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New York City - Places To Eat? Buy gluten-free Food?

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I'm travelling to New York City in August for a vacation! Could a native new yorker give me some tips on where to eat and where to buy gluten free foods?

I appreciate ANY tips!

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I'm travelling to New York City in August for a vacation! Could a native new yorker give me some tips on where to eat and where to buy gluten free foods?

I appreciate ANY tips!

I'm not a New Yorker but mozzarellis nyc tweets their gluten free food everyday on Twitter. @mozzarellis is their Twitter name.

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Hello,

There's a number of places in NYC that have menus with gluten free choices. Most of them are easily found on the internet, and in past posts here.

While these restaurants are varied and (usually) safe for gluten intolerance, there are also many other places in NYC which have delicious food that is naturally gluten free. This is the subject of an article that a friend of mine recently put on his food blog, which includes some suggestions:

http://petercherches.blogspot.com/2009/06/...rk-without.html

When frequenting restaurants like this, it's up to the customer to determine the risks of contamination by speaking to a manager or owner before dining.

There's seven Whole Food locations in Manhattan, and they have a good selection of gluten-free products.

Have a great time in NYC!

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My favorites:

East Asian food:

Lili's 57

200 West 57th (on 7th Ave a couple of blocks south of Central Park)

New York, NY 10019

Tel:212-586-5333

www.lilis57.com

Chinese, Japanese, and Thai food in a diner-like ambience.

Near Carnegie Hall and City Center, and not far from Lincoln Center.

Southern Italian food:

Sambuca

20 West 72nd Street (just west of Central Park West)

Tel:212-787-5656

www.sambucanyc.com

Food is served in large portions meant for sharing.

About 6-8 blocks north of Lincoln Center.

More Italian food (Tuscan):

Lumi

963 Lexington Ave. at NE corner of 70th Street

Tel:212-570-2335

www.lumirestaurant.com

Sidewalk dining is available in the summer.

A few blocks from many of the museums on the east side of Central Park.

Mediterranean style (southeastern France/northwestern Italy):

Nizza

630 9th Ave. (between 44th and 45th Streets)

Tel:212-956-1800

http://www.nizzanyc.com/

The gluten-free menu features soccas, a pizza-like dish made with chickpea flour.

Close to the Port Authority bus terminal, and not far from Times Square.

Deli-style sandwiches:

Friedman's Lunch

Inside Chelsea Market at 75 9th Avenue

Tel:212-929-7100

www.friedmanslunch.com

I'm not sure what this is near, but it's a good lunch stop.

Grocery store with good selection of gluten-free foods:

Fairway Market

2127 Broadway at 74th Street

gluten-free foods are on the second floor.

Other locations in Brooklyn and Harlem.

www.fairwaymarket.com

The Broadway store is about ten blocks from Lincoln Center, and very close to Sambuca.

Have a good trip!

Ken

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Here's a list of GFRASP places in NYC

http://www.geocities.com/glutenfreenyc/dining.html

If you take the (free) Staten Island Ferry be sure to get and walk a couple of blocks to the right, where you'll find Tuttoriso. Maybe the best gluten-free bread I've ever had. I think the whole place is gluten-free.

We also tried Risotteria -- gluten-free pizzas and paninis. Very good.

richard

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Oh my goodness! A big THANK YOU to everyone for all your assistance. I was only diagnosed recently and the idea of travelling was a bit overwhelming but I feel very confident that I"ll be able to eat out AND be able to purchase some great gluten-free groceries.

And being a Torontonian addicted to Tim Hortons coffee I'm excited to see there is a Timmies near Times Square. It's shaping up to be a great trip.

Thanks everyone!

KDawg

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New York City is the number one travel destination in the world for Gluten-Free dining accomodations.

Lilli and Loo, on the Upper East Side, is fantastic - my current hands-down favorite Asian food place in NYC. I was diagnosed 4 1/2 years ago, so I can remember eating at many similar restaurants in NYC, and elsewhere, before going gluten free. The food on Lilli & Loo's gluten-free menu is on a par with the best of them. They have excellent lunch specials on weekdays, which are great for a late afternoon early-dinner as well.

They deliver, within a certain distance, so you may even be able to have it brought right to your hotel.

Lilli and Loo

Pan-Asian & Pacific Rim, Sushi, Thai, Chinese

792 Lexington Ave (between E. 61 and E. 62 Street)

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Oh my goodness! A big THANK YOU to everyone for all your assistance. I was only diagnosed recently and the idea of travelling was a bit overwhelming but I feel very confident that I"ll be able to eat out AND be able to purchase some great gluten-free groceries.

And being a Torontonian addicted to Tim Hortons coffee I'm excited to see there is a Timmies near Times Square. It's shaping up to be a great trip.

Thanks everyone!

KDawg

My daughter in living in NYC right now finishing up her internship and she has celiac disease... she says gluten-free is very easy there! Also whole foods store is her best friend.

She recently did a review of Mozzarellis, a gluten-free pizza place with many gluten-free desserts.

http://missindianapainternational.blogspot...ozzarellis.html

Best of luck with your travels.

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