Dining: New York City

freeimages.com/barbaroskocabicak“I moved to New York City around the autumn of 2007, and I went gluten-free around the autumn of 2012. I had years between moving to NYC and going gluten-free to discover fun and exciting dining options.

When I went gluten-free, I found new dining options that were dedicated gluten-free. When I had a firm grasp of my diet and how to communicate my needs to those in restaurants, lounges, etc., I ventured back into my old dining spots to see if they would be able to accommodate my dietary restrictions. Many could.

Now I frequent “regular” restaurants as well as specifically gluten-free restaurants. Below is a list of places that makes my life in NYC easier by accommodating my food allergies.” – Celia Kaye Founder, Kaitlin Puccio

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Vendor Type of Food Allergy/Intolerance Info Fun Stuff
Academia Barilla Restaurant Italian pasta, sandwiches, salads Gluten-free pasta available
A.G. Kitchen Latin American Gluten-free options available, including gluten-free buns for burgers.
Ayza Wine and chocolate bar Gluten-free options available, including gluten-free bread for fondue. Chocolate martinis
Bareburger Organic and all natural burgers, snacks, shakes Gluten-free menu including buns and fries. Vegan options including burgers. All Bareburger meats are free-range, pasture raised, humanely raised, and antibiotic- and hormone-free.
Bill’s Bar and Burger American Gluten-free fries and buns available The burger buns are thin enough where the flavor of the burger isn’t overpowered
Bisous Ciao Macarons, bakery Macarons are gluten-free, but made in a facility that processes wheat.
Bistango Italian Gluten-free pastas, stuffed pastas, pizza, bread, desserts, cocktails, and beer
Body and Soul Bake Shop Baked Goods Vegan and gluten-free option available Available at street fairs and food markets
Buttercup Bake Shop Baked goods Gluten-free options available, not on display because they are kept separate from the non-gluten-free items
Butterfield Market Snacks and baked goods Extensive gluten-free and vegan options available.
Caffe Vivaldi Fine dining, full bar, coffees, desserts Gluten-free coffee sandwiches Live music!
Candle Cafet Vegetarian Vegan and gluten-free options
Caracas Arepa Bar Venezuelan arepas Gluten-free crisps on all arepas, but double-check which filling options are gluten-free
Chatime Coffee, tea, milk tea Tea pearls vegan and gluten-free
Corrado Bread and Pastry International style breads, pastries, sandwiches, coffee Gluten-free cheese puffs and small gluten-free sandwiches
Crêpes & Délices Crêpes Gluten-free (buckwheat) crêpes available, made on same appliances as non-gluten-free crêpes.
Crumbs Bake Shop Baked goods (cupcakes!) Gluten free baked goods are made in a designated gluten free facility and pre-packed to ensure no cross contamination. Regular menu item baked goods are made in a facility that processes nuts, eggs, cream, and flour.
DB Bistro French bistro cuisine Accommodates gluten-free. French fries are gluten-free because no other foods are fried, so there is no cross-contamination.
Dos Toros Taqueria Burritos, tacos, quesadillas
Everything is vegan except meats, cheese, and sour cream. Only flour tortillas (for burritos and quesadillas) contain gluten. Everything else is gluten free. Corn tortillas used for tacos are 100% pure corn. Corn oil used for crisping quesadillas on the griddle and to sautée rice, carnitas, and peppers & onions. Soy oil used to fry chips. No GMOs in flour tortillas, corn tortillas, or rice. Corn chips, however, do contain GMO corn. Dairy-free except for cheese and sour cream. Nut-free.
Eight Turn Crepe Sweet and savory crêpes Wheat-free rice crêpes Japanese-style
EJ’s Luncheonette Breakfast, burgers, shakes Udi’s gluten-free bread
Épicerie Boulud Fresh baked breads, pastries, quiches, soups, salads, sandwiches, coffee Gluten-free cakes, cookies, sweets French macarons!
FP Patisserie / François Payard Bakery Bakery, bar, bistro Gluten-free and nut-free cake French macarons! François is also a member of the City Harvest Food Council. Also look at MakeCaron.
Friedman’s American Almost the entire menu can be made gluten-free Fried chicken and waffles!
Georgetown Cupcake Cupcakes Gluten-free and vegan cupcakes available
Glass House Tavern American Accommodates gluten-free
Hangawi Korean All vegetarian. Offers a separate gluten-free menu.
Hummus Place Hummus! Vegan, gluten-free options including gluten-free corn tortillas instead of pita
Kaffe 1668 Coffee, sandwiches, salads, baked goods Gluten-free options including baked goods and lunch items
Kesté Wood-fired pizza Gluten-free pizza
Koi Traditional Japanese dishes enhanced with modern California accents Gluten-free menu available
Le Village French Bistro Gluten-free and vegan options available Also check out Taureau and La Sirène from the same owner.
Lilli and Loo Asian cuisine Gluten-free menu available, including gluten-free soy sauce, dumplings, and gluten-free pound cake
Little Muenster Sandwiches Gluten-free bread available
Macaron Café French macarons, sandwiches, salads, coffee Hormone-free beef, poultry, salami, and organic milk and dairy French macarons!
MadMac French macarons and madeleines No preservatives French macarons! Must order online. Florian, an Executive Pastry Chef, is a judge on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars.
Mister Softee Ice cream Indeed, their ice cream is gluten-free. Their cones are not.
Molly’s Cupcakes Bakery Gluten-free cupcake option available Swings for chairs!
Mon Petit Café French bistro Accommodates gluten-free. Many options naturally gluten-free, including desserts. French-speaking staff!
Mozzarelli’s Pizza Gluten-free pizza, cakes, cookies, brownies, appetizers, wraps, pasta, sauces
Ngam Thai Gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian options available. Does not guarantee cross-contamination, but does have a separate mixer dedicated to making gluten-free sauces and uses separate cooking equipment. Chef is a former model. Ngam was featured on LXTV’s 1st Look. Offers cooking classes.
Otto Enoteca Pizzeria Italian Gluten-free pasta available
Pala Pizza Italian Gluten-free meatballs, appetizers, pasta, pizza, dessert. Vegan pasta and pizza.
Pappardella Italian Gluten-free menu available
Peacefood Cafe Vegan Bakery Vegan sandwiches, pizzas, and baked goods. Gluten-free items available.
Peanut Butter & Co. Peanut butter everything Gluten-free bread available
Pie By The Pound Pizza Gluten-free and vegan pizza, and desserts. Gluten-free sandwiches, beer, and cider available. Cider tastings!
Porter House New York Steakhouse Accommodates gluten-free
Rice to Riches Rice pudding Gluten-free options available
Risotteria Italian dining and bakery Gluten-free risotto, pizza, panini, desserts, breads
Rockin’ Raw Vegan café All items are organic, soy-free, gluten-free, raw, and vegan, including dessert
S’Mac Mac-n-cheese Nut-free except for peanut butter cookies and coconut milk. Soy-free. All items can be made gluten-free. Reduced-lactose or vegan/dairy-free options available.
Siggy’s Good Food Salads, burgers, pasta, fish, chicken, beef Organic. Vegan and gluten-free options available.
Sprinkles Cupcakes, ice cream, cookies Gluten-free red velvet cupcake Cupcake ATM!
Sugar and Plumm Eggs, sandwiches, salads, burgers, waffles, crêpes, desserts Buckwheat crêpes French macarons!
Tao Asian Gluten-free options available
The Little Beet Table American Entire menu is gluten-free
The Meatball Shoppe Meatballs and heroes Soy-free. Gluten-free, nut-free, egg-free, dairy-free options available.
The Melt Shop Sandwiches, salads, shakes Gluten-free bread available. Some gluten-free items may not be safe for celiacs due to cross-contamination, per staff. Double-check before ordering.
The Sweet Shop Candy and ice cream Gluten-free options available including stroopwafels
Todd English Food Hall Pizza, pasta, sushi, grill, and more Gluten-free flatbread available
Tony’s Di Napoli Italian Gluten-free pasta available
Tu-Lu’s Bakery Baked goods and panini Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan baked goods, gluten-free panini bread
Up Thai Thai Gluten-free and vegan options available
Vegan Divas Bakery Offers vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, and soy-free options
White Oak Tavern Bar food Accommodates gluten-free. French fries are gluten-free and free from cross-contamination.  Live music!
William Greenberg Desserts Dessert and coffee Gluten-free options available.

Remember to always double-check allergy information before ordering, as menus/ingredients/recipes often change.

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