There are several reasons why people decide to pursue a gluten-free (GF) diet – maybe they just want to feel less bloated, they have a gluten sensitivity, or they’re full on celiac and absolutely need gluten-free foods. In any case, it can be pretty tedious to search for foods that are safe to eat.
My aunt (hi, Vivi) recently found out she has Celiac disease and texted me, “Omg write a blog entry about gluten free foods in Hudson County. I’m starving.” Lo and behold, here are some suggestions to start you off if you’re struggling to figure out where and what you can eat in Jersey City!
WHOS Gluten Free
80 Mallory Ave
The true MVP for anyone who needs GF foods. WHOS Gluten Free is a dedicated GF kitchen on Mallory Ave with delicious products available in local shops including 9Bar Cafe, The Big Straw, Cafe Batata, and Hidden Grounds. You can have tasty food throughout the week (they even have brunch on weekends!) and you don’t have to worry about any cross-contamination.
538 Jersey Ave
Everything at Koro Koro is gluten free. You can enjoy soup, salads, and rice balls with no worries.
506 Jersey Ave
We know everything at Subia’s is vegan, but you can also find some GF foods. Menu items include a Belgian waffle (available weekends), chick’n nuggets, buffalo strips, and several sandwiches and salads can be made GF.
615 Pavonia Ave
Whealth has a bunch of healthy, delicious options including scones and “The Annie”, a breakfast sandwich with GF bread, egg whites, turkey sausage, and avocado. Their granola is also made with GF oats.
187 Warren St
You can enjoy GF crostinis, sandwiches, and pasta at Amelia’s. Their sandwiches are all available to be made with GF bread, so you can enjoy a Steak n Cheese sandwich or a Braised Short Rib sandwich for lunch.
283 St Paul’s Ave
Square 1 is a quiet, cute community eatery with great breakfast and lunch options. They cater to dietary restrictions, which means you can get GF English muffins for your meals. All sandwiches have the option to use the GF English muffins, and they also have a GF pressed cheese arepa.
Harborside District Kitchen, 210 Hudson St
Kimchi Grill has corn tortilla for their kimchi tacos, so you can enjoy the flavors without skipping the tortillas. Their tacos include Korean BBQ Short Rib, Spicy Seared Pork, Spicy Grilled Chicken, Krispy Fish, and Spicy Korean Tofu.
804 Newark Ave
With clearly marked gluten-free options, you don’t have to stress about your options at Sapthagiri. Everything on the menu is vegetarian with vegan options also marked, so everyone has something to try.
38 Congress St
If you’re grabbing brunch in the Heights, The Cliff offers their breakfast and lunch meals with GF bread options. You can sit outside and grab a refreshing Watermelon Mint Juice with a Pressed Mozzarella sandwich.
Left Bank Burger Bar
194 Newark Ave
Left Bank Burger Bar has gluten free buns, so you don’t have to miss out on some of their wild specialty burgers including the Mac Daddy and the Sue She.
133 Newark Ave
If you’re in the mood for pizza, check your local pizzerias (you’d be surprised by some of the options you have) or head over to Two Boots for their GF crust! You can get any pie with GF crust (only available for small 12″ pies).
10 Exchange Pl & 525 Washington Blvd
Gregory’s has great vegan and gluten-free options for pastries including a chocolate buckwheat bite, lemon poppy pound cake, and banana chocolate chip muffin (to name a few).