Saturday, October 13, 2012

Kit's Organic Fruit & Nut Bar

A new product from Clif, Kit's Organic Fruit & Nut Bar is a delicious and healthy gluten free snack!

This nutrition bar is 100% organic and, in addition to being gluten free, is soy free and dairy free.

The fruit and nut bar is available in 4 great flavors:

  • Berry Almond (dates, almonds, barberries, bilberries, sea salt)
  • Cashew (cashews, almonds, dates, sea salt)
  • Chocolate Almond Coconut (chocolate, coconut, almond)
  • Peanut Butter (peanuts, almonds, sea salt)
For more information, please visit

Saturday, September 1, 2012

It's a Wrap!

Rudi's Gluten Free Bakery is introducing a brand new product - gluten free tortillas!  These tortillas come in 3 varieties:

  • Plain
  • Spinach
  • Fiesta (made with red bell pepper, jalapeño, onion, and garlic flavors)
I was lucky enough to receive samples of all 3 flavors and they are absolutely perfect for making sandwich wraps!  The tortillas are best stored frozen and then heated up in the microwave for about 25 seconds prior to eating.

Even better, these tortillas contain 5 grams of fiber per serving and are made with whole grain flours including sorghum, brown rice, corn, amaranth, quinoa, millet and teff.

For more information, please check out their website at

Rudi's Gluten Free Bakery products are available at Whole Foods and other health and natural food stores.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Bogota Latin Bistro

Bogota Latin Bistro in Park Slope, Brooklyn is a Colombian and Pan-Latin restaurant co-owned by fellow Gallatin School alum, George Constantinou.

The restaurant has gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options clearly marked on their menus.  They also have two dedicated gluten free fryers.  Bogota Latin Bistro offers an extremely large variety of gluten free options for brunch, lunch and dinner.  For brunch, you can even get gluten free pancakes with powdered sugar, fruit and maple syrup!

So far, I've tried the plantain chips (which are on the table if you dine at the restaurant), the blue and yellow corn tortilla chips with guacamole and pico de gallo garnish, the white arepa, and the tortilla soup.  The tortilla soup is a chicken soup with a spicy chipotle broth, tortilla strips, avocado, sour cream, jack cheese and cilantro.  If you order this item for delivery, they pack each of these items in separate containers so that the ingredients in the soup are not soggy by the time they arrive.

For more information, check out their website at or check out the restaurant at 141 5th Avenue and St. John's Place.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Naidre's in Park Slope

Being on a gluten free diet, I don't often have the option of running into a cafe and picking up breakfast on my way to work or school.  However, Naidre's located on Park Slope's bustling 7th Avenue between 11th and 12th streets has Everybody Eats' gluten free rolls readily available.

I've had these rolls toasted in the morning with cream cheese and have been to Naidre's for lunch and enjoyed their Turkey and Cheddar sandwich on a gluten free roll and their grilled cheese on a gluten free roll (see photograph).  Naidre's offers an assortment of gluten free options, as well as, vegetarian and vegan choices.

They also usually have some sort of gluten free bakery item such as a macaroon or cookie.

For more information, visit their website at or visit them at 384 7th Avenue.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Gluten Free Italian in Park Slope

One of my favorite Italian restaurants in Park Slope, Brooklyn is Fornino, located on 5th Avenue between Carroll and Garfield Place.

They offer an assortment of gluten free pastas and pizzas.  The pasta they use is made out of corn flour and the pizza dough they use is made out of brown rice flour.  I've tried both the pasta and pizza and they are excellent!

As far as the pasta, I've had the penne pesto primavera (see photograph) and as for pizza, I've had the margherita classica pizza.

For more information, please check out their website at  Enjoy!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Stanton Social

I recently heard that the restaurant Stanton Social on the Lower East Side has a gluten free menu.  So, of course, I decided to go check it out.

All menu items are geared to be shared.  The gluten free menu has a wide variety of items so there are plenty of dishes to choose amongst.

I enjoyed the red snapper tacos with creamy avocado and spicy mango (see photograph), pan roasted chicken with corn pudding and sauteed spinach, lobster salad sliders, and grilled asparagus with smoked sea salt and lemon.  For dessert, I had the white peach sorbet.  Everything was delicious - my favorite were the red snapper tacos!

Just a word of caution, they do not fry their items using a dedicated gluten free fryer so if you have Celiac Disease you should avoid the fried items on the gluten free menu (ex. french fries).

For more information, visit their website at or visit them at 99 Stanton Street between Ludlow and Orchard street.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Gluten Free at Zito's!

Zito's Sandwich Shoppe is famous throughout Park Slope and beyond for its classic Italian American Sandwiches.  

Now, they are offering to make them on gluten free focaccia.  The gluten free focaccia they use is made by Krumville Bakeshop.

I went to try out a gluten free sandwich last week and it was delicious!  I ordered the Meatless (photographed above).  This included grilled portobello, roasted peppers, broccoli rabe and a housemade artichoke spread.  The vegetables were extremely fresh and very tasty!

Zito's is located at 300 7th Avenue between 7th and 8th streets.  They are open Sunday - Wednesday from 11 am - 9 pm and Thursday - Saturday from 11 am to 10 pm.  They also offer delivery!

For more information, please visit their website at

For more information about Krumville Bakeshop and their gluten free focaccia, please visit

Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Last week I checked out the restaurant, Sweetwolf's, in Park Slope, Brooklyn.  

They are known for their "Gluten Free Mac N Cheese" and cook mostly using rice flour so many of their menu items are gluten free or can be altered to be gluten free.

The Gluten Free Mac N Cheese (photographed to the right) is made using quinoa pasta, wood fired lobster chunks and has a sesame cracker crust.

Sweetwolf's is open for lunch and dinner Tuesday - Sunday.  They are located at 492 Sixth Avenue between 12th and 13th streets. 

For more information, visit their website at

Monday, May 28, 2012

Gluten Free Pizza in Park Slope

If you're looking for a delicious gluten free pizza in Park Slope, Brooklyn, then check out Pizza Plus.

Pizza Plus is located at 359 7th Avenue between 10th and 11th streets.  They offer gluten free pizza available as either a small or large pie.  In addition to the classic pizza, you can also choose from their specialty pizzas that offer a variety of toppings and add $5.00 to have it made gluten free.

They are open Sunday - Thursday from 11:30 am - 10 pm and Friday and Saturday from 11:30 am - 11 pm.  For a minimum order of $10, they offer free delivery!

For more information, please visit

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Georgetown Cupcake!

Not many mainstream cupcake shops accommodate a gluten free diet, however, Georgetown Cupcake does offer one gluten free cupcake!  It is a gluten free version of their signature Lava Fudge cupcake.

The Gluten Free Lava Fudge cupcake (photographed above) has a chocolate cake with a rich fudge core and is topped with vanilla icing, a fudge star drizzle and an orange fondant flower.  I recently tried it at their new location in SoHo and it was delicious!  They even made sure to change their serving gloves when getting me the gluten free cupcake to prevent cross-contamination!

Georgetown Cupcake currently has locations in:

  • Georgetown - 3301 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20007
  • Bethesda - 4834 Bethesda Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
  • New York - SoHo - 111 Mercer Street, New York, NY 10012
They will be opening a store in Boston, MA this spring and in Los Angeles, CA in the fall.  

For more information, please visit their website at

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Las Delicias - Gluten Free Baked Goods

When walking around Park Slope, you'll find that the brand Las Delicias makes an assortment of gluten free goods that are sold at many local cafes throughout the area (Crespella, Red Horse Cafe).

I have tried many of their delicious gluten free products including their brownies, blondies, muffins, and cookies.  My favorite items are probably the ginger muffins or the banana walnut muffins.  The triple chocolate brownie (photographed to the right) that I tried not too long ago was very good too!

For more information, please visit their website at or check them out at Crespella (321 7th Avenue - btw 8th and 9th streets) and at Red Horse Cafe (497 6th Avenue at 12th street).

Ms. Celiac is Back!

Hi Everyone!

Now that I have finished my first year of law school, I plan to update the site more frequently.  I recently moved to Park Slope, Brooklyn.  So far, I have found many places that accommodate a gluten free diet.  I'll be sharing those with you soon.  If you have any suggestions or recommendations on where to buy gluten free food or where to dine gluten free in Park Slope, please share!  I will still be updating the site with reviews on restaurants, cafes, etc. in Manhattan that offer gluten free options - as I am there at least 5 days a week.

If you haven't yet checked out, Ms. Celiac's Guide to New York City (and Brooklyn), please do so!  I update it quite frequently.  Also, please "like" us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!  Even when the site isn't updated, our twitter account is always up-to-date so do check that out!

Also, if you are looking to shop for some gluten free goods, please visit Ms. Celiac's Market!  We try to always have it stocked with our current favorite gluten free products!

Enjoy the long Memorial Day Weekend!


Sunday, March 18, 2012


Berries are a great source of antioxidants and they are also naturally gluten free!  They provide for a great snack or complement pretty much any other dish.  Driscoll, one of my favorite brands of berries, recently sent me some coupons to purchase their berries.  I got blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries (I'm allergic to strawberries).

I decided to make Berry Cupcakes!  It's a very simple recipe.  All you need is your favorite gluten free cupcake mix or recipe (I used Betty Crocker's gluten free yellow cake mix), top the cupcakes with some gluten free icing (I used Betty Crocker's vanilla frosting) and then add your favorite berries to the top.

For more information about Driscoll products, please visit their website at  Also, check out their extensive assortment of gluten free berry recipes.

Do you have a favorite berry recipe?  Share it in the comments below.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Gluten Free Baked Goods by Butterfly Bakery!

Recently, I was sent a box of gluten free chocolate chip cookies and a tray of gluten free mini blueberry muffins from the Butterfly Bakery.

This company started by making no-sugar products and has recently reached into accommodating the gluten free market.

The blueberry muffins were delicious and the chocolate chip cookies tasted like a regular (gluten-filled) one you would buy from your local bakery.

Butterfly Bakery makes their gluten free products using Teff flour.  Teff is loaded with potassium and vitamin B and has 14% more protein than wheat flour!

Currently, their gluten free product line includes:

  • Wild Blueberry, Banana Walnut, Lemon Citrus Poppy, and Spiced Apple Raisin Muffins
  • Lemon Citrus, Plain Vanilla Creme, and Espresso Sliced Creme Cakes
  • Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin, Cranberry Raisin, and White Chocolate Coconut Cookies
  • Golden/Chocolate Mini Cupcakes with Icing
Butterfly Bakery products are available to purchase on Amazon and at selected bakery departments across the country.

For more information, please visit their website at

Monday, February 27, 2012

Naked Pizza In Union Square!

About a year ago, I mentioned that Naked Pizza was coming to Union Square and it has finally arrived!  I was able to try it out for the first time a few weeks ago and the pizza was delicious!  In fact, I also had a pizza delivered last week (free delivery!) and it arrived extremely fast!

The gluten free crust is only available in a 12'' size and you have the option to dress it up with pretty much any vegetable, meat, and/or cheese you can think of.  The ingredients used in the gluten free crust include:

  • rice flour
  • water
  • corn starch
  • tapioca dextrin
  • non-fat dry milk
  • whole eggs
  • sugar
  • salt
  • xanthan gum
  • baking powder
  • soybean oil
If you visit their website at, you can actually watch a video of them preparing a gluten free pizza!

For more information, visit their website or visit them in NYC at:
150 East 14th Street (between Irving Place and Third Avenue) 
954 Third Avenue (between 57th and 58th streets)

They also have many locations throughout the United States and Dubai.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Gluten Free Italian Cuisine in Park Slope!

Recently, I got to try out Scottadito Osteria Toscana, an Italian restaurant in Park Slope, Brooklyn.  They offer gluten free pasta and include pasta entrees on their brunch, lunch, and dinner menus.

I went for brunch and had a delicious gluten free penne pasta with melted brie, arugula, and truffle oil (see photograph).

Scottadito Osteria Toscana is located at 788A Union Street between 6th and 7th Avenues.  For more information, please visit their website at

Monday, January 16, 2012

Cupcakes Everywhere in Washington!

Just like in New York, the cupcake craze is alive and well throughout Washington.  The only difference is that a lot of the mainstream cupcake places sell gluten free cupcakes!

My first day in Bellevue, Washington, I visited Pinkabella Cupcakes in Bellevue Square.  Pinkabella also has locations in the Alderwood Mall, Queen Anne, Redmond Town Center and the Southcenter Mall.

Here they keep their delicious gluten free cupcakes in the freezer separated from the regular cupcakes.  It was a gluten free chocolate cupcake with vanilla icing and rainbow sprinkles (photographed above).

For more information, please visit

A few days later, I also got to try the gluten free cupcake at Cupcake Royale.  Cupcake Royale has locations in Capitol Hill, Ballard, Madrona, West Seattle, and Bellevue.  Their gluten free cupcake has a chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream frosting and rainbow non-pareils (photographed below).  It was quite tasty!  They use Bob's Red Mill gluten free flour and organic sugar in their cupcakes.

For more information, please visit

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Two Other Great Restaurants I Tried in Washington!

Another great restaurant I tried was Black Bottle.  They have a location in both Bellevue and Seattle, Washington.  At first glance, I thought the menu with an assortment of small plates was going to be difficult to navigate for one on a gluten free diet, but then the waiter brought out their Allergy Menu.  This menu breaks up the main menu into sections such as gluten free, nut free, dairy free, sesame oil free, etc.

I tried an assortment of dishes including a seared duck breast cranberry port compote, roasted vegetables verjus, and their famous broccoli blasted!  One thing to note is that this restaurant is only for those 21 and older.  For more information, visit their website at

Cafe Flora was also another one of my favorite restaurants in Seattle.  It is a vegetarian restaurant which has both gluten free and vegan options marked on the menu.  I enjoyed a delicious Gluten Free Three Cheese Florentine Pizza.  This consisted of a gluten free pizza crust topped with smoked mozzarella, parmesan, and feta cheeses with fresh baby spinach, chopped garlic, and house made marinara sauce (photographed below).

For more information, visit their website at or visit them at:

Cafe Flora
2901 East Madison Street
Seattle, WA 98112

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Italian Cuisine in Washington!

Cantinetta is an Italian restaurant with locations in both Seattle and Bellevue, Washington.  Although, they did not have a gluten free menu they were able to accommodate a gluten free diet.  I enjoyed a roasted vegetable risotto for my entree with cinnamon gelato for dessert.  For more information, please visit their website at

One of my favorite restaurants in Seattle was The Pink Door.  The Pink Door has both gluten free bread (Udi's) and gluten free pasta (Bionaturae).  In addition to their selection of gluten free pasta dishes, most of their other menu items can be made gluten free.  To start, I had the La Fettunta which is grilled gluten free garlic bread with fresh olio nuovo.  Unfortunately, the restaurant is very dimly lit so my photographs of the food did not come out.  For more information and to see the menu, visit The Pink Door's website at or visit them at:

The Pink Door
1919 Post Alley, Pike Place Market
Seattle, WA 98101

Friday, January 13, 2012

Asian Cuisine in Washington!

While in Washington, I was able to try two Asian restaurants that were both able to accommodate a gluten free diet.  The first restaurant I went to was Din Tai Fung Dumpling House.

This restaurant has a location in Los Angeles and in Bellevue, Washington, as well as, locations throughout Asia.  They mark gluten free items on their regular menu along with indicating what options are vegetarian.  I had the vegetarian fried rice and sauteed green beans.  Both items were very good!

For more information on Din Tai Fung Dumpling House, please visit their website at

The second Asian restaurant I tried was Wild Ginger.  Wild Ginger has locations in both Seattle and Bellevue, Washington.  Although there is no gluten free menu, they are able to prepare many of their items so that they are gluten free.  They also provide a gluten free soy sauce.  I was able to sample an assortment of foods that were specially made gluten free.  This included the Thai Chicken Satay, Kung Pao Chicken, Black Pepper Scallops and Pad Thai.  Everything was delicious!

For more information on Wild Ginger, please visit their website at

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Ms. Celiac Goes To Seattle!

Hi Everyone!

I recently returned from vacationing in the Seattle, Washington area.  While in Washington, I was able to try a variety of places that either had a gluten free menu or provided gluten free options.  Over the next few days, I will be posting reviews of some of the places I tried.  For a preview of what is to come, see the list below.  If anyone has any suggestions of gluten free places in the Seattle, Washington area please post them in the comments section below.

I hope everyone is enjoying the new year!


Preview of Seattle, Washington Features:

  • Black Bottle
  • Cafe Flora
  • Cantinetta
  • Cupcake Royale
  • Din Tai Fung Dumpling House
  • Pinkabella Cupcakes
  • The Pink Door
  • Wild Ginger

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Rise Bars!

I was recently sent a box of Rise Bars!  These are all natural and gluten free nutrition bars that are free of GMOs, preservatives, soy and peanuts.  All rise bars are certified kosher and are vegetarian - select flavors are also vegan.

Rise Bars are available in three basic varieties:  Breakfast Bars, Energy + Bars, and Protein + Bars.  They come in an assortment of delicious flavors including:

Breakfast Bars:

  • Crunchy Perfect Pumpkin
  • Crunchy Macadamia Pineapple
  • Crunchy Honey Walnut
  • Crunchy Cashew Almond
  • Crunchy Cranberry Apple
Energy + Bars:
  • Raspberry Pomegranate
  • Blueberry Coconut
  • Coconut Acai
  • Cherry Almond
  • Apricot Goji
Protein + Bars:
  • Crunchy Carob Chip
  • Almond Honey

Rise Bars are available to purchase at health food stores everywhere.  You can also find them online at

For more information, visit or follow Rise Bar on Twitter or "like" them on Facebook!