NEW YORK — Gluten-free cupcakes, a Financial District sports bar and a café that lets you play with cats while you drink your coffee are all new additions to the city's food scene.
Here's a roundup of what's fresh:
This gluten-free bakery began serving its treats at 844 Amsterdam Ave. earlier this month. The store's menu has options for those searching for dairy-free and vegan items, with banana bread and other treats. The shop also offers custom baking.
"We don't just sell gluten-free sweets," owner Tatiana Budyuk said. "We also have dairy-free and vegan items as well."
The busy Midtown sports bar Stout NYC opened its downtown outpost on Monday. The new place at 90 John St. has a large selection of whiskeys and a new beer list, as well as plenty of TVs for every sport, from ultimate fighting to golf.
The growing collection of coffee shops in The Bean chain has added a location this week at 101 Bedford Ave. The shop opened Thursday and has The Bean's usual collection of espresso, a food menu and free WiFi.
A pop-up cat café is promoting cat adoption by allowing coffee-drinking patrons to cuddle potential pets while they sip. The café is sponsored by Purina One and is open until Sunday at 168 Bowery.