Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Gluten-Free Tip: NYC Shout Outs!

Just returned from NYC and had two amazing GF dining experiences…both worth a weekend trip to Manhattan!

Between 61st and 62nd at Lexington is LILLI AND LOO (http://www.lilliandloo.com/) who serve Asian cuisine including fantastic sushi. Best of all they have an extensive (yes, much more than the usual 5 choices) GF menu which includes mouthwatering GF pork dumplings! Very reasonably priced as well.

The other fabulous experience was Risotteria (http://www.risotteria.com/) in the West Village located at 270 Bleecker St. Of course, this is one of the most well-known GF restaurants in the country (appearing on most GF blogs), but I had never had the opportunity to visit until this past Sunday. Wow. Delicious, salty homemade breadsticks, excellent GF dressings for fresh salads, authentic Italian thin crisp pizzas with pureed olives or pesto, and they have GF Panini sandwiches! Purely Italian and wonderful ambiance. Desserts (including yummy cupcakes) too! And what a location to take a stroll after dinner and work off all those courses.


Absolutely Not Martha said...

we loved risotteria! breadsticks...amazing. can't wait to return to ny and try lilli and loo!

Erin Swing said...

I love Risotteria, too! Of course I adore Jack Pace (owner) - he is an Organic Chemist, too! We have so much in common!

elizabeth atkinson said...

Didn't make it to Babycakes this time... any other NYC recommendations?