Meals From The Heart

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 39 ratings

1100 N Peters St, New Orleans, LA 70116

(504) 525-1953
$$ $10-15 per entree

Easy to make with Pamela’s Baking & Pancake Mix

91% of 23 votes say it's Celiac friendly
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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 – 6:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday
9:00 am – 6:00 pm

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