If you, a family member, or a friend has a gluten allergy, it is important that you find a place inclusive for everyone! Whether you’re an NYC local, or someone coming into the city looking for options, there shouldn’t be a worry about finding a good meal. To make things easier, we’ve put together a little list that will surely take some of the stress away!
From 100% gluten-free restaurants to even yummy bakeries, we’ve found the best of the best. Check out our 12 favorite gluten-free restaurants and bakeries in NYC.
1. Tap NYC, Multiple Locations
At TAP (which stands for Tapicoa, Açaí, Pão de queijo), they strive to offer gluten-free, nutritious and authentic Brazilian foods! Thanks to their organic ingredients that come from sustainable and local distributors, TAP carries its mission across the board to provide foods that are minimally processed and gluten-free.
Their specialties are the Pão de Queijo (Brazilian cheese bread) with a unique blend of cheese and the Tapioca Sandwiches, in which the Chicken Club is one of the best. They also have egg wraps, as well as cold treats like smoothies and açaí bowls!
Upper West Side – 267 Columbus Ave
Midtown East – 685 3rd Ave
Long Island City – 40-05 Skillman Ave, Queens (delivery or pick-up only)
2. Noglu, Upper East Side
Looking for a sweet or savory treat? Head over to Noglu and you’re guaranteed to be safe from any gluten contamination. From dishes like quiche and sandwiches, to loaves of bread pastries and salad, their seasonal gluten-free options are some of the best around. For even more deliciousness, check out their desserts (like eclairs, cream puffs, scones, cookies, and tarts), or grab a sip of a tea, coffee or juice.
Where: 1260 Madison Ave
3. Posh Pop Bakeshop, Greenwich Village
If you have a sweet tooth, you have to check out Posh Pop Bakeshop. This gluten-free bakery serves all sorts of desserts including cookies, cakes, brownies, pies, doughnuts, and quite literally everything in between. No matter whether you’re looking for gluten-free or not, you’re sure to be absolutely mesmerized when you walk in and see the colorful creations these bakers have made!
Where: 192 Bleecker St
4. Wild, West Village
As food should be, Wild loves to offer food that is minimally processed and natural. From their popular weekend brunch options to their everyday dinner meals, there is no shortage of gluten-free options on Wild’s menu. Burgers, salads, and comfort foods such as salmon and pizza are all crafted from organic ingredients, and their awesome drink menu complements the dishes too. This spot even offers cooking classes if you want to take the gluten-free challenge into your own hands!
Where: 535 Hudson St
5. By the Way Bakery, UWS, UES & Brooklyn
When you’re looking for old-fashioned sweet treats that are handmade and in small batches, By the Way Bakery is the place to go. Guaranteed to be gluten-free and even kosher, this is one of the best known spots for pastries, specialty cakes, and muffins. You’ll find everything from a “Blueberry muffins bursting with blueberries” to “a lemon layer cake made with fresh lemon zest and filled with homemade lemon curd.” Stop in for a treat or order it for you next event, because each item is made with love.
UWS – 2440 Broadway
UES – 1236 Lexington Ave
Brooklyn – 184 Kent Avenue at N. 4th Street, Brooklyn
6. Friedmans, Multiple Locations
Providing mostly a gluten-free menu, Friedmans offers a variety of options from breakfasts to lunches. The original owner of this spot had celiac disease and wanted to provide options for others with the same condition! Their menu offers classic breakfast favorites, sandwiches, grilled cheese, soups, and more that are gluten-free. Just make sure to tell your server!
Where: Find your location here
7. Sans Bakery, LIC
Sans Bakery is a 100% gluten-free bakery in NYC. The owner also has a wheat allergy and felt that there needed to be a place dedicated to others with the same problem. Since 2017, they’ve been serving a variety of cakes, bars, cookies, brownies, donuts, and loaves of bread sure to suit any craving. If you’d like to send these goods to friends anywhere in the world, they also offer a variety of mixes easy to make at home!
Where: 31-00 47th Ave, Queens
8. Senza Gluten, Greenwich Village
This 100% gluten free restaurant in NYC’s West Village makes sure every Italian option is celiac-safe and made with precision! You’ll find every classic here like gluten-free bread baskets, lasagna, pasta, gnocchi, and tiramisu! They also have an impressive wine and cocktail list that will give you the full Italian experience! Check out Senza Gluten’s full menu here and make a reservation today.
Where: 206 Sullivan St
9. Modern Bread & Bagel, UWS & Chelsea
We’re all constantly searching for the best bagel or BEC in NYC, and we think Modern Bread & Bagel are in the running! This spot serves entirely gluten-free bagels and sandwiches option is an absolute “must-hit for anyone gluten-free visiting NYC.” Of course, they all the classics like “build your own bagel,” BECs, brunch options, and even salads and drinks. Literally anything you get here is bound to be delicious, and you probably can’t even tell it’s gluten-free!
Where: 472 Columbus Ave
10. Tacombi Bleecker, Greenwich Village
While Tacombi Bleecker doesn’t specify itself as gluten-free, its menu items are reflective of that by using corn tortillas rather than flour. This Mexican restaurant counts on simple and sustainable ingredients that are free from GMOs, antibiotics, preservatives, and artificial additives.
The menu is short, to the point, and includes a variety of Entradas, tacos, tostadas, quesadillas, burritos, and a variety of beverages from margaritas to sangria.
Where: 255 Bleecker St
11. Dosa Royale, Clinton Hill
The food from South India is usually gluten-free without intending to be. Therefore, Dosa Royale and their delicious dosas that can come filled with a variety of different flavors are the perfect gluten-free meal. Their Indian cuisine includes tikka kabobs, samosas, rice, and a variety of curries sure to please any craving and offer a unique spin on a usual lunch or dinner.
Where: 258 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn
12. Toad Style, Bed-Stuy
Not only is Toad Style vegan, but it’s also mostly gluten-free even with some minor changes. Just let them know! They can easily alter one of their sandwiches to gluten-free by putting them on a corn tortilla rather than bread. Grab one of their delicious sandwiches (like the “Sunshine Burger” or “California Burger”) or split some sides with friends. This place is extremely accommodating so don’t be afraid to ask!
Where: 93 Ralph Ave, Brooklyn