New York City offers the best of everything, including restaurants that cater to the gluten free. I’ve listed these places in alphabetical order. But first, one suggestion:
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When visiting restaurants, particularly those that serve oriental food, it is a good idea to carry single serving sized packets of gluten free soy sauce. If you need to purchase these on-line, click on one of the small pictures shown below
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Asia de Cuba, on Madison Avenue. Offers a fusion of Asian and Cuban cuisine. There’s more information about this restaurant on the list published by The Gluten Free Awareness Program.
Bistango Restaurant, on 3rd Avenue. There does not appear to be a website, but they are featured on the list published by The Gluten Free Awareness Program, a project of The Gluten Intolerance Group.
Bloom’s New York Deli, corner of Lexington Avenue and 40th Street. The web site says nothing about the restaurant being gluten free, but this establishment has qualified for a place on the list presented by The Gluten Free Restaurant Awareness Program.
Candle Café, with locations at Third Avenue and 75th Stree as well as on East 79th Street, near Lexington Avenue. Their gluten free menu is posted on-line.
Gus’ Place, on Bleecker Street between 6th Avenue and MacDougall Stree. This restaurant is featured on the list from The Gluten Free Restaurant Awareness Program. Apparently, this restaurant does not have its own website.
Lilli and Loo on Lexington Avenue. They offer Asian cuisine and a sushi bar. The gluten free menu is posted on-line. Bring your own gluten free soy sauce, “just in case”.
Lumi Restaurant, on Lexington Avenue.. Portions of the “Sex and the City” movie were filmed here. The restaurant’s gluten free menu is posted on-line.
Outback Steakhouse; seven locations in the area. Gluten free menu is posted on-line and is usually available at the restaurant.
Peters’ Gourmet Diner, on 1st Avenue between 83rd and 84th Street. They don’t have a web site, but they do have a recommendation from The Gluten Free Restaurant Awareness Program and enthusiastic comments from several bloggers.
Risotteria, on Bleecker Street. This is one of the best known gluten free restaurants in America, serving gluten free Italian food, celiac friendly baked goods, and pizza that is both delicious and safe for us.
Sambuca, on West 72nd Street, features the cuisine of southern Italy and a menu especially prepared for celiacs. Sorry, no pizza.
Tini’s Restorante Italiano, 2nd Ave and 81st Street. The Gluten Free Restaurant Awareness Program suggests that you “ask for Enzo when requesting the gluten free menu”
Tuttoriso Café on Staten Island. There is an associated bakery called “Grainless Possibilities”www.tuttorisocafe.com
Finally, read this first-hand report on a young celiac’s adventure in the big city. She found six great places to dine and even included a map.
Is this list complete? Heavens know. Some of you have first hand information that should be added. Leave a comment of e-mail me at email@example.com.