78 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10011 Directions

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Celiac
2 weeks ago

So, so, so many fantastic things to choose from. My wife had the roast chicken. It was like the best thing you’ve ever seen come out of an oven. It had sprigs of rosemary in it, the skin was on (it was golden brown delicious), the bones were in, and there was juice in the bottom of the pan. It so tender and juicy meat, too. She also got the puréed cauliflower and the roasted veggies. Sooooo good. I had the chicken burger on sweet-potato bun with sweet-potato fries. The fries were crispy and flavor. The bun overwhelmed the burger (as they always seem to with gf burgers. If I had it again, I’d ditch the top bun to even out the bun to meat ratio. They also have organic coffee and amazing desserts. We had a “crack bar” and banana bread. We would love to go back again and again. A real gem!

Celiac
2 weeks ago
Not celiac friendly

I was recently diagnosed with Celiac, so I'm still figuring out my sensitivity level to gluten. However, after eating a make-your-own bowl, I had an immediate reaction. If you're sensitive, do not eat the pre-made food here.

Celiac
2 months ago

I read a few reviews before going here and was aware the staff might be an issue but even so they managed to come in far below my expectations. When you walk in, there is a small cafe counter with numerous baked good that I was fawning all over because they seemed to be all or at least mostly GF. There were some cookies that didn’t have a sign that looked good so I asked someone what they were. The employee didn’t greet me or say anything at all. Instead he handed me a paper with the ingredients. The last ingredient was “Hu gems” so I asked someone else what that was and he too didn’t say a single word. Instead he handed me a bag of “Hu gems” that they sell. I was super annoyed and walked away from the counter, annoyed. The back of the space is the hot food counter. The employees back there were neither friendly nor knowledgeable (they had no idea what the flavors of cupcakes in the cold case were) but at least they were responsive. It seems that all or almost all the food there is GF - I wish someone could have provided a straight answer to that. I ordered a burger and sweet potato wedges. The potatoes were great, the burger was average. The patty slid around in the gluten free bun and made kind of a mess, I couldn’t really take a clean bite. And they didn’t have any ketchup or ketchup substitute which was incredibly disappointing. The food temperature of the sweet potatoes and the “bowl” of my companion were barely warm. Ultimately I may return here, I enjoyed having so many quick-serve options. If I want a burger I’ll bring my own ketchup. And I won’t expect much help from the staff. I ended up getting a cupcake (flavor unknown) and it was super-healthy tasting. If you’re looking for a sweet treat this may not be for you. Since I imagine some people appreciate that I haven’t deducted any stars. Minus two stars for staff, lack of product response and knowledge, and food temperature. Recommend with some hesitation.

Gluten Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dedicated Gluten Free Facility
  • Dessert
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Cafe
  • Dairy-Free
  • Delivery
  • Keto Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Paleo Friendly
  • Takeout

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Organic chicken, sweet potatoes & roasted veggies!
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Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

The staff were so great and helpful. Would recommend going.

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Overpriced food for the quality you get. Gave it three stars because it’s very cute and a good option if you need to grab food quick, but at this point, there are probably better gf options nearby. Felt safe.

Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

Everything good and nothing bad to say about this place. I eat here all the time and take clients here for meeting.

Celiac
6 months ago
Celiac friendly

Gone downhill...Food is mediocre; service, ditto. Poor job listing allergens/ingredients, noisy, dirty, overpriced for what you get. Management got greedy...used to be better

Celiac
8 months ago
Celiac friendly

The chocolate is fabulous, but the bowls are a bit dry (meat) and although there is some good flavor....I don’t see us making a special trip.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Gluten free and dairy free!! Deli style with focaccia and bread to die for.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Very GF and paleo friendly. If you are sensitive to nuts however, be wary. Most dishes seemed to have nuts in the recipe.

Not celiac
1 year ago

Everything was marked and they even asked while making my food whether I had any additional sensitivities/allergies. Tons of options for dining in or taking out.

Not celiac
1 year ago

Tasty food, but I broke out in hives after so something in it wasn’t gluten free. I had the eggs + biscuit.

1 year ago
Celiac friendly

LOVE it and my friend esme who i was visiting. i asked her where i'd be able to find some gluten free things for lunch and she took me to this fantastic place where i could eat ANYTHING i wanted! i'm so happy that dedicated gluten free kitchens are springing up. i really like the buffet line/cafeteria format at Hu, everything i've eaten here has been very good or better, and there's so much variety it's super hard to decide what to get! my only "complaint" is that the portions are so large it means i can only get 2 or 3 different items. i'm more of a tapas-style eater so i'm looking forward to going back one day when i can take leftovers for many meals/snacks back to wherever i'm staying rather than only a lunch while i'm out and about in manhattan.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

No need to worry here! All healthy options. Great atmosphere too!

1 year ago

Ordered delivery to hotel, arrived within 25 minutes. Soup was great but the free foccacia bread they provided was a tiny piece and really dry. Was tasty but not amazing

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Everything is gluten free and full of taste!

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

They have great hot food and they're shelf products are delicious and fun! Whenever I stop by for lunch, I also grab a bag of gf granola--it's the best. Really.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Can’t even believe I stumbled upon a GF Paleo place while in NY! Had a fantastic dish of root mash with curry chicken - delicious. Bought several desserts to go for the rest of my trip - Paleo brownie, Paleo cookies and a slice of carrot cake. Also great were the grainless focaccia bread which came with the meal. Love the dinner bun made with a combo of almond and coconut flours. Entire place is GF which makes eating and ordering completely stress free.

Not celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Food is gluten, dairy and refined sugar free. Great choice excellent food.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Pros: healthy and tasty gf and paleo friendly. Water is filtered and clean. Hourly staff are great. Nice decor. Great concept. Food is clean eating. Cons: inconsistent pricing. Different employees tell you different prices for numerous items. Portions are never the same. It depends on who serves it to you and whose watching over them. Rarely any consistency. Staff keeps changing. Pricing needs to be in writing on the boards for each and every items including individual items to go, so there is less confusion. Not just for the main items they serve. Pricing per ounces and pounds would be helpful when buying sides and single items. Needs to be in writing on the boards. The kitchen managers are not always polite when an issue occurs. It depends whose there that day. No longer a pleasant experience when buy between $100 and $200 dollars in food at a time. Which used to be often. Also, the lines need barriers ropes to control crowds when busy. Things get confusing and messy for patrons during the crowded times. People argue and get stressed.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Love this place--tonnes of cafeteria style options, all delicious, deserts! Never gotten sick.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Extremely GF friendly! Most items they serve are GF and Paleo! A nice place to grab a snack, breakfast or a quick bite to eat/take-out!

Not celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Thankful for places like this.... My standards are somewhat complex... GF DF Organic Paleo ....and I want my food to taste good. These guys don't think that's too much to ask.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

LOL Kate is it not safe for Celiacs..... wallets? Phony review. This is a DEDICATED GF FACILITY. If you got sick it clearly wasn't here. Met the team at the GF Expo - they were very passionate and I'm excited to visit more often.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

This place is amazing! Not only is the entire place free from gluten but also dairy too! I felt very safe eating here and the selection is endless! It's buffet style and made me feel like a normal person while still keeping healthy! Will come here every time I am back in New York!

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Absolutely fantastic. Had a breakfast bowl with a base of cauliflower purée, sautéed veggies, and an egg on top. So full of flavor! And a side of rotisserie pineapple with cashew cream...beyond description. I've never had so many choices for GF food, especially as a vegetarian (note: my hubby is an omnivore and had plenty of hearty meat choices). Can't say enough about this place.

Celiac
3 years ago
Not celiac friendly

Absolutely not safe for celiacs.

Not celiac
3 years ago

The entire menu is GF! The food is a bit pricey, so watch out. But if you are traveling and in need of a hearty, high quality GF meal, this is your place. The seating area is casual and the time I was there it was packed.

3 years ago

Totally GF. Delish.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

I love that they are all gf but... A bit overpriced on the hot items. Be careful of the grab and go stuff. There are no prices on them and they are really expensive! I got a meh chicken salad for $14 when $6 would be too much!!! Also the cashiers are rude and apathetic.

Celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

Yes (it's safe for Celiacs) Yes (the food is delicious) Yes (it's expensive- whaddya want, it's New York!)

4 years ago

So delighted when I came across this place by accident. The food is delicious, packed full of taste, and reasonably priced - a main plus two sides for less than 20 dollars and I was stuffed!! I took three non celiac friends and they loved it too. Can't recommend this place highly enough.

Celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

I tried this place for breakfast on Friday while on an overnight trip to NYC. They are 100% gluten free ( among other food allergens) and Paleo/Primal. To say I enjoyed it would be an understatement. When you walk in, the atmosphere is really alive. They have a few seats to the right and a 'bar' where you can eat, more like a counter. I think they called it a 'mash bar' since they also make smoothies. Coffee is made behind counter as well. You can see/ pick out your fruit for smoothie. They also have a bakery case. It all looked amazing. I had a strawberry Paleo muffin, so yummy. At the back, they sell their own products like granola, Brownies, chia pudding, chocolate bars( I bought the dark chocolate banana). It was very rich and delicious. I ordered two plates so I could eat one on the train on the way back. I had a Paleo wrap with egg whites, sweet potato hash and veggies. I was so full but had to finish, I loved it! For the train I ordered Jordy Cakes with cashew cream and berries. They were banana pancakes and almond flour I think. The cashew cream was amazing. There was also seating upstairs. Chairs were made out of tree trunks, so cool looking. Coffee condiment area had coconut sugar, coconut milk ( which I love in my coffee), almond milk, among other alternatives. I highly, highly recommend this place. If I lived in NYC I would probably go broke from eating there every day, you could not keep me out of this place. Can't wait to go back, nor soon enough!!

Celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

One of my favorite places to eat! Taste great and I feel great when I'm done eating. Love their packaged food as well as sit down restaurant.

Celiac
4 years ago

This establishment is not only gluten free, it's practically Paleo/Primal (there are some dairy and some sweeteners, but minimal use of both), and everything is well labeled. Staff is very knowledgeable. Friends, you have the entire menu to choose from! Go and enjoy! Even my hubby, who has no dietary restrictions and eats like a bachelor when I'm not around, loved what he got. Definitely returning the next time I'm in NYC. Also: try the roasted pineapple. OMG! So good. If these guys put out a cookbook, I'm getting it.

Celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

The entire place is dedicated gluten free. It's also soy free (among other things as well). Delicious real food. I never get sick here. It's the one place I can always count on. Have been numerous times!

Celiac
5 years ago
Celiac friendly

Hu has become my go-to lately whenever I find myself in the city. As other reviewers have noted, the entire menu (with the exception of the beers) are GF, and as such I check my worries at the door. Most dishes feature a short list of ingredients, but everything I've had so far has been wholesome and delicious. The stuffed squash is particularly good, as is the meatloaf and the 'Diesel Parker' - a grain-free lasagna consisting of vegetables, cashew cream, and topped with ground beef. Be advised though, if you have issues with coconut ingredients, Hu uses them pretty extensively in their dishes.

5 years ago

AMAZING

5 years ago

It wasn't bad, it wasn't great though. My Jordy Cakes were a little on the bland side, though the cashew cream and berries were very helpful on that front.

Not celiac
5 years ago

Absolutely awesome

5 years ago
Celiac friendly

All gluten free.

5 years ago
Celiac friendly

Great food, completely gluten free. Nice to have a place to go without table service. Good for quick meal on the weekends.

Celiac
6 years ago

Awesome place. Felt great after eating here. No junk in any of the food.

6 years ago
Celiac friendly

Amazing food! Love that I can eat anything, and it tastes so good! Will definitely come back!

Celiac
6 years ago

Expensive but so good.

6 years ago

A dream come true. Loved the food, the people, and the atmosphere. I wish they had one near me!

6 years ago

This place is phenomenal. It is like a gluten free paradise. They have tons of amazing options for paleo diet too. The roast chicken is succulent, the cauliflower purée is amazing, the chia parfait station is decadent. I hope they open more branches at some point in the city.

6 years ago

This place is the real deal. The ENTIRE restaurant is gluten-free! Nice atmosphere, nice staff. We had an all-around awesome time here. No table service, though, but it's fast and convenient.

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