Scrambled Eggs with Bacon notoast at The Smile

Chef Melia Marden

At The Smile, Chef Melia Marden highlights that they “always try to have a variety of options for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free customers” and their takeout restaurant Smile To Go ( also has a lot of gluten free items including delicious fresh baked pastries every day.

Chef Wade Moises

Executive Chef of Rosemary’s, Wade Moises, spends his time maintaining his restaurant’s rooftop farm and cooking away in the kitchen to create the West Village’s best seasonal Italian dishes. See here for how he maintains a gluten friendly atmosphere and caters to those with food allergies and sensitivities.

Chef Mike Ferraro

Michael Ferraro is the Executive Chef and Partner at Delicatessen; one of my favorite go-to restaurants in New York City. Serving about 1,000 people a day, Chef Michael cooks up a menu that “appeals to the masses” and can be best described as international comfort food. I had the opportunity to catch up with Chef Michael this week and have come away even more impressed by this NoLiTa hotspot than I was before.