Source: Carrie On Living
Excerpt from the author: NYC is one of my favorite destinations, and I had the opportunity to visit just a few weeks ago. The city was busy, even busier than I remember from previous visits, but Alan and I got to go back to some of our favorite haunts, as well as discover some new ones.
Of course, for me travel is all about the food, so I decided to summarize this recent trip to the Big Apple into a Gluten- and Dairy-Free Food Guide to New York City. Whether you’re visiting soon or in the future, I hope you enjoy this post.
- Friedmans Restaurant. We visited the location inside Chelsea Market, and I found the turkey club on gluten-free sourdough to be so satisfying the day after travel. Alan and I shared an order of sweet potato fries. Yum!
- Hu Kitchen. I think I ate here at least once a day on this most recent trip. Hu Kitchen is designed specifically to be paleo-friendly, but anyone with food sensitivities or food restrictions will be happy here. Don’t miss the desserts like this “Crack Bar” that I ate on the plane ride home:
- Candle 79. This is one of my favorite vegan restaurants of all time, and Alan and I love the cozy feeling inside the restaurant, too. This time, we went for brunch and I had the mole enchiladas along with dessert and fresh juice:
- Modern Love Brooklyn. This is another vegan restaurant with comfort food offerings. Be sure to make reservations, it’s a busy place. The food is outstanding and the interior is warm and cozy:
- Le Pain Quotidien. This is a chain restaurant with locations seemingly around every NYC corner, but the food is consistently good and each location is unique and charming. Le Pain Quotidient now offers a gluten-free seed bread that is outstanding. I had it with roasted turkey and avocado:
- Souen. This is a macrobiotic restaurant with mostly vegan offerings. On this visit, I had simple stir-fry rice noodles with veggies. I keep coming back here for healthy, easy food:
- Chelsea Market. As mentioned above, Friedman’s is my fav choice inside Chelsea Market for gluten-free dining, but there are other options if you want to pick and choose:
- Gansevoort Market. This is another food hall near Chelsea Market. It’s worth a visit for a snack, but I didn’t find a lot of main dish options here.
Markets & Carts:
- Whole Foods Markets. You can be sure to find a healthy gluten- and dairy-free option at the hot bars, but beware the crowds during the lunch and evening hours. The small restaurants on the top level of the Bowery location are value-priced and worth a visit.
- Trader Joe’s. TJ’s is always option as well for a quick pre-made salad or packaged item.
- Fresh carts. You’ll find these around the city, often near subway stops, and you can grab a fresh fruit to eat on the go here.
- Bodegas. These are smaller-sized neighborhood stores where you can find fresh fruits on the go, or mineral waters and sometimes packaged juices.
- Health food stores. If you need a specialty gluten- or dairy-free food, you’ll need to seek out one of the specialty health food stores around town. You won’t have to go far to find one, so just keep your eyes open.
There you have it! I hope this guide helps you navigate NYC and find foods that energize and nourish you too.
Originaly posted on Carrie on Living