We surveyed readers and threw a bun-tasting party to find the very best hamburger rolls on the market. It’s safe to say that your grilled burgers will fit deliciously between these buns.
These buns are what we think of when we picture a hamburger bun. Firm enough to hold a burger and toppings, yet soft enough to tear without a knife. Canyon Bakehouse makes them with whole grains (brown rice, sorghum and millet flours) so you get more fiber and protein. Certified gluten-free.
$5 for 4 buns, 970-461-3844
Made with white rice flour, tapioca starch and cornstarch, these smallish buns are the softest we’ve tasted. Appealingly squishy! They’re sold frozen and made in a dedicated facility that’s free from gluten, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts and sesame. Lab-tested for gluten. Available online and at some grocery stores.
$4.59 for 4 buns, 877-503-4466
Flaky and crusty on the outside,
soft and chewy on the inside—these multipurpose vegan rolls are perfect for burgers, sandwiches and your morning toast. San Francisco’s Mariposa Bakery creates them using a blend of organic brown rice flour, organic amaranth flour, tapioca starch and potato starch. Available at Mariposa Bakery and online.
$9.50 for 5 rolls, 510-595-0955
Produced in a facility with eggs, tree nuts, dairy, and soy.
Readily available in the gluten-free section of most grocery stores, these sturdy whole-grain hamburger buns are made with brown rice flour, tapioca starch, cornstarch, teff flour and potato flour. Sold frozen. They’re certified gluten-free and free from dairy, soy and nuts.
$4.50 for 4 buns, 201-421-3970
We love all of Three Bakers’ bread products and these sturdy whole-grain buns are no exception. Made with brown rice flour, cornstarch and potato flour, they’re sold frozen. Certified gluten-free. Available online and in some grocery stores.
$5.79 for 4 buns, 570-689-9694
Schar’s round hamburger buns are shelf-stable, so there’s no need to defrost. Made with rice flour, rice starch, cornstarch and millet flour, these buns are fortified with vitamins and minerals. Certified gluten-free with no dairy and no eggs.
$4.99 for 4 rolls, 201-355-8470
Manini’s frozen buns contain a mix of ancient grains—millet flour, teff flour, sorghum flour and amaranth flour. These non-GMO buns are certified gluten-free.
$5.99 for 4 rolls, 206-686-4600
Bread Srsly’s delicious sourdough rolls are handmade using a non-GMO flour blend of arrowroot, millet and sorghum.
$34 for 16 rolls, 866-338-3948
Made in a gluten-free facility that processes milk and eggs.
Note: Always read labels carefully. Manufacturers can change ingredients without warning. Not every product sold by every company listed is gluten-free or allergy-friendly. When in doubt, confirm ingredients directly with the manufacturer.
Managing editor Erica Dermer (firstname.lastname@example.org) is author of Celiac and the Beast: A Love Story between a Gluten-Free Girl, Her Genes and a Broken Digestive Tract.