Eating gluten free: what was once a major hassle is now becoming the norm for more and more people. Unfortunately, finding gluten free options while dining out can still be a bit of an inconvenience, but we’re here to help.
You may have seen our picks of 25 Spots to Eat Gluten Free in Monmouth County, and now we’ve got Ocean County covered. At many restaurants, you can have your pick from gluten free pasta, pizza, seafood, and even old standbys like wings and nachos!
Here are our picks for the best gluten free options in Ocean County. We feel confident that even the gluten-lovers out there will enjoy these places.
Where to Eat Tasty Gluten Free Options
in Ocean County
Artisan’s Restaurant and Brewery
This family-owned and operated restaurant located in the heart of Toms River offers an entire menu of gluten-free items (you’re not getting short changed here!) No matter what you’re in the mood for from Seasame Tuna to Grilled Buffalo Wings or a Flourless Chocolate Cake, they’ve got it. You can even satisfy your pasta cravings by substituting with gluten-free pasta. 1171 Hooper Avenue, Toms River 732-244-7566 http://www.artisanstomsriver.com/
Brickhouse Bar & Grille
Give yourself a chance to indulge with Brickhouse Bar’s gluten free pizzas that are just as delicious as those packed with gluten? Yea, that’s what we’re talking about. If you’re watching your waistline, there are a number of seafood, meat, and salad options with your name on it. 979 Cedarbridge Avenue, Brick 732-279-3743 http://www.brickhousebarandgrille.com/
Bring your mates to dine at this waterfront Jersey Shore gluten free restaurant featuring fresh seafood dishes made to your liking. Choose from the Florida Mahi Mahi to the Norwegian Coast Salmon Filet or try out the Gluten Free Penne Pasta served with vegetables. 304 E Lacey Road, Forked River 609-693-3351 http://captainsinnnj.com/
Greenhouse Cafe LBI
Nestled just minutes from the LBI causeway, the Greenhouse Café prides itself on serving an eclectic variety of food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Not only are there countless options for those eating a gluten free diet, but they’re also trans fat-free, offering heart-healthy and low carb alternatives to some of your favorite dishes, from pancakes to pizza! 605 Long Beach Blvd, Ship Bottom (609) 494-7333 http://www.greenhousecafelbi.com/
Lava Java House
So much more than a coffee house, Lava Java House is also your stop for fueling up in the morning or afternoon. Any sandwich or wrap can be served on gluten free bread or wrap so you have your pick from eggs in the morning to a Veggie Wrap in the afternoon. 500 Grand Central Avenue, Lavallette 732-250-1460 http://lavajavahouse.com/
Local Urban Kitchen
Local Urban Kitchen is truly dedicated to providing a family-friendly environment serving healthy, organic, local food. Sub gluten free on any one of their sandwiches, many of which are also vegan, try a colorful and delicious salad, or go early for breakfast and try a quinoa bowl with fresh berries, or gluten free pancakes! You can’t go wrong! 1805 NJ-35, Point Pleasant Beach (848) 232-3451 http://www.localurbankitchen.com/
Not just your average health food store, Nature’s Nutrition has everything you could possibly want when it comes to living a gluten free lifestyle, even delicious food. Try out one of their Caveman Bowls filled with chia seeds, banana, and almonds or check out their to go case for lots of delicious options (vegan sushi anyone?) 383 Brick Blvd., Brick 732-920-3637 http://naturesnutritionstores.com/
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 http://www.oceanorganicscafe.com/
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 http://www.woknrolljackson.com/