I’ve eaten at Friedman’s a couple of times and absolutely love it! The staff is really friendly and they have a ton of gluten free options. They even pride themselves on preventing cross contamination. If you are in the city, you definitely need to stop at Friedman’s. And no matter what you get, you have to ask for their apple butter and toast. It’s out of the world! Just remembered they don’t take reservations and it fills up quickly, so if you have some other things to do before you plan to eat, stop at Friedman’s and put your name on the list.
Fear not, sports fans! The revamped Madison Square Garden is gluten free friendly. Their gluten free stand is called, “Healthy at The Garden.” The menu includes hot dogs, nachos, fries, chicken fingers, pizza, multiple beers and more! They also offer pre-made sandwiches by The Bare Naked Bakery on Long Island. I bought the sandwich, but the bread was VERY dry. Although the sandwich wasn’t my favorite, I have to say the gluten free menu at The Garden blows away those of the other arenas/stadiums I’ve been the.
FYI – Yankee Stadium, Citi Field and The Barclay’s Center have gluten free stands as well!
A few weeks my boyfriend and I went to dinner at Bistango. After months of drooling over their website menu I was beyond excited for this special date night! Bistango is certified gluten free and is absolutely fabulous. As soon as the sever comes to the table he/she asks if anyone has a food allergy. The menu clearly identifies the gluten free options although the entire menu can be gluten free. They even serve gluten free Italian bread. It had been over a year since I had Italian bread at a restaurant (at Yamanja in Aruba) and it was AMAZING! Light, fluffy and delicious. I believe they order their bread from Everybody Eats in Brooklyn. For dinner I had the gluten free spinach ravioli in a pink sauce. My boyfriend ordered the pork chop (gluten style) and we shared coffee gelato for dessert. This was the best dinner I’ve had at a restaurant in a long time and I can’t wait to go back. I highly recommend Bistango. You won’t be disappointed!