Unboxed: 12 pastas to please gluten-free, vegan or omnivore consumers

From this variety of pastas, even consumers who follow gluten-free or vegan diets will find nutritious, convenient snacks or meals. Take a look.

Victoria A.F. Camron, Digital content specialist

January 25, 2024

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Pasta is such a versatile food: It can be nutritious, a comfort food or just a quick, tasty meal. Until a few years ago, though, consumers with celiac disease or who couldn’t tolerate gluten didn’t have many options for a pleasant dinner of tortellini, lasagna or penne.

Similarly, vegan consumers were denied the comfort of whipping up a quick dish of macaroni and cheese after a hard day or as an easy snack.

Fortunately, innovative consumers and entrepreneurs have created a variety of pastas and cheeses—even the iconic mac and cheese—that don’t contain wheat or milk. Other consumers will find some new favorites, as well. Here are a dozen recently released pastas to consider stocking.

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About the Author(s)

Victoria A.F. Camron

Digital content specialist, New Hope Network

Victoria A.F. Camron was a freelance writer and editor contracted with New Hope Network from 2015 until April 2022, when she was hired as New Hope Network's digital content specialist—otherwise known as the web editor.

As she continues the work she has done for years—covering the natural products industry for NewHope.com and Natural Foods Merchandiser; writing up earnings calls and other corporate news; and curating roundups of trends and information for the website—she is thrilled to be an official part of the New Hope team. (She doesn't mind having paid holidays and vacations again, though!) Victoria also compiled and edited newsletters, and served as interim content director for Delicious Living in 2016.

Before working as a freelancer, she spent 17 years in community newspapers in Longmont, Colorado, and St. Charles and Wheaton, Illinois. Victoria is a Colorado native and a graduate of Metropolitan State College of Denver.

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