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The Best Gluten-Free Bars

Whether you want to find a gluten-free snack bar that’s oat-based, high protein, nut-free, soy-free, or even sugar-free, there is a packaged snack bar out there for you!

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Finding the Best Gluten-Free Bars

We taste-tested more than 100 bars from 30 different companies. The following bars are worth noting because they offer a unique flavor or some other interesting attribute. The allergy info listed below is representative of the whole line of bars. For specific product details (GF certification, price, nutrition per serving and more) on the “unique flavor” bar mentioned, see our chart. The five allergy-friendly bars listed at the end of this review are also included in our chart.

Unique Gluten-Free Snack Bars That Taste Great

Caveman Nutrition Bar

Why We Love It: Inspired by the paleo diet, the Caveman ingredient list is packed with seeds and nuts. Bars come in tasty flavors that make us forget we’re eating like a caveman. We can’t get over our favorite combination of dark chocolate, nuts and cherries. If it was good enough for a caveman, it’s good enough for us!

Unique Flavor: Dark Chocolate Cherry Nut

Allergens: Contains tree nuts; made in a facility with dairy, eggs, peanuts, soy.

925-979-9515

The Gluten Free Bar

Why We Love It: These nut-based bars feature simple ingredients and are certified gluten-free, vegan and soy-free. Each flavor has a unique nutty twist, like toasted almonds paired with cranberries or cashews paired with coconut.

Unique Flavor: Chocolate Peanut Butter

Allergens: Some varieties contain peanuts, tree nuts.

616-755-8432

GoMacro: MacroBar

Why We Love It: Certified gluten-free and vegan, these high-protein bars have a surprisingly good taste. The bars are satisfying and not too sweet. Plus, we love their fun and flavorful varieties.

Unique Flavor: Sunflower Butter + Chocolate

Allergens: Some varieties contain peanuts, tree nuts.

800-788-9540

GoMacro: Thrive

Why We Love It: GoMacro’s Thrive line has bars that are low sugar, raw, vegan and come in tasty on-trend flavors like Ginger Lemon and Blueberry Lavender. You’ll get chewy chunks of seeds and nuts in every bite.

Unique Flavor: Chocolate, Nuts & Sea Salt

Allergens: Contains tree nuts; made in a facility with peanuts.

800-788-9540

Nana Joes

Why We Love It: Nana Joes makes high-quality, chef-inspired granola and their bars are just as incredible. They combine gluten-free oats, organic maple syrup, organic cocoa nibs and spices in vegan bars that are free from refined sugars.

Unique Flavor: Big Wave Granola Bar

Allergens: Contains soy, tree nuts.

415-589-7041

NuGo Dark

Why We Love It: We can’t get enough of the Dark collection from NuGo, with bars wrapped in delicious dairy-free dark chocolate. The entire line is certified gluten-free—yes, even the pretzel flavor—a rare find for gluten-free folks!

Unique Flavor: Chocolate Pretzel

Allergens: Contains peanuts, soy, tree nuts; made on equipment with dairy, eggs.

888-421-2032

ONE

Why We Love It: This line of protein bar contains some highly processed ingredients. However, its unique flavors—like Birthday Cake and Maple Glazed Donut— are notable, along with the 20 grams of protein (1 gram of sugar) in each bar.

Unique Flavor: Birthday Cake

Allergens: Contains dairy, soy (lecithin); some varieties contain tree nuts.

888-231-2684

PROBAR: Base

Why We Love It: While these bars can get a little gritty in texture, we love their craveable dessert flavors that are packed with protein. The Cookie Dough flavor didn’t fool us into thinking we were eating an actual raw cookie, but we did feel full of safe protein.

Unique Flavor: Cookie Dough

Allergens: Contains peanuts, soy, tree nuts; made on equipment with dairy, eggs, wheat.

800-921-2294

PROBAR: Meal

Why We Love It: PROBAR Meal bars are delicious and satisfying, with 12 flavors that have simple ingredients like oats, seeds, brown rice and nuts. Packed with wholesome plant-based ingredients with a good amount of protein, they really are a meal on the go.

Unique Flavor: Banana Nut Bread

Allergens: Contains peanuts, tree nuts.

800-921-2294

R.e.d.d.

Why We Love It: We admit that we run on a lot of caffeine. R.e.d.d. bars contain high protein, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants—and naturally occurring caffeine from yerba mate. Sweetened with cane sugar.

Unique Flavor: Salted Caramel Superfood Energy Bar

Allergens: Contains peanuts, tree nuts.

207-370-4433

Stabilyze

Why We Love It: Certified gluten-free, diabetic-friendly Stabilyze bars contain 21 vitamins and minerals, along with all 9 essential amino acids for a tasty high-protein nutrition bar that’s sweetened without refined sugar.

Unique Flavor: Dark Chocolate Thin Mint Cookie

Allergens: Contains dairy, peanuts, soy, tree nuts

425-486-6771

Allergy-Friendly Bars for Further Restricted Eaters

These snack bars are all certified gluten-free AND they’re free of additional allergens.

NUT-FREE

Don’t Go Nuts Nut-Free Snack Bars

Allergens:Contains dairy, soy

TOP 8 ALLERGEN-FREE

88 Acres Craft Seed Bars

Enjoy Life Foods Grain & Seed Bars

MadeGood Foods Granola Bars

ZEGO Seed + Fruit Bars

Know what you are eating. Bars vary widely in taste, texture and ingredients. Check labels carefully for allergens and other ingredients.

Managing editor Erica Dermer is author of Celiac and the Beast: A Love Story between a Gluten-Free Girl, Her Genes and a Broken Digestive Tract.