One of my best friends is visiting me this week from Minnesota. She’s recently been diagnosed with a wheat allergy, so we’ve been exploring gluten free options in NYC. On the recommendation of a GF veteran we had dinner at Bistango in Midtown East on Tuesday night. I cannot say enough good things. We met and chatted with the owner who was incredibly friendly and helpful. He talked with my friend about her diagnosis, empathized and offered to be a resource if she has any questions in the future. Not surprisingly with such an attentive proprietor, the staff was upbeat and knowledgeable and the service was superb. But all of that paled in comparison to the food. The GF bread and pasta were so good that my friend thought she had been brought the wrong dish, she couldn’t believe something GF could be so amazing. In fact, she confessed later that she almost cried, it had been so long since she had truly enjoyed bread and pasta. If you are GF (or really, if you have any food allergy) and are in NYC, I highly recommend checking it out, you will not be disappointed.