Hold the Wheat

“Let them eat cake!” Marie Antoinette supposedly said. But those of us with celiac disease can’t comply—not with conventional cake. Happily, many restaurants now make gluten-free dining easier.
Hold The Wheat

“Let them eat cake!” Marie Antoinette supposedly said. But those of us with celiac disease can’t comply—not with conventional cake. Happily, many restaurants now make gluten-free dining easier by offering special dishes and designating kitchen areas as zones free of wheat, barley, rye and other gluten-containing ingredients. Here are a few of our favorites:

The menu at Bibi’z (284 Center Ave., Westwood, 201.722.8600; bibizlounge.com) features many gluten-free appetizers and entrees, including pizza. And rest assured, each order of fries is cooked in a gluten-free fryer.

Bergen Health & Life readers voted Momma’s Kitchen (15 W. Grand Ave., Montvale, 201.746.9777; mommaskitchennj.com) as the top spot for “Gluten-Free Goodies” in the 2015 Best in Bergen poll.

Head to Park and Orchard (240 Hackensack St., East Rutherford, 201.939.9292; parkandorchard.com) for comfort food like lasagna or a sweet dessert. The popular eatery has been closed for renovations; we can’t wait for the March 2016 reopening.

We’re happy to see Just Janice (23 Sheridan Ave., Ho-Ho-Kus, 201.445.2666; justjanice.net) return to the restaurant scene after it sustained heavy property damage last year. Janice brings back a large selection of gluten-free items and a knowledgeable staff, which always gives the best recommendations.

Café Amici (315 Franklin Ave., Wyckoff, 201.848.0198; cafeamiciwyckoff.com) is the perfect destination for innovative salads and gluten-free pasta.

A meal at the high-end chain Legal Seafoods (1 Garden State Plaza Blvd., Paramus, 201.843.8483; legalseafods.com) can begin with warm gluten-free bread followed by entrees from a dedicated gluten-free menu.

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