gluten free in brooklyn
anybody know of good gluten free restaurants and/or grocery resources in brooklyn?
You can find gluten-free foods at most health food stores in Brooklyn, but the one with the most outstanding selection is Park Natural And Organic Food (274 Union St. bet. Clinton & Court Sts) in Carroll Gardens. I used to live a few blocks away and was always impressed by its inventory: a separate, multi-shelf GF freezer section, loads of baking supplies, and a well-labeled area in the back for dry goods like multiple pasta brands, cereals, cookies, etc, etc.
Definitely worth checking out, the only other store I've found (in all of New York) to be as good is Whole Foods.
I haven't tried them myself, but my mother and brother have celiac disease and like the following places-
http://www.everybodyeats-inc.com - they make baguettes, etc. Pricey, but supposed to be good.
http://www.josefsglutenfree.com - bought my brother cookies and bagels from here once.
Fairway has a decent frozen selection. The Gillian's brand french rolls were favorites.
Also, in case you didn't see it already, a recent NY Times article on gluten free eating-
Please be more specific! These days asking for a gf meal on chowhound is vague as asking for a good meal... Neighborhood? Price? Cuisine?
I will say that I am NOT a fan of Josefs.... Fairway has just added an even more extensive array of gf goods....
I was just walking down 3rd Avenue in Bay Ridge and I came upon the Ivy Bakery. The owner doesn't always have gluten free bakery items, but she will make them to order and deliver, too.
I didn't taste anything, but maybe someone else has. The web site is
Good luck. My husband has celiac so I'm always looking.
I went in a few weeks ago. It is GF but not for a sensitive celiac. She has lots of cross contamination and uses mixes ( Bobs I think). I can make that at home.
Now- a great new discovery is the Pearl Room. I just about cried when I said that I didn't want to go through all of the specials because I had CD and things were usually too risky. She said that they had lots of customers who were gluten intolerant ( she made the connection!!!) and the chef came out and designed exactly what I wanted- amazing! I nearly cried.