Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The Seasoned Vegan

The Seasoned Vegan is a restaurant located in NYC's Harlem neighborhood that serves 100% organic and vegan cuisine.  They also have a wide selection of gluten free food items.

Two of the gluten free dishes that I tried were the Zucchini Mac (zucchini noodles w/ cashew "cheese") and the Burger (two pumpkin seed cremini mushroom sliders with dehydrated onions, raw tomato sauce, sliced avocado, cashew "cheese"and dry herbs on homemade flaxseed bread.  Both items not only looked delicious (see photos) but tasted so, as well.

For more information, visit the Seasoned Vegan at 55 St. Nicholas Avenue or at their website at www.seasonedvegan.com.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Pala Pizza

One of my long time favorite restaurants is Pala Pizza.  Pala Pizza is located on Manhattan's lower east side and has a ton of gluten free options and many of these items are also vegan.  Their gluten free menu includes appetizers, salads, pasta, pizza and dessert.  They have 3 types of gluten free pasta that you may choose from:
  • Spaghetti (corn and quinoa flour)
  • Fusilli (brown rice flour)
  • Penne (rice, potato and soy flour)
One of my favorite dishes is the Uvetta pizza.  This is topped with butternut squash, red onions, raisins, red bell pepper, daiya cheese and rosemary.

The desserts are also amazing.  My favorite is the gluten free vegan carrot cake.

For more information, please visit their website at www.palapizza.com or check them out at 198 Allen Street.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Dirt Candy!

Recently, I was finally able to get a reservation at Dirt Candy, a vegetarian restaurant located on Manhattan's Lower East Side.  The entire menu is vegetarian with many vegan and gluten free options.

I notified the waitress that I was gluten free upon being seated and they quickly brought out a plate of gluten free crackers for me to enjoy while waiting for my meal.

For dinner, I ordered several plates (they recommend ordering 4-7 dishes for a table of 2).  The first dish I tried was the "Mushroom."  This included portobello mousse with sauteed asian pears, cherries, and truffle toast.  Next, I had the curried fries.  And finally, I had the "Cauliflower" which included Cauliflower dumplings (made out of corn starch and cauliflower).

Overall, the dishes were inventive and satisfying and the presentation was amazing.  For more information, please visit www.dirtcandynyc.com.