Sunday, February 22, 2009

Grocery Store Review: Kroger on Hillsborough Road

I have found the Kroger on Hillsborough Road in Durham to be well stocked in gluten free items. This store seems to carry more variety than some of the other locations in the area. Gluten Free signage is used to identify items. Most items are found in the Nature's Market section of the store. Here one will find several cereals, pastas, soups, cookies, baking mixes and some frozen items as well. I was excited to find that this store is now carrying two of my favorite GF items: Mixes from 1.2.3 Gluten Free and Pure Fit Bars. Both are items that we use and I had only been able to get them via the Internet and mail order; it was nice to see them on the shelves of my local store. 1.2.3 Gluten Free is a company in Pittsburgh that makes incredible GF mixes, we love the bundt cakes and the pan bars. For further information you can check out their website at The Pure Fit Bars are the best gluten free meal replacement bars on the market in my opinion. They come in four flavors: peanut butter, almond, berry, chocolate brownie, 240 Calories and 18 grams of protein. They do not melt, so they are great to keep in your car for an "emergency meal". For more information on these bars go to

The Kroger stores have a nice Web site with information on gluten free foods and Celiac Disease. A few tips that are mentioned here let the consumer know that all the Private Selection yogurts, puddings, gelatins and deli meats are gluten free. However they do caution that meats in the deli could be cross contaminated during slicing. They recommend asking the deli clerk to clean the slicer or have your purchase sliced first thing in the morning.

Remember to shop the perimeter of the store for healthy naturally gluten free items such as fresh fruit and vegetables, low fat dairy options and leans meats, fish and poultry.

3457 Hillsborough Road
Durham, NC 27705
open 24 hours

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Kroger on North Point is also very well stocked with G/F food. They tend to have different G/F items then the Hillsborough Road store, so between the two locations, they have a lot. The Nature's Market section manager for the North Point location is also willing to try to carry an G/F products that are requested. We have also found that many of Kroger's store brand items are G/F, we have contacted the company for various product inquiries and they have been very helpful.