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Diners who shy away from gluten should take note of Pip's Place, a new gluten-free bakery that opened its doors on the Upper East Side last week. The sweets-shop is named after the owner's daughter, who was diagnosed with celiac disease, but she and others with gluten allergies can enjoy the over 40 cakes, cupcakes, cookies and other baked goods on offer. The shop also offers gluten-free oatmeal in the morning, which can be enjoyed along with some Brooklyn-roasted coffee. The shop is located at 1729-32 East 1st Avenue, get more info here (212-360-6400).