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This list has grown large enough that I’ve decided to split it in half. This page contains all of the non-chain independent restaurants in New Jersey that offer a gluten free menu (or gluten friendly) or note clearly on their website how they deal with diners who require a gluten free meal. (There may be one or two that fit neither of these criteria but in these cases I or someone I know has personally visited the restaurant and reported back.) I have excluded any restaurant that does not appear to be able to handle dairy free as well (this only excluded only one restaurant and any pizzeria that only has gluten free crust). Where I couldn’t tell from the menu I listed a warning about dairy free.
I have not linked directly to the menus so that if the restaurant's website is re-arranged it won't kill the link. You can click on the restaurant name to be taken to their website.
GFRAP denotes a restaurant that is part of the Gluten Intolerance Group's Gluten Free Restaurant Awareness Program and NFCA-GREAT denotes a restaurant that is part of the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness' Gluten Free Resource Education and Awareness Training.
I have also added a map of all of these NJ Gluten Free Restaurants to the bottom of the list. For now it also contains some of the stores and all of the bakeries. I will be adding some of the smaller chains sometime soon (assuming they have true gluten free options and aren't just gluten friendly). If you want to skip down, just click here: NJ Gluten Free Map
Click here if you are looking for a chain restaurant with a gluten free menu
Click here if you are looking for a fast food restaurant with a gluten free menu
Click here if you are looking for a gluten free bakery
Single Location Restaurants:
6 Brothers Diner (475 Route 46E, Little Falls, NJ 07424) – they have a gluten free menu that is now online. It offers gluten free buns, gluten free pasta, gluten free chicken fingers (dedicated fryer) and gluten free fries! Unsure of dairy free here. I ate here when they first started offering gluten free and think I'll have to head back to try their updated GF menu!
Alfonso's (99-101 West Main Street, Somerville, NJ 08876) - They have gluten free meatballs, pizza, pasta, and bread crumbs. A little tough on dairy free as most sauces, entrees and the meatballs all had dairy, but options included chicken or eggplant parm sans cheese, chicken fingers, or pasta with marinara sauce. I also like that they flag items with nuts on their menu.
Aliperti's (1189 Raritan Road, Clark, NJ 07066) - One of NJ's first Gluten Free restaurants. They have recently redone their menu. It includes GF pasta, grilled chicken parmigiana and a couple of naturally GF entrees. I've never been. GFRAP.
Alumni Grill (3316 Pacific Avenue, Wildwood, NJ 08260) – has gluten free buns for burgers and other sandwiches as well as gluten free fries and gluten free sweet potato fries! I haven’t been yet.
Anna’s Ristorante (67 Union Place, Summit, NJ 07901) – has a separate gluten free menu with gluten free pasta, gluten friendly entrees, and gf pizza. I haven’t been yet.
Antoinetta's Restaurant (523 Cedar Run Dock Rd, West Creek, NJ 08092) - They have a gluten free menu with limited dairy free options. I have never been.
(CLOSED) Ariel's (18 Engle Street, Englewood, NJ 07631) - On their website, items that are GF are marked with a star on their menu. Since they are a Kosher restaurant they should know exactly what is dairy free as well.
Arlene’s on Asbury (624 Asbury Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226) - Open for breakfast and lunch. They have gluten free bread, gf bagels, and gluten free wraps for sandwiches (unknown other allergens). They also offer gluten free pancakes and french toast, gluten free soups, and gluten free english muffins. They do warn that they are not a gluten free facility. I've never been.
Artisan's (1171 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ 08753) - I've never been. They have a GF menu on their website that lists the things they can modify to be GF and GF soy sauce. They also list GF pasta for +$2.50.
Backyard Bistro (732 Jefferson, Hoboken, NJ 07030) - I have never been; the only GF item on their menu is Gluten Free linguini for an extra $3. They no longer have a website.
Bangkok Kitchen (391 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell, NJ 07006). They flag almost everything on their online menu with a GF if it can be prepared gluten free which leaves about four items that cannot. The in-restaurant menus are not flagged however so be sure to mention you need gluten free as some items that are flagged online are not naturally gf and need to be slightly modified. I've eaten here and loved it, read my full review of Bangkok Kitchen.
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.
Bella Vida Garden Cafe (406 N. Broadway, West Cape May, NJ 08204) – has GF pasta, rice non-dairy cheese, GF bread, gf bagels, brownies, gf/df/vegan chocolate cake, gluten free wraps, gluten free oatmeal, gluten free pancakes and waffles. Also offers Vegan mayo, turkey bacon, vegan bacon (not GF), and vegan sausage (again, not GF). Sadly, it appears that their Wildwood location has closed.
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.)
Belzano (3495 Route 1 South, Princeton, NJ 08540 and 1060 Cedar Bridge Avenue, Brick, NJ 08723) - they have a GF menu that includes pizza, pasta, a couple of gluten friendly entrees, and panini's. I'm not sure on other allergens in the pizza/panini's. I have never been.
Biagio's (299 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ 07652) I haven't been here since they started serving gluten free. Their website mentions GF pasta and GF pizza crust.
Bibi'z (284 Center Ave, Westwood, NJ 07675) - they now have their online menu flagged with which items are gluten free and which are vegan. I ate here with some friends not too long ago. They are both only gluten free and enjoyed it, I found my additional allergens (dairy, tomato) to be a bit difficult to navigate.
Biddy O'Malleys (191 Paris Avenue, Northvale, NJ 07647) – flags GF on their menu. Has eight menu items that are naturally gluten free and many others that they can modify to be so. Everyone I've spoken to who's eaten here raves about it. I have eaten here and it is great. DF required a little extra work but it was worth it.
Bona Vita Osteria [Now called Pizza Vita, see below]
Bongo Cafe & Grill (1050 Bay Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226) – Offers gluten free toast on their breakfast menu but not on the lunch or dinner menu. Offers a full vegan menu as well. I’ve never been.
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa (One Borgata Way, Atlantic City, NJ 08401) – they've added gluten free menus to a number of their restaurants: izakaya, Fornelletto, The Metropolitan, Bobby Flay Steakhouse, Roma, and N.O.W. (Note: a hand-full of their other restaurants can accommodate but don't have specific gluten free menus.)
Boulevard Clams (2006 Long Beach Boulevard, Surf City, NJ 08008) – their website states they have a gluten free menu in the restaurant. I emailed them and they let me know that their GF menu contains grill fresh fish, Manhattan clam chowder and even crab cakes!
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) - sadly their online menu is no longer flagged for Gluten Free or Vegan.
Buckalews (101 North Bay Avenue, Beach Haven, NJ 08008) – they have a couple of gluten friendly appetizers and salads, a gluten friendly entree, and a couple of vegan/vegetarian options (3 of which are also gluten free). I have never been.
(CLOSED)Buds and Bowls (2691 Main Street, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648)
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 . . .
Cafe Spezia (349 Route 9S, Manalapan, NJ, 07726) – has gluten free pasta and a list of gluten friendly entrees. I recently ate there with four other gluten free / dairy free diners and enjoyed it. Their in-restaurant gf menu is a bit shorter than their online menu.
Calabri Restaurant and Pizzeria (588 South Livingston Avenue, Livingston, NJ 07039) - One of the earliest restaurants with a gluten free menu in NJ. They have a good sized GF menu.
Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill (Hampton Inn, 118-124 Route 46E, Fairfield, NJ 07044). I just ate here recently for the first time since going gluten free and it was really good - review to come shortly. They have both GF pasta and GF pizza as well as a number of naturally GF entrees.
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.
Carlo's Goumet (326 Rt 9N, Marlboro, NJ 07726) - They post their brands on their GF menu. They have GF pasta, chicken tenders (Bell & Evans), pizza crust (Still Riding) and a couple of Gluten Friendly entrees (I had grilled chicken marsala over GF pasta when I was there). For those who aren't dairy free they have Grainless Baker baked goods and Conte's Raviolis. [Note - they have another location in Manalapan, but it does not have a gluten free menu.] GFRAP.
Carlucci’s Grill (335 Princeton-Hightstown Road, West Windsor, NJ 08561) – the gluten free menu has pizza and pasta as well as a long list of gluten friendly entrees. This is a small chain of six restaurants (2 in NJ, 4 in PA) but only two of them list a GF menu on their section of their website, this location in West Windsor and the Carlucci’s Grill in Yardley, PA.
Casa Turano (660 Passaic Avenue, Nutley, NJ 07110) - They have gluten free pasta for $1 more and 12" GF pizza (no df cheese).
Casona (563 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, NJ 08108) “Cuban & Nuevo Latin Cuisine” - I have never been but their Gluten Free menu is extensive!
Castalia 997 (997 McBride Avenue, Woodland Park, NJ 07424) – has gluten free pasta and gluten free bread crumbs. According to friends they are very accommodating.
Chimney Rock Inn (342 Valley Road, Gillette, NJ 07933 and 800 North Thompson Avenue, Bridgewater, NJ 08805) - I ate here before they put together their menu but at the time they were very accommodating. They have Gluten Free pasta and pizza every day, but each restaurant also has a night where they have an extended GF menu.
China Sea of Absecon (662 White Horse Pike, Absecon, NJ 08201) - They have a pretty extensive gluten free chinese menu. There are no notes on how they make it gluten free (grilled vs. breaded with something else). I have never been.
Cielo (168 Passaic Avenue, Fairfield, NJ 07004) – has gluten free pasta for $2 more. I haven’t been yet.
The Cozy End (631 ½ Valley Road, Upper Montclair, NJ 07042) – open seven days for breakfast and lunch, open Tues-Sat for dinner. They have a surprisingly large gluten free menu including gluten free pancakes, gluten free bread, corn tortillas for wraps, gf pasta and a number of gluten free entrees. They use Udi’s GF hamburger buns and have a dedicated gluten free fryer! I recently had dinner here (twice) and since it is on my way home from work, I expect to stop quite a bit in the future!
Crust and Crumble (658 Cookman Avenue (or 633 Lake Avenue), Asbury Park, NJ 07712) – has both gluten free pizza and dairy free cheese for said pizza!
De Marco’s Pizza (1926 Union Valley Road, Hewitt, NJ 07421) – has GF Pizza and GF pasta only.
Double S Diner (154 Route 23 South, Wantage, NJ 07461) - this diner has reopened. The old location (prior to the fire) had gluten free bread and buns as well as gluten free steak fries.
Drew's Bay Shore Bistro (28 East Front Street, Keyport, NJ 07735) – Menu notes: G = GF naturally and G* = can be made GF. They use a lot of butter which might be a little tough for those of us who are dairy free. I haven't been yet.
Dubh Linn Square Pub (167 Route 130, Bordentown, NJ 08505 and 482 Evesham Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003) – has a small Gluten Free section on their regular menu. Dairy free may require extra care here.
Due Mari Pesce E Vinoteca (78 Albany Street New Brunswick, NJ 08901) – offers Gluten Free Pasta. I’ve never been.
Earth Pizza (95 Broad Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701) - formerly a Pizza Fusion, the owner has severed his ties with PF in order to expand his gluten free and vegan offerings. Menu includes gluten free pizzas, dairy free/vegan cheese, 6 gf desserts (only 1 is vegan too), 3 GF appetizers (including gluten free chicken fingers) and GF sub sandwich rolls.
Edison Pizza Restaurant (2303 Woodbridge Ave, Edison, NJ 08817) – small GF selection, GF penne, or 3 types of parmagean. Side of GF pasta is $4 more.
Europa South (521 Arnold Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742) - GF items on their menu have a GF in front of them. They appear accommodating on other allergies as well. I had a great meal here: Europa South Review. GFRAP.
Filomena Cucina Rustica Italiana Caffe & Bar (13 Cross Keys Road, West Berlin, NJ 08091) – They have greatly expanded their Gluten Free menu. This includes eight gluten friendly appetizers, four salads, and ten entrees. The entrees are mostly gluten friendly but do include gluten free pasta, gluten free pizza, and gluten free ravioli (not dairy free).
Forte (182 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell, NJ 07006) – has GF pasta upon request. [Note: they also have a location at 485 Rt10W in Randolph, NJ 07869 but there is no online menu for that location.]
Gao Thai Kitchen (63 West Main Street, Ramsey, NJ 07446) – flags gluten free items on regular menu. Has extensive options. Click here to read my review of Gao Thai Kitchen.
(CLOSED)Go Lightly (4 South Fullerton Str, Montclair, NJ 07042)
Good Karma Café (17 East Front Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701) - closed Sundays. This fully vegan restaurant *’s items on their menu that are gluten free. See my review here: Gluten Free at Good Karma Cafe in Red Bank, NJ
Gourmet Café Italian Bistro (136 Baldwin Road, Parsippany, NJ 07054) – they flag their menu for items that are naturally gluten free as well as those that can be modified to be gluten free. Only GF Pasta selection is a GF Spinach Ravioli (which I doubt is DF!). I haven’t been yet.
The Grain House Restaurant (225 Route 202, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920) – I usually would shy away from a restaurant with the word “grain” in its name but they flag the gluten free items on their menu and that ends up being almost half of everything listed!
Green Cuisine (302 96t Street, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247) – On their menu under Sandwiches it says to ask about Gluten Free options, but doesn't detail what those may be. They also offer to 'try our best to accommodate special diets . . . - just ask!” There is a large section of fruit salads and regular salads as well. Open for lunch, Monday and Wednesday, lunch and dinner, Thursday – Sunday. Open mid-May through mid-September.
Greenhouse Cafe (Corner of 6th Street & Long Beach Blvd, Ship Bottom, NJ 08008) - I have never been but they appear to have quite the menu including: pizza pasta, rolls, pancakes, etc. Not sure on other allergens but they seem really up on healthy eating.
Hannah G’s (7310 Ventnor Ave, Ventnor, NJ 08406) – this breakfast/lunch spot has a short gluten free menu. I’ve never been.
Harrah’s Resort (777 Harrah’s Boulevard, Atlantic City, NJ 08401) 7 eateries at Harrah’s have been certified via the GREAT program. These are Bill's Bar & Burger, the Diamond Club, Dos Caminos, Luke Palladino, Sammy D's, The SteakHouse, and the Waterfront Buffet. Unfortunately, all this means is that their staff has been trained to deal with gluten free diners. As of yet, none of the seven have created a gluten free menu, nor have they posted the specifics of how they accommodate.
Hunan Gourmet (357 Route 9S, Manalapan, NJ 07726) – They have an extensive gluten free menu but it includes items that are labeled as ‘battered’, are in a soy ginger sauce, or are in a brown sauce. They don’t denote how these items are gluten free and they list other items as being without soy sauce so I’d be sure to double check everything with the staff.
Il Capriccio Ristorante (7 West Main Street, Mendam, NJ 07981) - They have multiple types of Gluten Free pasta. I have never been.
Il Vecchio Cafe – see Caladra’s Village/Il Vecchio Café 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.
Indiya (612 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, NJ 08108) – This Indian restaurant flags both vegan and gluten free menu items and has many of each. I haven't been yet.
Janice's (23 Sheridan Avenue, Hohokus, NJ 07423) - I'm hesitant to provide a link to their menu, as the real treat here are the specials. Janice's has a long list of specials every night (I assume whatever they could get fresh at the market that morning!) If you go for breakfast or lunch they have gluten free bread (but not dairy free) and their gluten free fries are fried in a dedicated fryer. Here's the link, but again, remember there will be plenty of specials as well: http://www.janiceabistro.com/. You can read my review here: Restaurant Review: Janice A Bistro (Hohokus, NJ). GFRAP.
Jason's Organic Pizza Café (1314 Richmond Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742) – has gluten free / dairy free cheese pizza. GF pizza is getting easy to find but dairy free cheese is a welcome addition. I hope to try them out this summer!
Jefferson Diner (5 Bowling Green Parkway, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849) - has very brief, combined gluten free / vegetarian menu and not all of the vegetarian items on it are gluten free.
Joe's Meat Market (28 Main Street, South Bound Brook, NJ 08880) – has both gluten free pizza and gluten free bread/rolls for sandwiches (unknown other allergens). I haven’t been yet.
Kind Burgers (coming soon) (1064 Ocean Avenue, Sea Bright, NJ 07760) – pre-opening articles promise gluten free fries and gf/df buns. NFCA-GREAT.
La Bottega (14 Oak Street, Ridgewood, NJ 07450) – offers gluten free soups, salads and panini’s (panini’s $2.50 more). Menu items have small gluten free symbol on them. WARNING: Panini’s made with bread that contains dairy.
(CLOSED) La Piazza Trattoria (101 Newark Pompton Turnpike[23 South], Little Falls, NJ 07424) - This restaurant has closed, but has re-opened under the name Riverside Brick Oven Pizza and Cafe in Garfield (see below). The Italian restaurant that moved into their old Little Falls location is decidedly NOT gluten free.
La Riviera Trattoria (421 Piaget Ave [Rt.46E], Clifton, NJ 07011) - An amazing Italian restaurant with a good gluten free selection. When you go, be sure to get yourself on their gluten free mailing list as they have already held three gluten free only evenings at the restaurant. See my review here: Restaurant Review: La Riviera Trattoria (Clifton, NJ). GFRAP.
Landmark Americana (1 Mullica Hill Road, Glasboro, NJ 08028 and four sites around Philadelphia, PA) – has a small gluten free menu including gluten free chicken fingers and gluten free hamburger buns. I have never been.
Little Shanty (14 Mt. Bethel Rd, Warren, NJ 07059, more coming soon) – quick serve burger place with Udi’s buns and bread for sandwiches. They also have dedicated fryers for their gluten free fries and gluten free onion rings! (The sweet potato fries are NOT gluten free.)
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.
Lovin' Oven (62A Trenton Ave [Rt.29], Frenchtown, NJ 08825) – Has GF(gluten free) and V (vegan) marked on their menu. Haven't been there yet but a quick warning, they only take cash.
Lucky Bone's Backwater Grille (1200 Rt 109, Cape May, NJ 08204) - A good sized gluten free menu including gluten free rolls for their sandwiches. I'm not sure if they are dairy free or not, I emailed them over a week ago but haven't heard back. I haven't been here yet.
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.
Main Street Euro-American Bistro and Bar (301 North Harrison Street, Princeton, NJ 08540) – flags their Gluten Friendly items on their menu. Menu changes monthly. I've never been.
Mama's & Cafe Baci (260 Mountain Ave, Hackettstown, NJ 07840) - I can't believe I missed this one on the first draft of this list. A great pizzeria/Italian restaurant with a good GF selection. They even have a GF/DF dessert option. (If you are only GF, check out their amazing dessert menu!) GFRAP.
Mangia Trattoria (918 Prospect Street, Glen Rock, NJ 07452) - I've never been here and they don't have a website but have heard lots of good things from others in the Northern NJ Celiac Disease Support Group.
(CLOSED)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. (update 1/12/12 - they're website states that they have lost their lease and are unsure when/where they will re-open. I'm leaving them listed for now as it appears they are actively searching for a new home.)
Marcello's Ristorante Pizzeria (300 East Greentree Road, Marlton, NJ 08053) - has gluten free pizza and pasta (but no dairy free cheese). Offers to substitute out gluten free linguini in any of their other menu items.
Martini Beach (429 Beach Ave. Cape May, NJ 08204) - has GF menu where non-gf items are crossed out. Dairy free might require a little extra work here.
Masina Trattoria Italiana (500 Harbor Boulevard, Weehawkin, NJ 07086) - I've never been here but their GF menu is quite sizable.
Maywood Pancake House (92 West Pleasant Avenue, Maywood, NJ 07607) – open daily for breakfast and lunch only. Their online menu notes only gluten free / vegan pancakes and waffles. See my review of the food at the Rutherford Pancake House. I hope to try their Maywood location soon!
McLoone’s Asbury Grille (1200 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712) – while they don’t have a gluten free menu they do state on their website that most menu items can be prepared gluten free and that they will work with you. Unsure of their ability to handle dairy free. I’ve never been. (Note: there are other McLoone’s restaurants across NJ and MD but the two listed here are the only ones that list gluten free.)
McLoone’s Rum Runner (816 Ocean Avenue, Sea Bright, NJ 07760) – flags the gluten friendly items on their menu and states they will work with you on other items. I’ve never been. (Note: there are other McLoone’s restaurants across NJ and MD but the two listed here are the only ones that list gluten free on their websites.)
Mesob (515 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042) this Ethiopian restaurant will prepare gluten free injera [Ethiopian flat bread] given 24 hour notice. They are vegan friendly, will substitute out butter and have many naturally gluten free dishes (but no specific menu). I haven’t tried here yet, but it’s only one town away so I hope to soon!
Molino's Takeout Restaurant (219 South Main Street (Route 9), Cape May Court House, NJ 08204) - This takeout only Italian restaurant/pizzeria offers GF pasta for an extra $3. I've never been.
Mondello's (557 Englishtown Road, Monroe, NJ 08831) - They appear to have a decent sized Gluten Free menu which includes pasta, pizza and entrees. I have never been.
Norma's Eastern Mediterranean Cuisine (995 Route 70 East, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034) - flags gluten free menu items as well as vegetarian and vegan items on their menu (and has a good selection of all three). I haven't been yet but I hear they have a dedicated fryer for their gluten free falafel.
Opa Greek Cuisine (37 Berdan Avenue, Wayne, NJ 07470) – they star gluten friendly items on their menu (and there are quite a few)! Sadly, they don’t have gluten free pitas. Since I’m not overly familiar with Greek cuisine I’m not sure how easy dairy free will be here. I hope to try them shortly.
(CLOSED)Organic4Life (401 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell, NJ 07006) – this restaurant is completely gluten free. They have four menus, one for each blood type diet (AB, B, A, and O). They have a number of vegan items on each menu and serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Even if you don’t follow the blood type diet the food looks really good. [Note: check their website/call them for hours, they appear to close at 7pm Mon-Wed.] Read my review of Organic4Life.
Organico (495 North Franklin Turnpike, Ramsey, NJ 07446) - this health food store also has a full juice bar and a number of fresh made (but packaged for takeaway) lunches each day. See my review for more info: gluten free lunch at Organico
Pacific Grill (4801 Pacific Avenue, Wildwood NJ 08260) - sister restaurant to Union Park Dining Room in Cape May, NJ. States on their menu that a gluten free version of their menu is available and requests that you let them know about any allergies and dietary requirements. However, this GF menu is not available online.
Panda Asian Fusion (335 West Main Street, Freehold, NJ 07728) – claims 95% of their menu can be made gluten free. I’ve only ever had a gluten free egg roll there as a snack. See my review here: Panda Asian Fusion Review
Pandan Fusion Lounge (9 West Mill Road, Long Valley, NJ 07853) – a sister restaurant to the Pandan Room in Hackettstown. Both restaurants share the same menu. Click here for my review of the Pandan Room.
Pandan Room (100 East Moore Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840) - They flag their menu G for gluten free and there are lots of options. Read all about the amazing food and restaurant here: Restaurant Review: Pandan Room (Hackettstown, NJ)
Park and Orchard (240 Hackensack Street, East Rutherford, NJ 07073) - I've been a couple of times. The decor and menu need a major update but there are a lot of options. GFRAP.
Pascarella Bros Delicatessen (34 Watchung Avenue, Chatham, NJ 07928) – According to their website they can make most sandwiches using gluten free bread, bagels, or wraps. I emailed them and the bread and bagels were DF as well (they were out of stock on the wraps so they weren't sure). I ate here recently and it was terrific, read the review here: Pascarella Bros Deli Review.
Pasta Pomodoro (700 Haddonfield-Berlin Road, Voorhees, NJ 08043) - A good sized GF menu including bread, pizza, pasta (unknown other allergens). I have never been. NFCA-GREAT.
Piccolo Trattoria (800 R. Denow Road, Pennington, NJ 08534 and two locations in PA). – They have GF pizza and they offer GF spaghetti for $2 more. I’ve never been.
Pizza Vita (37 Maple Street, Summit, NJ 07901) – they list gluten free pasta on their website.
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.
Plum on Park (14 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042) - A small little breakfast and lunch place right off of Bloomfield Ave in Montclair. Their gluten free bread is also dairy free. Most sandwiches can be easily made GF/DF. For those only GF, they have french toast! Closed Sundays. I recently ate here and loved it! You can read my review here: Restaurant Review: Plum on Park
The Pop Shop (729 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, NJ 08108) – has gluten free bread (unknown other allergens). They have installed a gluten free fryer for gluten free fries and chicken fingers. They also have vegan cheese and vegan ice cream. I've never been.
Puzo’s Family Restaurant of Ridgewood (16 West Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450) – has both gluten free pasta and pizza.
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.
Rack's Sports Bar (286 Whitehorse Pike, Atco, NJ 08004) – flags numerous items on their menu that can be modified to be gluten free but requests that you ask for the gluten free version. I've never been.
Ragazzi (44 Route 70 East, Marlton, NJ 08053) - has gluten free wraps, ravioli and gnocci. Unknown other allergens. I haven't been.
Red's Jersey Mex Café (11th Street and Haven Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226) – has an extensive gluten free Mexican menu. Dairy free may require some care. I haven’t been yet.
(CLOSED) River Cafe (517 River Drive, Garfield, NJ 07026) - This restaurant has closed, but see Riverside Brick Oven Pizza and Cafe below:
Riverside Brick Oven Pizza and Cafe (517 River Drive, Garfield, NJ 07026) - this new restaurant was opened by the owners/managers of La Piazzo in Little Falls in the same store front as the now closed River Cafe. I recently ate here and will be posting a review soon. They are still transitioning (training new staff, getting used to a smaller kitchen, etc) and for now only have gluten free pizza and gluten free pasta on the regular menu.
Rocca (203 Rock Road, Glen Rock, NJ 07452) Lists gluten free pasta.
Rudy’s Italian Restaurant (300 South Avenue, Garwood, NJ 07027) – Garwood location ONLY has gluten free menu. Menu offers pasta and many gluten friendly choices.
Rutherford Pancake House (40 Park Avenue, Rutherford, NJ 07070) - Their gluten free options are right on their regular menu and include pancakes/waffles, quesadillas, pizza, soups, and gluten free fries (made in a dedicated fryer). They also have quite a few dairy free and even vegan options as well. They even have Daiya cheese for dairy free Quesadillas and Pizza! Not open for dinner. I just ate there and reviewed them here: Restaurant Review: Rutherford Pancake House
Salute Bistro (173 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042) – has gf pizza and gf pasta both for an additional $3.
Sapthagiri (3151 Rt 27, Franklin Park, NJ 08823) – Indian cuisine with both GF and Vegan options flagged on the menu. Restaurant is 100% vegetarian.
Sapthagiri (804 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306) – Indian cuisine with both GF and Vegan options flagged on the menu. Restaurant is 100% vegetarian.
Scampi's Seafood Restaurant (198 West Main Street, Somerville, NJ 08876) – pretty nice gf menu, lots of grilled and broiled entrees but the also have pasta and rolls for an additional charge.
Seaglass Bar (Dune Drive & 78th Street, Avalon, NJ 08202). Has a gluten free menu. I’ve never been.
Serpico's (307 Main Street, Allenhurst, NJ 07711) - has a gluten free menu with pizza and pasta. Dairy free is fairly tough, but they do offer a gf/df brownie and pasta with garlic and olive oil.
Shanghai Jazz (23 Main Street, Madison, NJ 07940) - They don't have a dedicated menu but they can make almost anything on the menu anyway you like and owner is always there (he handles the special orders). They have wheat free soy sauce (Tamari Sauce). I love this place.
Spoon & Sprout Café (378 South Branch Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844. This vegetarian café states that they have both gluten free and vegan options on their menu. However, the only item on the online menu flagged as gluten free is the Apple Crisp and nothing is flagged as vegan. From reading the items, there do appear to be a number of dishes that should be naturally gluten free and easily made vegan.
Stage House Tavern (1719 Amwell Road, Somerset, NJ 08873) – flags their gluten friendly items on their menu. I haven’t been.
Stage House Tavern (366 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076) – flags their gluten friendly items on their menu. 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.
Steve and Cookie's By the Bay (9700 Amherst Avenue, Margate City, NJ 08402) - they have no gf information on their website, but they are listed as an NFCA-GREAT kitchen.
Sun Tavern (15 South Ave, Fanwood, NJ 07023) – has gluten free ravioli (dairy) and gluten free gnocchi (unknown). I haven’t been for dinner.
Surfside Coffee House (1901 Long Beach Boulevard, Surf City, NJ 08008) – includes an extensive sandwich/snack menu with dozens of gluten free options.
A Taste of Asia (345 Main Street, Chatham, NJ 07928) - They have over a dozen gluten free entrees at this Southeast Asian restaurant. Read my full review of A Taste of Asia II.
Temple Gourmet Chinese (91 Broad Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701) – a little blue square on the online menu denotes gluten free, their in restaurant menu is flagged as well. I haven't been yet.
The Tortilla Press (703 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, NJ 08108) - They have a good sized GF menu including corn tortillas. I have never been. They have a second location called the Tortilla Press Cantina (7716 Maple Avenue, Pennsauken, NJ 08109).
Tre Amici (628 Ocean Avenue, Long Branch, NJ 07740) – has gluten free pasta. I’ve never been.
T.S. Ma (199 Bellevue Avenue, Upper Montclair, NJ 07042) - has wheat free soy sauce. I recently ate here with friends and will be posting a review soon.
Tuscan House (1250 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ 08753) - They have GF pasta and their GF items are flagged on the menu. I have never been.
Tutti Toscini (1491 Brace Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034) - has GF pasta for $1 more.
Umburto Italian Restaurant (583 River Rd, Fair Haven, NJ 07704) - has gf pasta and pizza. I haven’t been yet.
Union Park Dining Room (727 Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ 08204) - sister restaurant to Pacific Grill in Wildwood, NJ. States on their menu that a gluten free version of their menu is available and requests that you let them know about any allergies and dietary requirements. Unfortunately, this GF menu is not available online.
Vesuvio’s (221 Millstone Road, Perrineville, NJ 08535) – has a gf section to their menu including gf pizza, gf pasta and naturally gf entrees (grill chicken parm, etc.) I’ve never been.
Via 45 (45 Broad Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701) They don't appear to have a website and they change their menu daily. They look very accommodating to dietary concerns. I haven't been yet.
Via Roma (2360 Lakewood Road, Toms River, NJ 08755) - One of the best Gluten Free/Dairy Free menus I've seen. They even have Vegan items as well and use Daiya non-dairy cheese. Can't wait to eat here again, see first visit's review of Via Roma. GFRAP. NFCA-GREAT.
The Wagon Wheel Restaurant (1162 Rt. 40, Pilesgrove, NJ 08098) - has short gluten free menu including a number of non-dairy free pastas (ravioli and stuffed shells) but they also have gluten free hamburger buns and gf pasta.
Washington Inn (801 Washington Street, Cape May, NJ 08204) GF flagged on menu, DF might be a bit of a challenge here.
Wildflour Bakery / Café (2691 Main Street, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648) – new dedicated gluten free bakery and cafe. They have limited dairy free options but these include vegan crepes, coconut macaroons and some other cafe items (soup, salad, smoothie). Only open for breakfast and lunch (brunch on weekends). Closed Mondays. I haven't been yet.
Wildflower Earthly Vegan Fare (501 N. High St. / Village on High, Millville, NJ 08332) – Another cool looking vegan restaurant. Their menu changes weekly and they clearly flag their gluten free options. Last week’s GF highlight? Gluten Free Jersey Fresh Apple Pie! Millville is really far away for me but it might be worth the drive!
Wild Oats (279 Browertown Road, Woodland Park, NJ 07424) - has gluten free bread, pancakes and wraps. Open for Lunch and Breakfast only, M-S. I haven’t been yet.
Your Way Café (22 Jefferson Avenue, Westwood, NJ 07675) – they have gluten free bread, bagels (Udi’s), English muffins (Trader Joes), and hamburger buns for $2 more. They also have a dedicated fryer for gluten free French fries and gluten free chicken fingers. I’ve been a number of times (it’s a distance but doable for lunch from work) and each time the GF offerings increase. Review coming soon.
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.
Near NJ, but over the border into NY State:
97lake (97 Lake Street, West Harrison, NY 10604) - An amazing variety of GF options in a restaurant with a GF kitchen (the gluten containing buns are brought in, everything else made in house! See my review: Gluten Free at 97lake!
Bellizzi in Mt Kisco, NY 10549 and Larchmont, NY 10538 - See my review: Bellizzi's of Larchmont, NY
Halstead Avenue Bistro in Harrison NY 10528 - I've never been.
Healthy at the Garden at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan. Lots of GF options now at the Garden and a couple of GF/DF as well. Read my full review: Healthy at the Garden (Gluten Free Concession at MSG)
Maud's Tavern in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706 - I've never been.
(CLOSED) Ray's Cafe (Rye, NY 10573) - Gluten Free Chinese with a sizable menu. I like to stop here whenever I'm in the area for lunch/dinner and then some takeout as well! They don't seem to have a website but a partial menu is here: http://www.gfdelights.com/menu.php?rid=289
Near NJ, but over the border into PA:
A reader reported that all dining options at Shawnee Mountain have gluten free options. There is no online menu but she mentioned buns, chicken nuggets, pizza, etc.
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