Gluten Free in Manhattan, New York

So I already told you about how fantastic the gluten free options in Brooklyn were - but now I want to tell you about Manhattan, where even more amazing gluten free food awaits you. The best part has to be the variety of food and how easy it is to get around via the subway for all these great options. Even after working long days, it was so simple to hop on the subway and grab dinner on the Upper East Side.

(212) 537-7179

Hands down the best vegan food I've ever eaten and the ambiance of the restaurant was also just great - very warm and cozy. The gluten free menu is varied and extensive with plenty of options for all different kinds of eaters. Other things to love include the fresh juice and dreamy desserts.  My visit to Candle 79 including an amazing creamy squash risotto, a Katie Holmes sighting (she was waiting for take out while I was waiting for my table), a wonderful dinner companion that I met at Camp Mighty, and a brownie topped with chocolate sauce and ice cream. Now no offense to Katie or Caitlin - but that brownie was AMAZING. 

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Gluten Free In Brooklyn, New York

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From now on, whenever I visit New York City, I'm staying in Brooklyn and I'll take the subway to visit the other parts of the city. Prior to my thirty day stint in Brooklyn, each time I had visited NYC I stayed in Manhattan - I didn't know what I was missing!

I ate so well during my time in Brooklyn and I don't mean just tasty food, I mean healthy food. Typically, a my diet while traveling isn't exactly healthy or close to what I would be eating at home - not so in Brooklyn. There were plenty of tasty, healthy, gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan options all around me which were easily accessible.

(718) 320-3805


Let's not beat around the bush, Bogota Bistro was my favorite find in Brooklyn. I already tend to have a thing for food from Central and South America, but add in a huge menu that's marked with lots of gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan options and we have a winner. I tried a number of things on the menu but my favorites were the Arepa de Chocolo with Chunky Avocado Salad and the Cornmeal Empanadas. Even though it's a busy and popular place the staff were all very attentive in making sure my food was safe for me - they even have a separate gluten free fryer, so there are no worries about cross contamination. Another sign of Bogota Bistro's greatness was that all the people I brought there, maybe ten or so in all, loved it. 

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NYC Picture A Day: Week 1

Are you on instagram? Do you follow me? If you don't, I wanted to let you know about a little project I started; NYC Picture A Day. It's just what it sounds like - one picture a day of New York City. I was sent out here for work for at least 30 days and since I knew my schedule wouldn't leave much time for creativity - I decided a photo a day project would help me meet that need to create something. So here's week one;

Brooklyn (you'll see a lot of that, since it's where I'm staying and working)

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