Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Cherry Pie

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There’s nothing quite like a home-made cherry pie. I use more liquid in my gluten-free pastry than the traditional kind because I find that it needs to contain more moisture. This stop it catching/burning when you cook it, and gives it a better texture, but it can make it sticky and hard to handle. But…

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Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free at Honey & Co

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Honey & Co is a joy. There’s a really, really good reason why everyone wows about it and why it won the Observer Food Monthly Awards 2013 Best Newcomer. Step inside and the place exudes passion and happiness. They call it love. “12 years in the making, [Honey & Co] is a labour of nothing…

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Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Pad Thai

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One of the most well-known Thai dishes, Pad Thai is a wonderful street food meal. It’s incredibly simple to make and can be whizzed up in minutes. But it’s easy to get it wrong. Too much sugar, too little lime juice, or lacklustre prawns are a commonplace failing. Here I’ve added just a small amount…

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Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Vegan Food at Blossom, New York

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Vegan food is everywhere is New York. Clean and colourful, with delicious flavours and beautiful ingredients, it’s food that makes you feel good. Blossom bills itself as Gourmet Organic Vegan Cuisine and won New York City’s Best Vegetarian Restaurant as voted by the readers of Time Out Magazine in both 2008 and 2009. Based in…

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Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free at Mŏk Bar, Chelsea Market, New York

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Tucked away in the corner of Chelsea Market, NY, is Mŏkbar (literally a combination of English and Korean to mean ‘eat bar’). You can either order a take-away, to eat as you walk round the sights and sounds of Chelsea Market, or you can sit at the wooden bar, watching the chefs work in the…

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Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free at Bleecker Kitchen & Co, New York

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Bleecker Kitchen & Co is all about modern American cooking. The menu is seasonally-inspired, it’s unpretentious and welcoming, and there are both large and small plates all reasonably priced. The interior is perfectly aligned with the food – the industrial-style steel fixtures and exposed brick walls combine with wooden tabletops and warm lighting. And, based…

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Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free at Le Pain Quotidien, New York

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I went for a lovely lunch at Le Pain Quotidien when I was in New York. The bakery chain that focuses on serving classic, rustic loaves, started in 1990 in Brussels. It quickly grew to an international one, opening 200 locations throughout the world, including UK, US and Australia. There are bakeries, bakery classes, books…

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Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free at The Greenhouse at Wild, New York

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Opened by Miki Agrawal who is intolerant to pesticides, hormones and additives, Wild is dedicated to giving people a positive environment to eat nourishing, yummy food, and offer true peace of mind. That’s a tall order! But, with their careful focus on better-for-you-food, made with organic, additive-free and gluten-free ingredients – and beautiful environment –…

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Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free at Caracas Arepa Bar, Williamsburg, New York

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My friend Elinor told me I had to go here when I visited New York. And this was one of the best recommendations. Tucked behind the main streets in Williamsburg, Caracas Arepa Bar is a great experience. It’s hip, but not too hip – and the food is truly delicious. The Brooklyn restaurant follows on…

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Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free at The Empire, New York

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Recently, I went to New York. I stayed at The Empire Hotel, which is one of the oldest hotels in Manhattan. The staff are lovely and the whole place feels great. Walk into the reception/bar, and you’ll find a slick modern space with soft lighting and lounge music that becomes a hip hang-out at the…

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