Anyone with special dietary needs, whether it is food allergies or other other reasons, knows that being invited to dinner can be a stressful situation. So, when I come across a great restaurant that makes the menu choices clear and easy, I must share. If you live in or are visiting New York City, I heartily recommend Ellary’s Greens located in the West Village.
They cleverly divide their menu into three sections: Proteins, Vegetables and Roots & Grains and each menu item is labeled as vegetarian, vegan dairy free or gluten free. A note – if you have celiac, be sure to make them aware as I am not entirely sure about cross contamination.
I had the crispy chicken breast and my friends and I shared the roasted cauliflower and the pan roasted sweet potato. Everything was delicious. Not only was it wonderful to be able to order with ease, it was so nice to be able to share food with my friends who have completely different dietary needs. I was too full for dessert, but my friend had the avocado chocolate mousse. It sounded disgusting, but my curiosity led me to try it – it was shockingly delicious. So good in fact, I am going to give it a try tonight, I’ll let you know how it goes.
Do you have any paleo-friendly restaurant recommendations in your area?