Monday, August 15, 2011

Pret A Manger!

Pret A Manger is a chain of cafes with locations in the USA, UK and Hong Kong.  In the USA, you can find these cafes in New York, Washington DC, and Chicago.

When visiting the Pret A Manger website at, you can find out a lot of information on what's in all of their menu items.  They will list whether or not each item is gluten free or vegan or vegetarian or if it contains nuts.

The current list of gluten free options includes:

Salad Dressings -
*Classic Vinaigrette
*Lemon Shallot
*Wild Berry

Soups -
*Bean & Bacon Stew
*Carrot Ginger
*Skinny Gazpacho Cold Soup
*Manhattan Clam Chowder
*Pret's Tomato Basil
*Shrimp & Sausage Gumbo
*Chilled Sweet Pea & Mint Soup
*Tomato Garden Vegetable
*Turkey Bean Chili

Pret Yogurt Pots -
*Yoga Bunny

For more information, visit their website at

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Ms. Celiac's Guide to New York City!

For the past several months, I have been working on assembling a list of all the places in New York City that accommodate those on a gluten free diet.

I then took this information and created a Google map called, "Ms. Celiac's Guide to New York City."

Ms. Celiac's Guide to New York City focuses on the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn.  This map includes places that provide a gluten free menu, select gluten free items or just accommodate a gluten free diet.

I've also included links to reviews that I have written on several of the restaurants.

This map is perfect if you're going to be in a certain area and want to know what gluten free friendly places are around - you can just zoom into your neighborhood and see!  There are places everywhere!

Currently the list includes over 100 bakeries, cafes, restaurants, etc.  I will be adding to this list as new places pop up!

Here's the link: Ms. Celiac's Guide to New York City

Pass it along and enjoy!


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Gluten Free Baked Goods in Park Slope, Brooklyn!

I was in Park Slope, Brooklyn earlier this week and was able to check out the Red Horse Cafe.

The Red Horse Cafe is a coffeehouse that now offers a large selection of gluten free baked goods from Las Delicias.

While there, I tried a gluten free Dark Chocolate cookie - it was definitely the perfect treat for a chocolate lover as it had an intense chocolate flavor!

I was also able to enjoy a gluten free Banana, Fresh Ginger & Walnut Muffin.  This was absolutely delicious and I'm looking forward to going back and having this again!  The muffin was made out of an assortment of gluten free flours including garbanzo flour, sorghum flour and fava bean flour!

The Red Horse Cafe is located at 497 6th Avenue (between 11th and 12th streets) in Park Slope.  The next time you are in the area, I recommend checking it out or even if you have to make a special trip out to Park Slope, it's well worth it!

For more information follow the Red Horse Cafe on Twitter @TheRedHorseCafe

Monday, August 8, 2011

Salsa Time!

Looking for a delicious gluten free salsa to use with your tortilla chips?  Then you should try out one of the salsas by Dei Fratelli!

Dei Fratelli recently sent me an assortment of their products including salsas, canned tomatoes, and pasta sauces!  All are gluten free and certified Kosher.

They have a wide selection of flavorful salsas including:

  • Black Bean n' Corn Salsa
  • Casera Salsa Mild
  • Casera Salsa Medium Hot
  • Chipotle Salsa Medium
  • Our Original Salsa Medium
  • Our Original Salsa Mild
For more information about the rest of their products, visit their website at:

Dei Fratelli products are available at grocery stores and at Ms. Celiac's Market!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

2 New Gluten Free Cookbooks!

Do you need to cook gluten free but don't have the time to do so?  Well, Roben Ryberg, author of You Won't Believe It's Gluten-Free!, has released another cookbook entitled, Gluten Free in Five Minutes.

This cookbook is perfect for the student living in a college dormitory as the recipes are made using only a microwave!

The book includes chapters on breakfast, breads, rolls, flatbreads, tortillas, pizza crusts, sides, yellow cakes and white cakes, chocolate cakes, other cakes, icings, snack cakes and cookies, quick breads and muffins and other desserts.

Three recipes you can find in this book are:

  • Sourdough Roll
  • Red Velvet Cake
  • Zucchini Bread
Do you have the time to cook but are looking for gluten free inspiration?  Then you should check out the Cooking Light Gluten-Free Cookbook - Simple Food Solutions for Everyday Meals.  This book, from the editors of Cooking Light magazine, includes over 150 delicious gluten free recipes!  They took some of their classic recipes and made substitutions to ingredients to make them gluten free.

This book includes chapters on Appetizers and Snacks, Breakfasts, Main Dishes, Pizzas and Pastas, Sandwiches and Soups and Desserts.

Four recipes that you can find in this cookbook include:
  • Sweet Almond Cream of Buckwheat with Skillet Pears
  • Greek Shrimp and Asparagus Risotto
  • Banh Mi-Style Roast Beef Sandwiches
  • Orange-Scented Shortcakes with Mango and Berries
This cookbook also includes mouthwatering photographs of each of the recipes!

Both cookbooks are available to purchase at Ms. Celiac's Market!


Monday, August 1, 2011

The Monthly Round-Up (June + July)

These past two months have been busy!  I visited San Francisco and then was able to share with you all of my wonderful gluten free experiences on the west coast.  I reviewed restaurants such as:
I also got to visit two delicious bakeries including the gluten free paradise, Mariposa Baking Co. and Kara's Cupcakes!

Ms. Celiac Says... has now been in existence for 2 1/2 years!  We've had visitors from all 50 states and practically every single country and we are very thankful for all of our loyal visitors!  At this point, we have reached just over 40,000 unique visitors to our site, about 1000 followers on Twitter and we are almost at 100 "likes" on Facebook!

If you haven't yet, please start following us on Twitter by clicking here @MsCeliacSays and "like" us on Facebook!

Starting this fall, I will be attending law school in the NYC area.  I will still write on occasion and try to keep everyone up-to-date with the latest gluten free happenings but I will not be writing as much as I have in the past.

A great way to stay up-to-date on the latest news is to follow @MsCeliacSays on Twitter!  Also, feel free to email me at with any comments, questions or suggestions.  I always read every single email and appreciate all of your feedback!

I would like to thank the following brands for sending me delicious treats these past two months - GoPicnic, Betty Crocker (courtesy of MyBlogSpark), Bakery on Main, Enjoy Life Foods, Katz Gluten Free and Luna Bar!  Please take the time to check out these brands and their sites!

Ms. Celiac's Market is continuing to sell tons of great gluten free products!  My current gluten free obsession are kale chips!  They are amazingly delicious!  To check them out, click here:  Kale Chips

I haven't tried these products yet, but I've heard that Williams-Sonoma is now selling 3 gluten free items. This includes:

For more information, visit the Williams-Sonoma website!

Also, if you're interested in purchasing products to display your gluten free pride (like the tote bag pictured above) then check out Ms. Celiac's Shop!  There are some great options to choose from!

That is all for now!  Happy August!