• Made {in New Jersey}: WHOS Gluten-Free Products

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    Our Made in New Jersey series is back — and for our gluten-free readers, this specific post is going to be your go-to, promise. So let’s get down to business. In Hudson County, there are a lot of spots and products that now cater to gluten-free and other allergen issues — and the number of places that offer these types of foods are growing by the day. But truly, if you have a food allergies, follow a restricted diet, or are just trying to be all around healthier, it can still be a pretty difficult task to scope out foods that are gluten-free and delicious. Lucky for you, we’ve found WHOS Gluten Free, a Jersey City company dedicated to gluten-free living.

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    ^WHOS Gluten Free Granola {Yumm-o!}

    Owned by baker extraordinaire Stephanie Wong, WHOS Gluten Free is a local Jersey City company who currently delivers to Hoboken and JC {before her storefront opens coming soon}. We first met Stephanie when she was housed in 942 Summit in The Heights several years ago, and then rekindled that gluten-free romance at the Hoboken Farmer’s Market when the air just turned crisp this fall {le sigh}.

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    ^WHOS Gluten Free in all its glory

    Traveling for work often, Steph was having a hard time finding healthy snacks after being diagnosed with Celiac Disease. “I decided to start making my own snacks to take on the road. After that I decided that delicious and nutritious GF foods should be available to everyone,” she explained.

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    Stephanie’s delicious granola, with catchy names like Power Up, Across the Universe, and Oh, Canada {a personal fave — Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free rolled oats, walnuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, shredded coconut, grape seed oil, agave, maple syrup, and brown rice syrup} instantly had us hooked. She bakes in a gluten-free dedicated facility in JC, music to anyone with actual gluten-allergy’s ears, that’s for sure. And if you’re vegan or paleo, some of her blends also check off those boxes as well.

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    ^WHO’S Banana nut muffin & lavender scone [yes, please!]

    Sounds about enough to make her a full-time baker of gluten-free goodness, right? Not so fast — this baking chick is a #bossbabe if we’ve ever met one. Stephanie’s a production-manager by day, gluten-free baker by night, making deliveries to Hoboken and Jersey City for orders until her JC storefront opens up in a few months {stay tuned}.

    So what are some of the must-haves from WHOS Gluten Free? Besides the granola that is ideal for any breakfast or dessert or snack or food in general situation {getting a little carried away here}, her lavender scone, banana muffins, and vegan nut bar will leave you saying, “Just one more bite…”

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    ^vVgan magic bar with cashews & chocolate (left) & vegan health nut bar (right)

    Speaking from personal experience, being on a restricted diet can be tricky, and sometimes you really just need a [hearty & healthy] muffin to go with your morning, noon, {and evening?!} coffees. Items like her Vegan Magic Bar, a dairy-free/gluten-free cashew-and-chocolate-covered delight, is absolutely divine and quite hearty, boosting that energy during the mid-afternoon slump. It tastes like a health-ified version of a 7 Layer Bar. Need we say more?!

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    ^ The most perfect way to start a morning: WHOS Granola, yogurt, & coffee

    Here’s where you can find WHO’S Gluten Free delicious products in Hoboken and Jersey City right now {but stay tuned for the storefront, opening soon!}

    • City of Saints – Hoboken
    • The Big Straw – JC
    • 9 Bar Cafe – JC
    • Cafe Batata – JC

    To learn more about WHOS Gluten Free, check out Steph’s website for more.

    Have a locally-made product and want to be featured in our “Made in New Jersey” series? Email hello@hobokengirl.com!

     


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    Christina is a resident of midtown Hoboken and an avid runner. A total fitness lover and fanatic, Christina is always up to try something new. Her other passions include cooking, baking, and any events which include animals. She and her fiancé can often be found watching the dogs play at the dog park — and her other favorite places in town are the farmers market, Pier A for a run, and any coffee shop (especially with gluten free cookies). Make sure to stop by Work It Out studios and say hi to Christina, who is usually behind their front desk!


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