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Gluten-Free Thanksgiving in New York City

Gluten-Free Thanksgiving in New York City

A number of my readers have been asking for gluten-free Thanksgiving dinner recommendations. Whether you are a local New Yorker or you just don’t want to cook, here are some options for your gluten-free meal in New York City this Thanksgiving day. Be sure to make your reservation TODAY if you are planning on dining out for Thanksgiving. Seats fill up very quickly.

Updated note: Please remember to contact each restaurant directly if you have questions about the menu items, preparation, etc. It is up to YOU to do your due diligence when planning any meal outside of your home.


Senza Gluten Restaurant
206 Sullivan Street, Manhattan

100% gluten-free restaurant

Open on Thanksgiving day from noon to 11pm. Kitchen will close at 9:30pm.

Full dinner menu plus Thanksgiving Day specials including roasted turkey with stuffing and gravy, yellow squash soup with croutons, pumpkin crème brûlée and more.

Friedman’s Restaurants
50 West 72nd Street, Manhattan
35 West End Avenue, Manhattan
228 West 47th Street, Manhattan (Inside the Edison Hotel)

Please note: Only these 3 locations will serve a Thanksgiving dinner. All locations will be open for brunch.

Shared kitchen.

464 Avenue of the Americas, Manhattan

Shared kitchen.

Regular menu will not be served. Thanksgiving menu only. Please note, not all dishes on the menu are gluten-free but the menu is clearly marked.

$85 per person

Butternut Squash Soup topped with caramelized onion, labneh & candied walnut (veg) (gf)

Choice of second course:

Free-Range Roasted Turkey and Pan Gravy (gf)
Market Fish (gf)
Roasted Sweet Potato and Brussel Sprouts with Pomegranate Walnut Reduction (v) (gf)

Each main served with:
Mashed Potatoes (veg) (gf)
Stuffing with Celery, Thyme, and Rosemary (v)
Cranberry Sauce (v) (gf)

Sides, family Style for the Table:
Mixed Greens, wild mushrooms, freekeh, smoked almonds, herbed tahini vinaigrette (v)
Golden Beets & Whipped Feta tomato, avocado, orange, pistachio, shallot vinaigrette (gf) (veg)

Add On Sides:
Sweet Potato, dukkah labneh, sylan, crispy onions (veg) +16
Muhammara, roasted red pepper, walnut, pomegranate, pita (v) (gf) +11
Seared Halloumi, honey, rosemary (veg) (gf) +13
Warm Cauliflower lemon, parsley, sea salt (v) +14

Dessert choice of:
Pumpkin Pie with maple whip cream (veg)
Chocolate Date Bar (v) (gf)

145 East 50th Street, Manhattan, Inside the Kimberly Hotel

Shared kitchen.
Reservations: 212-888-4121

Open on Thanksgiving Day from 1-8pm. Wine pairings and specialty cocktails offered.
Menu can be prepared entirely gluten-free

$79 per person

Bell and Evan’s, Red Bourbon, Free-Range Organic Turkey
Arugula, Pumpkin, Quinoa, Candy Pecans, Apple Cider Vinaigrette Salad
Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Sage and Brown Butter
Orange Mint Cranberry Relish
Italian Sweet Sausage Dressing
Root Vegetable Gratin
Rosemary-Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Broiled Brussels Sprouts
Choice of Gluten-Free Seasonal Pies

Catered Meals

Modern Bread and Bagel
472 Columbus Avenue, Manhattan

100% gluten-free.

Please note: all pre-orders are only available for pick up and delivery from the Upper West Side location.

Thanksgiving Menu orders will be shipped out Tues-Thur, Nov 15-17, and Mon-Tues Nov 21-22. Packages are shipped in the order they are received.

All shipping orders must be placed by Sunday, Nov 20 at 12pm for your order to ship in time for Thanksgiving. Orders placed after that time will ship the following week. 

Pre orders are available for pick up and delivery from our Upper West Side location on Wed and Thur, Nov 23 and 24. All Thanksgiving pre-orders must be placed by Monday, Nov 21 at 5pm.


Everybody Eats
294 Third Avenue at Carroll Street

Pick-up only! All orders must be placed via phone: (718) 369-7444

100% gluten-free

Apple pies and pumpkin pies available. Bakery will NOT be open on Thanksgiving day so you must pre-order and pick up your pie ahead of time.

By the Way Bakery
2440 Broadway, Manhattan
1236 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan

100% gluten-free

Please place your Thanksgiving order no later than Friday, November 18th. Pick up at your desired location. (Connecticut and Westchester locations also available.)

Thanksgiving specials include: Apple Tart, Ginger Pumpkin Tart, Pecan Tart, Latte Layer Cake, Spiced Carrot Layer Cake, Classic Chocolate Layer Cake, Pumpkin Cheesecake, Cranberry Apple Cake, Cornbread, and Dinner Rolls

Where are you planning on celebrating Thanksgiving this year? Drop your comments below!

4 thoughts on “Gluten-Free Thanksgiving in New York City”

  1. Erin,
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Perfect time to extend my deepest gratitude and appreciation for all you are and do in providing help and resources to successfully navigate celiac opportunities for dining, travel, etc.

    Much love,

  2. Erin,
    I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving! 🍁🦃🍽 I live in NJ and was wondering if you knew someone who might have a list of restaurants where I might have had a safe Thanksgiving dinner in Northern NJ?

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