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For a Brit, visiting our 'cousins across the pond' would on the face of it seem one of the easier trips to make if looking for gluten free food. However, in a strange place it is often hard to find somewhere but rest assured, someone will have been there before.

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Cafe Formaggio
Carle Place, New York (NY) View On Map
I am guilty of driving by this place like a million times since I moved to Long Island and not giving it a second glance but in April when I was driving by it, something had changed. There was a sign that announced a gluten free menu. I made a mental note to check the place out when I had a moment. Fast forward to my birthday and I am looking for a gluten free place to grab a bite and sit and chill. I remember this restaurant and we decided to check it out.

This restaurant is not exclusively gluten free; they serve a regular menu to most of their customers. The gluten free menu however is the most extensive I have ever seen at an Italian restaurant serving regular "glutenous" food. The restaurant is beautiful inside and the staff is super friendly and are always willing to bend over backwards to make gluten free accommodations. They said nothing about me bringing my own dessert.

I like to try a lot of different things my first time at a restaurant which generally results in everyone sampling with me or lots of take home boxes. For my first time here, I tried the Formaggio Wedges, Calamari Fritti, and Ravioli Gratinate. Each dish was absolutely amazing. The ravioli dish would be one of those dishes. It looked amazing (cheese perfectly browned and melted), each ravioli the perfect shape without a hint of stuffing gone, smelled other worldly, tasted like nothing I have had before. I don't remember regular ravioli ever being this good. The calamari and cheese wedges also lived up to my memory of what non-gluten free Italian used to taste like. The calamari has a light flaky slightly crunchy breading that I could have sworn was made with real flour. The squid was cooked perfectly, not at all rubbery like some restaurants. The cheese wedges were equally amazing with a light crunchy bread crumb crust and cheese that melted in your mouth. This would definitely have to be one of my best gluten free Italian meals ever in eight years.

This is now my new go to restaurant for gluten free Italian food. If you are in the area, you MUST try this place.
Recommended By: drinkinnridin.wordpress.com On: 2011-08-30

Chelsea, New York City (NYC) View On Map
The famous Buddakan restaurant was a must see for the girls after our Sex & The City tour earlier in the trip. Whilst on tour I checked with the wait staff and they assured me there were gluten and lactose free options on the menu. We were all excited to experience Buddakan not only because of its reputation, but to see the restaurant in full swing of a night.

We were not disappointed on arrival to the restaurant where we were first escorted to the bar to wait for 5-10 minutes as our table was being prepared. The bar is well kitted out from top to bottom with a showcase of spirits, beers and wines all beautifully presented. We were not at the bar long before being seated in the blue section of the restaurant. The other areas were all just as full, but we were happy to be in the main dining area and not pushed off to the side.

Our waiter was extremely helpful throughout the night and explained to me what I could and could not eat. We ordered a selection of plates to share across the table, some of which were not gluten free. The food was very well presented and tasted amazing, but with one flaw. There was not much on the plate to eat and for the money it costed we felt a little cheated. Okay, I will not lie I felt completely cheated. For me the whole "food art" concept is great in theory, but is stupid in practice. I was very hungry when I arrived and even more so by the time I left.

All in all Buddakan was great fun to go and experience for a night, but I would not be a regular. I love my food and when I am hungry you need to feed me. My advice is go there to check out the architecture of the building, experience the atmosphere and enjoy a small bite to eat, but do not expect a feast. It's a small treat for the senses.
Recommended By: @LilMissStackIt / glutenfreemischief.com On: 2011-08-30

Theatre District, New York City (NYC) View On Map
Birdland is a restaurant that was not planned at all, but happened by random chance. Let me explain. The day before we left we bought last minute tickets to see the musical Chicago. On purchasing the tickets they told us that we could receive half price entry to Birdland Jazz Club on the same night. We all wanted to go and see a live performance at the jazz club after the musical and I was prepared to eat after all the events of the night if there was nothing at the club. Turns out Birdland have a very jazzy restaurant to go with the laid back tunes, which caters for allergy requirements. I could not have been happier, because truly I was starving.

The club itself is a very intimate setting where the tables surround the stage in a tiered format. We were seated in the middle where we could soak up the great jazz performances and even a little comedy on the side. Our waitress was extremely helpful and navigated me through the menu from which I ordered the salmon dish. Accompanying our meals were more fantastic cocktails. You can say we truly drank up New York's finest selection of mixes.

Overall the food was fresh, delicious and satisfying. It was not the best meal I had in NYC, but that's only because I am comparing it to everything I ate now. What sets Birdland apart is that it provides you not only with great food, but you get to sit back and take it all in whilst watching some of the world's most talented jazz artists perform. You come out feeling relaxed, calm and begging to never leave the city.
Recommended By: @LilMissStackIt / glutenfreemischief.com On: 2011-08-30

Rosa Mexicano
Lincoln Centre, New York City (NYC) View On Map
I absolutely love Mexican food and when I came across this restaurant in one of my many Google searches I was stunned to see they had a dedicated gluten free menu. I was like a little kid at Christmas trying to decide if I would eat the tacos, enchiladas or maybe even some guacamole. At this point I didn't care I just had to convince the girls to come along, but turned out they were just as excited as I was.

The restaurant has three locations in Manhattan including Lincoln Centre, First Avenue and Union Square. We headed to the Lincoln Centre restaurant purely because it was up the road from where we were staying. I think we were all impressed upon entering Rosa Mexicano. At the reception is a gigantic wall flowing with water and tiny little divers. We were escorted upstairs to our table in the main dining area, which was packed with diners.

Our first order for the night was the house special of guacamole and corn chips. The guacamole gets made at your table and it does not only look amazing, it tastes delicious also. We ordered mains after this, accompanied by beautiful cocktails. All the mains were large portions, bursting with flavours and best of all I had gluten free options. The gluten free menu made it super easy for me to choose without the hassle of all the questions. I really enjoyed my main of mixed grill brochette, which consisted of beef skewers with chorizo sausage, onions, tomatoes and Serrano peppers. It was served on a bed of rice with tomatillo and tomato-chipotle sauces. However, I did struggle to finish it, but that may have been because I stuffed my face with guacamole before hand. It was just all so good and had been sorely missed, until now.

You really cannot go wrong eating gluten or lactose free at Rosa Mexicano. My advice if you are in New York is to get your butt to one of the three locations because it is well worth the trip for not only the food and cheap prices, but also the experience.
Recommended By: @LilMissStackIt / glutenfreemischief.com On: 2011-08-30

Chimu Peruvian Cusina and Steak
Brooklyn, New York City (NYC) View On Map
What would be a trip to the US without trying some traditional Latin American food? I don't think I have ever seen a Peruvian restaurant in Sydney, so Chimu was a first time experience for me. I love experiencing different cultures, especially the traditional cuisine.

The ambience in Chimu was extremely vibrant, alive with chatter and bursting with delicious smells. Again, the wait staff was right on the ball and serving us within minutes of being seated. We ordered our meals and before long we were off and away experiencing the culinary delights of Peru. My dish was a medley of cold seafood in a fresh dressing with Peruvian corn. As you can see from the pictures the corn was gigantic. Others had a variety of foods from steaks to soups and assorted accompaniments. I personally enjoyed my dish and from the buzz around the table, so did everyone else. Some of us did struggle to finish our meals, as these were all extremely large.

The restaurant itself is quite big and extends to an outside courtyard. The walls are all decorated in bright colours with assorted cultural artefacts. Similar to the Manhattan Inn, do not let the front door deceive you. Inside, Chimu is truly another world, leaving behind the dirty graffiti covered storefront.
Recommended By: @LilMissStackIt / glutenfreemischief.com On: 2011-08-22

Manhattan Inn
Brooklyn, New York City (NYC) View On Map
From the front of the restaurant the Manhattan Inn does not look like much, but don't let looks deceive you. Our waitress seated us at the back of the restaurant, which has a very large and beautiful sunroof. The tables surround a grand piano, which lies in the middle of the floor under the sunlight. It truly is a beautiful setting on any night of the week.

Our waitress was very attentive to our whole table, especially as I explained to her my gluten and lactose free requirements. The Manhattan Inn does have gluten and lactose free options, but you just need to ask for these. After we ordered we had the pleasure of listening to a brilliant pianist who began playing early in the night. The ambience of the Manhattan Inn was alive from the beginning we arrived and was only getting more crowded as its sheer popularity became apparent to us.

The meals all came out in a timely manner, except for mine. So, I waited and I waited and yes I waited some more. Everyone was finished their meal and I was asking the waitress for a second time for where my meal was. Turns out the chef forgot, so I was served a late but completely free meal. No complaints from me. Free food is always good. The meal itself was great food. The chicken was tender and the vegetables had beautiful flavours. I was not too keen on the burgers I saw the girls eating though, which had thick greasy oil seeping out. Not appealing, but they said the burgers were extremely tasty.

Overall, the experience we had at the Manhattan Inn was a lot of fun, combined with great entertainment and free food. If you are in Brooklyn I would advise you to check this restaurant out for either a quick bite or relaxing dinner.
Recommended By: @LilMissStackIt / glutenfreemischief.com On: 2011-08-22

Asia De Cuba
Madison Avenue , New York City (NYC) View On Map
This was one of my absolute favourites in NYC, which I plan to go back to the next time I am in town. Upon entering the restaurant you will feel the glowing red ambience that instantly calms you. The one thing that I really notice in restaurants is the seating because bad seats make for a very uncomfortable meal. Asia De Cuba offers white leather upholstery that is well padded and designed to have you eating and drinking for hours.

The thing that stuck out most to me when booking this restaurant was the fact that they offered gluten free menus, which of course they did. The menu was a cut down version of the original menu with some modifications, but you still have plenty of options to choose from. We ordered half from the original menu and half from the gluten free menu to share. The service throughout the night was great with wait staff continuously offering our table drinks, including water and fast food service. Each of our meals was large in size and beautifully presented. Of all the plates we ordered each offered its own flavours and was delicious. Accompanying the meal were beautiful cocktails, which we thoroughly enjoyed... maybe a little too much.

I thoroughly recommend going to Asia De Cuba for dinner, not just for the food but the experience. Do make sure you book ahead as it is a popular spot for New Yorkers.
Recommended By: @LilMissStackIt / glutenfreemischief.com On: 2011-08-22

Hard Rock Cafe
Theatre District, New York City (NYC) View On Map
The Hard Rock Cafe was surprising because I did not think they would accommodate for gluten free food options, however I was wrong. Before dining here we did ask if they had gluten free food on the menu and sure enough there were plenty of options for me. The food was good, not the wow factor, but for a cheap night out it is a lot of fun at the cafe. The chicken wings were super yummy and great to have some that were gluten free. My main was average, but I could not complain, as it was what I expected for the style of restaurant.

The atmosphere was absolutely alive at the Hard Rock. The restaurant was packed out and buzzing with life. The decorations make it fun to read the walls and follow the history of pop culture. The service on top of it all was fantastic, which is one of the upsides of paying tips in the US. Because everyone is working based on tips, service is usually top notch, unlike Australia where many times you are waiting hours for just a lousy glass of water.

Also on a side note, if you are taking friends or family there for a birthday let the staff know on the down low. They will later come out during dessert and take your friend to the middle of the restaurant, get them up on a chair and have everyone singing happy birthday to them. Its great fun and everyone gets a laugh as we did!
Recommended By: @LilMissStackIt / glutenfreemischief.com On: 2011-08-22

The Bombay Bistro
Boulder, Colorado (CO) View On Map
This restaurants offers a homemade gluten-free naan to soak up all the delicious gluten free indian food. Need I say more. Try it, you'll love it. I went to this restaurant with my husbands family. We had an entire table of dietary restrictions including dairy free, vegetarian and gluten-free. Thankfully, the chef was able to accommodate us and we all were able to share about 6 different dishes. It was wonderful!
Recommended By: delectablyglutenfree.blogspot.com On: 2011-08-19

Suki Thai
Boulder, Colorado (CO) View On Map
Suki Thai is one of those places that doesn't catch your eye. It's in a small strip mall near the college campus of CU, however the fresh ingredients at this noodle house are fantastic. Almost the entire menu is gluten-free (I think one of the owners has a gluten-intolerance). All gluten free menu items are labeled GF. They cook each noodle bowl in a new pot and you can watch everything being made while waiting in line to pay. Red coconut curry is my favorite and for extra kick, try the GF Suki sauce! To make this an even better experience lunch costs under 10 bucks.
Recommended By: delectablyglutenfree.blogspot.com On: 2011-08-19

Centro Latin Kitchen and Refreshment Palace
Boulder, Colorado (CO) View On Map
I have to admit, I have been to Centro about eight times and I always order the same thing. I am sure most of the food is delish, but I really LOVE the habenero pork tacos. They are spicy and remind me of food I would find on the Baja. The black beans on the side and achiote rice are excellent complements to the spicy tacos. Yum! I hear the enchiladas and veggie tacos are good too! Talk to the wait staff- they know all about gluten-intolerance. Almost anything on the menu can be made gluten-free and made with corn tortillas. Eat here, but don't forget to have the best and most refreshing cuban mojito along side your meal!
Recommended By: delectablyglutenfree.blogspot.com On: 2011-08-19

Boulder, Colorado (CO) View On Map
On any given day you can walk into Salt, have a fancy cocktail made by the infamous mixologists and dip your gluten free bread into fresh butter. I love SALT because the food is comforting, perfectly flavorful, and not pretentious. The ambiance is industrial meets vintage meets super chic. Somehow it works beautifully and the patio is great for people watching along Pearl Street. Cross contamination is always an issue when eating gluten free and having Celiac, but SALT is knowledgable of their made to order food! There is even a separate fryer for french fries to avoid cross contamination. Talk to the waiter to explain your food allergy/intolerance and they will definitely help you out! One of my favorite menu items is the never ever burger with vermont cheddar cheese, pickled onions, house-made ketchup on top of a seasonal green salad...and never ever meaning, no hormones and no anti-biotics...ever. I've also had the Rosemary Rotisserie chicken with garlic and olive oil and local roasted veggies (carrots, onions and potatoes). SALT uses seasonal ingredients so the menu changes according to the local farms. My favorite spirit is the Rum Mint Sangria with dancing pines rum, fresh mint, triple sec, lemon juice and white wine.
Recommended By: delectablyglutenfree.blogspot.com On: 2011-08-19

The Garden Cafe
Woodstock, New York (NY) View On Map
After spending a few days in the city, we headed to a wedding in Woodstock. I could not believe our luck when a stone's throw away from our B&B, was a sign saying "Pizza - Gluten-Free!"

What!? Really!? Turns out the restaurant, The Garden Cafe, features vegan food and serves gluten-free pasta, breads, and amazingly delicious grilled, gluten-free pizza! Not only was gluten-free pizza on the menu, but it was being cooked on a huge grill out in the lovely garden. After tasting how good this pizza was, I introduced myself to John Barbaro - the pizza grill is his gig at the restaurant. John told me he makes his gluten-free dough with "some rice flours, water, and fresh herbs," and those ingredients - combined with it being a thin crust - and cooked on the grill is what makes it so good. (I'm hoping to get some measurements soon!) Those of you who are gluten-free know just how hard it is to find a great pizza crust! My son proceeded to have three of these pizzas during our two day stay in Woodstock. John also let my little guys "help" at the grill, while telling them about a dessert pizza he makes with chocolate, peanut butter and whipped cream! Oh my! Thank you, John!
Recommended By: @cookingweekends / cookingontheweekends.com On: 2011-08-18

G-Free NYC
, New York City (NYC) View On Map
I was thrilled to find G-Free NYC, a gluten-free market - just 4 blocks from our hotel, on the upper west side. On the second day of our trip, in the pouring rain, under a huge hotel umbrella (that my boys wanted no part of), we walked to the market. We were greeted by the owner, Lynn Shute, who immediately offered us a delicious, gluten-free chocolate, chocolate chip cookie. Lynn showed us around her super cute, warm store, fitted with a huge, soft, wooden butcher block in the center. It was here we found gluten-free Heaven Mills Cinnamon Rolls that my son would be having for breakfast everyday on the rest of our trip. We also grabbed a couple boxes of The Grainless Baker Cheddar Snackers, which were fantastic! Lynn offers fresh baked goods from a number of sources, and the shelves and freezers are packed with things like biscotti, pastas and frozen pita breads, small pizza crusts, complete boxed gluten-free meals, and more. I wish this gem of a store were near us in LA, but should you find yourself looking for gluten-free in NYC, please don't miss G-Free NYC!
Recommended By: @cookingweekends / cookingontheweekends.com On: 2011-08-18

Earth Matters Organic Cafe
Lower East Side, New York City (NYC) View On Map
This is a great cafe in the Lower East Side, which I absolutely loved. I found this one lunchtime when the girls went to Katz deli, which did not cater for Coeliac's. To my surprise I found Earth Matter's right around the corner tucked away in the street. Earth Matters is an organic cafe that makes all the food on site, so everyday it is fresh and exciting. The cafe is broken up into two levels, so you can order downstairs and then tuck yourself away upstairs to enjoy your food with a great book or tap away on your laptop. There is also a grocery section in the cafe, if you are looking for organic ingredients to take home with you afterwards.

I ordered the wild rice and chicken pesto combo salad, which was delicious. Afterwards I was still feeling a little puckish, so I ordered the wild berry smoothie, which has no diary. Another great plus for the cafe. There are not only gluten free options, but also plenty of lactose free items on the menu. I ended up falling asleep in my chair in the cafe just soaking up the afternoon sun. I will definitely be going back to Earth Matters next time I am in NYC.
Recommended By: @LilMissStackIt / glutenfreemischief.com On: 2011-08-17

Tony DiNapoli
Times Square, New York City (NYC) View On Map
Now if you are looking for something more substantial to tuck into over lunch then Tony is your man. This restaurant was situated in Times Square only a few steps from our apartment. What Tony does not advertise is that they have gluten free pasta and pizza options, but you need to ask. We had a very enthusiastic and super helpful waiter who helped us to navigate our way through the giant menu. I kept it simple for lunch and ordered the gluten free spaghetti bolognese, whilst my friends ordered the gluten options. The food portions were typical American style, which were huge. I was struggling to finish my pasta, which was immensely enjoyable. The quality of the food combined with the prices was well worth the stop at Tony Di Napoli's. I would suggest this restaurant for either lunch or dinner, you really cannot go wrong here. Its basic Italian, but fills you up and keeps you coming back for more.
Recommended By: @LilMissStackIt / glutenfreemischief.com On: 2011-08-17

, Chain View On Map
This is a fast food restaurant with a twist. Freshii provides both pre-designed salad suggestions or you can create your own salad from their extensive ingredient menu. The best part is there are plenty of gluten free options on the menu and the staff understand what this means. I was completely bombarded with the suggestions, so I chose the chicken, blueberry and spinach salad. The meal was great for a quick bite to eat, whilst cruising through Times Square sightseeing. The salad was fresh, crisp and refreshing with a great price to match. If you are going there try a salad, you can't go wrong because you can completely design it yourself.
Recommended By: @LilMissStackIt / glutenfreemischief.com On: 2011-08-16

Slice Parlor Pizza
Albuquerque, New Mexico (NM) View On Map
A relatively new pizza joint in town. Serves a 12" pizza and even has gluten free beer on the menu. It doesn't get much better than that!
Recommended By: delectablyglutenfree.blogspot.com On: 2011-08-02

Slate Street Cafe
Albuquerque, New Mexico (NM) View On Map
On a recent rendezvous to Albuquerque, I had the most wonderful meal at Slate Street Cafe. Many of the staff follow a gluten-free diet and the owner has a family member with Coeliac Disease. Yay! The food here is amazing. It is presented well, it's fresh and full of flavor. Plus a drink in the wine loft before the meal is a nice touch. They have a separate gluten-free menu, just ask the hostess when you take your seat! My meal included a peach glazed seared salmon with sauteed green beans, sugar snap peas, snow peas and a spicy kiwi-mango salsa. Awesome! All the salads are gluten free and the one that caught my eye was the grilled peach and prosciutto salad with spring greens, asparagus, golden tomatoes and shaved parmesan.
Recommended By: delectablyglutenfree.blogspot.com On: 2011-08-02

Zinc Wine Bar and Bistro
Albuquerque, New Mexico (NM) View On Map
Zinc is an awesome place to listen to music and have a wonderful meal. The hostess, chef and waitress were all knowledgeable about my intolerance and assured me that I would have a safe meal. It was wonderful! I had the New Mexico raised steak and a mixed green salad with homemade champagne vinaigrette. I will be back.
Recommended By: delectablyglutenfree.blogspot.com On: 2011-08-02