Living gluten-free in New Jersey has never been so simple—or so tasty. Those with wheat allergies will have no qualms about dining at some of the state’s best restaurants, with full ranges of GF menus and items which cater specifically to the gluten-free lifestyle. By Emily Tamburri.

See Also: The 5 Best Gluten-Free Restaurants On Long Island | NYC’s Best Gluten-Free Menus

Park and Orchard

park orchard The 4 Best Gluten Free Restaurants In New Jersey

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240 Hackensack Street
East Rutherford, NJ 07073
(201) 939 9292

Beginning as a vegetarian restaurant, Park and Orchard has expanded their menu to include organic chicken, fish, beef and a list of other meats, while still retaining the well-loved veggie dishes. In fact, Park and Orchard prides themselves on catering to any dietary need, including a gluten-free lifestyle as well as salt-free, dairy-free and fat-free choices. The GF menu is extensive, and includes comfort foods like lasagna and various desserts. Park and Orchard is consistently Zagat rated as one of the best restaurants in the U.S—and how could it not be when the menu is so accommodating and the food placed on your table is nothing but natural with true flavors!


janice The 4 Best Gluten Free Restaurants In New Jersey


23 Sheridan Ave
Ho Ho Kus, NJ 07423
(201) 445-2666

As breakfast can often be a difficult meal to come by with this lifestyle, Janice is a relief for all GF breakfast lovers, with a perfectly executed menu featuring items like goat cheese and asparagus omelets served alongside gluten-free toast. Breakfast isn’t the only meal of the day that is served up gluten-free—lunch, dinner and dessert all have indicated wheat free options listed on their menus, each dish tastier than the next. The staff is knowledgeable about the GF lifestyle, and can give recommendations for all courses and specialty items. Try the moist and rich flourless chocolate cake to finish off your meal.

La Riviera Trattoria

la riviera trattoria The 4 Best Gluten Free Restaurants In New Jersey

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421-27 Piaget Avenue
Clifton, NJ 07011

Suffering from Celiac disease doesn’t mean you have to cross Italian dining off the list. Just ask Chef Franco of La Riviera Trattoria, whose daughter’s Celiac disease condition prompted him to create an entirely gluten-free menu for his restaurant. There’s no shortage of Italian favorites on this menu either. GF breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese fill the stuffed artichoke appetizers and the gluten-free pasta choices make having an authentic Italian meal not only possible, but full of flavor. All gluten-free menu items are prepared in separate cookware which is used only for Celiac dishes, making La Riviera Trattoria an especially beneficial New Jersey establishment for all of those with wheat allergies.

Bin 14

bin 14 The 4 Best Gluten Free Restaurants In New Jersey

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1314 Washington St
Hoboken, NJ 07030
(201) 963-9463

Craving pizza? Look no further than Hoboken’s Bin 14. Though the restaurant lacks a specialized gluten-free menu, their GF pizzas and knowledgeable staff (who can help you customize your order to fit the GF diet), more than make up for it. The gluten-free crusts can be adorned with the typical pizza toppings, or you can select one of the suggested combinations from the menu for a more eclectic and slightly different taste.

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Emily Tamburri is a New Jersey-based lifestyle writer.

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  3. Laura Stevens says:

    These restaurants sound great. We live in Warren County NJ and our most favorite restaurant isMama’s Cafe Baci in Hackettstown . Mama’s has the greatest Gluten Free dishes we have ever seen. They have a whole menu totally dedicated to Gluten Free .The staff is very friendly and great atmosphere. If your ever in the Hackettstown area give them a try ,you will love it.!

  4. Jason says:

    Let me start by saying that La Riviera and Janice’s are indeed two of the top Gluten Free restaurants in NJ (and based on my travels, probably the world). However, I question the criteria and methodology used to create this list. Why didn’t the Pandan Room in Hackettstown make the list? Roughly 80% of their menu is gluten free and the food is amazing. Both Calabria’s (Livingston) and Mama’s (Hackettstown) have gluten free pizza but unlike Bin14 they both have plenty of other gluten free options as well. Now neither serve dinner (so I can see why perhaps they’d be excluded) but no Plum on Park (Montclair) nor the Rutherford Pancake House (Rutherford)? Heading a little further south why no Europa South (Point Pleasant Beach) nor Via Roma (Toms River)?

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