Updated: Jan 31
National New Jersey Day is an annual holiday for the Garden State held on July 27th. To celebrate, Joe and I wanted to pay tribute to the wonderful New Jersey-based food allergy-friendly brands we use, trust, and love!
New Jersey is known to be home to some of the world's leading food companies, giving the state a long and celebrated history in the food industry. Besides being the diner capital of the world, many companies from the food industry, such as Campbell Soup Company and Mars Wrigley, established their roots in New Jersey, dubbing the state the "food capital of America".
With the state being the leader in food innovation, there is a mix of food companies offering unique products that are in high demand around the world. You will find some familiar food allergy-aware brands, with headquarters or manufacturers located right here in our home state.
Below is a list of food allergy-friendly brands based in New Jersey that we use. For the full list of products and brands we use, check out our "brands" tab.
Applegate: Natural and Organic Meats
Found in 1987, this New Jersey Farm from Bridgewater Township has been producing high-quality natural and organic hot dogs, bacon, sausages, deli meats, cheeses, and frozen products for over 30 years! Their products are made without GMO ingredients and source their meat from farms where animals are treated with care and respect and are allowed to grow at their natural rate. For more information: about | allergen search | shop
Goya Foods has been a cornerstone of the state’s business community since 1974. Today, they have three New Jersey facilities, including their new state-of-the-art corporate headquarters and distribution facility in Jersey City and their net-zero carbon footprint Secaucus plant. In more recent years, the company has released its flavorful varieties of 100% certified organic beans. Same great quality and convenience as their original, premium canned beans. An excellent source of protein and fiber. And gluten-free! For more information: Organic Beans and Peas | Organic Products
Joining the diverse family of brands under B&G Foods, headquartered in Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ, Grandma's Molasses is a staple in our New Jersey household, making a great substitute in recipes that call for brown sugar, corn syrup, and soy sauce. We even use molasses in our Soy-Free "Soy" sauce recipe! Pick a jar up today!
The Campbell Soup Company has called Camden, New Jersey home since 1869. Now making more than just soup, the company is a focused brand powerhouse for Meals & Beverages and Snacks. A brand that comes from this powerhouse is Late July.
Our favorites: Late July's No Grain Tortilla Chips
Owned by Mondelez International, "Milk's favorite cookie", produced by Nabisco, is headquartered in East Hanover, New Jersey. Another well know and loved brand by Mondelez International is Enjoy Life Foods! For more information: their brands
*Gluten-Free Oreos contain corn, soy, and canola! I do not eat these cookies but do opt to use them in recipes for friends and family, such as my Oreo Stuffed Cholate Chip Cookies*
Founded in 2016, the Jersey City company, Partake Foods, offers a range of cookies that are free from the eight major allergens, including dairy, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soy. Products include crunchy and soft-baked cookies in such flavors as birthday cake, triple chocolate, and ginger snap. Enjoy $2 off your next online order when you claim your gift!
Are you a food allergy-friendly brand from New Jersey and want to be on this list? Feel free to contact us and we will update you accordingly!
Sources: Choose New Jersey