Where to Buy High-Gluten Flour: Sam’s Club? Kroger? etc

Large grocery store chains don’t typically carry high-gluten flour, but it can easily be found online or through smaller, independent retailers. Amazon, The Grain Mill, and Nuts.com are a few places where you can buy high-gluten flour. Below, we have the list of places where you can buy high-gluten flour — online and in stores.

Where to Buy High-Gluten Flour

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 high-gluten flour at an independent shop or online. We have the list of 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.

Amazon

Bakers Authority

Costco Business Centers

The Grain Mill

Honeyville

King Arthur Flour

Nuts.com

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 Restaurant Depot near you

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 Sam’s Club near you

Stover & Company

Weisenberger Mill

WinCrest Bulk Foods

Yoder’s Country Market

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 Do Not 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

In Summary

Major grocery stores do not typically sell high-gluten flour. You’ll have better luck shopping at an independent shop or online. Bakers Authority, King Arthur Flour, and WinCrest Bulk Foods are some of the places that sell high-gluten flour nationwide. If you can’t find high-gluten flour, you may be able to substitute bread flour or a vital wheat gluten blend.

Looking for more hard-to-find baking ingredients? See our articles on where to buy almond flour and where to find glucose syrup.

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