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NYC may be the land of infinite options, but if you're someone who prefers your gluttony sans gluten, dining out can be significantly more of a challenge. Not to worry: We've rounded up the city's best spots for a gluten-free meal, from old-school Italian to indulgent baked goods. Because gluten sensitivity or not, pizza should never have to be off the table. 

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Del Posto

An entire menu of gluten-free pastas from the mind of Mario Batali? Yes, we’ll take the gnocchi, lasagna and ravioli, thank you very much.

85 Tenth Ave.; 212-497-8090 or

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Erin McKenna’s Bakery

This 12-year-old LES shop (formerly Babycakes NYC) has been turning out gluten-free treats since before it was cool. The cupcakes, doughnuts, éclairs and pretty much any other confection could go head-to-head with their gluten-full counterparts and still end up on top.

248 Broome St.; 855-462-2292 or

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This Italian spot has an entire menu dedicated to GF dishes, including the unicorn of the bunch: pizza. We’ll take an order of chicken Parmesan and meatballs (made with gluten-free breadcrumbs), too.

235 Mulberry St.; 212-965-0500 or

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This West Village hot spot is especially great for brunch: It's hard to say no to gluten-free pancakes and French toast paired with some seriously tasty cocktails (oh, and a charming atmosphere, to boot). 

18 Greenwich Ave.; 212-647-1818 or

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Hu Kitchen

This fast-casual chain is a gold mine not just for those who are gluten-free but for paleo eaters as well. From rotisserie chicken and cauliflower hummus to matcha parfaits, every meal is as healthy as it is Instagrammable.

Multiple locations in Manhattan;

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You can take a class here to learn how to make your own gluten-free pizza dough. Or you can just work your way through the stacked pizza menu. Either way, you win.

Multiple locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn;

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The Little Beet

There’s a reason this place always has lines out the door at lunchtime: delicious, creatively prepared veggies and proteins that always hit the spot. (We also love its sit-down sister restaurant, The Little Beet Table.) 

Multiple locations;

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Old-school Italian and gluten-free dining may seem like an impossible combination, but this family-style favorite has an allergy-sensitive menu—with an extensive pasta section, naturally—for anyone who asks.

Multiple locations;

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Springbone Kitchen

Springbone Kitchen

Bone broth trend takes center stage at this casual Greenwich Village eatery. P.S.: You’ll definitely want to finish off your fortifying meal with the house-made vegan soft serve.

90 W. Third St.; 646-368-9192 or

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Senza Gluten

Nary a molecule of gluten gets onto the premises of Senza Gluten, so feel free to order every last thing off the Italian-inspired brunch, lunch and dinner menus. 

206 Sullivan St.; 212-475-7775 or

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Another 100 percent GF spot, Colors specializes in rib-sticking comfort food, with everything from fried chicken to triple-chocolate brownies. (Note: The restaurant’s currently in the process of moving to a new LES location, opening later this year.) 

178 Stanton St.; 212-777-8443 or

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Longtime gluten abstainers know that Mexican food is usually a friendly option, and this upscale, contemporary spot is no exception. Only instead of your standard tacos, you'll find uni-avocado tostadas and duck carnitas.

35 E. 21st St.; 212-913-9659 or

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Le Botaniste

This Belgian export specializes in colorful, customizable veggie bowls. It’s brought to you by the same folks behind Le Pain Quotidien—and did we mention it’s also a wine bar? 

833 Lexington Ave.; 917-262-0766 or

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All the decadence of perfectly executed French pastries (like lemon-meringue tarts, profiteroles and chocolate-chip brioche), none of the gluten.

1266 Madison Ave.; 646-895-9798 or

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Risotteria Melotti

Ooey, gooey risotto is naturally gluten-free, so you can take your gluten-lovin’ friends here and we can bet they won't even notice its absence.

309 E. Fifth St.; 646-755-8939 or

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Build-your-own bowls with an Indian twist plus perfectly crispy dosa waffles made from fermented basmati rice and lentils? We think we're in love.

1133 Broadway; 917-521-5012 or

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Launched by a woman with celiac disease, this multi-location juggernaut opened in 2009 and quickly became a favorite among gluten shunners and lovers alike. All your favorite gluten-y food reimagined without the wheat—so go ahead, order that pastrami sandwich.

Multiple locations in Manhattan;

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