Papa Ganache

3.5 stars 3.5 out of 5 25 ratings
$Gluten Free Menu, Dedicated Kitchen Space, Muffins + 9 more
57% of 7 votes say it's Celiac friendly

106 Main Street, Matawan, New Jersey 07747 Directions

(732) 217-1750
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    1 ratingJuly 01, 2017

    THIS IS NOT A GLUTEN FREE BAKERY. They advertise a gluten free menu, gluten free cakes and cupcakes BUT all of their items are cooked and baked with and in the same pans as non gluten free items. They do not know the difference between just using gluten free ingredients and actually cooking gluten free. Their menu and boards all say gluten free which is very sad for anyone that doesn't ask questions on how their items are made.

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    5 ratingMarch 24, 2017

    I love that they're vegan plus gluten free! I can literally have any gf treat I'd like since I'm also dairy free. I've loved this place for year (even before they won cupcake wars!) I can have so many treats now!

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    4 ratingJanuary 17, 2017

    I like this place! Every so often on the weekends I grab a bagel and it's where I get my cookie dough. I don't really go there for anything baked already! But they are delicious. And I have no gotten sick from them ever. And on the sign/equipment debate, while I didn't see a sign in the window, I DID see a sign a while back by the gluten free section on the wall that warned that, while they do their best to not cross contaminate, they cannot guarantee it will always be safe. The sign also said the same with things that do not have nuts in them. But I mean the cookie dough I buy states that it's processed on equipment that processes wheat. So....They must share equipment. They just clean it well. Good place!

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    1 ratingDecember 28, 2016

    Far from reputable. I ordered a gluten free b-day cake for my daughters sweet 16. Cake was picked up and called to verify it was GF. It wasn't. They owner never apologized, took responsibility but rather said I never ordered it GF! Thanks for ruining my daughters sweet 16! Avoid this bakery at all cost!

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    5 ratingOctober 16, 2016

    Beware the false claims by other reviewers. my daughter has medically confirmed celiac disease. she had eaten dozens of products from this proprietor and has NEVER suffered symptoms. self diagnoses by unscientific methods should be ignored. also the slanderous lie about the sign in the window can be put to rest by this photo of that sign.

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    1 ratingOctober 02, 2016

    I gave this place a few tries as I really wanted it to work for me, but after being glutened numerous time it is off my list. The cross-contamination is too much for this celiac

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    4 ratingAugust 20, 2016

    I was so excited all items looked great. Brownie with pecans on top so delicious! We tried more than one thing! Very good Gluten free choices so many desserts to choose from. On a positive note happy for gluten free dairy free! We will be back when in NJ again! A place to stop in for sure!

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    1 ratingJune 26, 2016

    Thing to keep in mind, there is no sign in the store, but on their website they say that everything is cooked on shared surfaces. High chance of cross contamination

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    4 ratingJuly 27, 2015

    Lots of gluten free options for desserts & lunch. Got almond rainbow cookies, cinnamon donut, coffee cake, chocolate cookie... All were great! So happy for these options!

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    5 ratingMarch 28, 2015

    I ordered 3 gluten-free pies for last Thanksgiving, apple, pecan, and chocolate. I had lots of questions when I ordered, the gentleman at the counter was very helpful. The pies were excellent, very tasty! Couldn’t even tell that they were gluten-free. My husband picked up the pies, it was the day before Thanksgiving, and they were super busy. The pies were ready to go. This was our first experience with Papa Ganache, and it was great! We’ll be back.

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    1 ratingFebruary 28, 2015

    Have heard many many times since they have opened that they SHARE EQUIPTMENT!!!! True fact that they DO NOT DEDICATE KITCHEN AREA

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    2 ratingJanuary 09, 2015

    Nothing special. Have had much better

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    1 ratingSeptember 19, 2014

    Very few gluten free bakery options. We got cupcakes and apple crumb cake when we went and neither were very good. The icing was piled high on the cupcakes, but it was barely edible. The owner was also there the night that we went and she is not very pleasant.

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    2 ratingSeptember 01, 2014

    I explained to the girl I am anaphylaxis if exposed to gluten. She never told me that the same equipment was used for both gluten free and vegan products and I did not see a sign posted anywhere. Bought a few gluten free cupcakes and had an attack due to the cross contamination.

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    5 ratingJune 22, 2014

    A large variety of GF vegan treats: brownies, cookies, cupcakes....also had gf penne Mac and cheese, gf pizza and a broccoli cheese quiche when we were there. We enjoyed everything! My younger son particularly enjoyed his giant chipwhich! Says that same equipment is used for non gf items but that they are thoroughly washed between and cooked on different days. My son did not have a reaction so I feel comfortable saying that it is a good option for most all.

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    5 ratingMay 03, 2014

    The yummiest spot! Best Mac and Cheese, incredible treats. Just had a great stuffed pizza the other day. Have gotten party cakes made and people are not only shocked it's vegan and gluten free but have told me they crave them. The staff is incredible and they really have a heart and do a lot of community work. I'd be happy to give them my money any day.

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    5 ratingApril 29, 2014

    OUTSTANDING! They made a birthday cake to accommodate ALL of my allergies and had no trouble, no uncertainty. My double layer chocolate cake was gluten free, dairy free, tapioca free, no natural flavors. I haven't had real-feeling/tasting cake or icing in years. And it was really pretty! It was excellent and really made my birthday so special. I recommend them highly!

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    5 ratingApril 18, 2014

    Delicious gluten free treats! Very knowledgable staff.

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    5 ratingAugust 04, 2013

    By far my favorite GF bakery for desserts in NJ!

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    5 ratingJune 03, 2013

    Cupcake wars winning gluten free baked desserts! Amazing! Everything is vegan and about 1/3 is gluten free and prepared separately. Typically 20 types of cupcakes and 6 loaves of crumb cakes etc. On hand. No bread.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Allergen List
  • Cookies
  • Cupcakes
  • Dedicated Kitchen Space
  • Dessert
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Muffins


  • Bakery
  • Dairy-Free
  • Egg-Free
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Vegan Friendly
8 am - 7 pm
8 am - 7 pm
8 am - 7 pm
8 am - 7 pm
8 am - 8 pm
8 am - 8 pm
8 am - 5 pm

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