I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease about a year ago and during this time have come to know a number of local sources for Gluten Free food. My favorite is Beck's Gluten Free on Manchester Road in Ellisville. Beck's is a strictly GF facility; unlike some specialty food businesses which carry GF food along with all their other foods, Beck's is a dedicated GF facility in which all ingredients, utensils and even the facility are 100% GF. Those of us with acute gluten sensitivity will benefit from this extra attention to detail.
Beck's specializes in prepared meals. A couple of my favorite items, the pizza and the chicken pot pie, are best prepared in a conventional oven which might not suit travelers but the majority of their dishes can be microwaved in a hotel room. Other items such as cookies, breads and cakes can be eaten with no preparation.
Beck's is a family owned business. Its founding was inspired by a GF family member, Rebecca, for whom the business is named. The staff is very knowledgeable of GF foods and can direct you to an alternative if they don't have what you need.
All of Beck's items can be specially ordered for pick up at selected Schnuck's grocery stores although if you are traveling you will need to pay attention to delivery days to make sure it will fit your travel schedule. Orders can be placed through Beck's website or via a link from the Schnuck's website. Some of Beck's items are available in Straubs food stores.
Whether you are visiting or are a resident of "Da Lou" I recommend Beck's Gluten Free.