We all have one friend who always asks “is this gluten-free?” Nowadays, restaurants have options for all dietary restrictions. Places that once seemed impossible to be gluten-free now have full menus of every food you can think of. The choices are endless! Whether it’s bread, desserts, burgers, and even alcohol, we’ve got you covered.
Here are W42ST readers’ gluten-free options in Hell’s Kitchen.
Amy’s Bread – 672 9th Ave (between W46/47th St)
Amy Scherber has been baking in the neighborhood for nearly 30 years — and she’s made sure to include gluten free delights in her offering.
“Amy’s Bread always has everything we need. The best of everything, including gluten-free!” said Amy Harrell.
Bareburger – 366 W46th St (bw 8/9th Ave)
The best part about Bareburger? All of their proteins are gluten-free. Get them served on a GF bun or a lettuce bed for the full burger experience!
“Bareburger’s jerk chicken on tapioca rice bun. Not many places have gluten-free options and if they do it’s not usually tasty. With Bareburger I don’t run into that problem!” said Gina Chavez.
Don Antonio – 309 W50th St (bw 8/9th Ave)
Don Antonio has over 45 different types of Neapolitan pizzas, all of which can be made gluten-free! The pizzeria was just awarded a Bib Gourmand in the 2021 Michelin Guide.
“I literally cried when I first ordered delivery from there, years ago. I had to call back to make sure they really sent me a gluten-free pie — it’s THAT good. Tastes like the ‘real’ thing!” said Mirjana Vicari.
Fresh From Hell – 326 W47th St (bw 8/9th Ave)
Fresh From Hell is a great go-to spot for juices, smoothies and açaí bowls. Everything is prepared fresh to order, and the bowls are a must try!
“They have the best açaí bowl outside of Brazil, 🇧🇷 my born country!” said Francisco Silva.
Friedman’s – 450 10th Ave (corner of W35th St)
Friedman’s and their multiple locations throughout NYC have plenty of salads, bowls, and gluten-free bread. They also have GF cider and beer options.
“Great options that don’t taste like they’re gluten-free” said Fiona McIntyre.
Nizza – 630 9th Ave (bw W44/45th St)
Nizza features a menu that’s gluten-free from start to finish. It includes a variety of antipasti options, pizzas, pastas, and specialty items.
Pure KTCHN – 352 W46th St (bw 8/9th Ave)
Pure KTCHN aims to make nutritious food that supports both health and the environment. They do not use soy, added sugars or chemicals, and all ingredients are 100% pure, organic and made fresh daily. Their superfood bowls, salads, warm bowls and sushi bowls are all GF!
“Pure KTCHN is my absolute favorite for gluten-free. They have put a lot of thought into their menu. I never feel that I have to compromise taste when I order from them,” said Leanne Buckley.
Schmackary’s – 362 W45th St (between 8/9th Ave)
Schmackary’s has a rotating list of cookie options daily, and a gluten-free one is always included. They use corn flour, gluten-free oats, and lots of yummy ingredients such as peanut butter, chocolate and nuts to make their gluten-free cookies.
“Schmackary’s gluten-free options are my favorite because they have best cookies!” said Aseel Baz.
Schnipper’s – 620 8th Ave (corner of W41st St)
Schnipper’s has an entire gluten-free menu, including chicken, burgers, fries, and their famous sloppy joe sandwich (just remember to ask for GF!). Most importantly, Schnipper’s GF menu includes milk shakes and all floats, from the root beer to the Dreamy Creamy.
“Best chicken fingers and fries ever, including GF and regular…my kids’ favorite meal in NYC and now their friends’ too! It’s a win win when we go there and of course we have to bring some home for lunch the next day!” said Rory Teitelbaum, a Mom of 4 (3 of the kids and both parents have celiac disease and must eat a GF diet).
Three Roosters – 792 9th Ave (bw W52/53rd St)
Three Roosters is a Hell’s Kitchen newcomer that creates innovative Thai chicken and rice dishes. The ginger rice and poached chicken with sweet chili sauce is a great GF option for Thai food lovers.
“The poached chicken (with chili sauce) and garlic rice with a side of the corn salad — no dressing. Three Roosters is my favorite place to eat in Hells Kitchen, the food is made to order and fresh. The prices for a meal are amazing. It is a great place to catch a quick or leisurely meal… Plus, the staff is sooooo nice,” said Deb Knicos.
UT47 – 358 W47th St (bw 8/9th Ave)
UT47 offers a gluten-free, vegan and non-vegan menu. They also have gluten-free and Kosher macaroons, with flavors such as Birthday Cake, Rose Lychee, and Honey Lavender.
“UT47 has such a creative and delicious menu for every dietary need (even ones I haven’t thought of yet)!” said Jenny Pierson
Westville – 809 9th Ave (bw W53/54th St)
Westville has locations all over the city, which makes it a perfect option when looking for a healthy and allergy-friendly meal. They are best known for their market plates — a combination of delicious vegetables and sides.
“The food is so good. Love the market sides. They have a ton of GF options. The menu is clearly labeled and the staff is really nice and answers any questions if I’m not sure if something isn’t gluten-free,” said Evelyn Abiola.
* All photos from bar/restaurant Instagram unless otherwise credited.