Café La De Da Opening A New Gluten Free Gourmet Market & Bakery



The Public Is Invited To Nourish Their Well-Being With Healthy Fare Prepared From The Finest, Freshest Ingredients
Highlands, NJ is gaining a business dedicated to promoting health and wellness in the community.

Café La De Da, a designated 100% gluten-free and Celiac-safe retail market, bakery and deli, will open for business in early July at 71 Water Witch Avenue on the corner of Shore Drive, Highlands, NJ.

Cafe La De Da was started in early 2016 in Middletown, NJ by lifelong entrepreneur Grace Sepe, now known as the ‘Gluten-Free Guru.’ After the closure of her original location due to the pandemic and increasing demands for gluten-free fare outpacing her second location in North Middletown, Sepe moved her base of operation to Highlands.

The new location will allow for expansion, and Sepe is in the process of renovating and constructing space for a market, bakery and deli counter. Offering extended hours, the market will carry several gluten-free snacks, packaged treats, and prepared meals like gourmet pizzas, imported pasta, organic produce, chicken and eggs sourced by local farms.

Gluten-free food and dessert options for vegan, keto and dairy-free will be available as well. The deli will offer hot and cold sandwiches and charcuterie boards. The bakery will have an array of decadent desserts such as the popular gluten-free cinnamon buns and donuts, just to mention a few, freshly baked bread and bagels, and custom cake ordering for special events.

Catering services will also be offered. In the Fall, an online grocery store with delivery and shipping will be operational. For those who want to learn the art and science of gluten-free food preparation, Café La De Da will have chefs providing cooking and baking lessons.

Many locals are already fans of the delicious gluten-free fare prepared by CaféLaDeDa as the truck has been stationed at ‘The Sandbox’ at Seastreak with favorites like wraps, salads, desserts, fruit bowls and parfaits. The food truck is available for private parties and events.

The email for Café La De Da is News and updates will be posted to Facebook and Instagram.

About Café La D eDa – How It All Began

Café La De Da opened in early 2016. It was not designated as a gluten-free facility, although there were many healthy food options. Sepe closed that location during the pandemic and moved to a larger facility in North Middletown, where she decided to wholesale gluten-free food and desserts to area businesses including Livoti’s, Corrado’s Markets and Taliercio’s Deli.

The general public literally started knocking on her doors in North Middletown requesting gluten-free food, and Sepe noticed the demand was increasing. She started curbside pick-up and opened a dedicated pick-up spot, but demand grew so much that another move was necessary. Her new Highlands location will be a benchmark for health and wellness and a place where the community can gather to learn about living healthier lifestyles through dietary changes.

A dedicated spokesperson for raw, organic & gluten-free lifestyles, Sepe stated, “The pandemic has forced many people to think long and hard about health issues. Food can either help us or harm us, and nobody should be subject to risk-taking with regards to food safety.” One of her biggest concerns is cross-contamination.

“There is a lot of cross-contact and potential for cross-contamination of food when restaurants try to produce gluten-free food in their existing kitchens. If they do not create some separation when trying to prepare gluten-free food in their existing facility, it can cause a lot of problems for customers, especially those with celiac disease. This is something that should be taken far more seriously.

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