Dairy-free restaurant choices
I'm going to be in NYC (staying at the Westin Times Square) for 48 hours. I moved away 5 years ago and while I have my favorites in the neighborhood (Taboon, Riposo 46, Gazala Palace) I am now stuck on a dairy-free diet. My experience is that many ingredient-driven restaurants are great at accommodating this (and I am in Minnesota, where this may be a less typical request), and I actually think some of those places might be able to handle this. Any ideas? Need one dinner and two quick lunches; other dinner will be a planned dinner that I will just have to make work. I can eat a small amount of goat cheese, but otherwise have to steer clear of dairy products.
I am lactose intolerant and have never had a problem, just ask questions when ordering and let them know your situation. Gazala and taboon have great options if you ask they remove the cheese/yogurt
Fyi most bagel shops in nyc even offer tofu cream cheese.
How about kosher restaurants that serve meat? They won't be using any dairy.
I defer to others to recommend some. My family ate at a kosher steak house in the garment district a few years ago that I thought was quite good, but I don't remember the name (sorry to be so vague, but I'm hoping someone else will know better).
Wound up winging it and was pleasantly surprised by how many places really knew their ingredients. Even the chocoholic bread twists at Amy's Bread are actually dairy-free. Thanks for the suggestions.