NYC is very accommodating towards Celiacs. It is not hard not to find lots of tasty options virtually anywhere you go. But I have picked out some of my favorite spots for you.
First and foremost: ~Sweet Treats~
DŌ, Cookie Dough Confections
This sweet shop has a super trendy, upbeat atmosphere. And it almost feels illegal walking out of this place with a helping of straight-up cookie dough… breaking all the rules from childhood cookie baking. The craziest part is that they have incredible options for a celiac! Of course, you won’t find the gluten-free options in the assembly line with the glutenous options. Rather, Cookie Dough Confections takes precautions against cross-contamination by storing the gluten free cookie dough in a separate compartment. They will also make sure to change their gloves when alternating between gluten free and other options.
Kristin Tomlan, founder of DŌ, Cookie Dough Confections speaks from her own experience of being gluten-free, but loving glutenous options:
“I was in the early stages of developing DŌ when I learned I had a gluten intolerance. My pizza-loving, bread basket indulging and cookie devouring days were behind me — or so I thought. Rather than settling with the restricted gluten-free options in the market, I began my unwavering quest to find a way to eat my favorite gluten-full foods, in a new, gluten-free way. Cookies, and dough, were no exception.” -Kristin Tomlan