Wednesday, December 7, 2011

GLUTEN FREE VEGAN OR VEGETARIAN LUNCH AT FRIEDMAN'S NYC

Chelsea Market. The edifice which is home to the Food Network. A NYC landmark full of fascinating shops that have made it it a gastronomical Mecca. However, if you're vegetarian AND gluten-free it can be a difficult hunt at Chelsea Market, located on Manhattan's lower west side, for suitable comestibles. Until you reach Friedman's Lunch. Sandwiches you can truly enjoy. The bread is lovely. The crust---wow! The one pictured here is the vegetable sandwich, usually served with avocado (I'm allergic, hence the absence) and, if you desire, with the addition of chicken, tofu or cheese. Vegetarian, yet not a fan of tofu, I chose cheese. Options were: blue, american, cheddar, gruyere, monterey jack. Standard filling: sprouts, carrots, tomato, cucumber and lettuce.
You don't feel deprived at all. And with a beautiful sandwich like this one, why would you! Oh, and their grilled cheese with caramelized onions is also spectacular!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

looks yummy and delicious!

vegetarian said...

looks yummy and delicious!

vegetarian recipes said...

i want some!

Isra said...

Gah! Very envious. My partner is vegetarian and gluten free, and finding good bread just seems impossible. I've just started a blog, putting up some of my everyday, non-fancy recipes, and if I can find out what they do with that bread, I'm gunna try it immediately! Thanks for the blog. If you fancy stopping by, mine is: http://veggieglutenfree.wordpress.com/

G.F.Veg said...

i've got some bread recipes you might want to try, here, too. as far as commercial breads, udi's whole grain isn't bad. see my review and photos here.
thanks for reading and writing.
will check out your blog!

Claire said...

I lucked into Friedman's on my one and only trip to Chelsea Market on a work trip last summer, and really enjoyed the gf hummus avocado sandwich. Delish!

G.F.Veg said...

hi claire,
yes, their bread is wonderful. makes being a gluten free vegetarian a pretty good way to live!
(and thanks for checking out the blog)