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.