Wow, what a weekend! It’s been years since I started a weekend on a Thursday night but that’s where this one started when I finally started using my twitter account. I set the account up a week or two ago but wasn’t 100% following the intricacies of using it. I had dinner with a younger cousin Thursday night and he answered the few remaining questions I had. On Friday, I integrated it with my facebook page and I added a feed of my most recent tweets to the left side menu here on Gluten Free / Dairy Free NJ. My twitter is gfdfnj or you can click “Follow me on Twitter” at the bottom of the feed.
|Chick-fil-A's New Gluten Free Grilled|
Chicken Nuggets and Gluten Free Waffle Fries
On Saturday I was planning on meeting a friend of mine at Europa South in Point Pleasant for dinner (more on this later). I figured since I was heading down that way anyhow (it’s about a 75 minute drive) I might as well make some gluten free stops along the way.
My first stop was at Fallon's Gluten Free Bakeshop in Fords. They are a small dedicated gluten free bakery. They had a number of items in their display case but if you want dairy free you have to order in advance. Everything looked delicious.
|Gluten Free Egg Roll at Panda Asian Fusion in Freehold, NJ|
I stopped at the Wegmans in Englishtown. They had many of the same products I’ve come to expect at a Wegmans but sadly no Sweet Sin desserts. The only new item I saw were Go Raw cookies. GF/DF and raw/vegan. I decided against getting any even though they had interesting looking flavors: Lemon, Carrot Cake, and Chocolate.
Top Tomato in Freehold, NJ seemed to have a large selection of gluten free shelf stable items but didn’t appear to be much if anything in the freezer case. I only stopped in briefly but it appears that their other locations carry gf as well. (Brick, NJ, Freehold, NJ and 4 stores in Staten Island).
And then, right before dinner I hit the jackpot - Dean’s Natural Food Market in Ocean, NJ (also in Shrewsbury, NJ). They have an amazing selection of gluten free brands and items. The highlight of which was that they had Feel Good Foods Gluten Free Egg rolls! This is the first store I’ve seen these in so I bought a box (see below for how amazing they were!) In addition, I also bought Alternative Baking Company cookies, Ian’s GF/DF battered onion rings, and Olive Valley Gluten Free / Vegan Falafel.
|Gluten Free Paella at Europa South in Point Pleasant, NJ|
On the way home I stopped at a Whole Foods and found that So Delicious now makes a Coconut milk Greek style yogurt. I never had dairy containing Greek yogurt (not sure it was even available 22 years ago) so I can’t say how authentic or not it is but, if you miss it, it now exists. Personally, I prefer Silk Live Soy Yogurt.
|Feel Good Foods Gluten Free Egg Roll|
|Gluten Free Soft Pretzels (salted and unsalted)|
Links to related reviews:
Gluten Free Review of Europa South (Point Pleasant, NJ)
Gluten Free Review of Panda Asian Fusion (Freehold, NJ)
Product Reivew of Feel Good Food's Gluten Free Egg Rolls
NJ Gluten Free Bakeries
NJ Gluten Free Restaurants
NJ Gluten Free Stores