These 6 Restaurants Make Gluten-Free Taste Good
Because there’s nothing worse than sad, boring, gluten-free food.
When it comes to gluten-free dining, not all restaurants are created equal. Thankfully, these six spots put care into ensuring that your meal is sans gluten — but still delicious — whether it’s a plate of garlicky shrimp tacos or an elegant three-course meal.
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46 Christie Pl, Scarsdale; 914.713.8946
Authentic corn tortillas help Chef Constantine Kalandris (273 Kitchen in Harrison, 8 North Broadway in Nyack) to craft an entirely gluten-free menu at this casual Mediterranean-Mexican hybrid. The menu, which spans dips, tacos, grain bowls, salads, and seafood, also includes gluten-free desserts like crispy churros with a custardy interior.
29 Main St, Mount Kisco; 914.242.0200
With crêpes making up most of the menu, it’s surprising that this quirky café can make most items gluten-free. All crêpes are available with a gluten-free rice or lentil batter, and the menu thoughtfully designates which sauces and toppings contain gluten, so you can enjoy your chicken tikka masala or peanut butter and jelly crêpe without worry.
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3605 Crompond Rd, Yorktown Heights; 914.788.8700
When Chef/owner Tom Costello was diagnosed with celiac disease several years ago, he took it in stride, overhauling the menu at Thyme to make it mostly gluten-free. The menu has remained that way since, featuring luxurious dishes like Costello’s signature crab cake, diver scallops on truffled Parmesan risotto, and pork tenderloin with pineapple salsa.
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549 Warburton Ave, Hastings-on-Hudson; 914.231.9200
With salads, cheeses, and charcuterie comprising a large swath of the menu at this chic Hastings-on-Hudson wine bar, many of the offerings are naturally gluten-free. As for the rest, owners Jennifer Aaronson and Paul Molakides offer gluten-free bread from By the Way Bakery down the block, meaning their toasts can also be made without gluten.
Mr. Koo’s Kitchen *closed*
100 Main St, Irvington; 914.231.9567
When his wife became gluten-free, Hong Kong-born Chef Ben Pope became hyper-aware of the needs of gluten-free diners. Not surprisingly, the menu at his Modern Cantonese restaurants is largely sans gluten, including the char siu meatballs with beet-apple-ginger purée, stir-fried smoked tofu, arctic char with Cantonese charmoula, and the house fried rice.
38 E Main St, Mount Kisco; 914.242.1002
Mount Kisco is home to multiple gluten-free-friendly options, including Leslie Lampert’s farm-centric fine-dining restaurant. Dietary considerations such as gluten-free and vegetarian are listed next to each dish, so you’ll can feel confident enjoying your roast chicken with curried rainbow carrots or that bowl of sweet pea-sorrel soup.