Tuesday, August 23, 2011

More NJ Restaurants with Gluten Free Options (20 new restaurants, three chains and one quick serve)

I've found even more NJ restaurants that are offering gluten free (and also dairy free) options.  I've added them to my Giant NJ Gluten Free Restaurant List.

Single Location Restaurants:
Bashful Banana Bakery & Cafe (946 Boardwalk on Ocean Colony Walk (between 9th & 10th), Ocean City, NJ 08226) They’ve got quite a few vegan options and will substitute gluten free bread (other allergens unknown) for $.75 more. They also have gluten free/vegan muffins. I’ve never been.

The Bellevue Tavern (7-9 S. Main Street, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210) They have a gluten friendly menu with directions for modifying dishes to be gluten free (grill chicken instead of breaded, served over rice instead of pasta, etc.)

Bongo Cafe & Grill (1050 Bay Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226) – They have Food for Life bread as well as soy cheese. I’ve never been.

Brazzi Brick Oven Pizza (601 Route 72 East, Manahawkin, NJ 08050) – they have gluten free pizza (unknown other allergens) and pasta ($4.95 more). I’ve never been.

The British Chip Shop (146 Kings Hwy East, Haddonfield, NJ 08033) They have GF bread (not sure on other allergens) and they flag both Gluten Free and Vegan on their menu. Sadly, there are no GF or vegan pastries! I haven’t been here yet.

Buckalews (101 North Bay Avenue, Beach Haven, NJ 08008) – they have gluten free pasta and pizza and a couple of vegan options. I have never been.

Buono Bagels (885 Route 17S, Ramsey, NJ 07446) – I stopped by this bagel shop on a tip from my brother. They have a handful of GF snacks (chips, kind bars) and Tate Gluten Free Cookies (contain dairy). They also have Foods by George English Muffins (dairy free), as well as Corn and Blueberry Muffins (both contain dairy). They were out of the English Muffins when I was there and they were busy so we didn’t get into cross contamination. (They also have Foods by George brownies but they only sell them by the full tray!) I don’t know if I’d make a special trip but if everyone else were getting bagels . . .

Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill (Hampton Inn, 118-124 Route 46E, Fairfield, NJ 07044). I haven’t eaten here since going gluten free. They have both GF pasta and GF pizza.

Calandra’s Village / Il Vecchio Cafe (234 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell, NJ 07006). They have both GF pizza and GF pasta. I’ve never eaten here.

Filomena Cucina Rustica Italiana Caffe & Bar (13 Cross Keys Road, West Berlin, NJ 08091) – They have a Gluten Free/Vegetarian menu (both options are on the same menu, not all are both). This includes gluten free pizza, pasta, and ravioli.

Il Vecchio Cafe – see Caladra’s Village/Il Vecchio CafĂ© above.

Inde Blue (619 Collings Avenue, Collingswood, NJ 08107) – both gluten free (GF) and vegan (V) items are marked as such on their menu, unless the entire section is gluten free in which case it is noted under the category heading. I’d guess 90% of the menu is gluten free. I haven’t been yet.

Los Amigos (461 Rt 73 N, West Berlin, NJ 08091 and 1926 Atlantic Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08400) – both locations have an extensive gluten free menu but sadly their fried gf items are not fried in a dedicated fryer. I haven’t been.

The Mad Batter (19 Jackson Street, Cape May, NJ 08204) – Quite a few of their menu items are flagged gluten free and there are even a couple of vegan options. I haven’t been yet.

The Mad Hatter (10 East Ocean Ave, Sea Bright, NJ 07760) – they have gluten free pizza and gluten free pasta. I’ve never been.

Manna (8409 Ventnor Avenue, Margate, NJ 08402) – GF items are flagged on their menu and there are quite a few of them. Dinner is tapas style (small plates to share) but there is also a small “large plate” menu (the only gf item is paella). [Sadly, nothing on their lunch or dessert menus is marked GF.] I haven’t been here yet.

Plantation Restaurant & Bar (7908 Long Beach Blvd, Harvey Cedars, NJ 08008) – There are a couple of GF options flagged on their dinner menu, but it does appear that dairy free might be a challenge here. Neither their lunch nor their vegetarian menus are flagged but a couple of the same dishes are gluten free on the dinner menu so that shouldn’t be an issue. I’ve never been.

Quahog's Seafood Shack (206 – 97th Street, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247) – A good number of the items on their menu are flagged gluten free. I haven’t been yet.

Stefano’s Ristorante Italiano (3815 Church Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08053) - Has GF pasta and pizza, states on website can make almost anything GF.

Tre Amici (628 Ocean Avenue, Long Branch, NJ 07740) – has gluten free pasta. I’ve never been.

Za Restaurant (147 West Delaware Avenue, Pennington, NJ 08534) – They flag their GF options on their menu as well as their vegetarian dishes. Their soy sauce is not gluten free.


Rosa Mexicano (Hackensack, NJ) – quite a sizeable gluten free menu. Varies by location. I haven’t been yet.

Morton's (Atlantic City, NJ and Hackensack, NJ) – They have a gluten friendly menu (order without sauce, without breading, without croutons, etc.) and a soy free menu.

Seasons 52 (Cherry Hill, NJ) – They have a number of alternative menus: gluten free, vegan, dairy/lactose free, vegetarian, garlic free, low sodium. I was actually in this mall this past weekend and am now sorry I didn’t return at dinner time!

Quick Serve:

Deux Au Naturel (Vorhees, NJ) – They have ivory teff wraps as well as a list of gf sauces and toppings on their website. I have never been.

So those are all the new restaurants I found this time.  Remember the full listing here is here: Gluten Free / Dairy Free Restaurant List.  If you think I'm missing a restaurant let me know via the "Contact Me" form on the left.  Keep in mind, they need to have a Gluten Free menu on their website and they need to have options for those of us who need to be dairy free as well.

Updated 8/26/11

Missed these two:

Casa Turano (660 Passaic Avenue, Nutley, NJ 07110) - they don't have a website but their menu is here: http://www.nutleymenus.com/restaurantmenus/casaturano.php They have gluten free pasta for $1 more.

Sweet Avenue Bake Shop (153 Park Avenue, Rutherford, NJ 07070) - this is an entirely vegan bakeshop that has gluten free cupcakes and occasionally other baked goods. I tried to stop by Sunday morning, but they don't open until 11am.

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