Wednesday, December 21, 2011

NYC Food, Gluten Free Style

Massive Turkey Club Sandwich at Bloom's Deli

Pickle assortment at Bloom's Deli

There are two kinds of restaurants I think of when I think NYC -- Delis and Chinese Restaurants.  We did both on this trip.

Bloom's Deli is located very close to Grand Central Station.  We walked there from the New York Public Library.   They have an extensive GF menu for both breakfast and lunch.  Breakfast includes pancakes, french toast, and omlettes.  The lunch menu has sandwiches on GF toast and burgers on GF buns!    I had a turkey club sandwich that was too big to eat.  I had to take it apart and eat it in sections, but it was great.  To drink, Mark and I shared an egg cream that tasted just like the ones my Dad used to make when I was a little kid.  (Milk, chocolate syrup, and soda water)  That brought back some great memories!

Ruby Foo's Chinese restaurant is located in the heart of Times Square, which made it a perfect place to stop and eat after the theater.  By NYC standards, this restaurant is HUGE.  It seats 300 people, which is normal for a restaurant in Dallas, but after dining in tiny little 15 diner restaurants all week, it seemed enormous.  I had the Gluten Free Mongolian Orange Chicken, which had just a little bite to it, but not too much.  I really liked that the chicken was sauteed and not breaded, and the dish was full of beautiful stir-fried veggies and huge chunks of orange (not those little canned mandarin orange slices I expected).  It was healthy and satisfying.

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