Eating in NYC and Long Island is a blast! Below are two helpful lists for Gluten Free dining. The first list shows the restaurants that participate in the unique and fantastic GLUTEN FREE RESTAURANT AWARENESS PROGRAM (GFRAP). These listings appear courtesy of the GFRAP. Thank you for all of your work!

Through this program, dedicated individual volunteers work with the proprietors and chefs informing them about the Gluten Free diet. This program has taken huge amounts of effort and time to develop into the national effort it now is.

If you are interested in learning more about the program, visit them directly at Gluten-Free Restaurant Awareness Program

The second list are the establishments that are known to have GF items and a knowledgeable staff. While they have been recommended by many celiacs, they are not part of the GFRA Program.

Please note that menus, chefs and staff are subject to change - and questions must still be asked. ENJOY!

Gluten-Free Restaurant Awareness Program participants:

MANHATTAN

  • Tropica Bar & Seafood House, Met Life Bldg. 200 Park Ave. (At Lexington & Park) 212-867-6767
    A fantastic, tropical oasis specializing in island-inspired fish and seafood dishes. Large selection of GF dishes in a beautiful Caribbean atmosphere. Ask for their special Gluten-Free menu.
    www.restaurantassociates.com
  • Sambuca, 20 West 72nd St. @ Central Park West 212-787-5656
    Southern Italian food, family style. Super friendly staff. Offers a gluten-free/wheat-free menu, including delicious salads, appetizers, 15 different pasta preparations, a variety of chicken, veal steak, seafood and vegetable dishes, homemade bread and chocolate brownies.
  • Asia de Cuba, 237 Madison Avenue @ 37th ST. (212) 726-7755
    www.chinagrillmgt.com
    Unique sharing menu featuring innovative fusion of Asian and Latin cuisine. Ask for the special Gluten Free menu.
  • Risotteria 270 Bleecker St. (near 7th Ave.) 212-924-6664
    www.risotteria.com
    Small Greenwich Village restaurant serving made-to-order risotto and fresh salads according to authentic recipes from traditional Italian cuisine. Risotteria uses 3 different kinds of rice -- Baldo, Carnaroli, and Vialone Nano -- and these can be combined with pesto and mozzarella, spinach and roasted red peppers, shrimp and garlic, just to name a few. Plus, GF BEER! The choices are unlimited. Ask for the gluten-free menu. All of the menus are annotated for GF selections
  • Candle 79. 154 East 79th Street. NYC. 212-537-7179
    www.candlecafe.com
    Candle Cafe Vegetarian Cuisine
    Cuisine: Global ethnic cuisine Lunch: $10.00 -- 18.00 Dinner: $14.00 -- 20.00 Warm, elegant, upscale vegan venue. Serving organic seasonal delicious and beautifully presented dishes, Candle 79 offers many options for gluten free guests. Please ask for the special "gluten-free" menu!
  • Bistango. 415 3rd Avenue (@ 29th St & 3rd Ave) NYC. 212-725-8484
    Appetizers: $5.50 -- 11.95 Salads: $5.95 -- 8.50 Entrees (chicken/veal/seafood): $12.95 -- 14.95 Bistango is highly recommended for its great food, wonderful ambience, friendly staff and great value. Bistango is an Italian restaurant that offers a variety of appetizers, salads, chicken dishes and seafood (and dessert!) that can all be prepared gluten free. The manager, Anthony, greets everyone and he is very supportive of cooking to any dietary needs. Bistango is very reasonably priced and provides a wonderful dining experience. Please ask for their annotated GF menu.
  • Bloom's Delicatessen Cafe. 350 Lexington Avenue (corner of 40th Street) NYC. 212-922-FOOD (3663)
    www.bloomsnewyorkdeli.com
    Bloom's New York Deli
    Cuisine: Everything - Diner Style Menu w/ Omelettes, Hamburgers, GF French Fries, & Salads Breakfast/Lunch: $4.00 -- 10.00 Dinner: $7.00 -- 20.00 Side Orders: $2.00 -- 5.00
  • Peters' Gourmet Diner/Restaurant.1606 1st Avenue (btwn. 83rd & 84th Streets) NYC. 212-734-9600
    Cuisine: American, Comfort, Brunch Lunch: $6.00 -- 12.00 Dinner: $12.00 -- 20.00 Gourmet diner. Their menu is crafted to please customers with low-fat, low-calorie and gluten-free requirements. Customers will enjoy gluten free specialties like pancakes and waffles for breakfast, a large selection of sandwiches and salads for lunch, and a complete dinner menu that includes burgers from beef, salmon, turkey and ostrich. The sandwiches and burgers are available on gluten-free bread. There is also outside dining in warmer weather.
  • Coast. 110 Liberty St. New York. 212-962-0136
    www.freshshorecoast.com
    Coast is an NYC fish house and gourmet market serving fresh grilled seafood and American comfort foods, and a Raw Bar. A large portion of the menu is GF, from the clam chowder to the fresh grilled market fish. Save room for the creamy cheese cake!
  • Lumi Restaurant. 963 Lexington Avenue (at 70th Street) NYC 212-570-2335
    www.LumiRestaurant.com
    Cuisine: Upscale Italian Upper East Side Italian restaurant in a charming, romantic two-story townhouse. Outdoor sidewalk dining from May - September. The second floor is an elegant room with a fireplace and can accommodate up to 40 guests for a private party.

LONG ISLAND

  • Caffee Baldo (Italian and Gluten Free) 2849 Jerusalem Ave, Wantaugh 516-785-4780
    Warm Italian family restaurant featuring gluten-free pizza, garlic knots, mozzarella sticks, chicken fingers, and pastas. Gluten-free versions of other menu items are also available. The management of Caffe Baldo has long-standing experience dealing with the gluten-free diet. Excellent!
  • Mama's Italian Restaurant. 1352 Montauk Highway. Oakdale, New York 631-567-0909  Cuisine: Family Italian Entrees: $12.95 -- 21.95 Pastas: $11.50 -- 15.95 Mama's offers a full GF menu including appetizers, soups, entrees, pasta dishes, and desserts.
  • Yazoo City. 143 N. Wellwood Ave. Lindenhurst, New York. 631-226-1100. "Real American Food." Yazoo City pays homage to the best of the great authentic American recipes. All food, from the stocks for the soups and sauces, to the crusts for our pies are made fresh, in house. Look for special "GF" marking on the ever-changing menu!
    www.YazooCityUsa.com

The following RESTAURANTS and BAKERIES are NOT part of the GFRA, but have been known to have items appropriate for the GF diet:

  • PUFF & PAO - All natural specialty bakery and coffee bar. 105 Christopher Street (near 7th Ave) 212-633-PUFF.
    This quaint coffee bar has friendly service and a number of Gluten Free goodies including Parisian Macaroons made with almond flour, an assortment of gluten free brownies, and 2 flavors of Brazilian cheese breads (Paolitos). Yummy! www.puffandpao.com
  • BabyCakesNYC - Babycakes are free of wheat, gluten, dairy, casein, eggs, soy, nuts and refined sugar. 248 Broome Street New York, NY 10002 (212)677-5047. Subway: F, J, M, Z at Delancey and the B, D at Grand Street
    www.babycakesnyc.com
  • Brio Ristorante. 786 Lexington Avenue @ 61st (212) 980-2300
    New creations made with gluten free, wheat free Scotti Rice Pasta all'Italiana.
  • SLICE - Vegan and Gluten free pizza! 1413 2nd Ave. (bt'wn 73rd & 74th St.) NYC 212.249.4353
    www.sliceperfect.com
  • Bonobos. 18 E. 23rd Street at Madison Ave., NYC. 212-505-1200. Bonobo's is a gluten and grain-free casual Natural Foods restaurant.  All food is served in the most healthful delicious and nutritious manner with live enzymes intact as Mother Nature intended. Great salads, cabbage wraps, smoothies, and desserts!
    www.bonobosrestaurant.com
  • Josef's Gluten Free Bakery, 194 South 8th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211 718.336.9494
    www.josefsglutenfree.com
  • Josie's Restaurant and Juice Bar 300 Amsterdam Ave. at 74th St. 212-769-1212
  • Artisanal Fromagerie & Bistro 2 Park Ave., cross street 32nd St. 10016 212-725-8585
  • Brazil Grill 787 8th Ave. 10019 Theater District! 212-307-9449
    AND Brazil Grill 102 MacDougal St. 10012 212-777-7637
  • Hampton Chutney Company - 68 Prince (between Crosby & Lafayette) 212.226.9996
    www.hamptonchutney.com
  • Gobo - 401 6th Ave between Waverly Place & W 8 St., International vegetarian restaurant 212.255.3242
    www.goborestaurant.com
  • Caravan of Dreams - 405 E 6th St (between 1st & Ave A), Vegan and raw food & live music 212.254.9229
    www.caravanofdreams.net
  • Pure Food & Wine, Entire menu is GF! Moderate to expensive - and well worth it., 54 Irving Place between 17th and 18th Sts. 212.477.1010
    www.purefoodandwine.com
  • Health Bridge, Lo-Carb Dietary Center, 131 Jericho Turnpike, Mineola, NY 11501, (516) 746-1166
    www.healthbridgecrossers.com
  • Gabriel's Dessert Boutique, 941 Manor Road, Staten Island, NY (718) 477-1414. Wide variety of GF pastries, bread & pizza dough.
  • Sacred Chow - Hip and Vegan, 227 Sullivan St. (212) 337-0863. Fabulous GF brownies, cookies, and energy bars.
  • ANGELICAS - Best organic restaraunt in the city! (house dressing is GF) 300 E. 12th St. (bet 2nd & 3rd Ave) 212-228-2909
  • BROOKLYN DINER (pricey but very good) on 57th St just west of 7th Ave.
  • COFFEE SHOP on Union Sq. W. & 16th St. They have Brazilian Cheese Bread, which is made with tapioca flour.
  • BRIGHT FOOD SHOP (Mexican dinner, fun atmosphere) 216 8th Ave @ 21 St
  • IPANEMA PLATFORMA (Brazilian BBQ) (57th St/btwn 8 and 9th Ave) all you can eat flat rate. Pricey but worth it!!!
  • AVRA - whole fish - 141 E 48 St
  • BELMONDO 98 Ave B (steaks) French bistro 358-1166
  • LUCIEN - filet mignon - (1st and 1st )
  • OTHER FOODS - 12th (betw B'way & Univ)
  • ROSE OF BOMBAY (Indian) 326 E 6th St. GF menu
  • DRUIDs - 307-6419 ? filet mignon - 736 10th Ave (50 & 51)
  • STARDUST DINER - 52 & 7th - burger or Philly steak sandwich w/out bread
  • SPRING STREET NATURAL Spring and Lafayette
  • PEASANT - (Nolita) grilled fish, etc. Everything roasted on open flame. 194 Eizabeth St (Prince & Spring) 212-965-9511
  • OYSTER BAR - 42nd St and Vanderbuilt (GRAND CTRAL TERMINAL) 212-490-6650
  • LE TABLEAU - 5th betw A & B - steak au pauvre
  • EL QUIXOTE - 23rd & 7th - steak / lobster
  • NEW DELHI INDIAN - tell waiter GF - 120 Lex near 28th - 212-725-3215
  • EAST VILLAGE THAI REST (GF thai curry ? request "Marys fish sauce") 32 E 7th St (betw 2 & 3rd)
  • BROOKLYN DINER - W 57th St (W of Bway) hamburger and steam veg
  • VESUVIO (Bleeker bet 6th & 7th)
  • KATZS DELI (brisket and turkey have no added sugars or vinegar) Houston betw 1st and 2nd Ave
  • Suen - 13th (Univ. & 5th) - (good organic) broiled fish and veg. Great kale /squash. Ask for no sauces. Also sushi.
  • M&R Elizabeth betw Houston & Prince -roast chicken: $15. Side order of veggies -huge
  • MARE- seafood ($18-20) / live lobster/oysters - 8th & 20th. (lots of restaurants nearby)
  • THE DISH - Diner - nice, dark atmosphere, cheap burgers (8th and 20th St)
  • Centro Vasco - Spanish - lobster fresh daily - 159 W 23 (6th & 7th)

FOOD MARKETS and HEALTH FOOD STORES in MANHATTAN & LONG ISLAND:

MANHATTAN

  • WHOLE FOODS on 7th Ave and 24th St. and also Columbus Circle. Excellent produce. Lots of GF products. "Foods by George" Gluten free products are in the fresh bread section.
  • WESTERLY HEALTH FOODS 911- 913 Eighth Ave. @ 54th St.
  • Commodities Organic market - 1st Ave betw 10th and 11th St.
  • Prana - small organic market - good produce - 125 1st Ave (6th & 7th)
  • Healthy Pleasures - organic supermarket w/ meat/fish, vitamins - 10th & University.

LONG ISLAND

  • B Well Naturally
    100% organic and many GF food items. Homemade GF sandwiches!! And Pizza! And catering!
    8 Washington Ave, Plainview, NY (north of Old Country Road) (516) 932-9355
  • Health Bridge, Lo-Carb Dietary Center
    Large selection and variety of GF foods!
    131 Jericho Turnpike, Mineola, NY (516) 746-1166
    www.healthbridgecrossers.com
  • Get Healthy America!
    Lots and lots of GF products!
    148 Magneto Hill Rd. Plainview, NY (516) 931-1900
  • Get Healthy America!
    2760 Sunrise Hwy. Bellmore, NY (516) 221-7800