Wednesday, November 07, 2012

New York City - An Updated Gluten Free Restaurant Guide

I am heading back to New York City this month so I updated my list of restaurants that either have a gluten free menu or are known to be celiac-friendly. Can't wait to check out some new places!


West Village/Greenwich Village

  • August, 359 Bleecker St. between 10th and Charles St. Tel: 212-929-8727. Pan-European. Seasonal. $$$
  • Barbuto, 775 Washington St. at West 12th St. Tel: 212-924-9700. Italian. New American. $$$
  • Dell'Anima, 38 8th Ave. Tel: 212-366-6633. Italian. $$$
  • Gobo Restaurant, 401 6th Ave. between 8th St. and Waverly Pl. Tel: 212-255-3902. Vegetarian. $$
  • GustOrganics Restaurant and Bar, 519 6th Ave. at 14th Street. Tel: 212-242-5800. GF Menu. Organic. $$
  • Mary’s Fish Camp, 64 Charles St. between 4th and Bleeker St. Tel: 646-486-2185. Seafood. $$$
  • Risotteria, 270 Bleeker St. Located between 6th and 7th Avenues. Tel: 212-924-6664. GFRAP. Italian cuisine with GF bread sticks, pizza, salad, risotto, desserts. Very small, cannot handle large crowds. $$
  • Slice, 535 Hudson St. between Charles St. and Perry St. Tel: 212-929-2920. GF Pizza. $$
  • L'asso, 192 Mott St. at Kenmare. Tel: 212-219-2353. GF pizza. $-$$.


East Village/Lower East Side

  • Babycakes NYC Bakery, 248 Broome St. between Orchard and Ludlow. Tel: 855-462-2292. Bakery. GF, DF, Vegan. $
  • S’MAC, 345 E. 12th Ave. between 1st and 2nd Avenues. Tel: 212-358-7912. GFRAP. Mac-n-Cheese. Take-out, Delivery, Catering. $
  • Tu-Lu’s Gluten-Free Bakery, 338 E 11th St. between 2nd Ave. and 1st Ave. Tel: 212-777-2227. GF Bakery. Lunch. $
  • Pala, 198 Allen Street at E. Houston. Tel: 212-614-7252. Italian. GF antipast, salad, pizze, pasta, with separate prep area, toppings, ovens, and serving platters and utensils for GF pizzas. 
  • L'asso, 107 First Ave. Tel: 212-837-2048. GF pizza. $-$$.
  • Jennifer's Way Bakery, 263 E. 10th St. Tel: 646-682-9501. $$. Everything is gluten free, dairy free, soy free, peanut free, and refined sugar free.



  • Friedman’s Lunch, 75 9th Ave. at Chelsea Market at 16th St. Tel: 212-929-7100. GFRAP. Breakfast and brunch. $$


Murray Hill

  • Bistango, 415 3rd Ave. at 29th St. Tel: 212-725-8484. GFRAP. Italian. $$
  • Bloom’s New York Deli and Restaurant, 350 Lexington Ave. at the corner of 40th St. Tel: 212-922-3663. GFRAP. $$
  • S’MAC, 157 East 33rd Street between Lexington and 3rd Aves. Tel: 212-683-3900. GFRAP. Mac-n-Cheese. Dine-in and Takeout. $



  • Lili’s 57, 200 W. 57th St. at 7th Avenue. Tel: 212-586-5333. GFRAP. Chinese. Japanese. $$
  • Nizza, 630 9th Ave. between 44th and 45th Streets. Tel: 212-956-1800. GFRAP. Italian cuisine with GF pasta and their specialty, Socca, a chickpea flour pizza. $$
  • Oyster Bar, 842 7th Ave. Grand Central Station. Tel: 212-586-6525. Seafood. $$$
  • Rice ‘n’ Beans, 744 9th Ave. between 50th and 51st Streets. Tel: 212-265-4444. Latin American, Brazilian. $$
  • Ruby Foo’s, 1626 Broadway at 49th Street. Tel: 212-489-5600. GF Menu. Asian Fusion. $$$ 
  • Don Antonio by Starita, 309 West 50th Street, 646-719-1043. Authentic Neopolitan Pizza. $-$$.

Upper East Side

  • Candle 79, 154 East 79th St. at Lexington Ave. Tel: 212-537-7179. GFRAP. Vegetarian. Vegan. $$$
  • Gobo Restaurant, 1426 Third Ave. at 81st St. Tel: 212-288-4686. Vegetarian. $$
  • Lili and Loo, 792 Lexington Ave. between 61st and 62nd Streets (southern edge of Central Park). Tel: 212-421-7800. GFRAP. Asian, Chinese, and Sushi.  GF lunch specials Monday-Friday. $$
  • Lumi, 963 Lexington Ave. at 70th Street. Tel: 212-570-2235. GFRAP. Mediterranean. Italian. $$$
  • Pip’s Place, 1729-31 1st Ave. between 89th and 90th Sts. Tel: 212-360-6400. Upscale GF Bakery. $$


Upper West Side

  • Nice Matin, 201 West 79th St. at Amsterdam Ave. Tel: 212-873-6423. GFRAP. French. $$
  • Sambuca, 20 West 72nd St. between Central Park West and Columbus Ave. Tel: 212-787-5656. GFRAP. Italian. $$$
  • Pappardella Cucina Tipica Italiana, 316 Columbus Ave. at 75th St. Tel: 212-595-7996. GF lunch and dinner menu, including pizza, Panini, and pasta. $$


  • Blue Smoke, 116 East 27th St. Tel: 212-447-7733. Pit Barbeque. Southern. GF Menu (and vegetarian). $$$
  • Mozzarelli’s, 38 E 23rd St. between Madison and Park. Tel: 212-475-6777. GF pizza and desserts. $
  • Dos Caminos, 373 Park Ave. South at 27th St. Tel: 212-294-1000. Mexican. $$. Menu does not indicate GF but diners state that the staff is knowledgeable. Other New York City locations include Meatpacking District, SoHo, and 3rd Ave. at East 50th St.


Battery Park

  • Blue Smoke, 255 Versey St. Tel: 212-889-2005. Pit Barbeque. GF Menu (and vegetarian). $$$


Other suggestions:

  • Hale & Hearty, numerous locations. Soups are labeled vegetarian, low fat, and dairy free. Ask to see the back of the card listing the soup to verify if gluten free. $$