El Lago has Gluten Free Tortillas at the HEB at Four Points (620 & 2222) starting Monday 11/7.
This is the first HEB in the region to carry them. El Lago has tortillas in most HEBs in Austin but this is the only store with the Multigrain Gluten Free Tortilla. These tortillas have a great taste and texture when heated.
The bag is re-sealable so you only use what you need and save the rest.
If you live in the area and try them let us know what you think!
In addition to the Bunker Hill store in Houston, we now have gluten free tortillas in two Austin stores. The HEB Four Points at 620 & 2222 and HEB Farwest at 7015 Village Center Drive both have these tortillas in a cooler. If you can’t find them ask the grocery manager. If you want the gluten free tortillas in your HEB ask the your grocery manager to talk with his El Lago driver to get them. If the grocery manager approves them your HEB should have them within the week.
Thanks for your support in Austin!
Natural Grocers now has El Lago Gluten Free Tortillas.
The launch at HEB has been delayed a month while they sort out there cooler issues but that doesn't mean that you can't get the ancient grain goodness of our Gluten Free tortilla.
Made with Flax, Sesame, Amaranth, Millet, Buckwheat, Brown Rice, Quinoa, Corn, Water and a hint of Citric Acid for a preservative you have a blend that taste like multigrain bread without the gluten. These are great for breakfast tacos, enchiladas or fajitas!
What people are saying?
"I have celiac and this is a great choice when I want to participate with my friends on taco night!" Gary, Kansas
"I like eating healthy and this tortilla has the flavor and wholesome goodness I am looking for" Tracy, Georgetown Texas
“I have been eating El Lago tortillas and chips for years and can’t wait for the Gluten Free tortilla” BJ Austin, Texas
There are 3 Natural Grocers in Austin that we service;
Austin - Guadalupe St ~ 3901 Guadalupe St Austin, TX 78751
Austin - Arbor Walk ~ 10515 N. Mopac Expressway, Bldg. L Austin, TX 78759
Austin Area- Cedar Park ~ 1335 E Whitestone Blvd Bldg. G-17 Cedar Park, TX 78630
For more on how the tortilla is made and how it is different see other posts in this section.
EL Lago now has Gluten Free Tortillas! These tortillas are not corn tortillas that are gluten free but have ancient grains as the majority of the base. The tortilla is soy free as well, which eliminates the majority of the allergens. The Gluten Free Tortilla has the flavor of multigrain bread when prepared properly but the functionality of a tortilla.
This tortilla has been years in the making! We had to make the right partnerships to bring the right mixture of ingredients for production. Making the gluten free tortillas on our corn line, which is physically separated from our flour line, insures that the product remains gluten free. We knew the consumer would want to use these tortillas in conjunction with others tortillas at meals so we wanted packaging that could be resealed after some of the tortillas are used. Finding that correct product bag was harder than thought but we have one now that allows freezing, opening and resealing. The Gluten Free Tortilla is made of only natural ingredients. We use citric acid, a naturally occurring preservative derived from fruit as the preservative for the tortilla.
We will be introducing these tortillas to the public at the Bunker Hill HEB (Houston) in July. Other restaurants in the Austin area have been given samples. As production starts and orders come in we will list the stores and restaurants that carry the Gluten Free Tortilla in our customer section.
El Lago Gluten Free Tortillas should be warmed before use. This will improve the taste and rolling of the tortilla.
How to warm Gluten Free tortillas:
To warm in the microwave:
Sandwich two tortillas between 3 dampened paper towels. Microwave for 30 seconds and serve.
To warm in the oven:
Wrap tortillas in aluminum foil and place in a 300°F oven for 10 minutes.
To warm on the stovetop:
Place tortilla in a skillet or griddle over medium heat. Flip every 60 seconds to toast both sides. This will bring out the flavors of the ancient grains. Or for a nice toasty flavor, turn on a gas burner and hold the tortilla over the flame with a pair of tongs. Turn it to heat the other side once the side directly over the flame starts to char.
Do you know that all of our corn tortillas and chips are gluten free? We actually have a wall that separates our flour lines from our corn lines to ensure that there is never any cross contamination of our gluten free line. We never move equipment from one side to the other; it is like we have two factories.
We run our flour line 4 days a week and our corn line 5 days a week. We run anywhere from 6 to 12 hours shifts but have more capacity if needed. We are planning on growing the tortilla business so we will eventually use that capacity.
So when you pick up a package of El Lago corn tortillas you will know that we have taken every precaution to ensure that they are gluten free.