Posts Tagged "E. Village"

Giano

Posted by on Oct 2, 2013 in everything, gluten free grubbing | 0 comments

Giano

E. 7th St. in the East Village might come off as a quaint neighborhood passage, but this street packs a ton of culinary punch. Laden with restaurants, cafes & bistros of various cuisines and ethnicities, you can certainly find a unique spot to satisfy any palette on this block. If you find yourself in the vicinity yearning for some Italian grub, stop into Giano for some traditional and contemporary dishes. Brought to you by owners Paolo Rossi & Matteo Niccoli who hale from Milan, the food is nothing short of authentic and delicious. And, the cozy interior and backyard garden make it a perfect low key date spot. As for the food; below are some highlights from my...

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Table Verte

Posted by on Jun 12, 2013 in everything, gluten free grubbing | 0 comments

Table Verte

  The subtle charm of the East village comes from the unique variety of hidden eateries & shops; specializing in anything from mac & cheese to tequila , and even vegetarian French cuisine. Yes, vegetarian French cuisine – two words you normally don’t associate with one another. Enter Table Verte, the first vegetarian French restaurant to exist in downtown Manhattan. But that’s not all. They even have a vegan and gluten-free menu.     Yes, the tables are green (verte), and the space is small – so come early or reserve your spot ahead of time. Not only is it a perfect intimate date spot for when you are taking out a...

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Feast

Posted by on May 6, 2013 in everything, gluten free grubbing | 0 comments

Feast

  Sometimes you need an excuse to eat a 9 course dinner. Your first thought is Thanksgiving, but then you realize it’s still another 7 months away. In an attempt to not feel like a glutton, you search for an alternative scapegoat. Enter Feast, the East Village restaurant serving up family style “feasts” in three different ways; vegetarian, pescatarian and a carnivore option. And, it’s 9 (relatively small) courses.     The menu changes seasonally, but to give you an idea; when I was there the fish and meat options were scallops & lamb. Since I wasn’t really in the mood to eat 8 courses of either of those, I went veggie...

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Cafe Mogador

Posted by on Apr 29, 2013 in everything, gluten free grubbing | 0 comments

Cafe Mogador

  Unless you reside in Williamsburg or the East Village, not many people are familiar with the quant cafe known as Mogador. Family owned and operated since 1983 in the E. Village, Cafe Mogador recently expanded across the river in Williamsburg. Having been to the original, I decided to check out the BK spot after scoping out the seasonal opening of Smorgasburg. Serving up Moroccan & Mediterranean cuisine, it is super easy to not only eat gluten-free, but relatively healthy & clean – if you order correctly. Not only does this happen to be some of my favorite food, but Mogador serves up everything so exceptionally well, I would probably frequent this...

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L’Apicio

Posted by on Apr 24, 2013 in everything, gluten free grubbing | 0 comments

L’Apicio

  From the team that brought you distinct Italian fare in the heart of the West Village comes a (relatively) new venture, L’Apicio. Gabriel Thompson and Joe Campanale took their show on the road and set up a large scale version of their bite sized spots Dell’Anima and L’Artusi, right off of Bowery in East Village/LES.   Having been to both west village spots, I had faith that L’Apicio would be far from a disappointment. The vibe is completely different. Instead of entering an cozy date spot, this place is a much more sizable, with sky high ceilings and 180+ seats. Still an intimate ambiance - but now suitable for a girls night out as well. The menu...

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