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Taste Republic Review
(Actually Good Gluten-Free Pasta?)


The gluten-free boom of (circa) 2010 may be downshifting, but celiac disease sure isn’t. Thankfully, there are still plenty of gluten-free pasta brands sticking around for the truly gluten-averse as the “fairweather fans” flitter off to other fads. 

Taste Republic is one such brand, going beyond the standard dry pasta into the realm of fresh, even filled gluten-free pastas like Chickpea Linguini and Spinach and Cheese Tortelloni. 

As always, we made a point to interview higher-ups at the brand, try the products ourselves, and do plenty of independent research for our Taste Republic review.

Taste Republic Gluten-Free Fresh Pasta Review: A Tasty Alternative To Regular Pasta  

One of the foods that those who have to eat gluten-free miss the most is pasta. While there are scores of gluten-free pasta offerings for sale, if you have ever sampled any, you will know that most leave much to be desired. For this reason, we were excited to taste the gluten-free fresh pasta offerings from Taste Republic. 

 We sampled four of Taste Republic's most popular offerings, plain and with sauce. For each, we have noted our impressions of flavor, texture, and how well the pasta held the sauce.  

The 10 Best Gluten-Free Pastas, According to Chefs

This fresh red lentil pasta turns to a stunning orange shade when cooked (yes, it does look like a work of art when dressed with pesto, believe me). It’s also a slightly sweet, subtle, and adaptable flavor that cooks in just two minutes. Because this gluten-free option is fresh and not dried, it has a fridge shelf life of 5 days, but if you need it to stick around for longer you can freeze it. No need to defrost before cooking. It can be added directly into the pot. 

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If you’re looking for fresh pasta made in the Italian tradition, try RP’s Pasta, made in Madison. It also offers gluten-free pasta, formerly sold under the RP’s name but now under a separate Taste Republic brand name.

“We sell 27 different pastas under RP’s and then Taste Republic, 14,” said marketing director Andy Allcock, for a total of 41 types. “We make delicious pasta for the whole family, and it’s sold in the refrigerator and frozen section of stores and online.”

Taste Republic’s Four Cheese Tortelloni is a 2022 FABI Winner!

The National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show announced the 2022 recipients of the Food and Beverage (FABI) Awards, which recognize companies for developing extraordinary food and beverage products that are leading the way in new tastes, flavor profiles, creativity and their potential to boost sales. Each award recipient and their product will be highlighted throughout the exhibit halls at the 2022 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, taking place May 21-24, 2022, at McCormick Place in Chicago.

The Best Gluten-Free Pastas to Keep In Your Pantry According to Dietitians

A decade ago, the gluten-free pasta options stocked on grocery store shelves were slim pickings. If you craved a big bowl of macaroni and cheese but were allergic or sensitive to gluten, you were out of luck. But now when you take a stroll down the pasta aisle, the gluten-free pasta options almost rival the number of different types of pasta shapes.

The 7 Best Vegan
Ravioli Brands

Pasta filled with ooey gooey vegan cheese? We want in! That is exactly what you can expect from this vegan-friendly brand. The Taste Republic Plant-Based Cheese Ravioli is ready in minutes, making it a perfect meal starter. Additionally, this vegan ravioli is also gluten-free. You know we love an inclusive find.

Taste Republic Introduces Ravioli featuring Plant-Based Sausage from Beyond Meat®

Taste Republic continues to push what's possible for gluten-free pastas with the introduction of "Plant-Based Sausage Ravioli," featuring plant-based Beyond Sausage® Italian Crumbles from Beyond Meat® and Wisconsincheese.


50 Small Grocery Brands You Might Not Have Heard of, but Should Definitely Try in 2022

If Taste Republic was a newly established country, we’d gladly live there. (It’s not. We can’t.) But. But! What we can do is enjoy the company’s gluten-free, fresh pastas by the bowlful. Based in Madison, Wisconsin, the pastas, which match the taste and texture of traditional pastas, are all certified gluten-free and also available in grain-free and vegan varieties. Last November, they even launched the first fresh, gluten-free ravioli to include Beyond Meat. What will 2022 bring?

SFA Announces 2021
sofi Award Winners!

Blue Sage Honey Shrub, Brie Cheese Flavored with Truffles, and Irish Whiskey & Honey Mustard are among the Specialty Food Association’s 2021 sofi New Product Award winners.

These and 127 other specialty food products from product-qualified members of the Specialty Food Association, have been named Gold, Silver or New Product Award winners in 49 food categories.
The full list of winners can be found here.


Taste Republic's
Cauliflower Gnocchi is
a 2021 FABI Winner!

The FABI Awards program recognizing food and beverage products that are breaking new ground in taste, creativity, packaging, and profit potential. These industry-altering products will shape the future of food and beverage with flavorful and marketable items designed to delight diners and drive sales for years to come.

NOSH Category Closeup Interview with Taste Republic Co-Founder, Peter Robertson

Check out this video to learn more about trending innovations in the pasta marketplace along with the history of how Taste Republic became the fastest growing fresh gluten-free pasta brand in this NOSH Category Closeup interview with co-founder, Peter Robertson.

Taste Republic's
Cauliflower Gnocchi is
a 2021 NEXTY Finalist!

B-Corp certified Taste Republic Cauliflower Gnocchi is gluten- and grain-free. This gnocchi delivers not only on taste and pillowy texture, but each serving provides one full serving of vegetables. It's inspiring to eat a limited-ingredient product that tastes so darn good and is good for you! As a B Corp, the company's integrity and commitments to using business as a force for good focuses on providing access to good food for all populations. We loved that all the right dietary, flavor and conscious-business practice boxes were all checked, with no compromises.

Taste Republic Gluten-Free
pasta grew from Madison
man's Italy trip

When Peter Robertson got a taste of fresh pasta on a trip to Europe, it was love at first bite.

Perfect pasta became an obsession. Eventually, he moved to Madison and began making his own traditional fresh pasta. Instead of cookies or candy, one year he gave out pasta for Christmas gifts. It was a hit.



Costco Is Selling
Cauliflower Linguini

When chickpea pasta first came on the scene, it cut the amount of carbs, added more protein, and proved that tasty, healthier pasta is possible. Now you can have an Italian meal with vegetables as the main dish, thanks to Taste Republic’s Cauliflower Linguini.

Taste Republic Gluten-Free Vegan Cheese Ravioli is the Best New Special Diet Food!

Take one bite of Taste Republic's Gluten Free Vegan Cheese Ravioli and we bet you won't miss the traditional take on ravioli. Taste Republic has somehow created an Italian food staple that's allergy-friendly with rich taste and seemingly perfect al dente texture when cooked.

Taste Republic Now Available at Select Costco & Walmart Stores

Gluten-free pasta company Taste Republic today announced new distribution in select Costco and Walmart stores in early 2020. Taste Republic, a Tribe 9 Foods brand, was founded when Chief Creative Officer Peter Robertson created a first-of-its-kind, fresh gluten-free pasta for a friend who was diagnosed with Celiac disease.

Taste Republic Unveils Fresh
New Look and Packaging

With the vision that food with clean, simple ingredients deserves a clean, simple design, Taste Republic recently launched fresh brand identity and that puts the focus on what they do best: Gluten-Free and Grain-Free Pasta. The new look reflects Taste Republic’s mission to revolutionize gluten-free food as part of their efforts to help build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.

“We built this company on the belief that everyone deserves good food, regardless of food allergies or lifestyle, and we wanted to ensure our branding reflected that,” said Peter Robertson, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of both Taste Republic and RP’s Pasta. “We tested a variety of new packaging versus our old look, and this was a resounding winner amongst consumers.”

The clean, simple logo now features a bird, representing the company’s mission to liberate all from a taste and texture tradeoff when eating gluten-free food. A nod to Taste Republic’s commitment to transparency as a Certified B Corp, the new streamlined package offers more clear, simplified labelling so consumers can quickly identify the pastas that suit their dietary needs, values, and lifestyle.

Why America is embracing the widening world of non-wheat pastas

“If it’s not made out of wheat, it’s not pasta.”

That was fresh-pasta specialist Peter Robertson’s response when the patrons at his farmers market stand began requesting gluten-free options in the mid-2000s.

Taste Republic Launches Gluten-Free Cauliflower Pasta, a 2019 NEXTY Awards Finalist

Taste Republic, creator of market-leading gluten-free and grain-free pasta, today introduced its Taste Republic Cauliflower Linguini, a paleo-certified pasta crafted to deliver on both taste and texture.

New gluten-free pasta brand, Taste Republic, spins off from RP's Pasta Company

Taste Republic, a revolutionary new gluten-free brand, is set to land on supermarket shelves in early spring. Born in the kitchen of RP's Pasta Company, Taste Republic will first focus exclusively on gluten-free pasta varieties and include innovative additions such
as the NEXTY Awards finalist Taste Republic Plantain Linguini.