Gluten Free Potstickers Frozen – Do They Exist?

Today, we’re going to be answering the question of whether gluten-free Potstickers frozen really exist? They’re the perfect snack, paired with a sauce, and very popular within the US. But are they gluten-free? Can you buy gluten-free alternatives? Let’s take a closer look – but first, what are they?

What Are Potstickers?

Although popular in the US, the rest of the western world may not be familiar with potstickers. They’re part of American Chinese cuisine and are very similar to dumplings. You steam and fry these medium-sized dumplings before eating, and they’ve earned their name from their incredibly sticky wrapper. Potsticker literally means “stuck to the wok”. You often enjoy them with soy sauce.

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Feel Good Foods

Feel Good Foods are definitely my go-to brand when it comes to gluten-free potstickers. Not only are they one of the only options available for us, but they offer three different flavor varieties! The varieties are chicken, pork and vegetable. They even come with a gluten-free soy dipping sauce! They’ll set you back around $7 a box, but it’s worth the money for a treat!

The ingredients in the vegetable potstickers are:

  • cabbage
  • rice flour
  • water
  • onions
  • tapioca starch
  • carrots
  • vermicelli
  • corn starch
  • scallion
  • sesame oil
  • mushrooms
  • salt
  • cane sugar
  • konjac flour
  • xanthan gum
  • ginger
  • yeast extract
  • black pepper

The only allergen for this product is soy. And if you want to find your local stockist for any of their gluten-free products, you can do so here. Their products are certified gluten-free. When a product carries this label, it means that it’s as safe as can possibly be. Each product is tested for gluten and has to meet strict guidelines set by the FDA to receive this certification.

https://feel-good-foods.com/product/vegetable-potstickers/

Earth Grown (From Aldi)

A brand that may surprise you is Earth Grown from Aldi. While this is pitched as a vegan brand, some of their products are also gluten-free – including their vegetable potstickers. They retail at around $4 per box and come with a dipping sauce. It’s important to note that only select Aldi stores stock this product, so it may be worth checking before you make a visit.

The ingredients in this product are as follows:

  • cabbage
  • onion
  • carrots
  • vermicelli
  • green onion
  • corn starch
  • sesame oil
  • shitake mushrooms
  • cane syrup
  • salt
  • ginger
  • yeast extract
  • black pepper
  • rice flour
  • water
  • tapioca starch
  • canola oil
  • konjac flour
  • salt
  • xanthan gum

If you’re looking for a slightly more budget-friendly version of gluten-free potstickers, Aldi is the place to go!

https://www.aldireviewer.com/earth-grown-vegan-vegetable-potstickers/

Shirakiku

As gluten-free potstickers are almost impossible to find, I thought it may be worth sharing a gluten-free product that tastes similar to potstickers – and that is Shirakiku’s Vegetarian Meat Gyozas. They come frozen and retail at around £7 ($9). They are currently sold out, but we can keep crossing our fingers that they’ll receive a restock soon.

The ingredients in the gyozas are as follows:

  • cabbage
  • raw water
  • granular vegetable soybean
  • onion
  • vegetable protein
  • sesame seed oil
  • rice oil
  • modified starch
  • mirin
  • sugar
  • salt
  • ginger
  • garlic
  • rice powder
  • sugars
  • glucose
  • trehalose

While it’s not exactly potstickers, it’s a good substitute that may be easier for you to come across.

https://shop.ichibalondon.com/products/shirakiku-gluten-free-vegetarian-gyoza-600-g

Are Potstickers Good For You?

If you’re on a diet or are under the impression that potstickers are good for you…I have some bad news! Potstickers are most definitely not good for you. They are full of carbs, fat, and very high in sodium. While you can still enjoy potstickers, it’s always best to do so in moderation; and as part of a balanced diet. Deep frying anything makes it unhealthy, so maybe try air frying instead!

Conclusion

I hope this article has helped to answer the question of whether gluten-free potstickers frozen really do exist. While they’re tricky to find, it’s not impossible! And if you’re really struggling, you can always try making your own gluten-free potstickers. It may take a long time, but it’s the easiest way to get that authentic Chinese taste. There are a plethora of gluten-free recipes online to try.

Do you know of any other gluten-free potstickers? Or maybe you have your own recipe? Please feel free to let me know in the comments below. Sharing is caring!

Read more about: Gluten Free Rolled Dumplings: How To Make

FAQs

What Are Potstickers Made of?

The fillings in potstickers can vary greatly and you can get vegetarian or meat options. However, the most common ingredients in potstickers are as follows: all purpose flour, salt, water (for the dough), ground pork, garlic, green onions, fresh ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil, cayenne pepper, green cabbage (for the filling).  

Are Frozen Potstickers Gluten-Free?

In short: the answer is no. Standard frozen potstickers that you'll find in your local grocery stores or Chinese takeout will not gluten free. This is because all purpose wheat flour is the main ingredient of the outside of the potsticker. It's very frustrating as almost all of the other ingredients in potstickers are gluten free. If you see potstickers in the frozen section of your local store - it's safe to assume that they are not gluten free. However, there are gluten free alternatives, which we'll be taking a look at soon! 

Are Chicken Potstickers Gluten-Free?

Unfortunately, any variety of potstickers are not gluten free, including chicken potstickers. The wrapper is made with wheat flour, and it's quite difficult to find gluten free potsticker wrappers. But if you're looking to satisfy your chicken potsticker craving - don't worry! There are gluten free options available. 

Can You Buy Gluten Free Potstickers?

Absolutely! In recent years, the gluten free industry has grown massively, and products that were once impossible to find gluten free are now readily available. There are two options of gluten free potstickers that you should be able to find in your local grocery stores - Feel Good Foods and Earth Grown (from Aldi). Let's take a closer look at each option.