Bashful Banana Bakery & Cafe

100% of 11 votes say it's celiac friendly
946 Boardwalk
Ocean City, NJ 08226

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Celiac

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Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

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Celiac

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My wife, who has celiac, got the GF french toast with no issues, she stated it was very good!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 3 days ago read full review

Celiac

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I love coming here knowing I'll get tasty, healthy food without worrying about my gluten allergy.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 weeks ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten Free Features

  • Bagels
  • Bread/Buns
  • Dedicated Kitchen Space
  • Dessert
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Salad
  • Wraps

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Bakery
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Cafe
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Healthy
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Sugar-Free Friendly
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Celiac

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After reading all of the positive reviews about this place, we decided to check it out. Waitress was super friendly and very knowledgeable about celiac and cross contamination and assured me that all they had to do was write it down and the chefs would know what to do. Got an had a delicious “eggel” on a gluten free bagel! So good that we went back for dinner and the waitress (caught her name: Erin) was even better! Highly recommend for those with celiac and those who want to eat healthy!!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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Fantastic food and excellent service. Our server was Lindsay who made sure our order was safe for us. Highly recommend!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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My daughter w celiac loved this place. Got the balsamic chicken sandwich on the GF Kaiser roll and absolutely loved it, and the roll in particular. Staff was exceptionally knowledgable.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Not celiac

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Great little cafe on the boardwalk!! Delicious food and friendly service!! Gluten free and vegan I highly recommend stopping in here.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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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.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 10 months ago read full review

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The food was amazing! Home made GF bread and buns and I didn’t get sick at all! Takes cross contamination protocol very seriously. Will be coming back soon!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Great GF scones and muffins. My chicken cheesesteak was excellent! Knowledgeable servers.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Great breakfast, waitress explained everything for gluten free done in its own area to avoid cross contamination. Felt safe eating here, everything was delicious

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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They had gluten free donuts and they were ok. The staff was knowledgeable about GF!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The waitress was very polite and my breakfast was delicious! I had the ebcot bagel sandwich w/ out onion and tomato and also had a gf chocolate chips cookie which was chewy and one of the best I’ve had! I’d go back again and again :)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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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.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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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

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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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.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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pretty good, have tons of gluten free options!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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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!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great allergen friendly healthy delicious food !

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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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!!!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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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!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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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!!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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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.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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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.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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love there muffins

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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This place is awesome!!!!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Good gf muffins on the OC boardwalk.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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