After nearly three years away, I'm excited to visit my old haunts and discover new ones on a New York trip in a few weeks. One problem -- I've recently been diagnosed with celiac disease and have to avoid gluten. I'm also not great with eggs -- I'm fine if they're used in something, but can't order an omelette.
So -- any thoughts on places to eat? Extra points for:
-Places on the Upper East Side, Williamsburg, and Astoria, as that's where most of my friends live (*cross-posted to outer boroughs)
-Brunch (this will be near-impossible, I know. I *can* eat oats, if that helps)
-cheap eats (entrees under $20)
-restaurants/bars that offer interesting hard cider
Thanks for any thoughts.
There is really a lot of gluten free around, in the UWD Nice matin and its midtown sibling Nizza have very good gluten free menus. On the UES there is a natural place that my gluten free niece likes, ... I'll look for the name. Down in the village is Risotteria
I, too, have celiac; so I feel your pain when it comes to eating out! However, NYC does have some pretty good options.
For breakfast and cheap eats, I like Grey Dog. They are really good about helping you find gluten free options (of which there are plenty) on their menu. They have g-free muffins and scones, as well as bread for their sandwiches. There are a few locations around the city.
Taim falafel is really good too. All of their falafel and salads are g-free. I get their platter and just ask for it without pita bread.
Keste has g-free pizza, and uses a separate oven to avoid cross contamination. You may be pushing the cheap eats, though.
Bareburger has a nice tapioca bun as well as gluten free french fries. It's not the best burger, but it has a lot of options.
I think there is a Barcade in Williamsburg. I went to the one in Jersey City and had a really nice hard cider that was on tap (a real rarity!).
Hope this helps!
Thanks, everyone -- this is super helpful.
Grey Dog was one of my favorites during my pre-celiac grad school days and I'm happy to hear they're GF-friendly. I'll also have to check out Keste -- I remember loving their regular pizza and I hope their GF pizza is anything nearly as good.
Friedman's also looks awesome.