I’ve eaten here three times in two weeks. Everything has tasted GREAT, and I’ve always felt fine afterwards. I highly recommend the shrimp and grits, the brisket hash (no toast) and the Bearcat breakfast with gf pancakes. Their gf pancakes are their paleo pancakes. I wasn’t sure I’d like them, but my server said that they were great. He was right. They use banana, ground almonds and eggs. They did not taste eggy and were so tasty that they didn’t need syrup. Also I was reluctant to try the potatoes after reading about concerns on this app, but I tried them and had no problems. This place is a New Orleans gem.
Very good food and staff knowledgeable of Celiac. Interesting menu and friendly service. Husband has Celiac and did not have any issues after eating here. SIDE NOTE: Please take Nima results with a grain of salt. The Nima is NOT a fully validated ELISA.There is a significant risk for BOTH false positives and false negatives with this device. I understand how helpful it feels to have this technology available, but try to remember that it is a guide - not gospel. (And before ya get your panties in a twist, I am a biochemist. ;-) )
We waited a while to eat but it was well worth it. Our waiter was friendly and knew was Celiac was. I ordered the Crab Scramble, but was very nervous to try the potatoes. I haven’t had anything fried in almost a decade. I trusted the previous positive reviews and all I can say is wow!! They were great and I haven’t experienced any negative reactions. Highly recommend Bearcat!
This place is a MUST whenever you’re in New Orleans. Everything is very clearly marked on the menu and the waiters/chef even know what it means to be celiac safe. I’ve eaten here several times and recommend it to anyone who asks. Their pancakes are amazing and so are their potatoes in mornay sauce
Yes, yes, yes! Best meal I’ve had, including pre-celiac meals! The owners mom is celiac so they get the safety part. But, they also get the amazing food part! They have meat options, but my 22 year old daughter is a gluten free vegetarian & the options for her were amazing & delicious! Eat here!!!!! UPDATE: still awesome!!!!! UPDATE 2: Continued awesomeness!
GF marked items are not GF per our Nima sensor!! Not safe if you are celiac. Staff wasn’t well trained. Assured us all items marked GF would be safe bc owner’s mother was celiac, and all fryers were dedicated. So thankful for our Nima sensor - we tested the GF chips and queso, which came back with gluten detected. I showed our test to the the waiter who was surprised and didn’t know why. I asked if maybe CC from fryer? After asking around, he admitted that the fryers were just vegetarian dedicated (meat in one fryer, and no meat in the other fryers) but not gluten free dedicated. Hope it was a learning experience for the staff. Please don’t have a false sense of security of eating here, our Nima test definitely proved that wrong.
Yes! Absolutely delicious and safe! Just tell your server that you have celiac disease. The chef has a family member with celiac, and all the kitchen staff is trained to not contaminate anything of notified. Eggs, Paleo pancakes, grits, hashbrowns, fruit... wish I could eat here every day.
The food is wonderful. the staff was very familiar with Celiac. The server informed me t hat the owner's mother has Celiac. The server also double checked about any other allergies before discussing the order with the kitchen. The owner came to the table with my food and explained the ingredients he used. I felt very safe eating here. the food was amazing. I will definitely be back. My family that ate gluten also enjoyed their food.
This place is amazing. We visited twice in a weekend for brunch. The food is delicious. Lots of gluten free offerings. The chef/owner came over to our table on both occasions to verify our order and to confirm its gluten free status. My son is excited to have a delicious reasonable priced option relatively close to campus. It is VERY busy on the weekends so be prepared for a wait.