Posts Tagged "UES"

Shalezeh

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

Shalezeh

    The cuisines of many Middle Eastern countries tend to blend together but one thing remains distinct; they’re delicious. If you find yourself on the upper east side and are looking for a low key place to grab dinner with family or friends,  add Shalezeh to your repertoire of restaurants.     Along with sister restaurant Persepolis, this Persian restaurant is dishing out authentic food at relatively inexpensive prices. The servers are attentive and happily answered my questions.   While the table ordered a plethora of food, I only snagged photos of a few things. Needless to say, a lot of the menu was gluten-free, including: hummus (ask...

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Gobo

Posted by on Jun 11, 2013 in everything, gluten free grubbing | 0 comments

Gobo

  Since embarking on my year long course at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, I have slowly started implementing a new way of eating. One of less meat and dairy, and more vegetables and clean eating. Of course, remaining gluten-free. That’s why when I came across Gobo on the UES, a vegetarian restaurant that also boasts a gluten-free menu, I became instantly intrigued and knew it was a must try.   Gobo, Japanese for “burdock root”, is one of two restaurants owned by David & Darryn Wu – sons of the owners of Zen Palate. One is located in the West Village and the other which I visited, on the Upper East Side. The gluten-free...

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Candle 79

Posted by on May 9, 2013 in everything, gluten free grubbing | 0 comments

Candle 79

The UES has a plethora of organic/vegan restaurants. Although I am not a vegan, I love the fact that these places always tend to take dietary restrictions seriously and usually have a gluten-free menu. Having been to Candle Cafe and having heard such great things about its more upscale sister restaurant, Candle 79, I knew it was only a matter of time that I made my way over there.   It took some convincing to get my non-vegan, non-gluten free, ”do we really have to go to a vegan restaurant” sister to go here, but with a little persuasion I got my way. We grabbed a seat at the bar and got:    We were given these small spoonfuls of lentil...

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Lilli & Loo

Posted by on Jan 8, 2013 in everything, gluten free grubbing | 0 comments

Lilli & Loo

There are many things that I miss since going gluten-free; beer, Taco Bell, NJ bagels, cookie dough ice cream and Chinese take out (to name a few). Not for nothing, while a part of me is happy to erase most non nutritious items from my diet, a part of me still gets a craving now and then. That’s why when I got a yearning for some throwback Chinese food this past Sunday, I went on a search to find some. Lo and behold, Lilli and Loo, and UES establishment serving up some some old school Chinese food with some new school flair – a gluten-free menu endorsed by the GFRAP (Gluten Free Restaurant Awareness Program). No questions about soy sauce, no questions about...

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Candle Cafe

Posted by on Jan 4, 2013 in everything, gluten free grubbing | 0 comments

Candle Cafe

5 years ago if you had asked me to dine at a Vegan restaurant, my immediate answer would be no way. Fast forward to today, and I am the one begging my friends to join me at one of these places. With the abundance of delicious vegan food served at several NYC restaurants, one could easily be fooled into eating animal free without even being aware of it. Enter Candle Café, one of 2 NYC locations (UES & UWS), which has an interesting history. Owners Bart Potenza & Joy Pierson expanded the once tiny “Healthy Candle” into the present Candle Cafe after winning a pick-5 lottery for $53k in 1993! Talk about a sign. Another plus of Vegan restaurants? Since...

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