315 West 39th Street, New York, NY 10018
This chocolateir, which also features beverages, French macaroons and ice cream, is one of the best I have ever found. The owner is very knowledgeable about gluten, and everything she makes, with the exception of a few truffle flavors, is gluten free. She makes an extraordinary variety of macaroons, many of them in exotic and interesting flavors. Her assortment of truffle flavors is equally varied and appealing. We are particular fans of her milk chocolate bark, but you can also find dark chocolate and macha bark here. Her hot chocolate is the best I have had outside of Paris. This shop is conveniently located next to the Port Authority near the theater district, and is a must for lovers of quality chocolate!
24 Main Street, Tarrytown, NY 10591
This restaurant, which features sustainable, as well as locally sourced food, was so good last night that we returned for lunch today. Their menu clearly indicates many options that either are, or can be prepared, gluten free or vegan. Their staff is knowledgeable about gluten, and are attentive without being obtrusive. We have eaten from every part of the menu, except dessert (there were two gluten free dessert options last night). Hot food came out hot, and cold food, cold. We ordered both a mussel and a calamari appetizer as our main courses, and found both to be fresh, delectably spiced, and more than enough to eat. Their roast chicken has a honey glaze that was still bubbling when served. The chicken was very juicy, and had crispy skin. Don't miss this gem!
481 Violet Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
This restaurant, which is a deli counter with a small number of tables and snack and dessert foods for sale was a pleasant suprise. They are in the process of creating a gluten free menu, but they have many gluten free options, and an extensive assortment of gluten free breads. I had a sausage and pepper sandwich, which came on a gluten free, Udi's bun. The sausage was mild, and was smothered in sauteed green and red bell peppers. It was very flavorful, and the bun held together and did not crumble. I also had their home made potato salad, which was filling but a bit bland. They also offer gluten free cookies, which they keep frozen until they are ordered to keep them from getting dry.
Piazza Mignanelli, 21, Rome, Italy
My husband and I sought out on this restaurant based upon the wonderful reviews we read here. I regret to say the servers were haughty, the gluten free food was mediocre, and their care to insure the food on their gluten free menu was actually gluten free, was poor. I ordered lasagne from their gluten free menu. It came out as one or two noodles folded end over end, with mozzarella cheese in one fold, and a light layer of bolonaise sauce in the other and on top. It looked and tasted like they had thrown it together on the plate and heated it in a microwave oven. When I asked them what my gluten free options were for dessert, and they told me berries with whipped cream, which I ordered. They brought out strawberries, with canned whipped cream sprayed on top and a cookie, which turnrd out to contain gluten, jammed into the middle.
Borgo San Jacopo, 57, 50125 Florence, Italy
My husband and I (he can eat gluten, I cannot) had the best meal we have ever eaten in Italy in this delightful restaurant. The waitstaff are friendly and professional, speak English, and are knowledgeable about gluten. Although they do not have a gluten free menu, they do have gluten free pasta, and can make many of the dishes gluten free. They even serve gluten free bread and pastry. Both are devine.
Harlington, Hayes, United Kingdom UB3 5BP
This Indian restaurant, conveniently located for travelers in the Sheraton Skyline Hotel near Heathrow Airport, is one of the best Indian restaurants we have ever dined at. The menu is mostly gluten free, with dishes made with either gluten or nuts clearly denoted. Everything we ate, from the complementary starters to the desert, was flawless. The mango chutney was devine, and the mint tea, which they prepare by steeping finely chopped mint, was refreshing. The Nalli Gosht, their signature dish, prepared with on the bone lamb, is a must have.
110 West Illinois Street, Chicago, IL 60654
What an amazing find! The gluten free menu has a variety of inspired options. The fish was exquisitely fresh, and the ginger was especially pungent. If you like spicy tuna, the avocado stuffed with spicy tuna is a must. The Sunda Sunday, their signature dessert, is refreshing combination of unexpected flavors. Evan Fuller, our waiter was both very personable and extremely knowledgeable about gluten issues.
504 North Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60654
This is one of the very best restaurants with a gluten free menu I have been to since being diagnosed with Celiac's disease almost two years ago. There are many gluten free options, all with their innovative sauces and pairings unrevised from the original menu. Also, they brew their miso in house, so there are no worries about barley contamination. Do not miss the sea bass robato, or the sweet chili tuna quinoa handroll. Last, the decor was lovely, and the service attentive.