• Mangiamo! Hoboken: Senza Gluten, Pure Food and Wine NYC Part I {Gluten Free Eats}

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    In recent months, I have discovered some really great NYC spots that are either partially or completely gluten free.  

    Below are two favorites that you MUST check out:

    1. Senza Gluten:

    Located in the Greenwich Village, Senza Gluten is one of a handful of completely gluten free restaurants and opened the beginning of this year by Chef Jemiko. He himself is not gluten free, but many of his friends are and he found that they had a difficult time dining out. He learned they missed Italian food the most {and I couldn’t agree more!}. This restaurant has quickly gained popularity and the menu is extensive. They serve everything from the classics to desserts, including a tiramisu that literally melts in your mouth. All their products are imported from Italy, which makes this restaurant more authentic. My favorite dish is the lasagna with a classic bolognese sauce that is so fresh and rich I almost had seconds!

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    For more information, visit: Senza Gluten, 206 Sullivan Street, NYC

    2. Pure Food & Wine:

    Known as “New York’s Raw Organic Restaurant,” I knew I had to check it out. At first, I was skeptical about trying this place, but after dining here several times, I can’t get enough. And, the large backyard dining area is a MAJOR hidden gem in NYC.

    The whole menu is gluten free and free from dairy and eggs. The brunch menu is not to be missed – the falafel with tabouli, lemon tahini and red pepper sauce over a salad is a great choice, but my favorite are the scones. The cinnamon-fig scones served with a warm butter sauce, fruit and an orange-ginger cream was so delicious.

    The brunch cocktails are a great wake up on a Saturday and Sunday. Everything from detox juices to a “master cleanse tini” {lemon, maple syrup, cayenne pepper and sake}.

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    Photo Courtesy of Pure Food & Wine

    For more information, visit: Pure Food & Wine, 54 Irving Place, NYC

    Ci Vediamo. Mangia bene, Hoboken! 


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    Val Rossi is the blogger behind Mangiamo! Hoboken. Growing up half Italian, studying abroad in Rome, and watching her grandmother make everything from minestrone soup to lasagna put her on a journey to find the best italian food in Hoboken. In 2012, she was diagnosed with Celiac's disease, and is now on a journey to find the best gluten free eats and products in town. Give her a glass of Chianti and some Nutella, and she is one happy girl!