Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Le Pain Quotidien
You wouldn't expect to find gluten free options at a place called Le Pain Quotidien (The Daily Bread). But, you also wouldn't necessarily expect gluten free cookies to taste great and they can (more on that later).
Last weekend I was meeting a friend for a quick lunch before a movie and we decided to go to Le Pain Quotidien near the movie theater. I hadn't been in years, and I wasn't expecting anything other than a salad, but lo and behold they have a few options for us gluten free folks after all. I tried the chicken curry salad tartine served on gluten free crackers instead of bread. It was pretty good. They also have a six-vegetable quiche served on a gluten free buckwheat crust that I would be interested in trying. Their salads are also safe without the bread and I bet if you asked really nice they'd give you some of those gluten free crackers with it. Maybe.
With several locations in New York City, and in other places around the county and globe, Le Pain Quotidien provides another good light lunch option.