Thursday, June 24, 2010

Go To Bar Breton!

Bar Breton located at 245 Fifth Avenue in NYC is one of the best restaurants I have tried in a while.  They have an extensive list of gluten free items on their brunch, lunch, and dinner menus!

The restaurant is brasserie-style and features food from Chef Cyril Renaud.  One of the items they are most famous for are their delicious galettes.  A galette is a buckwheat crepe traditional to Brittany, France.  At Bar Breton they are gluten free and made with organic buckwheat flour!

Gluten free options at Bar Breton include an extensive list of salads, galettes, fish, meat, eggs (for brunch), side dishes, and desserts!  

I enjoyed one of the most amazing salads - French Green Beans & Shrimp with Tomatoes, Hazelnuts, and Fresh Mint!  For dessert, I had the heavenly Galette with Nutella! (Both items are gluten free and photographed above)

I also included a photograph below of another gluten free item, the Prosciutto & Parmesan Galette with Goat Cheese Creme, Red Pepper Confit, and Arugula!

For more information visit or follow Chef Cyril Renaud on Twitter @Cyril_Renaud.

Or visit them at:

Bar Breton
245 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Snyder's of Hanover Releases Gluten Free Pretzel Sticks!

Snyder's of Hanover has been making delicious pretzels for many years.  So, they decided to create a gluten-free version that is now available for purchase!

Their Gluten-Free All Natural Pretzel Sticks are available at Whole Foods and select health food stores throughout the country.  They are currently retailing for $2.99 for an 8 oz. bag.  In addition to being certified gluten free by the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG), they are also free of dairy, casein, and egg.

Snyder's of Hanover also produces several other products that are made without gluten ingredients including:

*White Corn Tortillas
*Yellow Corn Tortillas
*Restaurant Style Tortillas
*Regular Potato Chips
*Ripple Potato Chips
*Hot Buffalo Wing Potato Chips
*Jalapeno Potato Chips
*Salt & Vinegar Potato Chips
*Sour Cream & Onion Potato Chips
*Kosher Dill Potato Chips
*Cheese Twists
*Buttered Popcorn

For more information, please visit

Monday, June 14, 2010

Manhattan's First Green Pizzeria!

This past April, Pizza by Cer te opened at 132 East 56th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues in NYC.

It is Manhattan's First Green PIzzeria.  What does that mean?  Well, the building is LEED certified.  They utilize rain water for non-consumption use.  The food is delivered by foot or via hybrid truck.  All of the supplies and food is purchased locally and the pizza boxes, utensils, and paper goods are made from recyclable material.

One of the many selections on their menu is a naturally gluten free dish known as socca.  Socca is essentially a provencal chick pea flatbread. They also give you the option of having it made into a panini.  

The delicious varieties of socca include:

*Margherita (Fresh Tomato Sauce, Lioni Mozzarella, Basil and Wisconsin Romano)

*Zucchini & Thyme (with hand dipped Ricotta and Lioni Mozzarella)

*Vegan (Hummus, Roasted Sweet Pepper, Cremini Mushrooms and Fresh Herbs)

*Caponata with Goat Cheese (with Fresh Tomato Sauce)

I enjoyed a specially made socca panini with pesto, chicken, and tomatoes (photographed above).

The cost for a 10'' individual socca dish is $9.75.

And even better is that they offer free delivery between 48th and 66th streets ranging across from 2nd to 7th Avenues.

For more information, please visit:

Or follow them on Twitter at

Friday, June 4, 2010

Think Thin!

Are you looking for a delicious, nutritious bar that will keep you feeling full and satisfied for hours after indulging it?

Well, then you must try thinkThin bars!  As the company states, they are created for those who "think about what they eat."

thinkThin bars are gluten free and sugar free!  Plus, they are one of the only gluten free bars on the market that are extremely high in protein!

Each bar contains 20 grams of soy and whey protein combined with calcium caseinate.  They are fortified with 17 essential vitamins and minerals and they contain absolutely no trans fats or cholesterol!

These protein bars are available in 7 different flavors including:

*Brownie Crunch
*Chocolate Fudge
*Chocolate Mudslide
*Chunky Peanut Butter
*Creamy Peanut Butter
*Dark Chocolate
*White Chocolate Chip

thinkThin bars are available to purchase at Whole Foods and other health food stores.  You may also purchase them on the thinkThin website or at Ms. Celiac's Market!

For more information, please visit: thinkProducts 

And make sure you follow them on Twitter at thinkProducts!