A Couple Of My Favorite Gluten Free Spots in New York City
I just spent some time in NYC for the first time in a long time and I just wanted to highlight a few spots that I love to eat at in NYC, this is by no means a full guide but thought I would share places that I like. Most of the time I find the best gluten free and vegan friendly food in the lower east side. People rave about all sorts of places like Candle 79 but I find it to be a little like vegan food from the 90’s. So give these a try.
Blank Café- Williamsburg, this is a coffee shop that has some of the best vegan curry ever for $6.50, that’s right it’s cheap but soooo good! This place is worth going out of your way for. Best place I have ever eaten at in NYC.
(p.s. don't eat the brownie it's not gluten free or vegan)
Pala Pizza-Lower East Side, they make really awesome gluten free and vegan pizza! With vegan cheese, and toppings like raisins, butternut squash, fresh oregano and heirloom tomatoes.
Caravan of Dreams-Lower East Side, you might just find someone serenading you at the piano inside this gypsy fused restaurant. A huge menu and I love the chocolate smoothies!
Cha An-Lower East Side, this is more of a tea place, but I LOVE IT! They also have gluten free mochi if you ask, not the ice cream kind, but the kind with sesame paste and green tea fillings. One of the best tea places in NYC.
Play Lounge-near Madison Square Park, this is a really great new hip spot for drinks. Few know about it so it’s not crowded and it’s a great place to meet people. They make one of the best drinks I have ever had “The Rosebud”, perfect notes of rose with a little sweetness.