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.
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!
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.