S'MAC

15 recent ratings
$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Mac & Cheese, Pasta
92% of 14 votes say it's celiac friendly
345 E 12th St
New York, NY 10009

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Celiac

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I had a great experience here--ordered the gf cajun mac 'n' cheese and was assured that the gf pasta was cooked separately. Didn't feel sick at all afterwards.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Fantastic taste! Felt just like old times, when I could eat gluten. Small restaurant, but COVID set up is very good, with ordering done at kiosks and decent outdoor seating available (this is January).

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Ok so I wouldn't recommend this place if you are highly sensitive to gluten because they are fast paced and I see how they can slip up ex: not switching gloves ect. HOWEVER, if you can tolerate it, I highly recommend this place for a DIY custom burger! Like another reviewer said, they do have gluten free pastas and bread crumbs eat. BUT come here for the burger! It's my favorite go-to place after having drinks or take out place for a night in with the hubby. Hubby is not gf but he likes the regular burgers here and gives the bun a 6/10 (which is really good for someone who despises gf food lol)

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 10 months ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Pasta

Categories

  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

Photos


Swiss on left, Alpine on right.
Cheese factor!
Buffalo chicken up top. Parisienne on bottom
Gluten free American Mac and cheese!
Dairy and gluten free Mac n cheese with figs, sausage, and basil.
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Celiac

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Delicious! Every time I’ve been here I have had a great experience.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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A must visit of you're in the NYC area!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Outstanding gluten free pasta with gluten free breadcrumbs!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Ok HOLY YUM!!! So many macaroni and cheese options. Breadcrumbs listed as GF but are optional on top. Choose GF pasta when you order on the iPad. My boyfriend and I tried the 4 cheese and the cheeseburger Mac. You must go here!! It’s so worth the stop.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Had a great experience here. Was a little worried about ordering from the automated tablet, so we waited until someone came up to the counter so they could talk to us about the gf protocols. Once we did, we felt comfortable ordering from the tablet. Loved the cheeseburger Mac! Didn’t get sick and the portions were very large. Will definitely go back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I ordered buffalo chicken gluten free pasta without breadcrumbs. After a few hours I felt so sick!! They definitely gave me non gluten free pasta. Would not risk it again

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Gluten free Mac & Cheese with gluten free breadcrumbs. Cooked in separate water and mixed in separate bowls

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious! Owner told me that although the little skillets are washed three times between uses, they don't have dedicated gf ones so if you're very sensitive get your order in a to go container (you can still eat it at the restaurant). All the breadcrumbs are gluten free. I loved the Alpine, and the nosh size was just enough.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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So many good choices and all the breadcrumbs are gluten-free!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Gf noodles and breadcrumbs. Delicious Mac and cheese!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Amazing gluten free. I came in, ordered my meal. It was very easy and I felt so relaxed ordering a gluten free option as some places I feel a bit awkward after asking about gluten free. I got the napoletana it was BEAUTIFUL. I got a nosh size.. it was definitely enough! One of my favourite meals visiting NY.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Fantastic food, haven't eaten mac & cheese in a long time. The breadcrumbs are all gf, so we were told. Enjoy!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Go here! It’s so good! Felt safe eating here.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Visited 19 May 2018. Fabulous! I’m extremely reactive, and loved every gooey, cheesy, bite. They are extremely aware of GF requirements and said all sauces/versions were safe with the GF pasta. Loved loved loved it.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Soooo good. Couldn’t tell you the last time I had real Mac and cheese. Added roasted garlic to the all American, hit the spot.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Tasty, vegan and gluten-free mac and cheese.... build your own by selecting toppings.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I got the GF buffalo chicken and was told they had GF breadcrumbs, which I was skeptical about, but also stupidly optimistic and got them. I was VERY sick for the rest of the evening.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This place is my go to when I don't feel like cooking, never had any tummy pain after eating here.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Best mac and cheese I've had by far! I had the gf cheeseburger and split it with my brother (not gf) and he said that it was the best mac and cheese he has ever had. They even offer gf breadcrumbs on top.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Awesome mac and cheese! there are a few S'MAC locations in Manhattan! also have vegan options!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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It's not a fancy place so you have to be careful but the vegan mac and cheese was a treat

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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The alpine and the cubano were both excellent!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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I have been here twice now, the first time was good but I went back and was definitely served Mac and cheese that was NOT gluten free - I felt terrible all evening and still felt the effects in the morning.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Good menu many options good salad.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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It was delicious the first three times I had it. I thought it was such an amazing Mac and cheese that I haven't had the pleasure of enjoying in a while! However, the last time I was there I was for sure "gluten poisoned"- which is the phrase I use ha. I haven't been back since. Could have been bad luck but just a heads up!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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HORRIBLE- after a 1 hour and 20 minute wait I was served Mac and cheese that was not gluten free. The place was dirty, the staff was rude and lazy and people that got their 45 minutes after me had finished eating by the time I was even served. I have been throwing up for hours after eating this and I would not recommend it to anyone that has a gluten allergy or someone without allergies. Worst dining experience of my life

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious GF mac & cheese! They need to work on their service though! Read more: http://glutenfreecarolinagirl.com/2014/10/30/gluten-free-at-smac/

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Service was terrible! We left no tip.

But I ordered the gf parisienne. My boyfriend ordered the regular buffalo chicken. They are really good. The aromas and cheese factor was so good and stretchy.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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We love S'mac and none of the three GF eaters in our family have ever been glutened here! None is a diagnosed Celiac, but I believe myself to be, and I'm very sensitive to the smallest amount of gluten....But I haven't had a problem at all. The food is superb! Best mac and cheese I have ever had! It's quite expensive, but restaurant food in Manhattan always is.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Food was excellent. Only after eating did I see that the regular pasta and the gluten free pasta are next to each other in the Bain Marie, where some serious cross contamination can occur. I'm still waiting to see if I have a reaction, but, as a celiac, I will not dine here again.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I haven't eaten in the restaurant - yet - but have had it delivered twice. The four-cheese gf mac and cheese is mouthwateringly good. Will definitely have it again during this NYC visit, and probably every visit from now on.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Smac used to be an amazingly fun dining experience. Unfortunately, the quality of the restaurant has gone downhill in recent years. Still serve good gluten free Mac and cheese, but I do not believe they are as careful as they should be based on the cleanliness of the restaurant.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Cheese soup. Delicious but gets old after 4 bites. Also, if you're Celiac you probably have issues with casein.. They sell lactose pills but they're probably not gonna save you. Also you will smell like fried cheese when you leave.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Delicious gf Mac n cheese, but way too long of a line. Very crowded and cafeteria-like atmosphere. Will order delivery or to-go next time.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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I was very disappointed in my vegan gluten free Mac and cheese. Didn't taste a thing like cheese!!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Was really exciting having gluten-free Mac and cheese! I didn't know what it would be like so I went with the American option which is just Mac and cheese but there were a ton of really cool options. The top was great because the cheese was baked and it was crunchy and hot but the cheese didnt have much flavour. I'd say it wasnt bad at all it just didnt blow me away but ill definitely try it again. Staff was really knowledgeable about celiac disease they have posters on the walls about cross-contamination. Would recommend checking it out

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The best Mac n cheese I have ever had and it was dairy and gluten free! Will visit every time I am in New York. There is also a location at 157 E. 33rd St. In Murray Hill.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing!!! Macaroni and cheese is my favorite food and their gluten free is amazing!!! You can even get breadcrumbs. Amazing. Love the 4 cheese, buffalo chicken, and Parisian!!!!!!! Highly recommend.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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One of the first GF places I visited once I was diagnosed in 2009. It's a small, crowded, noisy hole in the wall that cranks out the best Mac n cheese in the city. Unique and a must visit for anyone GF.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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GF / DF Mac and cheese that actually tastes awesome. This review is for the 33rd st location. Much bigger space and easier seating.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Yummy. I'll be back for sure.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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I had gluten free, cow's milk free mac and cheese and it was awesome! they had goat cheese and a vegan option available for me. I would definitely go back!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious and gluten free! I ordered it while attending a business meeting nearby. I didn't order it myself but when it came it was sealed with a label that specified it was all gluten free so it appears they take it seriously.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Love this place! Pasta isn't good reheated though.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Best place to stumble on when you're tipsy and hungry. Good, fast and cheap!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The food was great comfort food and its always a treat to have the ability to eat mac n cheese GF without making it yourself. We didn't get sick but as others have mentioned the kitchen is very small and they serve everything in cast iron so I wonder how they know and keep the cast iron pans separate from the gluten pans.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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owner is celiac and they do a goid job with gf and even vegan now.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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