One of the things I miss most about being lactose-free is easily enjoying Italian cooking. Not a problem at Mama’s Restaurant and Café Baci located in Hackettstown, NJ! Along with a full regular menu of Italian favorites, Mama’s offers separate gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, and vegan menus. Having multiple menus takes a lot of the stress away from dining out!
Several different desserts are even offered, and that’s normally the hardest thing to find on the menu! Vegan pizzas and stromboli are also available using dairy-free cheese, so if the rest of the family decides to get pizza I don’t feel left out. You can either dine in the restaurant or order to go, making Mama’s perfect when I’m going to a family event and didn’t have the chance to cook my own entree.
There’s also a feeling of family there. Never do I feel like I’m inconveniencing the waitstaff or chefs. I always feel welcomed and like my food restrictions aren’t all that challenging. I highly recommend at least visiting once (and if you’re anything like me, you’ll be back again).
You can view their menus here.