Gluten Free New York City, USA

As soon as I booked my tickets to New York, I was on the case researching what gluten free food I would be able to eat. Food is important to me, and I definitely travel on my stomach. Unfortunately, I have a coeliac/celiac stomach so this requires some more planning than usual. Thankfully, my travel companion Emma was very sympathetic to this and patiently put up with my various food related detours.

In case you’re looking for gluten free places to eat in New York City too, here’s everywhere I ate. I’ve ordered the list from most to least recommended, because I don’t want you to waste your time. Fair warning: this post is going to be epically long and fairly photo-heavy. Also, I’d like to make a disclaimer that although I’m coeliac and try my best to maintain a gluten free diet, my symptoms are silent therefore I can’t tell when I’ve accidentally eaten gluten. I may have been glutened at any of the below – I’ll never know. If you’re coeliac too, please use caution and your best judgement.

 

Friedman’s Lunch

I’m telling you now, this is the holy grail of gluten free food in New York. Friedman’s lunch has an extensive gluten free menu and it’s got all the things on it that you really want to eat when you can’t eat gluten, not just boring smoothies.

Due to jetlag, Emma and I were up at an ungodly hour the morning we planned to go for brunch, so we pitched up when the restaurant opened at 7.30am bright eyed and ravenous. Of course, brunch wouldn’t be brunch without a mimosa so of course we indulged – yes, pre-9am. Quite a way pre-9am actually but nobody’s counting when you’re on holiday, right?

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Our order was taken by just about the friendliest server I’ve ever had, who was just so lovely about the whole gluten free thing. I hate feeling like an annoyance and I felt about as far away from that as I could have. I ordered the fried chicken and waffles with maple syrup because come on

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Emma ordered pancakes and they just so happened to make them gluten free so I could have some, too. Hopefully that didn’t impact Emma’s enjoyment of them too much and I can report they were amazing. And huge.

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As was my serving. I was in heaven from first bite to last. Unfortunately neither of us could finish our mammoth helpings, despite camping out in there for a good few hours. We did our best, what can I say.

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If you’re gluten free, put Friedman’s Lunch at the top of your list, I implore you.

 

Erin McKenna’s Bakery

A close second is Erin McKenna’s Bakery on the Lower East Side, formerly known as Babycakes. Inside they have an impressive range of doughnuts, cupcakes, scones and cookies. They’ve also got savoury things like cornbread and bagels. Everything I had from there was delicious, but the standouts have to be the doughnuts. They were just so, so good.

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Apologies for everyone who’s seen this picture five hundred times before, but for some reason I was overcome with all the doughnuts and didn’t take any pictures of the shop. So I refer you instead to their Instagram account, which shows things off better than I could.

Thank you @foodfotonyc for this gorgeousness

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I’d say that seating inside is available but limited, so this is probably one you should plan a takeaway from.

 

Trader Joe’s

Alright so this isn’t a restaurant, but I am recommending Trader Joe’s to you for one reason and one reason only. You have to buy a bag of their gluten free cookies. Don’t ask… just take my word for it.

 

The Melt Shop

I ventured to The Melt Shop for breakfast/brunch after my epic stay at the Hotel Indigo Lower East Side, whose breakfast I definitely couldn’t afford. The Melt Shop provided me with THE most delicious grilled cheese I’ve ever had in my life. I had the maple bacon variety and I was in absolute heaven.

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The server was very friendly and helpful in recommending me menu items that just don’t translate to British English. For example, what is a tater tot?? Well, I soon found out.

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Turns out it’s like a mini potato croquette. Delicious. The shop is bright, airy and relaxed, with free refill fizzy drinks (my ultimate guilty pleasure).

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I felt in safe hands regarding cross contamination, as my order was announced as gluten free the whole way along the ordering/cooking/delivering to the hatch process. There are a few branches around Manhattan so I’d highly recommend calling into one.

 

Beauty & Essex

You may struggle to find Beauty & Essex, because the front is designed to look like a pawn shop. It’s not! Push on!

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Just nod to the girl behind the till and she’ll let you through to the restaurant hidden behind. They even have a gluten free menu! I’m sharing it here because I’ve not seen a great deal about it around on the internet:

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Our server recommended two to three plates each, as they were ‘tapas sized’, however we’d been in the US long enough at that point not to fall for that one. Given the price of the dishes, we definitely didn’t want to over-order, so we ordered one plate and one side each. I got the Thai style deep fried shrimp and the BBQ fries, which definitely didn’t go well together and I definitely didn’t care because they were both delicious.

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There was also more than enough to fill me up, and I was glad I hadn’t gone with the server’s suggestion. The BBQ fries were the skinny kind and perfectly seasoned.

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And to top it all off, they even had a pudding I could eat. This was a butterscotch pot of joy.

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Finally, I’d highly recommend taking a trip to the loos. Go with a friend. Take a tip. Because…

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Free champers!

 

Bareburger

Gluten free burgers are always going to be a favourite of mine, so of course we hunted down Bareburger for its gluten free menu offerings. There are a few branches scattered around Manhattan, but Emma and I ate at the one just near Times Square. It’s decorated pretty uniquely, which I enjoyed.

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I have to say, jet lag was hitting me hard when we visited and I’d just been completely knocked for six by the madness that is Times Square, so I probably can’t give you the absolute best overview of this place. All I know is I could only manage a burger because I wasn’t that hungry, and it was good. There were plenty of options and you could basically name anything under the sun and they’d make it for you. Emma, who was faring better on the jetlag front at the time, rated it highly so I’ll go with her judgement.

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From the pictures my burger looks pretty good so I’ll give it a jetlagged two thumbs up.

 

Jennifer’s Way Bakery

I’d read about Jennifer’s Way Bakery via Gluten Dude‘s website, which I’ve been reading for a while and would highly recommend to fellow gluten free folk. I’ve no idea who Jennifer Esposito is (sorry) but apparently she’s famous. Cool. I’m just interested in the food, to be honest.

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Jennifer’s Way Bakery is just around the corner from Tompkins Square Bagels (see below), and I popped in after my bagel on the hunt for some cake. The selection out on the counter was fairly small, but the chocolate cupcake I had was absolutely delicious.

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I noticed there’s an extensive menu on the wall so I think I wasn’t doing it right. I guess you probably have to order ahead from the list? If I plan a return visit to NYC, I’m definitely going to figure this out because I think I missed something. I love that the entire shop is gluten free and the general ethos of the place.

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There’s seating indoors but it’s very limited, so it’s probably best to plan to takeaway food from here.

I ate my way gluten free around New York City so you don't have to. Here are my recommendations.

My al fresco cupcake was the perfect welcome to the city!

 

Rubirosa Ristorante

This restaurant came highly recommended, and I loved the authentic interiors. It’s got a dark, slightly retro with industrial twists vibe and it’s great. I managed to snag the last table without booking, but I arrived stupidly early so definitely book ahead if you want a table.

I ordered the pizza, of course. I’d say it was good, but not amazing (sorry). The crust tasted mostly of cornmeal and was quite crumbly. I like a bit more elasticity and doughiness to my crust, personally. However, the atmosphere was great and the toppings tasted authentic so I was happy.

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I ate my leftovers the next day at the airport and that made me very happy. So this definitely isn’t the pizza looking its best, I must point out.

Sidenote, is it just me or is JFK absolutely miserable and totally not what you’d expect from the main airport for New York City?

 

NoGlu NYC

I’m now very fond of NoGlu Paris, so I really wanted to like NoGlu NYC. However, I found the staff a little standoffish compared to the service in Paris (and that’s really saying something if Parisian service is better than yours).

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I found my visit a little disappointing for more reasons than just indifferent service, though. The website is pretty useless, so I had no idea what I’d find when I got there. I didn’t think the range of cakes was as good as at the Paris store, and everything was very expensive. I came away having only felt like buying a small brioche, which I enjoyed whilst waiting for my plane ride home.

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On the plus side, coeliac people can eat here safe in the knowledge that there will be no cross contamination issues, and they do sell a small range of savoury things like quiches and pasta salads as well as some cakes. I think there’s a coffee bar in store with seating upstairs, but the frosty service didn’t encourage me to stick around to find out.

If they started serving meals like in Paris I think this would fast become a great option. For now, I’d say it’s just ok.

 

Tompkins Square Bagels

I actually thought this shop sold bagels that were square shaped… but no, it’s just located on Tompkins Square.

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Anyway, once I’d got over that dense realisation, I then had this menu to contend with. Look at all those options!

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Specifically, look at how many cream cheese options there are just for a start. And the cabinet of ingredients laid out temptingly in front of me.

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The birthday cake cream cheese looked like a strong choice…

I ate my way gluten free around New York City so you don't have to. Here are my recommendations.

…but we’d just arrived and I was still feeling a little post-plane delicate, so I went for the classic. Lox and smoked salmon. The gluten free bagels were a little smaller than the regular ones, but still a very good size and they tasted delicious.

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However, I’m rating Tompkin’s Square Bagels relatively low on my list because there were lots of cross-contamination issues. They used the same toaster as regular bagels, the same knives, the same boards… So I’d sadly have to advise coeliacs to avoid, unless they have different protocols that they implement if you say you’re coeliac, which unfortunately I didn’t. By the time I realised, it was too late to make a fuss. I’d have thought ordering a gluten free bagel might have been a giveaway but never mind…

 

Fresh & Co

This is a fairly ubiquitous chain of fast-ish, healthy foods. Think the equivalent of Pret, except with more hot food cooked for you.

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I ordered the gluten free pancakes, which were extremely tasty. They were served with plenty of fruit (you could choose your own toppings from a wide range) and brown sugar – I think this where have been my current obsession started.

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However, I’m rating them low again on cross contamination issues. I noted the chef used the same pancake flipper for my gluten free pancakes as the regular pancakes he was making for the punter behind me. Therefore, coeliacs approach at your own risk.

 

Hu Kitchen

Hu Kitchen is short for Human Kitchen, and is all about holistic food. There are a handful of branches across Manhattan.

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It’s a fairly hippy-ish, paleo type place and it’s set out all rather confusingly with different counters that do different things and some you can pay at and some you can’t… Anyway, there was a reasonable selection of gluten free items on offer so I made my choice and waited for it to be cooked for me.

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I ordered a breakfast sandwich which didn’t look particularly promising, but tasted better than it looked. It had some fairly sad kale, a scramble-fried egg, a sausage and some paleo type ketchup in it.  The bun was extremely moist and actually quite tasty, if a little odd.

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Emma said that her coffee was not good, and her muffin was a bit strange, too. I bought some of their takeaway food for my bus trip later on that day which was also not good. So, I’m afraid I can only recommend this place if you’re hugely into the paleo/raw scene. I’m just not far enough down that rabbit hole.

 

The Magnolia Bakery

After visiting Carrie’s house, it was only natural that we’d call in at The Magnolia Bakery just around the corner.

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I wasn’t expecting them to have anything for me, but to my surprise they had one gluten free option which was a little chocolate brownie-cake thing with a deliciously mousse-y texture. Anything chocolate is fine by me, and we ate our Magnolia goodies in a cute little park just across the road.

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The gluten-ful options looked amazing, so if you’re with gluten eating companions I’d recommend checking this out. If you’re all gluten free, then this probably isn’t worth going out of your way for.

 

La Esquina

I read a recommendation for this Mexican restaurant on a blog I normally rate very highly, so was expecting big things. It’s a very small restaurant with limited seating, but it does a takeaway service. I’m led to believe the takeaway is much better value than the seated menu anyway, so we queued up inside the shop whilst choosing from the menus printed on a piece of A4. You place your order inside, then file out to the window outside, drink in hand, to await your food through a small hatch.

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This particular blog recommended taking your order into the small park opposite to enjoy. So that’s where we took our order.

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I ordered a taco, which was modestly sized, with a meat to taco ratio that made eating it a little difficult.

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It was tasty enough, but the best part for me was the side of Moros y Cristianos which I’d panic ordered at the last minute. It was delicious and a very good size for the price.

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Overall I thought it was fine, although not the hidden gem I’d been hoping for. It was good value, and if you don’t mind sharing your bench with someone smoking a questionable substance then the park is a perfectly adequate option. Unfortunately Emma wasn’t quite so impressed, with her torta turning out to be a giant, dry bread roll with some avocado in. So, choose wisely here. I’d recommend the Moros y Cristianos and the insanely sugary drink I had, but probably not much else. Also, it’s not a dedicated gluten free kitchen (and it’s tiny!) so be aware of cross contamination issues.

 

Crepe stand in Little Italy

That’s as good as I can get with this description, because I have no idea what this place is called. I can however tell you that it’s on the corner of Grand Street and Mulberry Street in Little Italy, and was under the edge of the green awning for a shop called Alleva.

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Again, I can’t vouch for cross contamination here but my lemon and sugar crepe was an excellent pick me up at the end of a long walk.

 

Bonus: Gallow Green rooftop bar

After a hot walk along the High Line, Emma took us by a secret rooftop bar she’d heard about. You reach Gallow Green in a fairly unusual way which I won’t spoil for you, but if you manage to figure it out then waiting for you will be a beautiful garden with a distinct hipster vibe.

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Drinks are gluten free! Oh and the views are pretty good, too.

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It seemed to be busy basically all the time, so if you want to go there to eat, make sure you book ahead. It’d be a great place for a celebration, too.

Next time

There were so many places I missed out on. Next on my hit list are:

Do you have any recommendations to add to my list?

And if you made it to the end – one gluten free high five to you, my friend!

-Rachel

Thank you to Loriley at GF Sesh, Nicole of Nobread.com, and Erin at Gluten Free Globetrotter for many of these recommendations. Couldn’t have done it without you guys!

Linking up with Van, Marcella, Lauren and Isabel for Wanderlust Wednesday

A gluten free guide to New York City awaits you

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46 Comments

  1. 27th July 2016 / 10:15

    The foodie in you must have loved this trip! .. I’d heard of La Esquina, but didn’t eat there.. hope you enjoyed the jarritos!

    • 27th July 2016 / 11:06

      Oh my goodness I could have developed a full blown addiction to that stuff. So sweet but so good!

      And I loved this trip for all sorts of reasons but food was a huge part of it I have to say 😉

  2. 27th July 2016 / 10:51

    Ahhh, jarritos! So delicious! You make gluten free look so delicious, such a tasty helpful guide!

    • 27th July 2016 / 11:07

      The Jarritos was delicious! I loved it! Gluten free can be delicious, if you only know where to look… Glad you enjoyed it! Hopefully it’ll inspire even people who don’t eat gluten free…

  3. 27th July 2016 / 11:53

    Even though I don’t have a gluten free dietary requirement, I feel like bagging one of those gluten free cookies just to take your word for it. *gluten free high five back to you* #WanderfulWednesday

    • 2nd August 2016 / 23:01

      I reckon they were easily as good as a gluten-filled one! If not better! Also the bag appeared to be magical and lasted for ages, so there’s that as well.

  4. 27th July 2016 / 13:40

    oh my god all the options! even magnolia! which is probably the only place i’ve actually been to, because of course 🙂 but great reviews! and lox on a bagel. now that is all i want haha.

    xoxo cheshire kat

    • 2nd August 2016 / 23:02

      ALL the options! I was in heaven the whole trip, seriously. Glad you’ve been to Magnolia too, it’s got to be done. And what a beautiful neighbourhood it’s in, too. Could have walked around there all day!

      Sorry I made you hungry 😉

  5. Jen
    27th July 2016 / 14:02

    Oh my!! I need all this deliciousness in my life! You always find the best food places.

  6. 27th July 2016 / 14:56

    Now I am HUNGRY! So many good looking food options, wow!!

    • 2nd August 2016 / 23:03

      Haha, sorry! I certainly found a lot of delicious things. And I still had loads left on my wishlist, too!

  7. 27th July 2016 / 17:16

    Wow! All of the food you ate in NYC looks amazing! Love the hidden restaurant near the Highline. And that grilled cheese with bacon looks yummy! I never get tired of the delicious food in NYC… Glad you found so many wonderful gluten free options! 🙂

    • 2nd August 2016 / 23:04

      I wish we could have gone to more rooftop bars, we had a couple of others on our list that we just didn’t make it to. Mostly because our jetlagged selves crashed out at about 7pm! Not hardcore enough, clearly. NYC was a foodie’s dream, so much to try and so much variety!

  8. 27th July 2016 / 17:20

    Well, I wasn’t hungry before I started this post, but MANNNNNN – all the good eats.
    I love bakeries & all the beautiful sweet treats.
    I love that yellow in the one place too – what a BRIGHT place to enjoy your food.

    • 2nd August 2016 / 23:05

      Tee hee sorry! I’ve got a massive sweet tooth so I had a fairly bakery-oriented trip. Also, it’s boring to eat things that are naturally gluten free because where’s the accomplishment in that??

      I loved the yellow in the Melt Shop, too. It was a great little place, super friendly, and I think the yellow definitely helped with the cheery atmosphere!

  9. 27th July 2016 / 18:27

    All of this looks delicious, seriously! And this guide will probably last a whole month for anyone visiting NYC on a gluten-free diet 😀 Do you think that many restaurants don’t care about cross-contamination though because they’re so used to people eaten gluten-free for lifestyle reasons? I can imagine that this must be an enormous trend in New York!

    • 2nd August 2016 / 23:08

      Oh it was so good. You could definitely stretch this out over a month – I can eat a lot but even I ran out of meals. I’m so keen to go back and try the rest from my wishlist, and revisit a few old favourites… I still dream about those doughnuts!

      And YES that’s my biggest problem with people going gluten free for lifestyle reasons. I’m all for raising awareness but they tend to do it wrong because to them it doesn’t really matter, and then the people with actual coeliac suffer. I’m sure that restaurants think I’m just being high maintenance when I ask them to use different utensils, not use the normal toaster, etc etc, because the last ‘gluten free’ person didn’t need that. I could go on a whole rant but I’ll spare you!

  10. 27th July 2016 / 19:40

    All of the food you ate sounds so good that I want to try it right now! I love that you got such a wide variety in types of food, and that you had so many options that you need another trip back just to finish up your list! It sucks that you have to do research for trips, but I bet that you’d end up doing research for restaurants, even if you weren’t a celiac.

    • 2nd August 2016 / 23:10

      I wish you could try it now! I wish I could too! New York was fabulous for catering for dietary needs, and most places were great about it. Such a breath of fresh air to not have to take my own food everywhere!

      I definitely need a return trip to finish the list, I’m so glad you agree. And you’re right about research, at least my options are somewhat narrowed down already. I’ve got no idea how I’d choose where to eat if I could eat anywhere!

  11. 27th July 2016 / 23:09

    Looks like an epic NYC eating adventure! I’m totally with you on Friedman’s Lunch, I loved the food there.

    • 2nd August 2016 / 23:10

      That’s exactly what it was! And what better adventure is there…!? Friedman’s Lunch is genius. I wish they’d expand to London.

  12. 28th July 2016 / 00:09

    Oh, WOW! What an absolute feast this post is… I was kind of in awe looking at all of that food, and I’m so happy you got to find so many great gluten free options. Cheers to that! 😀

    • 2nd August 2016 / 23:11

      It most definitely is. All the food made me so happy, I could have easily eaten my way around the city for at least another month. Sadly reality calls 🙁 It was a great destination for a coeliac though, which was really nice for me after a couple of duds.

  13. 28th July 2016 / 09:22

    Good to hear that you found many lovely places with gluten free food, Rachel. The Melt Shop, Beauty & Essex and Jennifer’s Way Bakery look like great finds. Will try them out when I visit NYC again. #WanderfulWednesday

    • 2nd August 2016 / 23:13

      Yes I really hope you do try all those three! They’re all great in different ways. When are you going back? I wish I were returning soon!

  14. 28th July 2016 / 18:06

    Oh this is such a great post !! Everything looks so delicious!! I go NY twice a year for business so I am always searching for new outlets to eat at. 😀

    • 2nd August 2016 / 23:14

      Ooh lucky you! I hope one or two of these fit the bill, but unless you’ve got dietary requirements too then the whole city is your playground! I’m sure these are just normal level of food amazingness for NYC.

  15. 28th July 2016 / 21:15

    holy moly! you found so many places. i am pinning this in case we ever make it back.
    ps. don’t you love when you see something like a smoothie being gluten free? i know it could have gluten in it if someone wants to chuck some flour in there haha but i always feel like saying… duh. or when you see honey or bacon or other random things say gluten free on them. they are trying to get the suckers that think it’s a health/weight loss thing in there. or maybe i’m just cynical..

    • 2nd August 2016 / 23:16

      No you’re absolutely not just cynical. Ugh it’s the worst when naturally gluten free things are given a big fanfare. Like oh look, we made our meat gluten free! Wowzers! Actually, I’ve changed my mind – what’s even worse is when they find a way to sneak gluten into something that should be gluten free. Like a quinoa salad, or macaroons. Both recent experiences of mine. WHY would you put wheat into either of those?? So annoying!

  16. 28th July 2016 / 21:16

    I always thought being gluten intolerant must be so challenging, but in a city like New York, I’m not surprised you were able to find all of these amazing things to eat! Nom nom nom, I want those donuts, stat!

    • 2nd August 2016 / 23:17

      Sometimes it can be, but New York was a fantastic place for a coealiac. I ate so well! Good thing I walked a fair bit too otherwise I’d have struggled to fit onto the plane back home. The doughnuts were absolutely amazing. I inhaled that whole box in one sitting and I’m not even ashamed.

  17. 28th July 2016 / 23:14

    All of these things look AMAZING! I’ll be bookmarking it for the next time I visit NYC. I’m so happy to have another gluten free blogging buddy!

    • 2nd August 2016 / 23:18

      Yay fellow gluten free blogging buddy! I’m so glad you found this post useful, we got to look out for each other. I raided your blog for ideas just before we went to Barcelona last week. So a belated thanks for that!

  18. 29th July 2016 / 03:09

    So much yumminess! Definitely saving this post 🙂

  19. 29th July 2016 / 04:57

    What a great array of food options! I like all the places you visited. Seems like you have a sweet tooth. The place with the different cream cheese spreads looks great. I like my bagels with tons of cream cheese. And, those chicken and waffles look delicious. I have never try that classic (a shame, I know).

    • 2nd August 2016 / 23:20

      Haha I have a massive sweet tooth! And I’m all about finding things that are difficult to make gluten free, like cakes, doughnuts, bread, pizza, bagels…. But mostly the sweet things, yes!

      I was a little unsure of the chicken and waffles combo when I ordered it, I know it’s a classic but I just couldn’t understand how it would work. Turns out, it’s absolutely delicious! So I highly recommend trying it, if you can!

  20. 29th July 2016 / 12:50

    Wow I have to say that all of this looks amazing! It’s so great that you were able to find so many deicious Gluten Free options! But then again I feel like if anywhere NY would be the place for this. The Chicken and Waffles at Friedman’s looks amazing! I’d try it even though I’m not Gluten Free! This is such an amazing guide and I have people ask me about NY all the time, so keeping this handy for any gluten free enquiries 😊

    • 2nd August 2016 / 23:22

      It so was amazing. I was just so happy the entire trip! You’re right, NY is the prime candidate for gluten free options – although I hear Rome is pretty awesome too, as there are a lot of coeliacs there. Anyway, I was spoiled for choice and everything I had was delicious. I think Friedman’s do a gluten-filled option as well… So either which way you’re covered! It was a cool place actually with really friendly service, so I’d recommend a visit if you can. I hope it helps another gluten free person!

  21. 29th July 2016 / 20:48

    I see so many restaurants (even fast food restaurants!) become more and more gluten-free friendly! even tho I’m not gluten-free it’s so good to see people with special dietary needs don’t have to struggle as much just to go out to eat!

    • 2nd August 2016 / 23:23

      Yes definitely! We were in Spain at the weekend and even McDonalds does a gluten free bun over there. I’m not saying that’s haute cuisine but if they can manage it in McDonalds… I’m really loving the wave of gluten free stuff coming out at the moment, it’s fantastic!

  22. 31st July 2016 / 07:15

    What a wonderful list of gluten free options in NYC, Rachel! I’m sure this will be very helpful to many future visitors to the city. It sounds like you had a wonderful time–hopr you get to return soon!

    • 2nd August 2016 / 23:24

      Thank you! I hope it helps someone else, too. Researching places that are safe to eat can be tricky, especially as you never know how good they are with cross contamination until you get there. So hopefully this will be useful to others.

      I really hope I get to return soon, as well! I’ve got quite a big list of restaurants to try, so I think it’s necessary 🙂

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