Your falafel, hummus, or gyro plate finally got its pita back. Tapioca starch keeps these things light, while buckwheat flour adds substance and a wheatlike flavor.
Nutrition (per pita): 180 calories, 3 g protein, 2 g fiber, less than 1 g sugar, 4 g fat, 33 g carbs
Taste and texture: Light, thin, and chewy
Get 'em: $9.99 for 6 pitas, amazon.com
MORE: Coming Soon: Gluten-Free Wheat Bread?
2. Trader Joe's Gluten-Free Whole Grain Bread
Make a hot or cold sandwich, French toast, bread crumbs, you name it. That's what TJ's says you should be doing with its new whole grain bread, made with brown rice flour, whole grain teff, whole grain amaranth, and whole grain sorghum. And the stuff is so good, we're inclined to agree. It really does go with everything.
Nutrition (per slice): 60 calories, 1 g protein, 1 g fiber, 1.5 g sugar, 1 g fat, 12 g carbs
Taste and texture: Light, wholesome, and chewy
Get it: $4.49 per loaf, Trader Joe's stores
GF eaters have long pined for a bagel option that doesn't have the texture of a hockey puck. And Canyon Bakehouse's latest offerings—available in plain and everything flavors—totally deliver.
Nutrition (per bagel): 250 calories, 3 g protein, 3 g fiber, 3 g sugar, 7 g fat, 45 g carbs
Taste and texture: Dense and chewy—exactly like a bagel should be
Get 'em: $5 for 4 bagels, canyonglutenfree.com
4. Rudi's Bakery Gluten-Free Ciabatta Rolls
Stash these petite heat-and-serve rolls in your freezer for impromptu Italian nights. The plain variety is delicious on its own, but the rosemary–olive oil flavor is even better.
Nutrition (per roll): 70 calories, 1 g protein, 0 g fiber, 1 g sugar, 0 g fat, 16 g carbs
Taste and texture: Crusty on the outside, and light and chewy on the inside
Get 'em: $7.99 for 8 rolls, theglutenfreeshoppe.com
5. The Julian Bakery Paleo Bread
Thanks to plenty of protein and fiber from almond and/or coconut flours, Julian Bakery's newest loaves are heftier and more filling than most of the starch-based alternatives out there. And though the bread is made specifically for Paleo eaters, don't worry: It's made in a dedicated gluten-free facility.
Nutrition (per slice of almond bread): 60 calories, 7 g protein, 5 g fiber, 1 g sugar, 3 g fat, 6 g carbs
Taste and texture: Soft, slightly nutty, and best when toasted
Get it: $8.99 per loaf, julianbakery.com