The Gluten Free Mom Blog started after our first gluten free trip to New York City. It was our first trip after being diagnosed with Celiac Disease, and the first time we were going to be staying in hotels and relying on someone else to safely feed us gluten free.
This trip was several years ago. I was really nervous about having to dine out GF and I spent hours doing research to see where we could eat safely. In fact, I worked so hard on our itinerary for that trip that I decided it would be a waste to not share my research. That is how the Gluten Free Mom blog was born.
On that trip, when we visited BabyCakes, we thought we found heaven. BabyCakes was the first really good gluten free bakery that we visited. Since then, we have returned to NYC frequently to go to shows, shop and to eat great GF food. And the number of places to eat Gluten Free in New York has exploded.
New York City has Six Dedicated Gluten Free Bakeries:
248 Broome Street
For dessert go to BabyCakes NYC for the best gluten free cupcakes you have ever eaten. BabyCakes offers all natural, organic and delicious alternatives free from gluten, casein and eggs. Eat some at the bakery and take some back to the hotel for later. The bakery also offers mail-order delivery.
Babycakes is now a dedicated GF bakery. In the past, they used spelt in some of their cupcakes. Babycakes NYC stopped using spelt Spring of 2013 and according to the General Manager “(a)fter phasing out our spelt products, we deep cleaned our oven and kitchen area to make sure that there is no risk of cross contamination. We no longer use any of our utensils, bowls, cleaning utensils, measuring cups, and pans that were labeled spelt and have thoroughly bleached and deep cleaned the sink that was used for Spelt products.”
Crumbs Gluten Free Greenwich
37 E. 8th St., between University and Broadway
Crumbs Gluten Free features the same cupcakes, cookies, brownies and pastries that the brand is known for in gluten-free versions. This new assortment is baked at a completely gluten and peanut-free bakery and delivered fresh daily to the store. In addition to the cupcakes and pastries for which Crumbs Bake shop is famous, Crumbs Gluten Free will also offer gluten-free breads, quiches, pies, tarts and more.
Jennifer’s Way Bakery
263 E. 10th St. (between 1st Ave and Ave A)
(646) 682 – 9501
Jennifer Esposito’s Dedicated Gluten Free Bakery offering baked treats that are free of Gluten, Dairy, Soy, Peanuts and Refined Sugar. Committed to using quality, labeled non-GMO products.
Gluten Free Menu includes bread, bagels, cookies, muffins, and cupcakes.
Pip’s Place GF Cakery
1729-31 First Avenue (Between 89th and 90th Street)
(212) 360 – 6400
127 E 39th Street (39th and Lexington)
(646) 823 – 9393
With two locations, Pip’s Place GF Cakery is dedicated to providing a safe treat for those with Celiac Disease or other gluten intolerances. Baked fresh daily with the finest ingredients, low fat when possible and no preservatives. Menu offers GF cakes, muffins, cookies, squares, scones and more. Eat your treat while sipping on a cappuccino or warm tea.
Tu-Lu’s Gluten Free Bakery
338 East 11th
We have traveled to gluten free bakeries around the world and Tu-Lu’s is one of our favorites, featuring gluten free cupcakes, cookies and even a GF Panini sandwich.
Slated to open after Thanksgiving 2013, By the Way Bakery, which got its start in Westchester in 2011, is opening a store at Broadway between West 90th and 91st Streets. This will be the first Manhattan location for the bakery founded by Helen Godin.
No reason to go without in the Big Apple. Need more than just baked goods? New York offers many great Gluten Free restaurants. Check out our Favorite Places to Eat Gluten Free in NYC.
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, nutritionist or a psychologist. All of the opinions expressed in this blog are merely my own based on our gluten free lifestyle. The information provided is for educational purposes only. In no way should it be considered as medical advice. At times I do recommend products and restaurants. Always independently verify that a product or a restaurant is gluten free before trying. Ingredients are always changing and we cannot guarantee the absence of cross-contamination or misinformation from suppliers.
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