My Favorite Gluten Free Spots in NYC

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On Sunday, my dad and I went to New York City to visit the Museum of Modern Art. After we made our way through all six floors (a lot of walking, but very fun!), we had to figure out where to go to eat. That’s when we whipped out our trusty Find Me Gluten Free app, and discovered The Little Beet. And man this was a great discovery!

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The best thing about this place is that it isn’t just a restaurant that has some gluten free options. It is an entirely gluten free establishment. Every single thing that they make is gluten free. No chance of cross contamination. It’s fantastic. So let’s get to the food; I got the Banh Mi Roll, which was kind of like a giant sushi roll that you eat like a burrito. It has shredded chicken, scallions, avocado, cilantro, asian slaw, and brown rice all wrapped inside nori (aka seaweed), and served with chipotle aioli (yum) and ponzu sauce. I loved this thing—it was so delicious! I got it with a side of the Southwest Millet, which made me discover that I really like millet. This was so so good, it had tomato, avocado, onion, garlic, and jalapeño in it. My dad got the Create Your Own Plate, and got salmon with quinoa and butternut squash. Whatever they marinate that salmon in is fantastic. The edges were crispy and it was so yummy! The quinoa was also very good (if you’re wondering why its red it’s because it has beets in it), and the butternut squash was also great. I didn’t think I even liked butternut squash, but with the apples and cinnamon it was delicious! He also got the Cauliflower Leek soup, which was very reminiscent of Panera’s Broccoli Cheddar soup which is not gluten free, so it’s nice to have something that reminds me of it. I also had a Snickerdoodle cookie, which was probably the size of three regular size cookies. It was good—not necessarily great, but good.

Time for my next favorite NYC restaurant: S’MAC! How can a person say no to an entire restaurant dedicated to mac and cheese?? All of the twelve (yes twelve) types of mac and cheese can be made with gluten free pasta and gluten free breadcrumbs. Is this heaven or what???

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My very favorite is the Buffalo Chicken. It is made with Cheddar & American cheeses with chunks of boneless chicken and buffalo wing sauce. Anything buffalo chicken is instantly appealing to me, so buffalo chicken mac and cheese? My mouth is watering just thinking about it! This is pretty much always my go-to, but one time I decided to switch it up and get the Napoletana. This one is made with fresh Mozzarella, roasted tomatoes, roasted garlic, and fresh basil. It’s basically pizza mac and cheese, and how could that not be good?

Well, right now, these are my two favorite gluten free NYC restaurants, but I’m sure my list will be growing in the future! Do you have a favorite restaurant in NYC to add to my list? Let me know in the comments!

Links to The Little Beet menu and S’MAC menu

P.S.- I hope everyone has a very happy New Year! 😀🎉

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3 thoughts on “My Favorite Gluten Free Spots in NYC

  1. Here is a pretty extensive list of the gluten free restaurants in NYC that I have tried including a link to the reviews I wrote for each: http://glutenfreeandglittery.com/running-list-of-restaurants-by-city/gluten-free-nyc/
    I will be adding 10+ more in the next few weeks–pretty back logged with posts! oops!

    But my favorite to this day is Lilli and Loo (or Lilli 57, same owner, different locations). The BEST gluten free Asian food ever! I mean EVER! Huge extensive menu with pretty much anything you could dream of. Their steamed dumplings are phenomenal and their sesame chicken is heavenly. ❤ After a lunch or dinner there, swing by Sprinkles cupcakes (just 2 blocks away) for their gluten free red velvet cupcake.

    If you are in the mood for Italian, Forlini's or Risotteria is the way to go. My favorite bakeries include Tulu's and Erin McKenna's bakery. Feel free to ask me any questions! NYC is my second home and I love trying new places.

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    • Thanks so much! We actually almost went to Lilli 57, but decided on The Little Beet instead. I haven’t been to an Asian restaurant with gluten free dumplings yet (I LOVE dumplings) so that is a definite selling point for me!
      I am pretty much constantly in the mood for Italian food so thank you for the suggestions! And bakeries with gluten free goodies are always super exciting so I will totally check them out next time I’m there.
      Thanks again and happy New Year!

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