43 Glen Cove Road, Greenvale, NY 11548
Got very very sick after eating the GF pizza here, both from gluten and from another allergy. Struggling to breath while vomiting and perching on the toilet... basically the worst evening ever.
792 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10065
I love Lili's 57, and really wanted to love Lilli and Loo to have a similar menu with better atmosphere to bring friends and family... but they just didn't take my allergy seriously. My date and I both ordered a GF entree so we could share. When they dropped it off, I asked to make sure it was GF. The server said "no" then I said "but we ordered them to be GF. I'll get very sick if I eat gluten", he responded, "oh. Ok. then yes. It's gluten free then." I asked him to please double check with the kitchen, and with a huff he did so, came back and without a word swiped our plates away. Some time later they came back out, he pointed at my plate and said "Gluten free. Ok?" and I said, "both, right?". "No just yours. You are gluten free. not his." then walked away. We waited a few minutes and finally gave up and decided not to share. Turns out my date's meal hadn't even been kept warm, and had been sitting on a counter cooling for 15 minutes with they remade mine. Terrible service.
2012 Broadway, New York, NY 10023
Delicious hummus, GF falafel, knowledgable staff. Not a fancy meal, but a nice lunch.
300 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10023
Went here for brunch with some friends from out of town who just wanted a simple breakfast. The staff seemed really knowledgeable about GF, but all the food at our table, GF and non-GF, was unanimously voted "meh" or worse.
77A W 85th St, New York, NY 10024
I always end up spending a fortune when I visit, but it's so nice to be able to definitely find everything you need, instead of praying to the whole food karma gods that you might find GF crackers today. Owners have ordered things in when I asked about items they didn't have.
316 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10023
Went once with a reservation, and it took 70 minutes of "just 10 more minutes" before being seated, and another 20 before our drinks came. The food took forever, but most of it did taste very good. We decided many months later to give them another chance. This time at an off-peak hour. Service was still mediocre, but faster. Food this time was not as good (maybe the first time we were just starving about waiting 2 hours) and definitely not worth the high pricetag.
270 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014
Really careful about all allergies. Breadsticks are amazing, risotto, pizza and desserts are pretty good. Atmosphere is way too loud and crowded.
198 Allen St, New York, NY 10002
Super allergy safe, super delicious, perfect atmosphere. Love Pala and recommend it to everyone as the number one go-to GF restaurant in the city.
535 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014
The server completely failed to instill any confidence in my ability to get a safe meal (or even the right meal. She didn't write anything down, and repeated back the wrong order several times), but I decided to trust the kitchen as it did have a GF menu and great reviews, hoping maybe the ditzy pretty girl thing was just an act to get more tips from the guys at the table. Sure enough, 10 minutes into my meal my throat started constricting and my other allergy was initiating kill-mode. As I was in a business meeting that I desperately didn't want to screw up, I subtly excused myself, vomited what I had eaten, popped some benedryl and rejoined my table, epi-pen grasped in pocket. So, GF: good. Food: tasty. Server: useless. I don't think my other allergy ever fell on the ears of the kitchen staff, or perhaps another person at my table's order got the careful treatment. I'm giving 3 stars not 1 because I really truly believe it was entirely the fault of the server, and not the restaurant, and hopefully she won't remain employed there much longer.
242 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
Love getting sandwiches and breakfast here. I once bravely asked if the french toast could be made gluten free and was cheerfully told yes. As I was passing over my credit card a minute later I hesitantly asked, "About that french toast... The bread is dipped into a separate egg mixture right, not the same bowl as the wheat bread?" and the girl behind the counter's face turned completely white and she apologized profusely. Another time, after ordering staff came and found me to apologize that I'd ordered something they can't guarantee to be safe, and let me change my order and added a freebie GF treat in apology. So, my read is the counter staff is not super well-trained, but the kitchen staff knows what's up.
200 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019
Have eaten here at least a dozen times over the last two years without a reaction. Sort of pricy, but the serving size is huge, and Chinese is such a rare treat for a gluten free diet.
60 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010
The staff are not trained enough! I asked what was gluten free and was told "Everything can be made gluten free with either a wrap or bread!" I then asked specifically about the meat substitutes since they are seldom GF and she told me they are safe. My celiac sense was tingling so I opted for a safer sandwich. The next time I went I asked the same "what is gluten free" and was told a better answer, that only these 5 sandwiches, but they can substitute the fake meats for tofu in anything. So, while they can be gluten-friendly, if I'd been newer to GF I would have gotten really, really sick.
558 7th Ave, New York, NY 10018
Falafel is one of the best I've had. The Union Square location is always very clean and the non-GF toppings are all to one side, limiting cross contamination... though I don't touch the closer dishes. The 7th ave location was a nightmare though. Gluten in all the bins! Still, you can order the specialty toppings for the salad bowl and pay a little extra and never have to hit the "serve yourself" bits.
286 8th Ave, New York, NY 10001
They have gluten free wraps, but use crumb covered utensils and show no understanding of what gluten-free means. Do not go here with an allergy!