Bashful Banana Cafe

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 33 ratings
$Celiac Friendly, Bread/Buns, Bagels + 4 more
90% of 21 votes say it's Celiac friendly

946 Boardwalk, Ocean City, NJ 08226 Directions

(609) 398-9677
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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    4 weeks ago

    As one who has disaccharide intolerance and cannot tolerate many things, this place is amazing! First time going out in months and eating scrumptious treats that don’t hurt my stomach :) Have tried the Sunday Whip and Heidi’s Special. GF,DF, refined sugar free and tastes OUT OF THIS WORLD! Love love love :D My only complaint would be the bakery selections. Tried the brownie (decent flavor but horribly dry and stale), cinnamon duffin (dry and bland) and the pumpkin muffin (best of the three—slightly more moist, but lacked flavor). Would only go here for the whip.

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    Not celiac
    4 rating
    1 month ago

    Great service. Staff familiar with allergies and what was in their products. I’m gf df and had no problem ordering food and buying baked foods. They have a gf df rice wrap and homemade bread for sandwiches. Baked goods are mostly garbanzo bean flour based but tasted pretty good. Hey had non gf items in case with others but are individually wrapped.

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    Not celiac
    2 rating
    1 month ago

    Went early afternoon and they were pretty much sold out of everything gf. So I got two chocolate chip cookies that were pretty hard and tasted only okay. Will try to get there earlier in the day I guess to try more

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    Ugh I love bashful banana, but 4 stars because the kids working there just do not provide good service. Aside from that, I love a good banana whip, despite the price, and the blueberry duffin, muffin, and apple walnut scone were all delicious, soft, and moist.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    This is my favorite gluten free place in OC! I look forward to coming back every summer. The GF pancakes are amazing, and their muffins are also delicious!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    Gluten free options like pancakes, French toast, waffles and more! Staff are knowledgeable about celiac disease and cross contamination. Highly recommend.

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    4 rating
    11 months ago

    they were really busy when we went and the guy making the smoothies was a little rude. however, my kids all got a vegan chocolate avocado pudding that they loved. it was a fun treat for them. it wasn't my favorite but mainly because I'm not a huge banana fan but my kids loved it.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Excellent experience! We went for dinner - waitress super friendly and knowledgeable, plenty of gf and vegan options with an extensive menu and attention to details. Turkey steak with turkey bacon on a hoagie was delicious!

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    Not celiac
    4 rating
    1 year ago

    pretty good, have tons of gluten free options!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    This place had a decent selection of gluten free baked goods (scones, muffins, brownies, cookies, duffins, etc.). My daughter was thrilled to find a place that had options she could eat! She had a blueberry scone and it was delicious!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Great allergen friendly healthy delicious food !

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Yum! Wow! So thankful for the bashful banana! The food is delicious and healthy. The waitresses are adorable and helpful. I ate here every day of my vacation and did not get sick and I'm very sensitive. Go!!!!!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    I am so thankful for tasty GF food on the boardwalk! I have been here every summer for the last few years and always enjoy my food confident I will not get sick. Today I got the first cheesesteak (Turkey Bacon Turkey Cheesesteak) I have been able to eat on a roll in years and it was fabulous! The waitress knew all about the gf options and preparations so I was super confident about being totally gf. My mom isn't gf and still loved her food. I also grabbed some baked goods for tomorrow which I am excited to dig into!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Bashful Banana are the GF heroes of Ocean City. It is literally the ONLY celiac safe restaurant on the entire Boardwalk. They take GREAT care with their food to avoid cross contamination while offering a fantastic variety of GF foods. They serve sandwiches and burgers (only turkey and veggie) on fantastic store-made GF bread and rolls. Also salads, soups, wraps, desserts...this is the place. Thank you Bashful Banana! PS- they are NOT cash only. I ate there 5 times last week and paid with credit card each time.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    so many options for breakfast, a quick snack, or dessert! perfect for celiacs who are also vegan/ lactose intolerant who miss soft serve ice cream. the banana whip is the perfect substitute.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Great GF scones and muffins.

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    1 rating
    1 year ago

    Bought 2 gluten free muffins. Were very dry, only had a bite of each. Not good enough to finish. Disappointing.

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    4 rating
    2 years ago

    I got a brownie and a cinnamon duffin. The duffin was a little dry but otherwise delicious and the brownie was awesome although maybe a bit rich for those who don't like chocolate as much as I do. Could have had a bit more choices with their gluten free stuff, most of their foods were just vegan friendly. But still great for when I forget to pack a dinner during work!! Most places on the boardwalk take too much time for a 30 minute break when I forget my food to prepare something gluten free. NOTE: they are cash only!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    I am pretty sensitive and I have never had any issue with any of their foods!! Super delicious! Also vegetarian friendly!!

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    3 rating
    2 years ago

    I stopped in for some gf treats and picked up a cupcake and a muffin and they weren't that good and were horribly dry but tasted okay. But just browsing I noticed they had a separate gluten free menu and I thought that was good and a lot of the items sounded like they would taste pretty amazing. But I had never tasted garbanzo bean flour in a dessert so that was new.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Terrific place. extensive gluten free options. home made gluten free bread. brownies. rice pudding. banana whips. chocolate sauce without additives. I had the paella and it was awesome. my daughter had the turkey wrap. prices are good.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    A great healthy place at the boardwalk to find quick GF meals and desserts. their banana whips are amazing! Off their menu boards all sandwhichs can sub in a GF wrap or hoagie roll. They also have a nice selection of GF baked goods! I loved that a all (or at least a majority) of their products have ingredients listed out. A great Jem in OC!

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    2 years ago

    Could not substitute the wrap in the bean burrito bc it's pre-made so got the pizza steak..it was cold. The cole saw is the worst I've ever had. The waitress was apologetic, not her fault they suck in the kitchen.

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    4 years ago

    Had a turkey cheese steak on gf sub roll with spinach and feta. Sub roll didn't hold up well so would suggest wrap or something else. Lacked flavored but wasn't terrible. I'm glad the gf option is there and something other than a turkey cheese steak might yield more flavor. Friendly staff. No ill side effects. 3/5

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    Celiac
    2 rating
    4 years ago

    Had lunch here. Got a gf turkey pizza cheesesteak wrap. Was hardly worth what they charged (barely had any meat or cheese and wasn't even wrapped) and lacked flavor. I'm a local and very disappointed. Wouldn't return.

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    5 rating
    5 years ago

    Love the Banana Whips! They have many GF options and are very helpful. Fresh GF bakery items you can enjoy there or take out

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    5 years ago

    love there muffins

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    5 rating
    6 years ago

    This place is awesome!!!!

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    4 rating
    6 years ago

    Good gf muffins on the OC boardwalk.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bagels
  • Bread/Buns
  • Celiac Friendly

Categories

  • Bakery
  • Breakfast
  • Cafe
  • Sugar-Free
Monday
7 am - 10 pm
Tuesday
7 am - 10 pm
Wednesday
7 am - 10 pm
Thursday
7 am - 10 pm
Friday
7 am - 10 pm
Saturday
7 am - 10 pm
Sunday
7 am - 10 pm
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