Bashful Banana Cafe

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 19 ratings
$Celiac Friendly, Bread/Buns, Bagels + 3 more
100% of 6 votes say it's Celiac friendly

946 Boardwalk, Ocean City, NJ 08226

(609) 398-9677
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    5 ratingSeptember 04, 2016

    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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    5 ratingSeptember 04, 2016

    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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    5 ratingAugust 20, 2016

    Great GF scones and muffins.

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    1 ratingAugust 17, 2016

    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 ratingAugust 12, 2016

    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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    5 ratingJuly 30, 2016

    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 ratingJuly 21, 2016

    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 ratingJune 23, 2016

    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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    5 ratingJune 18, 2016

    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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    1 ratingAugust 28, 2015

    Could not substitute the wrap in the bean burrito bc it's pre-made so got the pizza 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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    3 ratingJuly 19, 2014

    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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    2 ratingJuly 13, 2014

    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 ratingMay 30, 2013

    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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    3 ratingDecember 13, 2012

    love there muffins

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    5 ratingAugust 15, 2012

    This place is awesome!!!!

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    4 ratingMay 05, 2012

    Good gf muffins on the OC boardwalk.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bagels
  • Bread/Buns
  • Celiac Friendly


  • Bakery
  • Breakfast
  • Cafe

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