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Where to Find Gluten-Free Baked Goods in Hoboken + Jersey City

by Erica Commisso
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Gluten allergies and intolerances are increasingly common in today’s food landscape. As a result, many local businesses are offering menus that more than accommodate those who are sensitive to gluten — without sacrificing taste. Sweet treats, in particular, are becoming gluten-free in more and more cafes and restaurants, including many in Hudson County. Check out our list of where to get gluten-free baked goods and desserts in Hoboken and Jersey City.

Disclaimer: Some of these spots may have cross-contamination. Ask each owner to confirm cross-contamination if you have a true gluten-intolerance or celiac. This article is for informational purposes only.

Hoboken

Alfalfa | 1110 Washington Street, Hoboken & 160 1st Street, Jersey City

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This local business recently went fully gluten-free with its doughnuts. In addition, build-your-own salads and bowls can be made gluten-free if needed, making an entirely gluten-free meal from entree to dessert possible. And everything is just so cute and Instagram-worthy, which can only be an added bonus.

Annie + Em’s Bake Shop | 155 Third Street

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Founded by two Hoboken-based sisters who grew up in New Jersey, Annie + Em’s offers freshly baked gluten-free goods 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 is also available.

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Baking Mama | 88 Hudson Street

Custom treats are the name of the game at Baking Mama, where the selection is seemingly endless. French macarons, cupcakes, custom cakes, and more are available and can be made gluten-free by request.

Read More: Where to Get Gluten-Free Sandwiches in Hoboken + Jersey City

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Black Rail Coffee | 800 Jackson Street

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This quaint coffee shop offers Baking Mama’s gluten-free cookies, other desserts, and bread for its sandwiches. Bagels, novelty sugar cookies, and pecan bars are among the offerings at Black Rail, perfectly paired with a hot cup of coffee.

Bluestone Lane | 409 Washington Street

Instagram-worthy and delicious, this breakfast and lunch spot has a ton of gluten-free baked goods and bread for toasts on hand. The easy-to-navigate menu alerts allergens right beside the title. Collective granola and banana bread are some of the options available at this cute spot.

Carlo’s Bakery | 95 Washington Street

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Of course, Hoboken’s most famous bakery has some offerings for gluten-free dessert lovers. With outposts across the country and continent, Carlo’s Bakery has grown to cater to every kind of dessert lover and won over hearts across the globe with its sweet treats and family history.

Old German Bakery | 332 Washington Street

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The lightweight, delicious chocolate cake is a customer favorite — and not just because it’s gluten-free. While the entire menu isn’t necessarily gluten-free, select items are, and they’re all definitely worth salivating over.

 

Jersey City

Busy Bee Organics | 451 Palisade Avenue

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If you’re into doughnuts, Busy Bee Organics has you covered. The doughnuts here are dairy-free, gluten-free, and even soy-free. These decadent creations have three different flavors to choose from: vanilla toasted coconut, dark chocolate, and sprinkles or hibiscus glaze. The doughnuts are made with ingredients safe for all kinds of dietary restrictions, but if you’re nut-free, steer clear! 

Cocoa Bakery | 275 Grand Street + 475 Central Avenue

 

 
 
 
 
 
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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 business’ second location, creating a bigger kitchen that allows her to craft even more baked goods. There are gluten-free cupcakes, cookies, tarts, and cake truffles.

Jam Cakery | 326 5th Street

This business is an entirely vegan bakery suitable for all dietary needs. It’s entirely plant-based, Jam Cakery makes all kinds of sweets such as cupcakes, cakes, and doughnuts, among other desserts. Catering is also available for all kinds of events.

See More: Celiac? Here’s a List of Fully Gluten-Free Bakeries in New Jersey

Subia’s Cafe | 506 Jersey Avenue

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Gluten-free cookies are available at this vegan cafe, which is open for breakfast and lunch. Everything is hearty and organic, promising a meal that tastes good and is good for you.

Whealth Kitchen + Bake Shop | 615 Pavonia Avenue

 

 
 
 
 
 
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This business titles itself as a “modern-day grandma’s kitchen.” This business creates gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan treats. Whatever baked goods you could want — scones, cakes, brownies — Whealth can make it.

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Defying Gravitea |  211 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Pequannock Township

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Defying Gravitea, located in Pequannock Township, is home to coffee, tea, and gluten- + dairy-free treats. For a breakfast craving, try out the Flourless Oatmeal Pancake, made with egg whites, oats, cinnamon, and warm Buck Hill Farm syrup. Defying Gravitea also sells an assortment of baked goods — customers are welcome to check daily for the ones that are available.

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