Gluten intolerance, lactose sensitivity, peanut and tree nut allergies; these words have never been heard as much as they are today. The truth is, our food isn’t what it used to be, and many people have developed digestive issues like the ones mentioned above. Grocery stores have made a lot of changes to ensure gluten-free food options are on their shelves, and some restaurants have also made accommodations to these customers. If your restaurant or catering service needs to stock up on gluten-free options, here are some of the delicious and safe options you will find at our restaurant supply store in Toronto.
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Gluten is the big name behind the proteins found in wheat, rye, barley, and triticale products. It helps foods maintain their shape and acts as a glue to keep them together. People who are gluten-intolerant avoid more than just bread; products like pasta, noodles, processed meat products, cereal, granola, sauces, gravies, and even beer contain gluten. Finding substitutes for this ingredient, or avoiding it altogether, is important to many customers, so the more options you have on-hand, the better!
Almost everyone craves pizza on occasion, even those with gluten-intolerance. The good news is that there are alternative options for pizza dough and flour. Our Molly’s Bakery pizza dough, Nate’s pizza crust, and Bob’s Red Mill all-purpose “flour” are just a few options that substitute for regular flour. You can use these as bases for your gluten-free menu options, so no matter who walks into your restaurant, you’ll have something they can enjoy.
The frustrating part about gluten is that it is in so many processed foods. Even sauces and condiments have gluten. As food distributors in Toronto, we pride ourselves on offering a variety of gluten-free condiments such as Kikkoman soy sauce and teriyaki.
Gluten may be found in most pastas and noodles, but Alymer’s cream of mushroom and cream of chicken soups are gluten-free! Use these as a base to your creative soup options this winter, and you’ll ease the tummies of your gluten-intolerant customers.
Italpasta, Riso di Pasta, Armando Pasta, and Garofalo are brands we love because each of them created gluten-free pasta that meets the needs of every lifestyle. Italian restaurants don’t have to fall behind when serving customers with special dietary restrictions; you can safely swap out your traditional pasta with one of these gluten-free options and they won’t even taste the difference!
MVR Cash and Carry can be your one-stop shop for everything you need to create customized menu options to better serve all kinds of customers. Aside from food, we also stock our shelves with serving utensils, drinks, decorations, chef uniforms, and season items. No matter what you serve in the food industry, or who your customers are, we have everything you need. But what makes us different?
We reserve our membership exclusively for business owners and our inventory is designed to meet all your professional needs. We have the best prices, volume, and brands out there for your restaurant or convenience store and we serve businesses across the GTA. To see our selection yourself, visit our Toronto warehouse and ask any of our managers, or even the owner, if you require any assistance at all.