Best gluten-free meatballs: Meatball Shop
So here’s the thing: the beef, spicy pork, and veggie balls are all a no-go for the gluten-free guild. BUT, when you pair the GF chicken meatballs with a fried egg, bacon, classic tomato sauce and sides of polenta and sauteed veggies, you won’t know, nor care, about what you’re missing.
Best gluten-free falafel: Taim
The totally gluten-free chickpea fritters (some of the best in NYC!) at this hot, hot lunch spot are super tasty regardless of dietary restrictions. Choose from three flavor of balls: traditional green (parsley, cilantro, mint), yellow (harissa), or red (roasted red pepper) or opt for the mixed falafel platter, which includes a sampling of ‘em all, plus hummus, s’rug hot sauce, amba (mango chutney), and Israeli pickles. Avoid the totally not gluten-free pita and tabouli salad and you’re good to go.