- Take a pre or post brunch stroll on the Highline or on the cobble stone streets of the Meatpacking District.
Food: Gluten-free dishes at Friedman's are marked with a dot. When it comes to dots on the brunch menu, the menu has a lot of them making the gluten-free choices almost as numerous as those available to gluten diners.
On the deli end of the menu, gluten-free brunchers can choose from Two Bean Turkey Chili, Tomato Soup, a B.E.L.T. (bacon, over easy eggs, lettuce, tomato), a Burger, or a Grilled Pastrami Reuben. Friedman's has gluten-free bread so no worries about the Reuben or Burger missing their carbohydrate.
On the brunch end, there are gluten-free pancakes and a number of egg dishes from the basic 'two eggs any style' to 'make your own omelet' to an 'egg white scramble' (which this bruncher enjoyed) that comes with market veggies, avocado, potato hash, and like all the egg dishes, with gluten-free toast.
- Egg White Scramble: The egg whites are perfectly scrambled with spinach, mushrooms, zucchini, and onion, and are garnished with slices of avocado, which compliments the flavors of this dish perfectly.
- Potato Hash: The hash is light and unlike other hashes, is not overpowered by onions or peppers. The gluten-free toast rounded out this meal perfectly.
- Turkey Reuben: My fellow bruncher substituted turkey for pastrami and brunched on a gluten-free Grilled Turkey Reuben with a side of potato hash, which was delicious.
*When ordering gluten-free, make sure to tell your waiter or waitress that you are gluten-free.*
Atmosphere: Friedman's Lunch takes the best of Chelsea Market and brings it inside this sleek, modern, fun restaurant.
Friedman's Lunch: Chelsea Market - 75 Ninth Avenue (212) 929-7100