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Gluten-Free in Times Square NYC

I am often asked for recommendations for restaurants near Times Square. Here are two of my favorites!

Heartland Brewery Midtown West
625 8th Avenue, between 40th and 41st Streets
Subway: A/C/E to Port Authority-42nd St.
http://www.heartlandbrewery.com/

Conveniently located at the Port Authority Bus Terminal and just steps from Times Square and Bryant Park, Heartland Brewery Midtown West is an awesome option for both commuters and tourists. In conjunction with GFRAP, Heartland Brewery-Midtown West launched their gluten-free menu in the summer of 2010. Nachos, chicken wings, BBQ shrimp, and mussels are just a few of the gluten-free options on this lively brewery’s menu. The label clearly identifies all of the gluten-free items and the servers are happy to answer all of your questions. Currently, the Heartland Brewery Midtown West sells the gluten-free Bard’s Tale Beer to accompany your lunch or dinner.

Tip: At this time only the Midtown West location of the Heartland Brewery offers the gluten-free menu. Don’t get confused with the other six locations in Manhattan!

Nizza NYC
630 9th Avenue, between 44th and 45th Streets
(212) 956-1800, Reservations recommended
Subway: A/C/E to Port Authority-42nd St.
http://www.nizzanyc.com/

Located within walking distance of Broadway, Nizza NYC is a great pre- or post-show restaurant. Nizza’s food is inspired by both French and Italian cuisine and offers lunch, weekend brunch, and dinner menus. Nizza is a member of GFRAP so the entire staff of Nizza NYC is well-versed in gluten-free dining. As soon as you mention you are gluten-free, you will be given a gluten-free menu and delicious gluten-free breadsticks with your own dipping oil. The signature dish at Nizza NYC is socca, a crispy, naturally gluten-free, chickpea pancake cooked in a brick oven. It is the cross between a really thick pancake and a pizza and is delicious. Nizza NYC also offers La Veneziane corn pasta for their pasta dishes. Ask about the gluten-free desserts which tend to rotate on the menu.

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