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Gluten Free in USA

From the big cities of New York and Los Angeles, to the beaches of Florida and everything in between. It is no surprise that so many people visit the USA each year. However, where can you eat Gluten Free when travelling across the country? Find previous recommendations here and do share your own as well.

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Don Antonio
Hell's Kitchen, New York City (NYC) View On Map
Amazing gluten free pizza. I had not had a good pizza since having to give up gluten several years earlier. This restaurant serves up the best gluten free pizza I have found in North America. My boyfriend had a regular pizza, which he said was also one of the best he has ever had and said that the GF pizza tasted just as good as the normal. Would come here every week if we could.
Recommended By: thecanadiansoutherner.weebly.com On: 2017-02-26

Rosemary's
West Village, New York City (NYC) View On Map
Rosemary's was by far my fave joint for pasta. Where I met my friend, and we shared a carafe of sparkling wine. We both had the same beef braised pasta with cherry tomatoes, she got the cavatelli because she loves the gluten, and I had the house gluten-free pasta. Still, it was amazing. AH-MAY-ZING. I'm going back to that West Village joint.
Recommended By: @peveteaux / glutenismybitch.wordpress.com On: 2014-03-22


Rosemary's
West Village, New York City (NYC) View On Map
Rosemary's was by far my fave joint for pasta. Where I met my friend, and we shared a carafe of sparkling wine. We both had the same beef braised pasta with cherry tomatoes, she got the cavatelli because she loves the gluten, and I had the house gluten-free pasta. Still, it was amazing. AH-MAY-ZING. I'm going back to that West Village joint.
Recommended By: @peveteaux / glutenismybitch.wordpress.com On: 2014-03-22


Siggy's
2 Locations, New York City (NYC) View On Map
A few weeks ago I wandered upon Siggy's with some of my family members. They boast an all organic menu with lots of gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan options. We decided to give it a go and everyone ended up happy. Everything gluten free is clearly labeled on the menu. I got a turkey burger on a gluten free bun with a side salad. The bun looked too good when it arrived so I made the waiter confirm for me that it was gluten free (yes, I'm that crazy girl). It wasn't the best gluten free bun I'd ever had, but I was pretty happy with the burger as a whole. They also have a lot of really good looking salads, gluten free pastas, and entrees. Now that the weather is turning cool I'd like to try the beef stew over spinach and quinoa. My gluten eating brothers were happy with their mac and cheese. Siggy's has locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn Heights. If you like to eat organic or need to find a restaurant for your mash of gluten free and vegetarian friends, Siggy's is a good choice.
Recommended By: @_anyak_ / anothergfblog.blogspot.com On: 2014-03-15



Tommy Lasagna
Grammercy Park, New York City (NYC) View On Map
Tommy Lasagna opened a few years ago but their gluten free menu is new. To start we had gluten free focaccia with olive oil. For a first course we had Mango Shrimp with a Fennel Slaw. Next was Ceviche. Third we were able to try the Green Market Lasagna and the Bolognese Lasagna. Fourth we had fresh Fettuccine with Lobster and Papperdelle with Bolognese. Fifth we tried the Cioppino and Veal Involtini. To finish we had Cheesecake and Flourless Chocolate Cake. Not only were there six courses, but most courses involved two samplings. I'm still full thinking about this meal.

Everything was amazing. My favorite was the Bolognese Lasagna. It is a lasagna restaurant after all. The veggie lasagna was also really good and you could taste the freshness of the vegetables that Tommy gets from the Union Square farmer's market.

I honestly really liked everything I had. I hardly ever eat veal, but stuffed with spinach, asparagus, and fresh mozzarella it was really good. The focaccia was a good start to the meal and the desserts were heavenly. I wish I had more room to eat them. Not only was the food really good, but Tommy really "gets" the whole gluten free thing. We talked for a while about the different flours he uses, how all the gluten free pasta is made on a separate pasta maker first thing in the morning when everything in the kitchen is clean, and training his staff to fully understand the issues of cross contamination. I felt completely confident I was eating safely at Tommy Lasagna and will definitely be back.
Recommended By: @_anyak_ / anothergfblog.blogspot.com On: 2014-03-15


Bloom's New York Delicatessen & Restaurant
Murray Hill, New York City (NYC) View On Map
This restaurant has been on my must visit list for years. The last time I actually tried to go they were closed as a movie was using it as a location. As luck would have it, a few weeks later I had to take care of some business in the area and found myself a block away from Bloom's - so guess where I decided to have lunch.

Bloom's is a typical small New York City deli/diner. The place was buzzing around lunchtime with both locals and tourists alike. It's proximity to Grand Central Terminal makes it an ideal spot to grab a bit on your way in or out of the City. We were welcomed and shown to a table. Coleslaw and a pickle tray were soon presented and we were noshing while perusing the menu. The gluten-free menu is separate and I had to ask for it. There is a huge selection of gluten-free items ranging from burgers and fries to pancakes and sandwiches. After looking through the menu, I found myself wanting a BLT (which is not on the menu) and this being a diner knew it would not be a problem. Sure enough, when I asked, the waitress didn't even bat an eyelash. So a toasted BLT with a side of potato salad would soon be on its way. Perhaps the thing that made me most giddy was when the waitress shouted the orders to the open kitchen visible behind a high counter and for the first-time ever I hear the words gluten-free BLT shouted as an order (not to mention she confirmed with the kitchen with a vocal that's on gluten-free bread). Nice!

When my plate arrived it was a true thing of beauty. Perfectly toasted bread that was jam-packed with a New York-sized amount of lettuce, tomato, and bacon. I am not sure what gluten-free bread they use but the crust looked very familiar.

Overall it was a pretty good experience. Would I go back? Absolutely. There is a short stack of gluten-free pancakes with my name on it. The nicest thing about Bloom's is being able to walk-in off the street, grab a sandwich, and be on your way without having to search for a gluten-free option, explain everything to the server and kitchen, and, in the end cross your fingers that it will all work out. I walked out thinking wow, I just had a gluten-free BLT for lunch. A truly great feeling.
Recommended By: @glutenfreemike / glutenfreemike.com On: 2013-08-20


S'MAC
East Village, New York City (NYC) View On Map
Sarita's Mac and Cheese (or S'MAC for short) is a chain of mac and cheese restaurants that also caters to the gluten-free crowd. But what makes this place unusual, compared to the hordes of restaurants that claim to cater "gluten-free" , is that this place is actually coeliac friendly. A lot of restaurants with a gluten-free menu will either specifically say they are not suitable for coeliacs, or make such a vague and ambiguous statement that you aren't sure whether to trust them or not. But S'MAC is as safe as you can get. The owner wanted to make a place that would welcome everyone regardless of allergies, but during the process of tasting and developing her recipes, developed gluten intolerance as well! The East Village branch was pretty trendy, catering to a fairly young crowd. There were some carefully calculated bare brick walls, with brand new light fittings but the place still retained a kind of "run-down diner" feel, while remaining new and clean. Every type of mac and cheese they serve is available with gluten-free macaroni, so the choice isn't restricted at all.

Oh this was so delicious! The smallest size was plenty big enough for lunch and it tasted so wonderfully indulgent. I was really keen on the use of figs, which provided a surprising sweetness that worked well with the other ingredients. The only downside is the $1.50 supplement for the gluten-free pasta. This seems to be far more common in the US than over here, where I guess gluten-free is seen as more of a "lifestyle" than a medical necessity.

I enjoyed S'MAC so much that I went back with my friend and got a "take and bake" - where they prepare it for you and you bake it at home. Unfortunately they had put the wrong labels on the boxes, which my friend noticed because the gluten-free pasta is a slightly different colour. It just goes to show that even in a "safe" place, you must always be vigilant.

Overall, S'MAC is a "must try" place for any coeliac visiting New York. It isn't fine dining, but it is delicious, informal, quick, easy and oh so comforting!
Recommended By: @TheHappyCoeliac / thehappycoeliac.com On: 2013-06-02


Tu-Lu's Bakery
East Village, New York City (NYC) View On Map
Tu-Lu's Gluten-free Bakery is the one place you can let your guard down. The entire bakery is, as the name suggests, gluten-free and they bake everything right on the premises. Situated in the East Village, like many commercial properties in New York, it's pretty tiny, so it's good to know there is at least no stray gluten lurking. It's difficult to review a bakery really since service doesn't really come into it and it relies on you sampling the entire menu. Ahem. Which I DIDN'T do, I hasten to add. So I picked the cinnamon sugar doughnut, which was also dairy-free and then I asked what was most popular amongst the customers. The man replied without hesitation, "The red velvet cupcakes". So I bought one of those for good measure. I was the only customer in at the time, so I sat down to savour my baked goods. Although no one else sat down, there was a steady stream of customers coming in and out, and a lot of regulars, it seemed. I was glad it is doing well, since it's a safe haven for coeliacs.

On to The Doughnut. My first since diagnosis and it was wonderful! I can't tell you how much I miss doughnuts these days. But these were freshly baked, lightly spiced, not too sweet and just melt-in-your-mouth yumtastic. I ate the whole thing. I soon realised that I should have sampled a little bit of both because I started to get quite full, but I went on to the red velvet cupcake, lovingly dolloped with an American-sized portion of cream cheese frosting. I can honestly see why it's so popular! Words can't describe, the cupcake was moist and dense, the frosting was creamy with a tangy kick. Even in my state of sugar-crazed delirium, I could only manage half so stowed it away in its box for safe keeping.

Tu-lu's is a must visit for any coeliac or gluten-intolerant visitor to New York. Go there and gorge! It's not cheap, but you will find a premium on most gluten-free items in this city, so suck it up and look at it as an investment.
Recommended By: @TheHappyCoeliac / thehappycoeliac.com On: 2013-06-02



Lilli and Loo
Lexington Avenue, New York City (NYC) View On Map
Lilli and Loo describes itself as "Chinese Asian Cuisine & Sushi Bar" and came highly recommended to me by my friend, who I was staying with. The main reason being that it also advertises a gluten-free menu with over 30 items available! Win! It is on Lexington Avenue, a short walk from the south east corner of Central Park, making it the ideal place for hungry gluten-free tourists. Their gluten-free credentials are good, and their reputation for being coeliac friendly is the reason I went there in the first place!

When I first went I cut a lonely figure, eating for one, but when I asked for the gluten-free menu I soon realised that it was probably just as well nobody but strangers would see me make a pig out of myself. Their gluten-free choices are extremely varied and include fried things that are normally off limits - crispy General Tso's chicken, dumplings, sushi with tempura, spring rolls.

To start with I had the pan fried pork dumplings. These were absolutely delicious, although a little different to how regular dumplings are. There was definitely a glutinous texture to them, but they were crispy and chewy at the same time, and came with a tamari-based dipping sauce. After devouring the dumplings I was feeling rather full, but still my plate of crispy General Tso's chicken arrived. We don't really see this dish a lot in the UK, but it is battered and fried chicken pieces smothered in a sort of sweet sauce.

After the first visit, I returned with my friend, dragging her to the Upper East side while I lived out my dumpling fantasies once more. This time I ordered sushi for my main - with shrimp tempura, spicy tuna and avocado, topped with basil. It came very impressively laid out. This was delicious, and very freshly prepared. I wasn't so keen on the basil flavours, so I awkwardly peeled the leaves off. The waitress made a point of telling me that the soy sauce in the little pot was also gluten-free. After a large starter and main, it was all I could do not to try dessert. I mean, they had real gluten-free desserts! I chose the pecan pie. This may be one of the better life decisions I have made, because it was better than any gluten-containing pie I've had as well! The pastry was light, but not bland, and the insides were sweet and nutty.

Overall there isn't much bad to say about Lilli and Loo. The food is delicious. It's not cheap, but not eye-wateringly expensive. The knowledge of gluten-free food is absolutely great, although the servers can be a little surly. For a coeliac in New York City, it's absolutely unmissable.
Recommended By: @TheHappyCoeliac / thehappycoeliac.com On: 2013-06-02


Risotteria
West Village, New York City (NYC) View On Map
When I asked for gluten-free recommendations in New York, Risotteria, situated in the West Village, was the name on everyone's lips. It has become so famous throughout the coeliac community and beyond, that I read tales of lines around the block at lunchtime, and having to wait an hour for a table (they don't do reservations). With that in mind, I decided to go at midday, opening time, figuring at least the queues wouldn't be THAT long. In the end, we were seated immediately, and I could see why the waits were so long; there was only room for about 20 diners altogether. It's in another of New York teeny tiny spaces, spaces that make my small London flat look roomy.

As might be expected, the menu is largely made up of risottos, all sounding absolutely delicious. The difference between this and other italian restaurants is that almost everything on the menu is gluten-free. Some of the menu is not. But this is a restaurant that is safe and switched on when it comes to cross contamination and general understanding of gluten-free.

I generally don't order risotto when I'm out as I feel I can make it perfectly well at home, but the varieties of rice and delicious combinations of ingredients tempted me away from pizza on this occasion. I chose the italian sausage and portobello mushroom risotto with carnaroli rice. While we were waiting, gluten-free breadsticks appeared as if by magic. Surprisingly the breadsticks were chewy, not crispy, not unlike a soft pretzel. Mmm, I could have gone for some more of those! My risotto was everything I could have hoped for, and made me keenly aware of my own risotto-related shortcomings. The Italian sausage was delicious and the portobello mushrooms were great, as portbello mushrooms always are. The worst part of the meal was feeling too full for dessert. And it being my last day in New York, I had somewhat run out of money. Oh well :) I loved their dessert menu though. Risotteria is another stop on the "must visit" gluten-free tour of New York. It's safe, the staff are friendly and set in the very trendy West Village there is plenty to do in the area.
Recommended By: @TheHappyCoeliac / thehappycoeliac.com On: 2013-06-02


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