Meals From The Heart

94% of 71 votes say it's Celiac friendly
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    5 ratingNovember 08, 2016

    I has breakfast here twice. I had the crabcake and poached egg. it was great! the second day I had the blueberry pancakes. also great. I had the combo carrot and orange juice. they give orange slices to eat while you wait.

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    5 ratingNovember 05, 2016

    Amazing! Super friendly and helpful. All the food is healthy and delicious and you can get Gluten Free crab cake po'boys or Gumbo! Menu options are extendive and many were vegan or gluten free. Made my day!

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    4 ratingOctober 10, 2016

    Delicious food, but very slow and chaotic service.

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    5 ratingSeptember 05, 2016

    Gluten free pancakes, sausage, grits, and yummy crab cakes. Everything was delicious and clearly marked on the menu. Quite a few options. Portions are rather small (based on American appetites) but glad to have GF options in the market. They were very busy so we waited about 40 minutes. Luckily there were enough of us to take turns holding seats while the others enjoyed shopping.

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    5 ratingAugust 16, 2016

    Awesome food and all gluten free extreme celiac here and no reaction! Love it

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    2 ratingAugust 12, 2016

    If you don't have celiacs the food is great, if you do it's a great trick for you to become deathly ill.

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    5 ratingAugust 08, 2016

    I have been here every day for breakfast while on vacation. They are very careful about GF. BEST crab cakes I've ever eaten!!

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    5 ratingJuly 23, 2016

    Great food and service!! Loved the healthy options instead of everything fried.

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    5 ratingJune 13, 2016

    Context: this is an outdoor diner at the farmers market with counter seating, so it's small - maybe 8 seats total? Yummy food. Had gf pancakes and grits. Pancakes are some of the best I've ever had, and tons of breakfast and lunch/dinner options GF or vegan, too.

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    5 ratingMay 30, 2016

    Had the ocra gumbo. Delicious and stew-like, with flavorful turkey sausage. Served with a side of GF toast. It took a few minutes to prepare, which is a bit unusual with a food stall, but the guy behind the counter let us go find a table nearby while we waited. And of course there are tons of options nearby for your wheat-eater friends.

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    5 ratingMay 03, 2016

    It took us over 2 hours to get there and we thought we arrived too late. They were so kind and took my order anyway because of my need for gluten-free . They said they try to do special things for their gf customers (talk about celiac friendly)! The crabcake salad was delicious.

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    5 ratingApril 03, 2016

    Excellent service and delicious gluten free food. Crab cake po boy is so good!!!

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    5 ratingMarch 09, 2016

    This place is amazing! Went here for breakfast and loved it so much we went back the same day for dinner. Had the poached egg and crab cake passion for breakfast and I have never had a more tasty breakfast. The crab cakes here are delicious! For dinner I had the crab cake po boy and if I could I would eat that everyday. The service was outstanding. Fun atmosphere in the French Market.

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    5 ratingFebruary 29, 2016

    Yum! Ate their crab cakes 2 days in a row and had a piece of gf/vegan king's cake from girls gone vegan bakery. Their crab cakes are the real deal and all crab. You must stop by this place in the French Market.

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    5 ratingFebruary 28, 2016

    Great food , great service and wife is very sensitive to gluten and she did not get sick, that is priceless . We will come back here .

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    5 ratingFebruary 27, 2016

    Absolutely delicious!

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    5 ratingJanuary 25, 2016

    Yum. Gluten free crab cakes with poached egg and gf bread. Located INSIDE the French market.

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    5 ratingJanuary 18, 2016

    Fantastic breakfast right in the heart of the French market. Friendly staff and lots of choices

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    5 ratingJanuary 18, 2016

    I was so happy to find a place with gluten free options! I have never been able to eat a crabcake, and this is the first place to have a GF one. It was so delicious that I went back every day when I visited NOLA! The staff was so friendly and amazing!

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    5 ratingJanuary 01, 2016

    Amazing! Incredibly friendly & caring staff. My boyfriend and I shared the gumbo & crab cake - so so delicious. Portions were small but pleasantly filling. I thought I'd have a hard time as a celiac in NOLA but this place was a total gem in the French Market!

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    5 ratingDecember 24, 2015

    Fabulous blueberry pancakes, fabulous staff.

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    5 ratingDecember 20, 2015

    This place was fantastic! I'm so full. They are very careful with allergies, and bonus the food is delicious!!

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    5 ratingDecember 13, 2015

    A MUST stop if you are in the area. pancakes are amazing. very knowledgeable and friendly staff. One of the best places I have been. The menu has a huge selection of GF food.

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    5 ratingDecember 01, 2015

    Great food, good size menu and awesome people that work there. Went away with a smile and a pleasantly full belly.

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    4 ratingNovember 29, 2015

    Good Gluten free crab cakes. A bit over priced and very slow but friendly. We enjoyed the Cheese and Wine Bistro next door better but this is gluten free friendly.

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    5 ratingOctober 21, 2015

    The best gluten-free pancakes in the South. Period. Top 5 in the country. People, don't sleep on this French Quarter gem.

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    5 ratingOctober 18, 2015

    We shared gluten free crab cakes! And blueberry pancakes! Everything was delicious! The staff was fun and friendly chatting with us between serving and taking orders! Knowledgable about food cross contamination. Fun area the French Market with shopping, food together and good music as you walk along. Original pralines are gluten free! Enjoy!!

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    5 ratingSeptember 16, 2015

    My family stopped at Meals From the Heart Cafe this Sunday for the first time. We unknowingly showed up right at closing, but when the lovely Miss Revia heard that I was gluten free, she said, "I don't want you eating anywhere else. Let us take care of you!" The wonderful staff started the kitchen back up, and made a gorgeous meal not just for me, but for my whole family too! We were absolutely blown away by the incredible kindness of the entire staff. And the food was delicious!!! I can't recommend these guys enough. If you want awesome food prepared by fantastic people, this is the place to go! These guys made our day, and we can't wait to go back!

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    5 ratingAugust 29, 2015

    Crab cakes?! My heart was so happy when we just decided to walk through the market and this grabbed my eye!! I got the crab cake with a poached egg great! Definitely worth stopping at!!

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    5 ratingAugust 29, 2015

    simply lovely. the staff was great and the crab cake po boy brought a tear to my eye.

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    5 ratingAugust 10, 2015

    This gem of a place was worth the walk in the sweltering heat! Traveling with our 12 year old Celiac, we jumped at the promise of GF pancakes. This place did not disappoint. The food was fantastic and freshly made. The owners were SO knowledgeable and very friendly, we loved chatting with them! I can't recommend this place enough. Just FYI- it's in a farmers market area so there is no indoor seating.

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    5 ratingJuly 27, 2015

    Wonderful gluten free options!!! The only place I've been able to get a crab cake po boy, and it was delicious!!! The folks who work there are great, too. A fun place to get breakfast on the weekends.

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    3 ratingJuly 16, 2015

    Had a lot of great gluten free options, but was not executed well. My daughter with Celiacs was definitely "glutened" and suffered after eating here. I think the owners have a great thing going, but need to train their staff better.

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    5 ratingJuly 11, 2015

    Excellent service, staff is knowledgable about celiac disease and what does and does not contain gluten. Located inside the French Marketplace. I had the GF Vegan Blueberry pancakes for breakfast, then after toodling the marketplace and some other shops I went back and had the GF crab cake Po'boy for lunch. Both were great!!

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    5 ratingJune 29, 2015

    Best meal I had in New Orleans! I had a true po boy with tons of flavor, paired with mixed veggies and potatoes. The owner is so nice and there were so many GF options. I went there twice in a 24 hour period. Will definitely go back!

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    5 ratingJune 29, 2015

    Really enjoyed this lovely little cafe. It has been my breakfast savior. The gluten free vegan blueberry pancakes are awesome.

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    5 ratingJune 16, 2015

    I have only been gf for a couple of years, so I've eaten creole and Cajun food with lots of gluten in the past. The gf crab cakes here are delicious....and as good or better than anything I've ever had containing gluten. Gumbo and grits and garlic toast are also delicious. And staff is extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Will come back every chance I get!

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    5 ratingJune 11, 2015

    Really good gluten free options... Crab cakes were great and enjoyed the oranges as appetizer.... Love it!

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    5 ratingJune 11, 2015

    Awesome gluten free crab cakes and they even deliver, no extra charge! Totally worth it

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    5 ratingJune 05, 2015

    Super friendly, big portions, tastes great and they deliver! I had GF Vegan pancakes and the crab cakes!

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    5 ratingJune 01, 2015

    Celiac and vegan friendly. My blueberry pancakes were awesome!! My husband couldn't tell they were GF!!!

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    5 ratingMay 11, 2015

    crab cake poorboy was really good and so were the crab cake tacos! its a little expensive though order for two cost about 40 bucks.

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    5 ratingMay 08, 2015

    The GF crab cakes were AWESOME! We will definitely return!

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    5 ratingApril 29, 2015

    Love this place and staff is very friendly and knowledgable. I have been here several times and am never disappointed. However I just went there for lunch waited 10 minutes and wasn't even acknowledged and they weren't busy. Probably won't be back

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    5 ratingApril 11, 2015

    Got the crab cake poboy. Very delicious! And it was a lot of food for me. Couldn't eat it all. Will go back.

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    5 ratingMarch 05, 2015

    Best gf food in New Orleans!

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    5 ratingMarch 05, 2015

    I highly recommend eating here! The food was fresh and delicious, and unquestionably gluten free! The owner was very knowledgable of the gluten free requirements. He was friendly and explained that the establishment started out as a heart healthy option, but found an easy adaptation to gluten free for many of their items after their first year. The food is delicious and oh so fresh! We really enjoyed the crab cake tacos and tilapia tacos. My husband ordered gumbo, too, but after only one of the crab cake tacos, I was satisfied. My daughter loves the gf brownie. Best news yet? They will ship the crab cakes and gumbo to YOU! AND THEY HAVE A GF KING CAKE! I didn't think I'd ever taste one again.

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    5 ratingFebruary 28, 2015

    Some of the best gluten free pancakes I've had! Even the non gf bf loved them. His crab cakes were awesome and gf. Gf bread available too. The guy taking orders asked if we were celiac or gf too. Not a common thing. I highly recommend!

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    5 ratingFebruary 10, 2015

    Great gluten free food.

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    5 ratingDecember 29, 2014

    They have the best gluten free pancakes I've ever had. Def eating there again to try the crab cakes, they looked and smelled amazing so I'll have to go again.

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    5 ratingDecember 11, 2014

    what a great place. enjoyed the gf pancakes! crab cakes also delicious. many vegan and/or gf options. service was phenomenal as well!

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    5 ratingNovember 10, 2014

    Outstanding gluten-free crab cake! Such nice people, too. Complimentary fresh fruit while waiting. Highly, highly recommended.

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    5 ratingNovember 08, 2014

    You have to get the crab cake passion (I ordered an extra crab cake because they where so good). My husband enjoyed the food too. James showed us what southern hospitality is all about!

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    5 ratingOctober 29, 2014

    So happy to find this place! Ordered the crab cake platter since they are so hard to find GF and it was terrific. The conversation with Roland was priceless. I wish I was in town a bit longer so i could try the other GF offerings.

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    4 ratingOctober 07, 2014

    Went here TWICE the day before I left town. The pancakes and the crab cake Pinot were great. It was the first crab cake in 6 years, and oh my god it was divine. Not only that - the staff is friendly and personable, too. Highly recommend!

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    5 ratingOctober 07, 2014

    Excellent service and meal was delicious. Understood the celiac disease and verified that everything was gluten free. A must visit!

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    5 ratingOctober 04, 2014

    Awesome place to eat. No fuss from the staff at all about me being a celiac. Bread and pancakes are out of this world. Love the fact I didn't have to worry about being sick and enjoying flavorful food.

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    5 ratingOctober 03, 2014

    I truly enjoyed my crabcake sliders with the veggies and potatoes. Thumbs up.

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    5 ratingSeptember 24, 2014

    Gluten free crab cake was excellent! Had a delightful conversation with one of the proprietors Mr. Lazard. Also serve GF pancakes and po'boys! Mr. Lazard's sister has gotten into healthy eating and there is no white flour used in anything they make! Also have Vegan options. They do have regular bread available, but seem to be totally aware of cross contamination.

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    5 ratingAugust 20, 2014

    Right in the French Market. Adorable little place with great GF options. We were really challenged to find gluten free choices in the Big Easy - not only did they have the most, but it was the best food we had the whole trip! We went back several times.

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    5 ratingAugust 16, 2014

    Gluten free pancakes are delicious! Get them with the blueberries and the maple syrup (they only have the real kind).

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    5 ratingJuly 20, 2014

    Very good and friendly service. Not fancy at all, but our family sat at a table in the market and enjoyed people watching. My daughter and I enjoyed the GF crab cake and poached egg. My son said the GF pancakes were the best he has ever eaten, GF or non-gf.

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    5 ratingJuly 11, 2014

    Absolutely fantastic! Owner is very knowledgable. I was stoked to have a crab cake sandwich. We went back several times in the couple days there

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    5 ratingJuly 05, 2014

    Great experience friendly staff, large gluten free menu great food, very healthy

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    5 ratingJune 23, 2014

    Excellent pancakes and crab cakes !My son Charlie loved the owner! Only 5-6 seats though so go early!

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    2 ratingJune 02, 2014

    Crab cakes are very tasty, but my highly sensitive Celiac daughter and I had reaction both times we ate there. Owners are very friendly.

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    1 ratingMay 26, 2014

    Came here with my brother (also celiac). We were both very excited after all the amazing reviews and this was going to be his first po-boy. Got the crab cake po-boys and paid through the nose for them. We were both sick within the hour, despite being very specific about our needs and the fact that we were there because they were so well known as gf friendly. I'm glad others had good experiences, but you couldn't pay me to go back. So sick!!

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    5 ratingMay 02, 2014

    Great place for Celiacs and other dietary needs This a fantastic place for safe, delicious and low fat gluten free food. Many many thanks to Roland Dusette ( who helps his sister run this place). Elena from Toronto

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    4 ratingMay 01, 2014

    Saw this place on a blog and had to go for the crab cake po'boy. Delicious! Plenty of gluten-free options and the service was incredibly friendly. Small place though. Recommend sitting at the tables rather than at the main counter. Otherwise you'll have people squeezing through on either side to order/pay.

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    3 ratingApril 28, 2014

    I didn't give it 5 stars because it's a $1 extra for anything gluten free. I ordered the crab cake (single) & 1 bottle of water my total was $12.44. I'm a visitor here and I'm really tired of the gluten free up charge

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    3 ratingApril 19, 2014

    The service was very slow, and my Celiac husband got sick from the crab cake even though we specified gluten free.

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    2 ratingApril 09, 2014

    Overpriced!!!

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    5 ratingApril 05, 2014

    Absolutely the best! I ate here several times on a business trip with no problems. The food is delicious and they are very gluten aware. Got to try most items on the menu and everything was so good. Made to order, gotta wait a few, but its so worth it. In the French market, to die for!!

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    5 ratingMarch 27, 2014

    Crab cakes so amazing I shed a tear. Super friendly, GF knowledgable, and so, so yummy. What a surprise from a lunch counter in the market!!!

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    5 ratingMarch 20, 2014

    Fantastic menu options. Friendly and celiac aware! Blueberry pancakes were delicious. A lot of healthy options.

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    5 ratingMarch 11, 2014

    Wonderful food and entertaining conversation. Very gluten aware.

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    5 ratingJanuary 24, 2014

    Great food, great service and very knowledgable staff!!! It is located in the market area-was tough to find on the gps if you didn't know.

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    4 ratingDecember 21, 2013

    Located in the French market. Food is good, freshly made. I was excited to be able to try a gluten free po-boy. Down fall was that it was on gluten free sandwich bread instead of a roll. All in all the food was good, staff is friendly.

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    4 ratingNovember 30, 2013

    Very knowledgeable about gluten. Very careful. Nice staff who cares about your health. Ate there twice and never got sick. The only gluten free gumbo I found in New Orleans. It was great. The chicken Po-boy was good, not great. But worth eating for you're having trouble finding safe options.

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    5 ratingNovember 24, 2013

    The owners knows about cross-contamination and took good care of me. Got the pancakes for breakfast. Was so good. Extensive choice for breakfast lunch and dinner. Inexpensive. If you like eating in a market, go there !

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    5 ratingSeptember 27, 2013

    I have celiac disease, so eating out when we travel is a challenge. I found this restaurant on my app and was well worth the mile walk from our hotel!! The blueberry pancakes, crab cake with poached egg, and the tilapia tacos were amazing!! The service was excellent as well!! I highly recommend this restaurant when visiting New Orleans if you have a gluten allergy or just want to eat healthy!! I wish I could take them back to NC!! ;-)

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    5 ratingSeptember 02, 2013

    We had a fantastic & safe GF experience at Meals From The Heart while visiting The French Market. From GF pancakes, GF omelette, GF grits, GF gumbo, to GF crab-cake poboys with remoulade, our tastebuds were delighted and our tummies full. I can't wait to come back here my next visit. Fair warning: they only accept cash & there's limited seating.

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    5 ratingAugust 19, 2013

    I would highly recommend this delicious cafe that offers wholesome and healthy dishes, in a warm and friendly atmosphere. I had the gluten free blueberry pancakes. They were delicious and among the best I've had! The owner is a warm lovely person that cares about serving good food. Side note: The cafe is located in the French market, it is not a stand alone restaurant.

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    2 ratingJuly 24, 2013

    The ingredients were fresh, but the food was pretty bland. We had the tilapia po boy and the okra gumbo. It also came with veggies and potatoes that were cooked well but again the season was lacking. The upside is that it is a very healthy meal.

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    4 ratingJuly 23, 2013

    Great gluten free pancakes and crab cakes! It was a little slow and they made the pancakes wrong the first time around, but the owner came and apologized and then comped the pancakes for us. This is an awesome gluten free option in the French Market!

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    4 ratingJune 11, 2013

    We had a challenging time finding safe g-free restaurants in NOLA for my celiac daughter. We found this restaurant and loved that she could have traditional New Orleans foods...like gumbo, po'boys, crab cakes, etc. It's in a cool open market with lots of options for non g-free folks too. It's worth the walk!

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    5 ratingApril 30, 2013

    I found nola to be very tough to find gluten free food or even servers who were understanding of gluten free. Meals from the heart was a blessing from heaven!! Everyone working there was friendly and helpful. There was a wait for my food but I think it's worth it to get something you feel safe eating and it was delish. Blueberry gf pancakes are the best!!!

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    5 ratingApril 29, 2013

    Excellent cafe! Friendly, congenial staff! Delicious gluten free and vegan options!!

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    5 ratingJanuary 14, 2013

    amazing gluten free crab cakes! you have to try the poboy its worth the money and the calories. great blueberry pancakes too

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    5 ratingNovember 16, 2012

    Yummy blueberry pancakes and cheddar grits. They were super sweet and very concerned with how sensitive my celiac disease is. I love the food, the people and location. Definitely visit this location for a safe, economical gf meal!

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    5 ratingOctober 29, 2012

    Thought it would be so hard to find a great GF place to eat but this place was to die for!! The staff was so great and the food was amazing! One day we went two times! The pancakes were delicious and the turkey burger was great as well! The family who works here are so welcoming as well. If I'm in NOLA again I will be back!

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    5 ratingOctober 08, 2012

    Healthy AND scrumptious in The Big Easy?! You bet!! This place is hands down one of the best places to eat even for non-gluten intolerant friends. They also have vegetarian and vegan options which for me (a big meat eater) were extraordinary! The raw beet and avocado salad was very filling. The gluten free pancakes were a wonderful treat since I've never found a restaurant that makes them. And the crab cakes made with fresh crab were to die for! They were by far the best I and my friends had ever had. If you are gluten intolerant this place is a must on your list of places to eat in Nola. Your non-GF friends won't mind eating here either!

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    5 ratingSeptember 07, 2012

    Excellent gluten free food! Very friendly and polite staff. I recommend this outdoor cafe to anyone with special &/or healthy food needs. We are going back again!

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    5 ratingAugust 15, 2012

    Amazing family run business- provides healthy alternatives to traditional new Orleans fare. Gluten free crab cake po-boys, best gluten free blueberry pancakes, vegan friendly, vegetarian friendly and all around a heart healthy DELICIOUS spread.

Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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