We're headed to NYC soon with our 10-year-old daughter to do-it-up tourist-style. We'll be staying at the Hilton Times Sq. (I'm tired already) and seeing sights like ESB, Top of the Rock, the Zoo, Natural History museum, etc. Despite the tourist theme of this trip, we remain dedicated to good, off-the-beaten path (read: non-chain) food. Our favorites when w/our kid are casual and less expensive: Chinese, Italian, New York pizza, bagels, hot dogs, etc., so I'd love recommendations for hole-in-the-wall/less mainstream but delicious places near major landmarks.
Extra wrinkle. Because of a newly diagnosed major intolerance, I'm not forced to eat gluten-free, so extra points for restos w/good GF options. Are my pizza and bagel dreams dashed?