When you think of good food, is it any surprise that New York City comes to mind? I have had the pleasure of traveling all over the world including Brazil and Ukraine. I will tell you from personal experience that some of the best food I have ever eaten was in NYC. I have posted before about my foodie adventures in NYC, but these new photos are sure to make your mouth water and get you thinking about a time you can make the trek out there for food this tasty. In addition to awesome shows on Broadway, fantastic gluten-free foodies and bloggers who reside there, the food is just one more reason to add this city to your bucket list of places to visit.
Friedman’s Lunch in NYC historic Chelsea Market was one of the places suggested to us when we began planning all the tasty places we would eat while in the city. We heard that the gluten-free friend chicken is unlike any other. Since we could only make it for lunch (they only serve that at dinner) we decided to go for some other tasty menu items. We decided on fresh chopped salads, their famous fries (SO good!) and a grilled ham and cheese sandwich with creamy tomato soup. All items were prepared with great caution, taste absolutely delicious and oh so fresh. We all enjoyed our dishes and everyone left with a full tummy. The company of sweet friends including Kyra of Kyra’s Bakeshop and Jaquy of Tasty Freedom was icing on this gluten-free cake of a lunch! 😉 Ok and I know I am biased but how darling is my mama?!
Pip’s Place was the gluten-free bakery on our bucket list. I had been here before and loved it so much that I wanted to go back and see what was new. This darling cakery is owned by a mother/daughter team (which you know I love!) who truly love and care for the celiac and gluten-free communities. We were pleased to enjoy some delicious new goodies on this trip including tiramisu, blueberry cheesecake, buttermilk scones, crumb cake, whoopie pies and lemon tartlets.
We had heard awesome things about HU Kitchen so decided it would be worth the trip. It most certainly was! This ultra healthy, paleo friendly restaurant uses only the best ingredients to create fantastic dishes like the ones you see below. The caramelized pineapple with cashew cream was so yummy that I want to go back just for it! The chicken tenders, meatloaf and salads were also fantastic. They even serve gluten-free rolls with the entrees. It wouldn’t be a trip for me without an afternoon of gluten-free tea time. Whenever I go anywhere, I always try to organize something like this as I feel it is a dying tradition that is so relaxing. The St. Regis NYC boasted a beautiful afternoon tea complete with safely prepared gluten-free scones, desserts and sandwiches. They bring in products from a local gluten-free bakery to achieve this. The savory tartlet and salmon sandwich were my two favorites. Our herbal tea was an excellent accompaniment to all the tasty treats.
As I mentioned in my previous gluten-free in NYC post a few years back, I LOVE Pala Pizza! I think they do such a fantastic job with their food and the fact that it is gluten-free is even more wonderful. I couldn’t wait to take my mom here. We both enjoyed the gluten-free calamari, arancini (risotto balls), spaghetti and meatballs, pizza (I recommend the spinachi), vegan carrot cake and apple tartlet. I was truly shocked by how much I loved the vegan, gluten-free carrot cake. It was divine!
Of course our trip wouldn’t have been complete without a Yankees game and trip to the 20th anniversary F.R.I.E.N.D.S pop up that was only there for a short time. We had so much fun with all our g-free friends on this trip. I feel so blessed to be surrounded by good people!! Thank you Erin of Gluten Free Fun and Katie of Gluten Free Blondie for helping us find the best places to eat in the city. Oh and for being AWESOME!! You too Kyra, Cheryl, Jenna & Craig, we adore you all! <3