August 13, 2010

Gobo: Food for the (Gluten Free) Five Senses

It's been more than 7 years since I was diagnosed with Celiac and I've definitely gotten used to the diet. I no longer really think about eating gluten free and don't miss most foods. But I REALLY REALLY REALL miss going out & enjoying a cold beer. Sure, I could have a cocktail or a beautiful glass of wine and I often do. But there are just those times when you want to chillax and catch up with a good friend over a beer.

Luckily for me, more and more NYC restaurants that serve gluten free food have also begun to serve gluten free beer! So when my fabulous friend Michele suggested we go out for drinks and dinner and was looking for some suggestions, of course I picked a place with incredible gluten free food & beer. Michele, a former colleague who quickly became a great friend, enjoys good food almost as much as I do and was really excited when I suggested we meet up at Gobo, a vegan restaurant with locations in the West Village and the Upper East Side.

If you're ever in NYC and need a great place to eat, I highly recommend Gobo. I've been to both locations and prefer the West Village location to the Upper East Side because I like the vibe a bit better. But both serve incredible vegan food with lots of gluten free options. And of course, gluten free beer.  The only thing better than the food was the company- love you Michele!
West Village Location
Me, lovingly staring at my Bards Beer
My meal, the Grilled Oyster Mushrooms with Asparagus and Garlic. It's my favorite!!!
Michele's Ginger Seitan
Hot (it was 90 something degrees!), happy & full of delicious food!


  1. I live the NYC life vicariously thru you. Thank you for what you share.

  2. Looks delish! Definitely would try it!

  3. Your dish looks amazing Erica. Super cool that you were able to enjoy a gluten free beer!!!! MUST TRY GOBO!!!!

    Thanks for the review.

  4. I know where I'm going next time I go out to eat. Love you dress too! :)

  5. What a great post E. I love Gobo and you of course!

  6. So, you're probably going to think I'm crazy after my last comment about how I did the Philly marathon .. then NY and now I'm going to tell you that I've recently been thinking about going gluten-free after many years of symptoms I won't go into. I actually JUST started today and plan to try it out for a month to see how I feel.

    Craziness ... I swear ... I'm not a stalker :) I have been really considered about beer as well and really glad to know there are gluten-free options! Thanks!

  7. Tony: but you still have the South Florida beaches!
    Sam & Michelle: we should go!
    Nicole: thanks lady :)
    Dani: love u too! We need to put on our list of "dates"... but first, gluten free vegan pizza!
    Caroline: you are too funny. I dont think you're a stalker! The twitter/blogger world has a funny way of bringing us together :) If you ever have any questions, need recipes, or anything please let me know!

  8. my little brother is autistic and is on the specific carbohydrate diet, designed for people with celiac. its certainly tough to find places he can eat. those muffins look yummmmy!! im going to try making them.