12 Best Places to Buy High-Gluten Flour

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High-gluten flour is higher in protein than all-purpose flour and gives bagels, rolls, and other homemade breads their chewy textures and crisp crusts.

Since it’s a specialty baking item, most major grocery store chains do not stock high-gluten flour. You’ll have better luck finding it at an independent shop or online.

Amazon, The Grain Mill, and Nuts.com are a few places where you can buy high-gluten flour.

Below, we list places that sell high-gluten flour — plus stores that don’t — and a few alternatives to consider if you can’t find high-gluten flour near you.

The List

Amazon logo

Amazon

Bakers Authority logo

Bakers Authority

Costco Business Center logo

Costco Business Centers

The Grain Mill logo

The Grain Mill

Honeyville logo

Honeyville

King Arthur logo

King Arthur Flour

Nuts.com logo

Nuts.com

Restaurant Depot logo

Restaurant Depot

  • Availability: In stores; Restaurant Depot is a members-only retailer for businesses and non-profits
  • Brands, sizes, pricing: General Mills Gold Medal (25 or 50 pounds), Pillsbury (25 or 50 pounds); prices vary by location
  • Find a location

Sam's Club logo

Sam’s Club

  • Availability: In stores (select locations only; Sam’s Club is a members-only retailer)
  • Brands, sizes, pricing: Member’s Mark (50 pounds), Morrison’s (25 pounds); prices vary by location
  • Find a location

Stover and Company logo

Stover & Company

Weisenberger Mills logo

Weisenberger Mill

  • Availability: Online or at the Weisenberger Mill in Midway, Ky.
  • Brands, sizes, pricing: Weisenberger Mill-brand (5 pounds; $4)
  • Shop

Wincrest logo

WinCrest Bulk Foods

In addition to the above-listed retailers, you can search for local mills and/or co-ops near you, which are more likely to sell high-gluten flour than major grocery stores.

Bread flour — which has a higher protein content than all-purpose flour but slightly less protein than high-gluten flour — can sometimes be used as a substitute.

Bread flour is commonly sold at major grocery stores, including Albertsons, Kroger, Publix, Ralphs, Stop & Shop, Target, Walmart, Whole Foods, and Winn-Dixie. Look for brands like General Mills Gold Medal, King Arthur, and/or Bob’s Red Mill bread flour in the baking aisle.

Another alternative is to look for vital wheat gluten in the organic section. This can be mixed with all-purpose flour to achieve a texture like high-gluten flour — but this process may require some experimentation to find the correct ratio for your recipe.

Places That Don’t Sell High-Gluten Flour

The following stores do not sell high-gluten flour, according to our research. We called several locations of the following stores and checked their online shops and/or apps (where available) to confirm this information.

  • Albertsons
  • Kroger
  • Publix
  • Ralphs
  • Safeway
  • Smart & Final
  • Stop & Shop
  • Target
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Walmart
  • Wegmans
  • Whole Foods
  • Winn-Dixie

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