Monday, January 11, 2010

GLUTEN FREE AREPA AREPA IN BROOKLYN NYC

Pictured above are Dublin Salas and Giovanni Palacios, the talented and hospitable owners of Arepa Arepa, who've created a haven for New York City gluten-free diners in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The restaurant is less than a year old, yet has already garnered some impressive reviews (see Time Out), as well it should, since, in addition providing healthy food at fair prices, because both Giovanni and Dublin are musicians as well as restauranteurs, a Sunday brunch might include music, too (see Facebook). 


As for the focus of this restaurant, the versatile South American corn cake called the arepa has ALWAYS been gluten-free since it has always been made of corn. Native to the Andean regions of Venezuela and Colombia, its popularity has spread through Latin America, and when you see the variety of arepas at Arepa Arepa, you will understand why. The menu of has choices for the the gluten-free vegetarian, pescatarian or carnivore, so you can invite friends of any dining persuasion. In fact, if you order the lunch/brunch special, you might be tempted to bring the whole gang: $10 for an arepa, soup and dessert! (Or think of Arepa Arepa for your next event, as they do catering as well.)


Start with one of the soups. I've had several, and each was subtley-spiced and delicious.




Just when you think you might have to do without, dessert appears, as tasty and gluten-free as the rest of your wonderful meal. Sweet fried plantains, coated in honey and dusted with queso fresco. Extraordinary!

160 HAVEMEYER ST (S2ND & S3RD) 718 388 5797 FREE DELIVERY 

AREPA AREPA menu
AREPA AREPA on Facebook
AREPA AREPA yelp.com review
AREPA AREPA Time Out review
AREPA AREAPA Zagat reviews

NOTE: SADLY, THIS RESTAURANT HAS CLOSED

2 comments:

Cheryl said...

Thanks for reviewing this delightful restaurant. More people should know about it. Great food and very friendly atmosphere.

G.F.Veg said...

yes, it is a wonderful place, isn't it? i love eating where there are SO many gluten-free options!