537 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10018
Friendly, very fast & very careful. You order off a big chalkboard. Not a lot of GF options, but they'll tell you which ones are GF and will let you talk to the chef if you want more reassurance.
156 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
As my wife said, "If I could cook like this, I'd go Vegan in a heartbeat." This place is sensational. Wonderful food (with really creative uses of ingredients) and great service.
545 E 5th St, New York, NY 10009
I have to say, I am torn. The pasta was perfect and the sauce was delicious but the atmosphere was just plain weird. It's a tiny place. There were six or eight customers in the restaurant and there had to be at least six or eight people on the floor working for the restaurant at the same time. I say "working for" because I'm not sure what some of them were there to do. There were several men who sat at the bar – they clearly were not customers – who spent the entire time we were there just staring at the customers. It was creepy.
263 East 10th Street, New York 10009
I am glad that there is another gluten-free option on the Lower East Side, but I have to say this was kind of disappointing. The hours that they're open make it kind of difficult -- Really, you open at 10:30 in the morning on the weekends? How is somebody supposed to have breakfast? -- and it was extremely expensive. Four dollars each for Mini muffins. Additionally, and I guess this is a quibble, it had to be at least 110° inside the restaurant, so we couldn't eat inside. For the price, the baked goods were just okay.
198 Allen St, New York, NY 10002
For years, Rissotoria with the place that we always went to New York. From now on we come here. This is, without a doubt, the best gluten-free crust I have ever had on a pizza anywhere. That counts New York, Chicago, Washington DC, and on the West Coast. They also have Green's beer and fantastic gluten free appetizers. It's a tiny little place, and it's on the Lower East Side, so it's not the easiest place in the world to get to, but I can't say enough about this place. It is fantastic!