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I’ve never loved eggs. I still don’t. In fact – I try and avoid them. But, they are everywhere — damn chickens. 

So, imagine what it’s like going on vacation, a place that you have been dreaming about for months.

You finally get there, and everyone is serving eggs for breakfast. You ask for gluten-free pancakes or waffles, and they look at you like you are a foreigner. 

I started researching breakfast options for my future travel destinations before I arrived. And, that includes donut holes. 

I’ve outlined some of the best places in the city to find donuts, waffles, and pastries. While some of them may be high-calorie high carb options, after all, we are on damn vacation. 

Let’s order a tall stack of pancakes!

These pancakes are one of the best gluten free breakfasts in New York City.

These are some of the best gluten-free breakfast restaurants in NYC. I hope you fall in love with something sweet and utterly addicting. I’ve lost hours of sleep in the last four months, dreaming about homemade donuts and lemon icing.

I’m making it my number one priority to show you that eating gluten-free items, is not only easy but mouthwatering. 

These strawberry pancakes are the best gluten free breakfast in NYC.

The Best Gluten Free Breakfast In NYC

You have countless options for gluten-free pancakes, french toast, donuts, and pastries. If you need a celiac-friendly kitchen, where everything in the restaurant is gluten-free, I’ve got you covered as well. 

If you find a favorite place, tell us in the comments so everyone can benefit. 

Gluten free pastries are one of the best gluten free breakfasts in NYC.

(Celiac Friendly/100% Gluten-Free) – Gluten Free Breakfast In NYC

By The Way Bakery (gluten and dairy free muffins, scones, cakes); Several Locations 

Senza Gluten Cafe And Bakery (quiche, omelets, soups, pasta, salad, vegetarian lasagna, pizza); 171 Sullivan Street, New York, NY 10012

The Little Beet (select locations offer breakfast)

Hu Kitchen (bagels, cakes, coffee, tea, smoothies); 78 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

Magic Mix Juicery (oatmeal, bread, toast, granola); 102 Fulton Street New York, NY 10038 

NOGLU New York (pastries, bread, quiche, yogurt, coffee, tea, juice); 1266 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10128

Organic Pharmer (cleanses, salads, cold-pressed juice, protein shakes); 15 Rye Ridge Plaza Rye Brook, NY 10573

Springbone Kitchen (eggs, toast, bowls, oatmeal, pudding, bone broth, smoothies, teas); Two Locations 

These lemon ricotta pancakes are my favorite gluten-free breakfast in NYC.

Gluten Free Pancakes – Gluten Free Breakfast NYC


Senza Gluten Cafe Bakery – (100% gluten-free breakfast, comfort foods, gluten-free pancakes); 171 Sullivan Street, New York, NY 10012

(the following are not 100% gluten-free restaurants or kitchens; cross contamination may occur) 

Friedmans – (delicious eats, gluten-free blueberry pancakes); Several Locations 

The Wild Son – (sandwiches, salads, breakfast, juice, coffee, gluten-free buckwheat pancakes); 53 Little West 12th Street, New York, NY

Tribeca’s Kitchen – (American comfort foods, organic and gluten-free options, gluten-free pancakes); 200 Church Street, New York, NY 10013

Blooms New York Deli – (Jewish American eats; gluten-free pancakes); 350 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10016

Buttery french toast is one of the best breakfasts in NYC.

Gluten Free French Toast – Best Gluten-Free Breakfast NYC


The Little Beet Table – (organic, vegetarian, and 100% gluten-free menu, gluten-free french toast);

333 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10010

Blooms New York Deli – (traditional Jewish-American comfort foods, gluten-free french toast); (not 100% gluten-free restaurant or kitchen; cross contamination may occur) 

350 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10016

A New York City Breakfast wouldn’t be the same without bubbles and donuts.
NYC offers the most unique breakfast creations including handmade gluten free donuts.

Gluten-Free Donuts – The Best Gluten Free Breakfast In NYC

(not 100% gluten-free kitchens/restaurants; cross contamination may occur) 

The Wild Son Restaurant (sandwiches, salads, breakfast, juice, coffee, and gluten-free donuts); 53 Little West 12st Street, New York, NY 10014 

Doughnut Plant (handmade gluten-free doughnuts); Several Locations 

Woooo – that was a long list. 

If you try any of these gluten-free restaurants, I want to know about your experience so others can benefit. And, if you recently made changes to your diet or if you are struggling to make changes, reach out to me. 

Leave a comment below. 


New York wouldn’t be the same without Michelin Star restaurants flooding the streets, food vendors selling dogs, wine with brunch, and jazz clubs. Marea near Columbus Circle will have forever changed my life. If you are only in New York for one night, Marea should be at the top of the list.

Check out Chew This Up on Yelp, Google, or the gluten-free travel page for more life-changing meals. 

Hi, I’m Lorally! I love pasta, pizza, and Dr. Pepper. Did you make a recipe? Tag @chewthisup and use #chewthisup on Instagram. Or, email me at [email protected]. I want to hear from you. 

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