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!