Dining out can be difficult, especially when you’re gluten free. All those “normal” diners have their pick of the classics, leaving you with a salad sans croutons. Luckily for you, we have a lot of gluten free restaurants at the Jersey Shore!
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 25 gluten free options in Monmouth County. We feel confident that even the gluten-lovers out there will enjoy these places.
25 Gluten Free Options in Monmouth County
Drew’s Bayshore Bistro- Keyport
Drew’s Bayshore Bistro has become Monmouth County’s go-to place for great food inspired by Gulf Coast and Low Country cuisines. The menu changes seasonally, but you can count on there being some gluten free options, like clams & andouille, shrimp & grits, and city jambalaya! 25 Church Street, Keyport (732) 739-9219 http://drewsbayshorebistro.com/
Whipped Creperie- Red Bank
Even if you’re gluten free, you can have your crepe and eat it too! A gluten free option is available on any crepe, as long as the fillings are also gluten free, so you have your pick of the menu, from the bistro salad crepe, to strawberry, banana & nutella. They’ve got every meal covered, from breakfast to dessert! 6 Monmouth Street, Red Bank (732) 747-0076 http://www.whippedcreperie.com/
Temple Gourmet Chinese- Red Bank
If you’re having a craving for some classic Chinese food, but feel wary of your go to take out restaurant, it’s time to step up the flavor with Temple Gourmet Chinese, where some of your favorite take out staples are gluten free. Enjoy a number of options including Chicken Velvet, Peking Duck, or shrimp in lobster sauce. Eat in, or opt for their convenient curbside pickup! 91 Broad Street, Red Bank (732) 212-8858 http://templegourmet.com/
Toast- Asbury Park and Red Bank
For the ultimate breakfast or lunch of champions, Toast in Asbury Park is the spot. Known for their delectable concoctions like Will’s Firebird Waffle made with nut flour and the classic Huevos Rancheros with corn tortillas, it’s no wonder there’s always a line out the door! 516 Cookman Ave, Asbury Park (732) 776-5900 and 45 Monmouth St, Red Bank, NJ 07701 (732) 224-1234 http://toastasburypark.com/ or http://toastasburypark.com/
Kind Burgers- Fair Haven
Imagine a world where you can have that burger and eat your bun (and fries) too! At Kind Burgers, you’re able to choose a gluten free bun made in a local bakery that’s dairy and soy free, or have your burger in a lettuce wrap! Add a side of fries (also gluten free) and you’ve got a meal you’ve been dreaming about for quite some time. 609 River Rd, Fair Haven (732) 741-5463 http://kindburgers.com/
Twisted Tree Cafe- Asbury Park
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 http://www.twistedtreecafe.com/
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 http://www.broadstreetdoughco.com/