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Sep 7, 2007 08:19 AM

Gluten Free: Does this exist

Looking for a "fun and hip" place to take 6 people for a bday dinner next week, where the birthday boy is gluten-free. Any ideas?????

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  1. Pure Food and Wine (all raw means no wheat and great atmosphere.) Lasange and "ice cream" are winners.
    Or Rissoteria, much more informal, but definately caters to gluten free.

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    1. re: Stuffed Monkey

      Risotteria might be a little cramped for 6, BUT I took my gluten-free friend there and she almost started crying, she was so happy to have somewhere that she could order safely. Also, I thought it was pretty tasty.

    2. Go to Caracas Arepa Bar. It's not a "gluten free" restaurant, but by nature what they serve is. Arepas are made of corn flour and they are awesome. The drinks are great, food not too pricey but DELICIOUS. I took my gluten free friend there and he LOVED it. Has been back many times since. Enjoy!

      1. Gradisca offers GF pasta upon request.

        Call ahead to be sure.

        1. There was a whole article on Manhattan's gluten-free restaurants in NYtimes this summer. Here is the NYTimes list of gluten-free restaurants:

          The article is not free anymore online, but you may be able to get it at your local library:

          1. Gus's Place, on Bleecker Street east of 6th Ave (a block SE of Rissotoria) is pretty good and has a GF Menu, as do the various Outback Steakhouses.

            Check out the Gluten Free Restaurant Awareness Program places.


            French Roast, at 85th & Broadway is quite good. They don't have a GF menu as such, but the staff (one of whom is celiac) are at least gluten aware and will check all dishes for this and most allergies.