Gluten-free restaurants in Manhattan

While we were enjoying ourselves in Manhattan, we took the time to visit a couple of gluten-free restaurants:

1. Nizza Restaurant

Friday we had lunch at Nizza. It’s an Italian restaurant located on Ninth Avenue between 44th and 45th Streets. They have a nice gluten-free menu; in addition to their home-baked bread, which was served with olive oil, I had a wonderful gnocchi dish. The bread was wonderful! Yum yum! (So was the gnocchi, but it’s so rare that I can go to a restaurant and eat bread!)

2. Bloom’s Deli

We had “lunch” at Bloom’s Deli (gluten-free menu here). I say “lunch” because I aimed to get to Bloom’s on Sunday before 2 pm so I could order GF pancakes, which I haven’t had since I was re-diagnosed. Soooo yummy! Bloom’s is on the corner of Lexington Avenue and 40th Street.

There are more restaurants, of course, but we didn’t have time to visit them all!

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Monday, October 14 …. and really, I have a great excuse!

So you’ve probably noticed that I haven’t been on since Sunday, October 6. Monday (Oct. 7) was my break day. The weather also happened to be bad. Tuesday (Oct. 8) and Wednesday (Oct. 9) I was of several minds: (1) I was busy and by the time I got home, it was dark (lame); and/or (2) it was too cold (lame). Thursday I worked a half day because my husband and I had three-day passes to the New York Comic Con! Woohoo! It was our first time there. I actually saw Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal, who also runs ultramarathons. Unfortunately, waiting for him to sign a book would have also been as long as an ultramarathon, so I passed. In fact, all the lines for the stars were just that–mega-long! (Not to mention that one would have to pay an addition $75 for an autograph from William Shatner.) But it was really a great experience. Here’s one of my favorite pictures:

Cosplayer - Pikachu

We did get a lot of exercise. The walk to the convention center and back was 2+ miles–not counting the other places we walked to, or the mileage we walked within the convention center itself, which is rather large (about 1/5 of a mile long). Unfortunately, I came back with a cold, but I went running anyways today since I hadn’t gone since a week ago Sunday.

I began with a 7 minute walk; then I ran for 8 minutes; walked for 3 minutes; ran for 8 minutes; then walked home for a total of 31 minutes and 31 seconds.

Run time: 16 minutes

Walk time: 15 minutes, 31 seconds