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!

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