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New York City

In my opinion, there is no better food city than New York City! With countless world renowned restaurants and bars, there is always so much to try in NYC. I love going to New York and trying new places, so I thought I’d put together a list of everything I tried on my most recent trip (Oct 2022).

DAY 1

We landed at JFK around 5pm and immediately got ready to go out.

L’AMICO

This Italian restaurant was right by our hotel so we tried it out for dinner. It has an intimate and cozy vibe and the food was excellent! They had gluten free pizza options and a nice wine selection. The only downside was the service was very slow, but we didn’t mind since we were excited to just relax and enjoy.

VIN SUR VINGT

This French wine bar was the perfect way to end our evening. We relaxed in this dark and classy wine bar with a glass of Bordeaux and some lovely recommendations from the sommelier. This place was not cheap, but they gave a hefty pour so one glass lasted us a good hour of hanging out and chatting.

l'amico NYC
L'amico wine NYC

DAY 2

MODERN BREAD AND BAGEL 

This place is a gluten-free dream! I was so excited to find a gluten-free bakery and had to get a bagel and lox for the classic New York experience, gluten-free version.

AYZA WINE AND CHOCOLATE BAR

Later, we met up with some friends for happy hour here and had the famous chocolate martinis! My local friends said all the variations of the chocolate martini are good except the strawberry one. The drinks also come with this incredible little chocolate truffle. We also tried a cheese board to go along with our cocktails.

ILILI

Finally, we ended the day at this excellent Lebanese Mediterranean restaurant. They had tons of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options, all without sacrificing the quality or sophistication of the food. We tried the lamb, falafel, and the hummus – all of which was great! The best part of the meal was actually the dessert – this candy bar style dessert was to die for!

modern bread and bagel
Ayza wine and chocolate
ilili Lebanese

DAY 3

ZABAR’S

For my partner who is not gluten intolerant, we stopped at Zabar’s Deli and Grocery Store. This place is a New York institution serving up their specialty lox. He got a bagel and lox from the deli and said it was delicious!

SOOTHR

This Michelin Thai restaurant was our favorite place we ate on this trip! Everything we ate here was out of this world good. We asked the waiter for a gluten free recommendation and they told us the massaman curry. I wouldn’t have picked this myself but it ended up being our favorite dish! We also tried the pad thai and the duck noodles – which were also great.

Zabars NYC
Soothr NYC

DAY 4

FABRIQUE BAKERY

This Swedish bakery hits you in the face with the lovely aroma of cardamom and freshly baked rolls right when you walk in. They didn’t have any gluten free baked options so I just got a coffee, but my friends said the cardamom bun was incredible.

AWESUM DIMSUM

I was so excited to try this fast casual restaurant because it was the first Dim Sum place I’ve seen that has gluten free options and clearly marks them. This was an absolute dream! I tried multiple rice rolls as well as sesame balls. Definitely worth checking out!

OSCAR WILDE

This iconic NYC bar is always popping, even when I went on a Monday night at 11pm. The bar is famous for seasonally rotating extensive decorations, so when I was there in October, it was decked out for Halloween. They have a large list of drinks and fun cocktails. I’d definitely recommend checking it out at least once!

Fabrique bakery coffee
Awesum dimsum

DAY 5

BHATTI INDIAN GRILL

An elevated Indian restaurant with classic dishes. Most of the cuisine is Punjabi and not too heavy. If you’re looking for the hottest Indian restaurant in NYC, try to get into Dhamaka.¬†

OLMSTED

This is definitely a splurge restaurant, but it was recommended to us so many times that we had to try it out. The restaurant boasts seasonal and ingredient focused dishes, as well as creatively crafted cocktails. We tried about four dishes to share and really enjoyed the flavors and creativity in every one!

bhatti
Olmsted

Comments:

  • September 12, 2023

    Thank you! This was quite helpful! I plan to try Awesome Dim Sum.

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