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Gluten-Free Globetrotter: I’m Here!

New York City from Hunter's Point Park South
August 26, 2018 New York City from Hunter’s Point Park South

Hi Friends,

I know it’s been a while since I have posted but life has been a complete whirlwind since about mid June when my husband and I decided to move back to New York City from Santa Cruz, California. Once we said yes, the locomotive of life was full steam ahead.

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Gluten-Free Globetrotter at Gluten-Free Food Allergy Fest Brooklyn

I am beyond excited to be heading back to Brooklyn for the very first NYC Gluten-Free Food Allergy Fest on July 28-29, 2018. It will be so great to see old New York City Celiac Meetup friends and met new gluten-free people at this event. The GFFAFest will be at the Brooklyn Expo Center which is right in the heart of Greenpoint, Brooklyn. As a matter of fact, I used to live on the same exact street! Come for the expo, stay for the awesome views of NYC just down the block at Transmitter Park, and maybe even happy hour after the event. I’m always up for drinks in Brooklyn.


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Gluten-Free Globetrotter Got Married!

Yes, it is true. I am now a Mrs. Gluten-Free Globetrotter!!! Planning a wedding is not easy. Planning a New York City wedding from California is even more of a challenge. Thank goodness for email, phone, and direct flights via Jet Blue from San Jose to New York City. It’s been a busy few months but it all paid off. My wedding was 100% gluten-free and I married my love. That’s a win-win in my book!

A few of our highlights include wedding guests from SIX countries (USA, Canada, Mexico, France, Germany, and Spain), a mariachi band, and getting to see all of our friends and family in the same room at the same time.

As I catch up on work, life,and blogging, I will leave you with some of my favorite pictures from our wedding day.

Wedding Venue: My Moon Restaurant, Brooklyn, New York. Photo by LumoBox Photography
Enjoying views of Brooklyn, NYC
Enjoying views of Brooklyn, NYC. Photo by LumoBox Photography
Our wedding mariachi band!
Our wedding mariachi band! Photo by LumoBox Photography
Old School New York City Taxi
Old School New York City Taxi. Photo by LumoBox Photography
Our amazing gluten-free wedding cake from By the Way Bakery in New York City
Our amazing gluten-free wedding cake from By the Way Bakery in New York City


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Gluten-Free Fast Food in New York City

One of the most common questions I get from readers is where they can grab a quick bite of gluten-free food in New York City. I really try to avoid traditional fast food restaurants, but I understand that when you are busy sightseeing you don’t always want to sit down for a leisurely lunch. There are many local chains in Manhattan that have options for those of us who are gluten-free. When I worked in midtown Manhattan, I frequented some of these locations often.

It is important to remember that New York City is a very busy place and lunchtime is no joke. Thousands of workers have a limited time to grab lunch so you might find lunch to be a bit intimidating. I recommend going slightly off hours if you are nervous about ordering during a busy time!

Here are my suggestions for the most gluten-free friendly fast food in New York City

hukitchenHu Kitchen (100% gluten-free)
Open breakfast, lunch, and dinner


78 Fifth Avenue (@ 14th Street)
1536 Third Avenue Avenue (@ 86th Street) closed


Juices, smoothies, organic Coffee and tea, organic wine, organic kombucha; customizable plant-based puddings, creams and toppings snack bar; build your own bowls, food by the pound, grain-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free baked goods.

littlebeetThe Little Beet (100% gluten-free)
Open breakfast, lunch, and dinner


135 West 50th Street (btwn 6th and 7th Avenues)
 320 Park Avenue (south side of 51st Street; closed on weekends)
1140 Broadway (@ 26th Street)
2 Penn Plaza Food Hall


Farm-to-table, gluten-free, create your own plate, hot dishes, sides, soups, sides, build-a-bowl, and cold-pressed juices. Menu varies by location.

14 locations throughout Manhattan; Days and times vary by location


Seasonal, healthy food options, build your own plate. Note, not all dishes are gluten-free. Be sure to tell the staff you need to eat gluten-free and ask them to help you choose the right dishes.


14 locations throughout Manhattan; Days and times vary by location

Breakfast including GF bagels, eggs, and GF pancakes in some locations, grain bowls, sandwiches, paninis, salads, vegan options, fresh juices, desserts. Note, not all dishes are gluten-free. Ask staff to change gloves and prepare all gluten-free sandwiches separately.

Multiple locations throughout Manhattan; Days and times vary by location


Salads, soups, and sandwiches. Please note, this is a very gluten-heavy restaurant but they do have gluten-free options including bread, quinoa bowls, and salads. If you are super sensitive to airborne gluten, I would avoid LPQ.

8 locations all in midtown Manhattan


Salads, quinoa bowls in some locations, yogurts, fruit, juice, omelettes. Not my top choice due to limited options, but good in a pinch.

Multiple locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island


International chain with assembly-line style Mexican food. Make sure to tell your server that you require a change of gloves and careful preparation of bowls!!


Please note: all of the above are recommendations. Ask lots of questions and eat at your own risk!
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100% Gluten-Free in New York City (Updated June 2017)




Gluten-Free in New York City

100% Gluten Free in New York City
Post last updated June 2017

Click here for the most updated list.

I am keeping my finger on the pulse of all things gluten-free in New York City and I am excited to see so many completely gluten-free places continuing to open across the city.

Note: While these restaurants are no-gluten establishments, it is still very important to inform your server about your dietary restrictions! Also call ahead to make a reservation and confirm hours of operation.

Gluten-Free Restaurants (Full-service, sit-down)

99 Bank
99 Bank Street

Colors Restaurant
178 Stanton Street  (new location!)

35 E 21st Street
Note: Menu changes by season. Churros on dessert menu are NOT gluten-free. 

14A Orchard Street

Le Botaniste
833 Lexington Avenue

Noglu NY
1266 Madison Avenue

Rocking Raw
171 Sullivan Street

Risotteria Melloti
309 East 5th Street between 2nd and 1st Avenue

Senza Gluten
206 Sullivan Street

The Little Beet Table
333 Park Avenue South

WILD (West Village)
535 Hudson Street

WILD (Williamsburg)
340 Bedford Avenue

WILD (Park Slope)
148 5th Avenue

Gluten-Free Restaurants (Fast casual and take-out)

200 1st Avenue

Gingersnaps Organic
113 West 10th Street

Hu Kitchen Union Square
78 5th Avenue at 14th Street

Hu Kitchen Upper East Side
1536 3rd Avenue between 86th and 87th Streets

1133 Broadway at 26th Street

Indie Fresh
600 11th Avenue at Gotham West Market

90 West 3rd Street

168 Ludlow Street between East Houston and Stanton Street

The Little Beet
135 West 50th Street between 6th and 7th Avenue

The Little Beet
320 Park Avenue, South side of 51st Street

The Little Beet
2 Penn Plaza inside the Pennsy
Southwest corner of 7th Avenue and 33rd Street

The Little Beet
1140 Broadway at 26th Street

Gluten-Free Bakeries

By the Way Bakery Upper East Side
1236 Lexington Avenue

By The Way Bakery Upper West Side
2442 Broadway

Elisa’s Love Bites
10 Porter Avenue

Erin McKenna’s Bakery (formerly known as Babycakes NYC)
248 Broome Street

Jennifer’s Way Bakery
263 East 10th Street

NoGlu NY
1266 Madison Avenue

Tu-Lu’s Gluten-Free Bakery
338 East 11th Street

Gluten-Free Shops and Supermarkets

77A West 85th Street between Columbus Avenue & Central Park West