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The Colorful Streets of New York City and All It's Sweetest Gluten Free Eateries

Updated: Jan 21



In NYC, there is everything from 100% authentic Italian gluten free restaurants, to an authentic French bakery, to restaurants promoting health and wellness, to some of the sweetest and most delicious bakeries you'll ever step foot into. And again... ALL 100% gluten free establishments.


These are my adventures!


ENJOY!



While strolling through the streets of NYC, you will very often see stands that are...



COLORED IN FLOWERS...!





















And some beautiful street art right by the WTC:



















Again, just Colored in Flowers...




















So much fun!



Onto some sweet eats, shall we?!



Hu Kitchen



When in NYC, you'll want to stop by Hu Kitchen to have a plate full of delicious comfort food to enjoy. One of my favorite times to visit Hu Kitchen is during breakfast time though where you can be served items such as Avocado Toast, an Organic Mediterranean Chicken Crepe, or even some Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes, and more! Their Lunch and Dinner menu items are incredible as well... so good!





This is their Green Tea Cupcake:





This cupcake is not only delicious, it's what I would consider a healthier version of a cupcake... You can tell when you eat it that it's not loaded with unhealthy ingredients either which is a huge plus. Also, if you love green tea just as much as I do, you will simply love this cupcake. Also, be sure to try their chocolate!



Springbone Kitchen



Next, head on over to Springbone Kitchen for some Avocado Toast on a Paleo Gluten Free Bun, along with some heartwarming bone broth, and a delicious Berries and Cream Smoothie which is my favorite smoothie in all of NYC:









What I also like about this quick-service restaurant is that it is right by Washington Square Park and a variety of different yoga studios. It's in the perfect location for a Yoga and Smoothies Meetup!






Senza Gluten


For a truly nice sit-down dinner experience, visit Senza Gluten in East Village! When you visit NYC, you will be surrounded by authentic Italian restaurants everywhere and Senza Gluten is one of them! What I love and appreciate about this restaurant is that they always prepare and present your food to you in a professional manner. They don't just hand you a plate of food... everything they present to you is visually appealing and is also incredible in taste. My favorites are their Pasta E Fagioli, Spinaci Salad, Penne Pomodoro, and their Chicken Parmigiana. For dessert, be sure to try their Tiramisu with a cup of espresso and their Double Espresso Crème Brûlée. Mmm...






Their lovely little pink flowers outside of their restaurant...











The best plate of gluten free pasta you'll find in NYC:





And their delectable Double Espresso Crème Brûlée:







Erin Mckenna's Bakery NYC




Want to start your day off in the sweetest way possible? Head over to the Lower East Side for some coffee and the BEST gluten free donuts you'll ever have in your life at Erin Mckenna's Bakery NYC.






Erin Mckenna’s Bakery has been a long-time favorite gluten free bakery of mine. There are 3 locations: one in NYC, one in Los Angeles (featured in my Southern California post), and one in Orlando, FL. 







Try their Cookies and Cream Donut! They are phenomenal.











Risotteria Melotti




For lunch, stop by the wonderful 100% authentic and 100% gluten free Italian restaurant Risotteria Melotti also right in the heart of NYC. They have chain restaurants in Italy too... and I can't wait to visit them all!









For lunch, I ordered this beautiful Avocado and Pear Salad (which is my favorite salad at their restaurant) along with a side of the most crispy and tasty fries you'll ever have in your life that comes with this yummy savory spicy honey mustard dipping sauce with ketchup. You have to try their fries and their salad, Spinaci risotto, and their desserts. Just try it all! Enjoy yourself! :) It's already hard enough as it is having Celiac Disease or another health condition where gluten is the attacker where you're not able to eat or feel like a person should have every right to and these types of restaurants like Risotteria Melotti are a blessing and a gift to people who need these resources.







For dessert I had their special which was this delicious spongey cake with creamy lemon custard and berries. I love anything with lemon and this was very delectable. Look at this beautiful presentation too!






Also, be sure to try their Crepe Alla Nutella as well as their Profiteroles. It's all phenomenal!




INDAY







Inday is a quick service Indian restaurant that allows you to create your own bowl. If you love Indian Cuisine, such as spices and flavors of curry, cumin, and turmeric, to name a few just as much as I do, you will love Inday.







Inday is all about Food Karma and I love that concept. Essentially, their concept is you are "What, Where, When, Why, and How" you eat which is true!







I also enjoyed the design and décor around the restaurant as well. 









At Inday, you can't go wrong with choosing any of their Balanced Bowls, especially their Green Falafel bowl or their Curry Chicken Bowl. Be sure to try their Avococoa Mousse dessert as well!





The Little Beet and The Little Beet Table








The Little Beet is a quick service restaurant that allows you to choose a bowl or create your own bowl. Typically when I visit this restaurant, I choose my own bowl because I like ALL of their toppings and it's difficult for me to choose just a few! There is also nothing more satisfying than enjoying as many flavors as you want in one bowl either, especially if you love food just as much as I do! If you are there during the Fall, you have to try their Butternut Squash Soup as well... It's SO good!


They also have a dine-in sit-down restaurant on Park Ave. called The Little Beet Table where reservations are required to be eat inside the restaurant. When you visit The Little Beet Table, be sure to try their Watercress Guacamole, Broccoli Pizzetta, Mushroom and Black Bean Burger, Roasted Chicken, and Chocolate Mousse for dessert. (I have eaten here several times!)



It really is all good... 






When traveling to NYC, this is what your nighttime adventure might look like...


The street lights in Times Square near the Empire State Building are always so vibrant and bright. Even the Subway signs are always illuminated in lights. If visiting during the Fall, the Empire State Building will be illuminated in orange.









When in NYC, it is best to go see a Broadway show, go shopping on 5th Avenue, or enjoy being outdoors in Central Park. Those are some of my favorite things to do in the city!



By The Way Bakery






This is another one of my favorite bakeries to visit in NYC because they always have such a beautiful variety of baked goodies to choose from! I'm eyeing that sprinkled cake below...








I also love how simple everything is displayed in the store where all the desserts are eyeing you ;)







Ultimately, you have to try their mini Bundt cakes (lemon and rainbow sprinkle), chocolate cake, chocolate Whoopie Pies, and their Chocolate Chip Cookies. They are all simply delicious! Also, in various locations throughout NYC where there is a Whole Foods, you are likely to find packages of slices of chocolate, vanilla, or sprinkled cake sold from By the Way Bakery in the refrigerated section where cakes can be found!




NoGlu






NoGlu is a bakery and restaurant chain in Paris, France. There is one location in NYC and two other locations in Paris.  When dining here, you are served 100% authentic French foods and baked goods. Again, all entirely gluten free.

Inside their restaurant, they offer a seating area upstairs which is open for lunch on weekdays until the early afternoon. On weekends, they are open for brunch. Lunch and Brunch are served only until the early afternoon. However, they bakery is open daily until later. Some of the items they serve are Crepes, Croque Monsieur, Quiche du Jour, Pancakes, and more. . . You cannot go wrong with anything you choose to eat here!


Look at how lovely this bakery is is! 



























I mean, just look at these beautiful gluten free pastries! You have to try their Cream Puffs and Lemon Tartlets though. They’re mouthwatering!












The custard and meringue are fantastic in this Lemon Tartlet:






Their pastries are perfection.




ROLLN



100% gluten free sushi bar in NYC?



YES.




ROLLN is by far one of the most unique, colorful, and Instagram worthy sushi bars you will ever come across.


What really stood out for me was their mint green and white pop of color accents all throughout their store. I also love how you feel like you're walking into a zen garden when you enter their store. It adds something unique to the experience.





Another unique feature about this store is how you place your order of sushi. Simply touch the screen, scroll through the menu, select what you would like to order, and it is ready within seconds. Literally. How genius was this idea?












I ended up ordering three of their Avocado-Cucumber rolls along with their Green Tea Mochi Ice Cream and I not only loved the sushi and ice cream, I also loved the experience of the quick service checkout screens! If you love sushi and mochi ice cream just as much as I do, you will love this place!








POSH POP BAKESHOP


This is one of my favorite gluten free bakeries in NYC that offers a wide variety of incredibly delicious desserts.





Cake POPS are something they offer:





Their cake pops taste like cake truffle heaven. Be sure to try their macarons, red velvet cheesecake, and cinnamon pretzels as well!



TASTE KOKU



When walking down Lafayette St in NYC, you will come across this beautiful ice cream shop that is colored in flowers and also free of gluten, dairy, nuts, eggs, soy, and refined sugar and absolutely delicious.





Here is their menu:










And the Coconut Bowl I ordered with strawberry, chocolate, and vanilla ice cream covered in chocolate, coconut shreds, and a cherry on top all served in a coconut. Just beautiful!







I enjoyed this ice cream more than anything in the world!!







As you can see, New York City is an outstanding place for gluten free dining and adventure!



Love,


Ariel











*Disclaimer: My opinions are my own, of course! The features within this post are not sponsored but rather based on my own travels and research to find the best gluten free eateries in the location of the city traveled to so I can inform you about them!