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?????
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!
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:
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.