Tatjana Mustac is a college ambassador with celiac disease and a native of Queens, NY. Tatjana currently is a PreMedical student at Queens College, CUNY. She “enjoys exploring and trying new restaurants with her Nima Sensor.”
Location: 25-36 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101T
#nimatested Dish: single burger with cheese fries and a chocolate shake
Notes: The restaurant has a classic diner vibe and has a vast selection of delicious treats for its gluten free customers. My favorite treat was a single burger with cheese fries and a chocolate shake. My Nima loved it as well!
Location: Shah’s Halal Cart has many locations throughout Queens and Long Island however, I am reviewing their locations at Queens College, CUNY in Flushing, NY.
#nimatested Dish: chicken over rice with white sauce
Notes: The halal carts offer various halal food platters but, do not advertise as gluten-free! A favorite of mine is chicken over rice with lots of white sauce! To my surprise, my Nima was happy with my choice!
Location: 35-12 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria, NY 11105
#nimatested Dish: beef burger with gluten-free bun and french fries
Notes: A gluten-free Australian restaurant, the Thirsty Koala has a separate kitchen area for the preparation of gluten-free food. My favorite meal there is a beef burger with a gluten-free bun and french fries. As expected, my Nima was happy with how my food was prepared!
Location: 39-38 Bell Blvd, Bayside, NY 11361
#nimatested Dish: penne alla vodka with grilled chicken
Notes: Papazzio is a classic Italian restaurant that can make nearly everything on it’s regular menu, gluten-free! Some of my favorites at Papazzio include: penne alla vodka with grilled chicken, fried calamari, rice balls and their brownie a la mode! Every time I visit, my Nima is full of smiles!
Location: 32-55 Francis Lewis Blvd, Flushing, NY 11358
#nimatested Dish: acai bowl
Notes: Fitrition is a local smoothie and healthy foods joint. They have the best acai bowls I have ever tried! The granola used on the premises is not gluten-free therefore, you have to remove granola from your bowl. However, without granola, my Nima is always happy when I visit.
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