I’m in heaven!
Last weekend on my way to the meetup at Good Karma Café, I stopped off in Keyport to try the Papa Ganache Bakery (25 Church Street, Keyport, NJ 07735). I had had them on my list of bakeries for some time but the fact that they are ‘down the shore’ (coupled with my not having any idea where Keyport even was) kept me from trying them until now.
|Gluten Free / Vegan Chipwich at Papa Ganache in Keyport, NJ|
The entire top shelf of their display cabinet is gluten free (always a good strategy so gluten containing crumbs don’t fall on anything). They state their gluten free items are “wheat free” which can cause a bit of confusion. While they take every reasonable step to prevent cross contamination, they do share a kitchen and equipment with gluten containing foods and therefore they don’t want to claim anything is gluten free. Usually wheat free means an item contains barley but not in this case.
|Gluten Free / Vegan Cupcakes and Some-moa Cookie|
from Papa Ganache in Keyport, NJ
The cupcakes were quite good and properly portioned (not the oversized monstrosities Americans appear to be consuming). And finally, I had a Samoa (Some-moa) that reminded me quite a bit of the girl scout cookies. (Keep in mind I haven’t had a girl scout cookie in over a decade due to dairy and now gluten intolerance.)
Overall, this isn’t an area a frequently find myself in but due to Papa Ganache that may just change!
If you're looking for other bakeries in NJ that offer gluten free/dairy free/vegan options check out my List of NJ Gluten Free Bakeries.