• Trader Joe's

    5 starsJanuary 17, 2014

    155 Elm St., Westfield, NJ 07090

    I love me some Trader Joe's! Of course they have tons of gluten-free products available here, and great produce, dairy, meats and booze. Also, gorgeous and inexpensive flowers and seasonal things like wreaths, pumpkins and ghords. We go every week. Love it.

  • Dim Sum II

    5 starsJanuary 17, 2014

    17 Eastman St, Cranford, NJ 07016

    Oh, we love it here! Just your typical comfy, local, Chinese joint...but with great gf options, and friendly service! The place hasn't been redecorated in decades, and that adds to its charm. I have tried many gf dishes, and they've all been great...and fresh. My favorites are the sesame chicken, and chicken with broccoli. We also have gotten delivery from here and it's always fast. We love Dim Sum II!

  • Lidia's Cuban Kitchen

    5 starsJanuary 17, 2014

    117 North Union Avenue, Cranford, NJ 07016

    Oh my goodness, delicious! Cuban food naturally has a lot of gf choices, and this place was no exception. I had the vaca frita and it was perfect - crispy, tender, tangy. The maduros were so good! Our server was helpful and knowledgeable. They don't serve alcohol (but they'll make you a pitcher of sangria or margaritas for, I think, $10 if you bring the wine or tequila). It was very crowded when we went (just before Christmas), and you could tell everyone was really enjoying themselves and their food. Can't wait to go back!

  • Bel Paese

    5 starsJanuary 17, 2014

    104 North Union Avenue, Cranford, NJ 07016

    Come here for the food and staff, not the decor! I had the gf shrimp scampi over fettucini. It was delicious - simple and fresh. My husband and I shared an antipasti of sun-dried tomatoes, roasted peppers, marinated mushrooms, olives, marinated artichoke hearts and fresh, milky mozzarella. Yum. We were less impressed with the desserts (which were passable, just not as delicious as our meals), but it was still nice to have a few gf dessert options for myself. We had been looking for a good, neighborhood-y place with gf options for me, and Bel Paese is it. The staff were wonderful - friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. It's BYOB, and with two entrees, a shared appetizer, two desserts and two coffees, our bill was about $80, so it's not exactly cheap, but we enjoyed it. We will be back!