Today a fun (but not gluten-free) blogger posted about Lula’s Sweet Apothecary in New York, New York. Since so many gluten-free people pass through this great town, I thought I’d let you know about Lula’s although as a disclaimer you should know I’ve never been over there. According to The Girl Who Ate Everything:
Don’t let the diet-friendly designation deter you if you’re omnivorous (easy to say, those desserts don’t always have the best reputations for being delicious)—it’s good even to those of us whose stomach acids can tear through everything.
You can hop over to her blog post to see a picture of Today’s Flavors (on July 5th). She ate nut-based orange creamsicle plus ginger molasses ice cream, so you can imagine that Lula’s ice cream flavors will satisfy every crazed whim you have. The Girl Who Ate Everything writes:
The ice creams were smooth, creamy, not too sweet, and strongly flavored. Orange creamsicle tastes like orange creamsicle! Ginger molasses tastes like…well, mostly molasses, but it’s still good. Better than a lot of typical dairy-based ice cream? I’d say yes.
It seems from the menu that about half, or more than half, of all the ice creams are gluten-free, designated clearly for ease of use. If you check out Lula’s online menu, you can see for yourself that they have several clearly marked gf sauces (hot fudge, peanut butter, and marshmallow), almost all of their syrups are also gluten-free, and they offer six gluten-free toppings including gluten-free cookies! Pretty much gluten-free heaven, as far as I can tell.
In addition to simple ice cream, they sell flavored sodas (seltzer plus syrup), New York egg cream (“no egg, no cream”), shakes and malts (with rice milk), sundaes, flurries, and banana splits.
If any of our readers have eaten at Lula’s, we are eager to hear your report!
Lula’s Sweet Apothecary, 516 East Street (between Avenues A & B), New York, NY