Gluten allergies and intolerances are increasingly common in today’s food landscape. As a result, many local businesses offer menus that are perfect for people with gluten sensitivities, without sacrificing taste. Sweet treats, in particular, are going gluten-free in more cafes and restaurants, including many in Hudson County. Check out our list of places to find gluten-free baked goods in Hoboken and Jersey City.
Alfalfa | 1110 Washington Street
This local company recently went completely gluten-free with their donuts. Plus, salads and make-your-own bowls can be made gluten-free if needed, making a complete gluten-free meal possible, from appetizer to dessert. And everything is so cute and Instagram worthy, which can only be an added bonus.
Annie + Em’s Bakery | 155 Third Street
Founded by two Hoboken sisters who grew up in New Jersey, Annie + Em’s offers freshly baked gluten-free produce and treats. The brick and mortar space opened in 2020 after 2 years of surfing farmers markets in northern New Jersey. A selection of vegan and dairy-free items are also available.
Mom Baking | 88 Hudson Street
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Personalized treats are the name of the game at Baking Mama, where the selection is seemingly endless. French macaroons, cupcakes, personalized cakes, etc. are available and can be made gluten-free upon request.
Read more: Where to find gluten-free sandwiches in Hoboken + Jersey City
Black Rail Cafe | 800 Jackson Street
This quaint cafe offers Baking Mama and WHO gluten-free products, including desserts and breads. Bagels, fancy sugar cookies and pecan bars are among Black Rail’s offerings, paired perfectly with a hot cup of coffee.
Blue Stone Way | 409 Washington Street
Instagram-worthy and delicious, this breakfast and lunch spot has a ton of gluten-free baked goods. The easy-to-navigate menu alerts allergens right next to the title. The collective granola and banana bread are some of the options available at this cute place.
Carlo’s Bakery | 95 Washington Street
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Of course, Hoboken’s most famous bakery has offers for gluten-free dessert lovers. With outposts across the country and continent, Carlo’s Bakery has grown to meet the needs of all dessert lovers and has won hearts around the world with its sweet treats and family history.
Former German Bakery | 332 Washington Street
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The light and delicious chocolate cake is a customer favorite, and not just because it’s gluten-free. While the entire menu isn’t necessarily gluten-free, some dishes are, and they’re all worth salivating over.
City of Jersey
Busy Organic Bees | 451, avenue de la Palisade
Offering a 100% gluten-free menu, Busy Bee is a one-of-a-kind meal delivery business and cafe serving the Hudson County area. For meal delivery, each meal starts out plant-based, gluten-free, and dairy-free, where it can then be personalized based on preference. And the cafe is following suit, offering gluten-free desserts that don’t skimp on flavor.
Cocoa Bakery | 275 Grand St + 475 Central Ave
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Since 2013, Chef Jessica Isaacs has operated Cocoa Bakery, where custom cakes meet cookies, bars and cupcakes. In 2019, she opened the company’s second location, creating a larger kitchen that allows her to make even more baked goods. There are gluten-free cupcakes, cookies, pies and truffle cakes.
The LoDG | 7 rue Blecker
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The Choctoberfest donut at this Jersey City location is both gluten-free and keto-friendly, as it contains less than ten grams of carbs. It’s made with a rich chocolate cake covered in coconut frosting, then topped with pecans.
See more: Where to find gluten-free pizza in Hoboken + Jersey City
Subia Coffee | 506 Jersey Avenue
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Gluten-free cookies are available at this vegan cafe, open for breakfast and lunch. Everything is hearty and organic, promising a meal that tastes good and feels good.
Whealth Kitchen + Bakery | 615 Pavonia Avenue
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This company calls itself “the OG of gluten-free”. Gina R. Cassese, the founder, has been eating gluten-free and dairy-free since 1993. Gina’s recipes are gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan, and the fifth-generation chef promises customers will get to taste both her expertise and passion in every bite. Whatever baked goods you might want – brownies, cakes, whoopie pies – Whealth can do it.