When booking a matinee and evening Broadway show on the same day, I knew I needed to find someplace close to grab gluten-free fare in between shows. After considering all the nearby options using Find Me Gluten-Free’s location feature, I decided to go to Schnipper’s at 41st Street and 8th Avenue- just a few blocks from the heart of Times Square.
I chose Schnipper’s not only because they received glowing reviews on the app, but at first glance were the most affordable option available within a radius of several blocks. Not only that, but their gluten-free offerings feature rarities that are off limits for gluten-free diners: fish and chips, chicken fingers, and burgers.
When looking at Schnipper’s towering menu, gluten-free options do not jump out immediately. When I inquired about options to a cashier, they pulled out the full gluten-free menu, which clearly outlines safe options. They have a dedicated gluten-free fryer, and when asked about dairy-free options, the staff made sure to confirm with a manager before letting me know that the batter for the fried fish and chicken fingers is not dairy-free. They do alert the kitchen with allergy orders, and when my food was brought out, I received another confirmation that it was gluten-free.
On the flip side of the menu you’ll find the ingredients of Scnipper’s veggie burgers. I did not ask if the oats were certified gluten-free or purity protocol.
Having had a turkey burger earlier in the day (see that review), I decided to veer away from another burger and instead went for the house-roasted turkey sandwich on a gluten-free bun. I loved the thick-sliced turkey, and it totally gave me day-after-Thanksgiving vibes with its red onion, cranberry mustard, arugula, and mayonnaise-based Schnipper sauce. The bread was soft and on the crumbly side, but altogether did it’s job well. The flavor was excellent, and the sandwich was hearty and filling.
Schnipper’s more than delivered on their promise of well done, affordable food. Next time, I definitely plan on trying out their burger-and-fry game, and will live in hope that someday they might have a dairy-free batter for chicken fingers and fish. I definitely see more Schnipper’s visits in the future and am glad to add them to the growing list of New York City eateries that I can turn to for a great, safe meal.