Gluten Free News: February 2011


I have been slacking off  in reporting what’s new in gluten-free New York City, so I’ve decided to start a new set of posts dedicated to sharing the gluten-free goings on every month.

Restaurants and Shops:

Rev’d Up Pi: a new healthy pizzeria in Manhattan offers gluten-free pies and pasta.

Harney & Sons: the master tea blenders opened up a shop in November in Soho, now serve gluten-free goodies from Tu-lu’s!


Joan’s GF Great Bakes Tasting: February 8 at Whole Foods Union School from 5-7.

Ice Skating Party to Benefit Celiac Disease Center: February 27 at Wollman Rink, $75 includes admission, skate rental and dinner.

Paul Taylor Dance Company Celiac Disease Fundraiser: March 2 at New York City Center, tickets range from $25-300 and includes admission, reception snacks, plus gift bags with goodies.

Valentine’s Day 2011

2011 has been off to a very snowy start in New York City, with ice on the way tonight and tomorrow.  Luckily, V-Day is only two weeks away and there are some great GF dining options and treats that will melt your heart (if not the snow).

Dining: The following restaurants have gluten-free menus and Valentine’s Day specials.

Asia de Cuba – New York
This sexy lounge is perfect for a hot date: $75 four course menu available 2/14,  with special dishes added 2/11-2/13.

Bar Breton
If you’re looking for a more relaxed, cozy atmosphere, this brasserie is your place: four course menu, $79 for 2 people, available 2/14.

Pure Food and Wine
This raw food establishment is perfect for the sophisticated yet hip couple: special prix fixe menu.

Treats: Valentine’s Day isn’t complete without chocolate; here’s a list of gf goodies.

Grocery Store Candy and Brand Name Chocolate
Sweetheart “Conversation Hearts” are gluten-free, thank goodness!  For other candies, Celiac Family put together this comprehensive list.  Do NOT buy Godiva for your GF Valentine- it contains gluten!  Ghirardelli is mostly safe.  Make a trek to Whole Foods to find more upscale chocolates, including Azure Truffles, which are all gluten free and kosher.  As for boutique chocolate shops in NYC, ask ahead!

Personalized M&Ms
I heard a proposal story where the ring was buried in bowl of green M&M’s, her favorite color; personalized M&Ms are thoughtful and delicious.

My Dad’s Cookies
My Dad’s Cookies is offering a valentine’s themed variety pack, available at Mozzarelli’s Pizzeria.  Their regular cookies are available online.

Tu-Lu’s Gluten-Free Bakery
While they don’t mention specific themed treats on the website, Tu-lu’s frequently updates their facebook page with daily treats.  Otherwise, try their red velvet cupcake for a classic, or their new pistachio for a twist.