The Cookshop, located in Chelsea, is a quintessential New York City restaurant. A favorite amongst celebrities and foodies, the restaurant has one of the most loyal customer bases in New York which is a tough feat especially when there is so much deliciousness around! I’ve lived in NYC forever, and after years of wondering why I haven’t been to the restaurant, I figured it was time to go and give it a try!…
The ambiance at Cookshop is casual yet nice, and the waitstaff and employees are super friendly, adding to the restaurant’s charm. I went in for lunch, and was pleased at the gluten-free options that were offered! To start, I recommend the spring pea salad or scallop ceviche. For mains, the scallops and cod are gluten-free and crowd favorites. What I appreciated most about Cookshop was their flexibility and willingness to make non gluten-free dishes, gluten-free. For instance, I assumed that the fried fish tacos were a total no-go until the waitress told me that they could be made with grilled fish instead! The tacos were served on corn tortillas, so they were a win! The breakfast bowl is one of the most popular dishes at the restaurant; it is made with kale and spinach, walnuts, falafel, and a sunny side up egg, but unfortunately the main ingredients in the dish are farro and wheatberries, and therefore it cannot be made gluten-free. My waitress suggested I try the Cascun Farm Chicken Breast Salad with golden raisins, pecans, and cucumber, and it was delicious! The salad was super filling, and I highly recommend ordering it!
I loved my experience at Cookshop! The space is large, and on a nice day the outdoor patio is where you want to be seated. The brunch menu looks amazing, and I hear it’s the most popular meal at the restaurant, so I will absolutely be back to give it a try. The squash frittata is calling my name!