Gluten-free Deli Products from Publix - Celiac Disease
May 31 2011

Gluten-free Deli Products from Publix

Sometimes I don’t have time to make homemade potato salad so I was very happy to learn about the many versions of this summertime staple dish that were on the gluten-free list at our favorite regular grocery store, Publix. In the last five years, we’ve enjoyed Southern Style, New York Style and Red Potato salads from the deli. Later, I got addicted to the Tarragon Chicken Salad as well. The salads are delicious and convenient and it’s great to be able to pick up safe ready-made dishes when you need to.

Most companies update their gluten-free product lists from time to time. Since I noticed that the disclaimer about some salads being made on lines that also process wheat was no longer on some of the salads at Publix, I decided to check out the most updated list online. Imagine my surprise to find only Chicken Tarragon Salad listed under the Publix Deli Salads header. I’ve purchased and consumed (without issue) at least three containers of various Publix deli potato salads in the last few months.

Because none of the deli items have ever been labeled gluten-free, diligent label reading is needed as always. There are no suspicious ingredients listed in the salads and as mentioned earlier, several of them no longer have a certain disclaimer on them anymore either. The fact that the disclaimer is no longer on the label is what led me to look up the most current gluten-free list on the Publix website. I assumed I might find even more gluten-free deli salads listed – not find only the Chicken Tarragon listed.

Since I’ve had no problems with the potato salads this year (or ever), I’ll just keep reading the label and as long as there are no gluten ingredients listed, I’ll continue to purchase them. The good news is that most of the other deli items that were previously on the Publix gluten-free product list are still there. Below is the current list, dated 4/13/11.


Publix Deli Condiments

  • BBQ Sauce
  • Fresh Ground Peanut Butter

Publix Deli Pre-pack Sliced Lunch Meats

  • Beef Bologna
  • Beef Bottom Round Roast
  • Cooked Ham
  • Corned Beef
  • Extra Thin Sliced Honey Ham
  • Extra Thin Sliced Turkey Breast – Oven Roasted or Smoked
  • German Bologna
  • Hard Salami – Reduced Fat
  • Honey Kut Ham
  • Low Salt Ham
  • Olive Loaf
  • Peppered Beef
  • Pickle & Pimento Loaf
  • Smoked Turkey
  • Spanish Style Pork
  • Sweet Ham Tavern Ham
  • Turkey Breast
  • Virginia Brand Ham
  • Publix Deli Fully Cooked Turkey Whole
  • Publix Deli Fully Cooked Turkey Breast
  • Publix Deli U.S.D.A. Choice Cooked Beef Bottom Round Roast

Publix Deli Rotisserie Chicken

  • Apple Wood Smoked
  • Barbecue Flavored with Barbecue Seasoning
  • Barbecue Flavored with Barbecue Seasoning and Sauce
  • Lemon Pepper Flavored with Lemon & Herb Seasoning

Publix Deli Salads

  • Chicken Tarragon

Publix Deli Snacks

  • Deli Popcorn

The full gluten-free product list from Publix can be viewed by clicking HERE.

Article Written by:

Kyle Eslick is the founder of Gluten Free Media, as well as the creator of the popular Celiac Support Groups page. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and now Google+!


  1. Man, I wish we had a Publix here in Ohio! I love that store! 🙂 I try to go every time we go see my sister in Atlanta. 🙂


  2. Noreen Cruthers says:

    Although Publix’s rotissiere chicken is on the gluten free list, I kept having issues whenever I had it. I emailed Publix and they stated that the original chicken is NOT gluten free. I advised them to remove it from their list which they have not done as yet.

    • Jonathan says:

      I had the publix beef bottom roast and in 15 minutes I had a blinding headache. Even though I am not a cilieac i have an allergy and usually get different symptoms. I had to call out sick from work the next day

  3. velma reifert says:

    Why does the original rotisserie chicken list which according to Publix is not gluten still on the gluten free list of foods?

    • Noreen Cruthers says:

      I had the same problem with the rot. Chicken. On the gf lst but got sick every time. I gave up fighting with publix so dont buy any ready made publix brands,

  4. Sharon says:

    I have also gotten very sick from Publix rotisserie chickens … everytime without fail so no more for me.

    However, I’ve never had a problem with Walmart’s plain rotisserie chicken, but their deli salads are horrible. So I have to make sides or stop at Publix anyway.

    Sucks having Celiac disease. Sucks that the stores and companies won’t make it easier for us to get food without hours of research or taking our chance on getting sick.

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