So, inspired as much by pissed-offed-ness as economic necessity, I pondered how to do an end-run around the gluten-free aisle and its astronomical prices. Not everyone, it seems, is trying to profiteer from GF foods: Trader Joe’s no-wheat offerings are priced in line with its other products, and as a bonus, TJ’s stores offer printed lists of all GF products throughout the store. But the big payoff came when I realized that most Asian cuisines don’t often utilize wheat and I started shopping regularly at H-Mart. At Asian food markets, staple foods—noodles, dumplings, soy sauce—are gluten-free as a matter of course, and lack hyperinflated price tags. They also carry alterna-flours—rice, potato, sorghum, tapioca—for much lower prices than ye olde Bob’s Red Mill aisle at your local grocery.