wide variety of gluten free food and their website has all the information you to need to thrive gluten free. The only drawback that that their ‘chains of stores’ operate under at least sixteen names. You may have a Kroger store in your neighborhood without realizing it. There may be more opportunities than you imagined.
I’ll explain how to sidestep this obstacle, but first I should convince you that it is well worth the effort:
(1) Enter www.kroger.com and press return.
(2) You’ll see a box with the words “what are you looking for today?”. Type in the words gluten free food and press return.
You will be taken to a page describing all the articles that are on this site. Many of the articles are interesting, but four are important to us right now.
~~~>” Products with No Gluten Containing Ingredients”. This list is used in all the Kroger stores. The list is 120 pages long so you probably won’t print it out but you certainly should skim through it to get an idea of what is available.
~~~> “Naturally Gluten Free Ingredients”
~~~> “Naturally Gluten Free Food”
~~~> “Foods and Ingredients that do Contain Gluten”
The most important question is “How do I find the stores that feature these items?”:
(1) If necessary, type in the words www.kroger.com and press enter.
(2) In the box labeled “What are you looking for today?”, type in a ZIP code or a city and state. Then click on search.
(3) You will be taken to a screen that has a map of the area on the right side and a list of stores on the left. Click on all kroger stores.
(4) Scroll down the list until you see a store that interest you. Keep in mind that some of the stores may not be food stores.
(5) Click on store hours. That is a quick way to get you to that store’s website.
(6) Click on the word home in the upper left corner.
(7) Enjoy your shopping. Keep in mind that you can always return to the information articles by typing the words gluten free food in box at the top of the page.
FYI: Here are the sixteen store names that you may encounter: Bakers, City Market, Dillon’s, Food for Less, Foods Company, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, Jay C Food Stores, Gerbes, Kroger, King Soopers, Owens, Pay Less. Smith’s, QFC (Quality Food Centers), Ralph’s