Celebrate National Gluten Free Day at the Jersey Shore
Dining out can be difficult, especially when you’re gluten free. All those “normal” diners have their pick of the best, leaving you with a salad sans croutons. Luckily for you, we have a lot of gluten free Jersey Shore restaurants!
As “gluten free” becomes more and more common, chefs go above and beyond to accommodate their diners’ needs. At many restaurants, you can have your pick from gluten free pasta, pizza, tacos, seafood, and even, dare we say it, dessert!
Here are our picks for the best gluten free Jersey Shore options in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. We feel confident that even the gluten-lovers out there will enjoy these places.
Gluten Free Jersey Shore Restaurants
Via Roma has an extensive certified gluten free menu alone, but aside from that, they offer impressive gluten free & dairy free, and gluten free & vegan menus. They’re also a participating restaurant of the Gluten Intolerance Group Of North America. Most importantly, we give them our stamp of approval for offering a huge variety of outstanding gluten free options. They truly stand out among their competitors. 2360 Lakewood Dr (Route 9), Toms River (732) 364-1980
Twisted Tree Cafe
Keep it simple and try Twisted Tree Cafe for a healthy gluten free lunch option. They offer gluten free sandwiches and wraps, plus gluten free baked goods, all made from scratch! 609 Cookman Ave, Asbury Park (732) 775-2633
Everyone has dreamed of having a personal chef. How much easier would life be if you never had to worry about cooking – especially if you have certain dietary needs like being gluten free. Hello Chef brings you as close to that dream as possible, until you win the lottery of course. Hello Chef is an awesome place to sit down and enjoy a clean, gluten free (even often paleo or vegan) meal, or grab one to go. They even offer meal plans to take care of the whole week. 604 2nd Ave, Long Branch (732) 443-4437
Wok n Roll
Wok n Roll’s menu may be a bit misleading, as nothing is labeled gluten free, but hear us out. Almost anything on the menu can be made gluten free to order, and the waitstaff is very knowledgeable on the subject. This Chinese restaurant (which also serves sushi!) gets rave reviews from people with Celiacs – they swear by it. Finally, gluten free Chinese food that you know you can trust to be safe! 351 North County Line Road, Jackson (732) 994-5888
Jason’s Organic Pizza
Gluten free pizza? Check. Gluten free sandwiches? Check. Gluten free salads? Check. Gluten free and vegan dishes? Check! With so many options including the Kona pizza topped with caramelized pineapple and uncured bacon, and the Chicken Cheesesteak sandwich on a gluten free wrap, Jason’s Organic Pizza leaves you feeling naughty without actually being naughty. 1314 Richmond Ave, Point Pleasant Beach (732) 899-2900
Does it get any better than a restaurant that is vegan, gluten free, AND organic? Kaya’s Kitchen is dedicated to offering fresh, healthy menu items. Some of their diverse gluten free options include mac & cheese, tofu buffalo wings, and coconut pineapple curry. We may have to go for both dinner and lunch just to try it all! 1000 Main Street, Belmar (732) 280-1141
Ocean Organics Juice Bar & Cafe
Ocean Organics is a great place to pick up an organic cold-pressed juice, but in case that’s too healthy for you, you can balance it out with one of their gluten free baked goods or brunch items! Whether you’re going for a snickerdoodle or Superfood French Toast, we’re sure you’ll be back for more! 570 Fischer Blvd, Toms River (732) 597-0800
Gluten Free Jersey Shore Desserts
Broad Street Dough Co.
Finally! “Vlugen” doughnuts! Wait, what? Broad Street Dough Co. offers a selection of vegan and without-gluten doughnuts. Plain, glazed, powdered sugar, and cinnamon sugar – the choice is yours (or just get a box of them all, that’s what we would do)! 2005 Route 35 North, Oakhurst (732) 531-1401
Confections of a Rock$tar
Eat like a rockstar! Well, a gluten free rockstar! Confections of a Rock$tar can do gluten free custom cakes and cupcakes by special order, as well as some staples that are offered daily, like French macarons and flourless chocolate tortes. 550 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park (732) 455-3510