Trips to the supermarket can be challenging enough when your household is abundant with allergies – never mind shopping online. But whatever allergies you are managing, it’s essential to have a list of go-to places to shop that are reliable and trustworthy, not only in terms of stocking certain foods, but also when it comes to delivery times that can be scheduled around our busy lives.
The perks of online shopping mean avoiding the weekend crowds in supermarkets, and piling your virtual trolley full with healthy, allergy-friendly foods, all the while sipping a coffee from the comfort of your sofa. What’s not to love?! I’ve scoured the Internet to share my favourite places to allergy shop online.
With specific sections for babies and children, Goodness Direct stocks an abundance of allergy-friendly treats, ingredients and snacks that are perfectly suited for wee ones, clad in bright and friendly packaging. You can also get your hands on raw, organic and paleo foods here for a decent price. Some of the best everyday products include flavoured dairy-free milks and chocolate.
Real Foods is an excellent choice for vegetarian families, since they have a massive selection of fruits and vegetables and superfoods. As well as some mighty fine grub that spans the organic, free range, vegan and gluten free categories, they also stock GMO-free and organic bath and home products for babies, from milk formulas and supplements to nappy creams and hand wash.
If you’re a fan of bulk buying your favourite items, you’re in luck! Suma Wholefoods have a diverse range of healthy, nutritious ready meals as well as chilled and frozen products that help save a few pennies. They also include mouth-watering recipes on their website such as their vegan Christmas cake. Highlights include their mueslis and breakfast cereals.
Holland & Barratt
A high street favourite, Holland & Barratt have been around for donkey’s years, so it would be a sin not to include them in this list. Not only do they have a fab free-from section that encompasses all food allergies with yummy high quality substitutes, but you can also get your hands on a healthy haul of kid-friendly chewy supplements and vitamins.
The Gathered Goods Co.
Looking to fill tummies with healthy dishes that cater to allergies? Check out The Gathered Goods Co. website where you can peruse their delightful selection of recipes including paleo blueberry scones and banana bread smoothie bowls for foodie inspiration. They also have an awesome magazine and of course a shop that includes food, drinks, supplements and home and beauty. Bonus points for their nut allergy section!
Gluten Free Foods
Doing exactly what it says on the tin, Gluten Free Foods have a humungous selection of gluten-free nibbles and staple items, as well as wheat-free, barley-free, rye-free and oat-free options too. They do everything from ready meals and muffin mixes to catering packs, along with regular special offers.
Free From Market
The Free From Market website is so easy to navigate, and one of the biggest perks of shopping here is the free delivery over £35. They stock everything you could want, including a top-notch egg-free section with useful nutrition tips along the way.
Naturally Good Food
Another great contender for bulk shopping, Naturally Good Food specialize in whole foods and dairy-free products, with milk powders and non-dairy milks ideal for babies and young ones. You can also whip up some fresh Japanese food to mix it up in the kitchen with their variety of sushi, tofu and noodles.
Happy online shopping!