Now GFM is a busy guy (but aren’t we all), I mean after all between work and my personal life I am kept extremely busy – which is a very good thing. However, I am always looking for ways to make life just that much easier because, after all, there are only so many hours in the day. So I thought I would share a couple of tools that I utilize during the day to give me just a bit of an edge of the ticking clock.

What’s for lunch? Ah, the age old question. Well here in New York we have something called Seamless Web. They are also in London, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago, D.C., Philadelphia, Boston, Jersey City and NY Metro (parts of Westchester and Fairfield counties). Essentially it is a Web site that aggregates all the restaurants that deliver to your location – and we are talking often hundreds. Now what is nice about this is 1) I do not have to leave the office – hello productivity and 2) More importantly I can quickly scan for gluten free or safe options. Plus I love to have tons of choices. They actually have a gluten free category but it does not really seem to be working as well as it should with some questionable choices showing up. I have actually had more success by using the search function and have found some interesting gluten free options in unexpected places – like the Torta Caprese dessert from Obika Mozzarella Bar.

Another tool use regularly is Fresh Direct – a grocery service serving much of the NY metropolitan area and the Hamptons in the summer. What’s nice about this service, aside from the über convenience factor, is they do have a decent amount of gluten free items (including a proper gluten free section). Another nice feature is that every item they stock has nutritional/ingredients and allergen contents. They also carry chef prepared items from their chefs as well as meals from some famous restaurant (Tabla, Rosa Mexicano) here in the city. You simply place your order, schedule deliver, and viola, grocery shopping done.

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