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Specialty Foods

Like people, no two diets are the same. Maybe you're one of the millions of Americans with food allergies or Celiac Disease, and in need of a gluten-free diet. Or a diabetic in need of low glycemic diet. Maybe you're a vegetarian, a vegan, or committed to a diet of raw, organic or minimally processed foods. Until Dave's, your options were to shop at expensive markets. Or to find a few items - isolated in a small section of the store.

Dave's has changed all that. We recognize and respect our friends who "eat alternative." Our menu of specialty foods is extensive, and one we're proud of. And because Dave's is local and independent, we have the flexibility to be nimble, able to offer highly specialized out-of-the-mainstream grocery items.

In Every Aisle, The Choice is Yours

So many diet lifestyles - and Dave's is the resource for them all. Our buyers are well informed and dedicated to understanding the complexities of specialty diets. We love Rhode Islanders - all Rhode Islanders - and are committed to filling the role of a neighborhood market. If you or someone you love has a preference or a restriction, let us know. At Dave's, we'll do whatever we can to keep you healthy and happy. Some of the diets we are happy to accommodate include:

Dave's Fresh Marketplace Gluten-Free Diet

Gluten-Free Diet

The Gluten-Free Diet is more than a diet for those with Celiac disease, whose digestive systems cannot process gluten or properly absorb nutrients. (It's estimated that 97% of those with Celiac disease are undiagnosed!) This "storage protein" is found in wheat, rye and barley - which can be found in so many grocery products. But a gluten-free diet isn't just medically driven. Surveys show about 15- to 25% of consumers seek "GF" products for general health reasons. At Dave's our gluten-free products aren't separated out, in their own section. You'll find them integrated right into our grocery aisles.

Dave's Fresh Marketplace Vegetarian Diet

Vegetarian Diet

The Vegetarian Diet has many interpretations, but not eating meat is at its foundation. Some vegetarians also eliminate poultry and seafood. A plant-based diet requires some careful planning (true for all diets) and Dave's wonderful bounty of fresh produce is a good place to begin.

Dave's Fresh Marketplace Vegan Diet

Vegan Diet

The Vegan Diet is a vegetarian diet, but vegans choose not to eat or utilize any animal product whatsoever. For example, vegans will not wear leather or fur.

Dave's Fresh Marketplace Low-Glycemic Diet

Low-Glycemic Diet

The Low Glycemic Diet is for those who need to watch their blood glucose level, and do so by choosing "smart carbohydrates" that break down slowly and release glucose gradually. Foods rated over 55 are considered to have a high G.I. rating. For example, broccoli has a rating of 14, while cornflakes have a surprising rating of 84!

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Dave's Gluten Free Guide

Look for These Beautifully Natural Brands at Dave's...

  • Allesi
  • Bar Harbor
  • Bigelow
  • Bob's Red Mill
  • Bonne Maman
  • Bove's of Vermont
  • Casa Visco
  • Cento
  • Clif Bar
  • Colavita
  • Delallio
  • Desert Pepper
  • Emerils
  • Euro American
  • Garden of Eatin'
  • Health Valley
  • Hodgson Mills
  • Kashi
  • Late July
  • Lindt
  • Maple Grove
  • Mrs. Renfro's
  • Green Mountain
  • Newmans Own
  • Ola Granola
  • Rao's
  • Rice Select
  • Roland Foods
  • Stonewall Kitchen
  • StoreHouse Foods
  • Twinings
  • UDI's