I am proud that in 2014, Gluten-Free Steph was nominated as one of the top gluten-free bloggers in the country. And in September 2014, was featured in Delight Gluten-Free Magazine as the Blogger of the Week.
I am gluten-free, now what?
Living gluten-free, whether you have Celiac Disease , gluten intolerance or choose to be, is a challenge.
For us foodies, it can feel like the world as we know it is over. And in many respects this is true.
No more late night McDonald’s when you’re hungry and in a pinch. No more sharing chicken wings and nachos when you’re out with your friends for trivia night. The list goes on and on and on.
So how do you eat out being gluten-free but still get good tasting food? The truth is that eating out is one of the hardest parts about being gluten free (in my experience).
Anytime you want to eat out you have to make sure to do your homework:
- Which restaurants offer gluten free options?
- Is it safe to eat there?
- Do the options sound appealing?
- Is the restaurant conveniently located?
- Are there options for your friends who aren’t gluten-free?
This is where Gluten Free Steph comes in.
With the help of me, Gluten Free Steph, you can quickly and easily look-up restaurants in NYC based on your geographic location that are gluten-free friendly or offer gluten-free options that taste great. You’ll be able to see my personal review of the restaurant, gluten-free food, service, price and overall experience all from the perspective of a foodie with celiac disease.
If you end up eating at a one of the reviewed restaurants, please share your experience, what you ate and any pictures! Also, if you have any recommendations on gluten-free friendly or gluten-free restaurants in NYC please share. I will make a point to check it out and write a review with a nice shout out to you!
Eat up my fellow gluten-free foodies.
Love your blog! I will definitely be keeping a list of restaurants to check out on my next trip to the big city 😉
Thank you SO much! I’d love to hear about your experience if you try any of the places I recommend. Also, if you come across any new gluten-free eats in NYC please let me know!
Let me know if you’re interested in instructing some gluten-free cooking classes! Or just coming to some!
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Hi Steph! Have you checked out Jennifer Esposito’s new gluten free bakery (http://jenniferswaybakery.com/) that opened in the East Village yet?
Not yet. I’ve heard great things so I’m planning a trip there soon! Gotta get my gluten-free sugar fix 🙂
Hi Steph! I’m going to be in town in mid-October for a week. Any “must eat” places I should try while I’m there? It’s overwhelming that there are so many options. I’m not used to this! 😉
How exciting! October is a great time to visit NYC. There are a few places that instantly came to mind. I would absolutely go to s’mac (gluten-free mac and cheese!), Risotteria (fantastic gluten-free pizza, breadsticks, beer, desserts and more), Pala Pizza is also great because they have yummy gluten-free options that you don’t usually have (e.g. gluten-free fried calamari, risotto balls plus the pizza is delicious). If you like Chinese food I would recommend Lilli & Loo’s. The owner’s daughter has celiac disease so they’re extremely mindful of minimizing cross-contamiation in the kitchen. I’ve had the general tso chicken and spring rolls of which both were very good!
For sweets I would recommend By The Way Bakery on the Upper West Side or Pip’s Cakery (upper east side and mid-town east). Lastly, if you are looking to treat yourself I would make a reservation at Del Posto. The Executive Chef, Mark Ladner, is a huge gluten-free advocate and has dedicated so much time and money to creating delicious gluten-free pasta, breads and other dishes at the restaurant. Mark has also created a dedicated gluten-free food truck called Pasta Flyer which offers great pasta options to colleges in the Northeast. Super cool!
I recommend making a reservation at Pala Pizza and Del Posto because they will fill up fast for dinner. You won’t need a reservation at Risotteria, Lilli & Loo or S’Mac. I will try to think of any other must-eat places to check out but I think this is a great start. If you have any other questions please don’t hesitate to reach out 🙂 If you go to any of these places I’d love to hear your feedback.
Thanks so much! This is very helpful! I will add all of these to my list!! 🙂