Nicole Cogan – Founder & CEO

Nicole Cogan is the Founder of, a popular food and lifestyle blog, and a TV Host. After discovering her gluten allergy in 2009 and her later Celiac Disease diagnosis, Nicole took it upon herself to change the way restaurants catered to customers with gluten allergies and other dietary restrictions by outlining their gluten-free options and accommodations. Her NOBREAD dining guides began in New York City where she was living at the time, and have since expanded to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, DC, and London.

NOBREAD today focuses on the best gluten-free products and recipes, health & wellness tips, travel hacks, and all other components of the NOBREAD life. Cogan’s motto of “just because your life has to be affected, doesn’t mean your lifestyle has to be,” resonates with her 164,000+ followers on Instagram!

NOBREAD has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Buzzfeed, Tasting Table, Well + Good, and several other publications. Before her successful career in food and media, Nicole worked in Equity Sales at J.P. Morgan and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cornell University. Her current hosting responsibilities include CBS’s This is LA, and appearances on The Dr. Oz Show and NBC’s New York Live.

Nicole now resides in Los Angeles and can be found near the beach, in a cafe, or tasting a gluten-free, dairy-free treat from one of LA’s many GF bakeries!

** Note: NOBREAD is a ‘guide’ to make your dining experience easier and less stressful! All diners are encouraged to tell their waiters/the restaurant about their allergy, as menus and kitchen policies are subject to change!

For more about me, check out this blog post: WTF Is NOBREAD?!