Grocery Shopping Gluten Free and Normal
I recently discovered Ultra Foods part of the Strack & Van Til family and I have to say it is truly amazing! They have everything and I mean everything from organic produce to about 1000 gluten products in stock daily.
I had the pleasure of getting a tour of the local Prospect Hts store and I have found home. I will no longer be spending a day traveling to 3 different stores to safely feed my family. Not only do they have organic produce but they have a huge selection and it is fresh. In speaking with the store manager I learned they do their own butchering in house; make sausage on site along with ground beef. You know what this means?… No pink slim or additives in your beef. Only fresh ground, done right. They also make sushi on site fresh daily from 8 am to 8 pm.
Their deli carries 2 brands of gluten free meat including Dietz & Watson which is a premium choice. Speaking of on-site and doing it the right way, they fry fresh donuts every morning and even have a great space to sit with your cup of specialty coffee just like Starbucks.
As for the gluten free aisle it is expansive and full of choices. I even found myself looking at other brands for pasta because for once there was an actual selection to choose from.
The dairy area carries so much, I was in awe and excited. From your standard soy milk to dairy free coffee creamer, lactose free yogurt and a full freezer section of gluten free bread to choose from.
Today I opened Evernote and checked everything off my list except for 1 tiny little item. The store manager assured me that next time the missing item will be available on their shelves. I can honestly say I found all my favorite brands and more with one trip to one store instead of miles one-way to 3 stores. I am excited to be able to shop in one location for our family without sacrificing healthy and safe options.
The hubby was excited because we even saved 25% on our groceries. I will say I tend to be a value shopper but will not scarified our health or taste for cost; for instance I found ham hocks, bison, kale, grass fed butter, lactose free cheese and gluten free flours. Ultra Foods allowed me to achieve my goal of providing safe healthy meals and provided time and cost savings.