The pandemic has been rough for a lot of New York City restaurants. Many had to permanently close due to financial issues and lack of staff. Seeing new places open, especially when they are 100% gluten-free, is always a positive. My gluten-free in New York City content continues to be the most visited pages on my website, so I want to keep you regularly updated. Here are some updates to menus, newly opened, and re-openings of totally gluten-free restaurants in New York City.Continue reading “Gluten-Free in NYC: October 2021 Updates”
I don’t know what it is about this spring, but it just feels different. Maybe because we got bombed with snow all winter long. Or maybe because it is the second spring during the COVID pandemic. Or maybe it is because I am vaccinated and most of my family is getting theirs too. Whatever it is, I am loving this season. It feels like a reawakening and I am feeling a bit more hopeful than last spring.
I am still not traveling but with the days getting longer, my walks are getting longer too. I live near many beautiful parks here in North Brooklyn, so I’ve been exploring near and far (but only as far as Manhattan since I am still not traveling at the moment.) Brooklyn feels almost “normal” with everyone emerging from their winter cocoon. The parks are packed, outdoor dining has resumed, and shops and restaurants that have been closed for a long time are slowly reopening. Everyone seems to be more optimistic.Continue reading “Spring in New York City”
We all need something to look forward to these days. For me, I am starting early by trying to get into the holiday spirit. Normally, I would scoff at anyone putting out Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving. But this year, I think we can agree that we all are craving some holiday cheer. Just today, I noticed my local business improvement district started putting up Christmas lights and this made me so happy.
Join me Saturday, September 26th at 11am ET for my “Living Life to the Fullest with Celiac Disease” at the first ever online Nourished Festival. Despite COVID cancelling all in-person Nourished Festivals this year, this online event is free to attend and international! Not in the United States? No problem. All you need is an email address. Not in my time zone? No problem either! All of these sessions are being recorded so if you cannot join live, you can watch at your convenience.
As you can imagine, post-COVID New York City is quite a different world these days. Stores are closing, people are moving out in droves, and we are basically adjusting to a new normal way of life here. (Although, is it really normal?) I personally haven’t been on the subway in almost 6 months and have only been into Manhattan a handful of times, always driving. I live so close yet feel so far.