Going Gluten-Free, Vegetarian and Vegan in the Village

Posted April 15, 2021

Folks following a gluten-free, vegan or vegetarian diet never had it so good. With increasing numbers of diners seeking these culinary options, more and more restauranteurs are catering to and adapting menus to accommodate. Forbes.com reported that the number of people following a gluten-free diet has tripled since 2009, with more than 3 million Americans eating gluten-free. A Forbes.com article noted that 5% of Americans identify as vegetarian and 3% as vegan.The New American menu at the North Square restaurant, here at Washington Square Hotel, includes vegan and gluten-free options for dining and dessert, but we are also located near some of the city’s favorite places for gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian options. We’ve picked out a few nearby establishments to help simplify your search for the best, most diverse dining experiences.

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Senza Gluten is a gluten-free diner’s dream. Located at 206 Sullivan Street, this Italian restaurant guarantees a 100% gluten free menu—from soup to dessert. The menu does include a few vegetarian options and the web site offers specific ingredient information for those with additional food sensitivities.

If you are in the mood for French cuisine, try Boucherie West Village. The two-story bistro at 99 7th Avenue South boasts dry-aged steaks and other French fare, along with gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian-friendly options.

Pizza is always a crowd-pleaser and Olio e Piú, located at 3 Greenwich Avenue, offers gluten-free crusts, along with some vegan and vegetarian options. This Neapolitan trattoria describes itself as where “Naples meets NYC.” If you aren’t in the mood for pizza, the restaurant also has other entrees, salad and pasta dishes on the menu.

Red Bamboo serves up Cajun, Creole, International and Asian “vegan comfort food.” Located at 140 West 4th Street, you’ll find a variety of gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian friendly options ranging from starters to desserts.

Taïm (pronounced “tah-eem” and Hebrew for tasty and delicious) offers counter service with a variety of Israeli-inspired dishes. Located at 222 Waverly Place, the menu includes gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian friendly options including babaganoush, falafel, shawarma, tabouli, salads and smoothies.

Like the restaurant’s name, Cuba serves up Cuban, along with Caribbean, Latin and Central American cuisine. The 222 Thompson Street location offers gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian friendly menu items, boasts having the “best Mojitos” and sells hand-rolled Cuban cigars on site.

Gotham Bar and Grill is a classic if you are looking for relaxed dining with American fare. While you don’t need formalwear here, it’s still a full on “white tablecloth” place. Located at 12 East 12th Street, it is one of the first contemporary fine dining restaurants in the village, and has now branched out to other cities. The menu includes some vegan, vegetarian-friendly, and gluten-free items. Menu selections and dining options, such as the popular Mother’s Day Brunch, will vary. Check the online menu before you dine.