Two Forks is a fast casual restaurant in Bryant Park serving an assortment of healthy, fresh and hearty bowls and buns – along with the option to make your own. Obviously, a bun isn’t an option for someone trying to avoid gluten, and unfortunately Two Forks doesn’t have GF buns. But, there are a variety of bases to choose from for your bowl, ranging from jasmine rice to seasonal veggies to salad greens. Whether you make your own with selections of veggies, slow cooked meat and sauces, or choose from one of Two Forks’ signature bowls, you’ll be able to have a quick, healthy and filling lunch to go….
We ordered two signature bowls, the Big Fat Greek and the Squash Goals (a vegetarian option). I love lamb, which is hard to find at a “to-go” restaurant, but I loved my Greek-inspired bowl marinated in Worcestershire sauce. Worcestershire sauce isn’t always GF, so I was pumped to see that it was at Two Forks. The lamb came over greens with an olive, cabbage, roasted pepper and feta slaw and a delicious green herb sauce. I was with a vegetarian diner whose Squash Goals bowl also had an amazing sauce, along with a great root veggie slaw. Vegetarians can also sub spaghetti squash for meat in the make-your-own bowls. If you choose to go the “make-your-own” route, you can rest assured that everything on the menu that can be put in the bowl is gluten-free, minus the Korean Chili sauce and the Brussels and Kimchi slaw. The buns, unfortunately, have gluten, but your non-GF friends can indulge in sandwiches with pulled meat and slaw. The best GF perk Two Forks had to offer was their variety of packaged gluten-free breads (which, let’s be honest, are really more like cakes). I tried one of each – the vegan banana bread and beet chocolate cake were especially amazing.
Two Forks is definitely a great place to go to get a healthy, quick bite where you will leave feeling satisfied and good about it. The ingredients were ultra-fresh and far from boring, thanks in part to their selection of sauces. If you work in Midtown, this should definitely be added to your lunch rotation.