25 Spots to Eat Gluten Free in Monmouth County

25 Spots to Eat Gluten Free in Monmouth County

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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 and eateries in Monmouth County!

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

Blend on Main- Manasquan
In addition to focusing on sustainable, local ingredients, Blend on Main keeps in mind the gluten free crowd, with dishes like truffle risotto, crab cake, long island duck, plus various other dinner options. There are also lots of lunch options, and of course dessert! 152 Main Street, Manasquan (732) 223-0030 http://blendonmain.com/

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/

Earth Pizza- Red Bank
Earth Pizza is known for their eco-friendly habits and organic and gluten free pizza. Any of the pizzas can be made with gluten free crust. The options are endless and delicious!
95 Broad St, Red Bank (732) 345-1600 http://earthpizzarb.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/

FINS- Bradley Beach, Brick and Sea Girt
FINS has an entire menu dedicated to gluten free dishes, including tacos, salads, and more. Our favorite is the crab taco with guacamole, pico de gallo, TropiCali lettuce, and salsa verde.
Find FINS at one of their three locations: Bradley Beach, Brick, and Sea Girt. Addresses and phone numbers can be found here. http://www.finsusa.com/


Alycia’s Bistro, Freehold
Alycia’s Bistro is located right near the center of downtown Freehold. Their menu is largely gluten free and also includes some vegan options as well. Alycia’s seasonal menu will surely have guests coming back for more. This BYOB is a must try that has garnered a strong local following for a reason. 
52 W Main St, Freehold (732) 462-2305 http://www.alyciasbistro.com

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Kitch Organic, Red Bank and Asbury Park

Now with two locations in Red Bank and Asbury Park, Kitch Organic is a 100% gluten, wheat, and dairy free restaurant. No need to substitute here. You have your pick of anything and everything off the menu. The hard part is choosing what to order. 75 Leighten Avenue, Red Bank 732-741-5400 and 619 Lake Avenue, Asbury Park http://www.kitchorganic.com/

Patrizia’s of Red Bank
Being in business for 25 years serving authentic Italian dishes that your Nonna would make (if you had an Italian Nonna) doesn’t stop Patrizia’s in Red Bank from recognizing that gluten-free folks crave Nonna’s Italian dishes too! Whether you’re gluten-free, vegetarian, or just hungry, Patrizia’smakes everyone feel like family at the table.
28 Broad Street, Red Bank (732) 741-5555 http://www.patriziasofbrooklyn.com/location/red-bank/

Remington’s- Manaquan
Remington’s features an a la carte menu that celebrates the seasonal bounty of the Jersey Shore and its surrounding areas. Their gluten free items change with by the season (and by the day!) as well, but some standouts include spiced BBQ lamb ribs, halibut, and grilled chicken caprese.
142 Main St, Manasquan (732) 292-1300 http://remingtonsnj.com/

Teak- Red Bank
Teak serves up contemporary Asian American inspired dishes that have enticed foodies of all backgrounds. Order the Pan Seared Organic Salmon with wok-charred Tuscan kale, kabocha squash, chili, and white soy, or order any of Teak’s sushi or sashimi rolls with black rice instead of white for just a buck more! Bonus points if you go for half-price Monday, but be sure to get there early!
64 Monmouth St, Red Bank (732) 747-5775 http://teakrestaurant.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/

Yvonne’s- Neptune
If you’re looking for a European cafe that still has that Jersey Shore charm, Yvonne’s has got it, and they’ve also got plenty of gluten free options! Tons of salads, almost all of their seafood, cornish hen, short ribs, pasta, and more – all gluten free! 1311 New Jersey 35, Neptune (732) 775-9004 http://www.yvonnescafe.com/home


Naturale Cucina, Englishtown

Using 100% certified organic dough and the freshest ingredients they can get their hands on, Naturale Cucina will add a gluten-free option to just about any of their menu items. They specialize in offering hand-crafted pizzas, salads, antipasta and more. 34 Main St Englishtown (732) 792-3968 naturalecucina.com

kayasKaya’s Kitchen-Belmar
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 http://www.kayaskitchenbelmar.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/

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Rigoletto Trattoria- Middletown
The world of gluten free pasta is yours at Rigoletto Trattoria! Substitute regular pasta for gluten free and enjoy dishes like Pappardelle Pescare, Rigatoni Pomodoro, and Farfalle Gambari.
418 NJ-35, Middletown (732) 842-2277 http://www.rigolettotrattoria.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/

Cavé Avon by the Sea
Did you think that gluten free was a new way of eating? Well think again! Our cave dwelling ancestors were eating a very similar diet. Since opening in 2013, Cavé, A Paleo Eatery has been serving up fresh, gluten free dishes. We’re not talking about a “gluten free friendly menu,” we’re talking about a gluten-free menu. Take your pick from Cavé‘s menu and you may just leave you feeling like Fred and Wilma Flintstone (without the pet dinosaur).
515 Sylvania Avenue, Avon by the Sea (732) 776-8556 https://www.cavepaleoeatery.com/

Gluten Free Desserts

Antoinette Boulangerie- Red Bank

Just because you’re gluten free doesn’t mean that you have to forgo desserts forever! At Antoinette Boulangerie they offer a sugary line up of decadent gluten free desserts including French macarons, Peanut Butter Bombes, and mousse cups. It’s the ultimate French experience right in Red Bank. 32 Monmouth St, Red Bank (732) 224-1118 http://antoinetteboulangerie.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/

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 http://www.coarock.com/

Gracie & the Dudes
You can’t live on the Jersey Shore and not indulge in some ice cream or Italian ice once in a while. Luckily, Gracie & the Dudes not only boasts all organic ice cream and Italian ice, but many of their options are gluten free! Treat yourself to a cup, and be sure to load on the whipped cream! 52 Laird Street, Long Branch (732) 795-3451; 1062 Ocean Ave N, Sea Bright (732) 741-3333 http://www.gracieandthedudes.com/

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