After waiting on line for 30 minutes in 90+ temp. When it came time to order they said they don't have anything GF except coffee!! So i watched as my family ate and appologized to me for coming here. The part about a Deadicated fried and GF menu is all BB THIS IS BAIT AND SWITCH LISTING!! THEY KNOW NOTHING ABOUT CELIAC OR WHAT GF EVEN MEANS!! ONLY GAVE ONE STAR SO ITWOULDLIST THIS WARNING. IT SHOULD BE ZERO STARS
This has been one of my favorite restaurants for years and upon my diagnosis I was worried that I would never be able to eat there again. to my joy I discovered that they offer many GF options and even have a dedicated GF fryer. I will say that I have had a slight reaction occasionally but for the most part it seems to be safe. Also, for my vegan friends their GF beignet dough is vegan!
NOT SAFE FOR CELIACS! This restaurant is misleading the celiac community. While promising "gluten free" foods and initially promising that gluten free beignets are cooked in a dedicated fryer, when questioned closely the owner (Bryan Merker) admitted to me that while all gluten free beignets are cooked in the same fryer, other non-gf foods are also cooked in this same fryer and oil. Additionally, foods such as their crepes are cooked on the same grill as gluten foods, with no effort to clean the grill. When I expressed my concerns about cross-contamination, the owner indicated that he believes that high temperatures break down gluten, rendering any additional precautions unnecessary. When I tried to explain that this myth was both false and dangerous, and that it posed a threat to the health of his customers, the owner responded that "since I wasn't going to buy anything" I should just leave. This place may be fine for people who are gf for nutrition reasons, but for those of us with allergies or celiac this is NOT safe.
This was my first beignet, ever, and the experience was epic! I got three beignets ranging in flavor profiles; the Brie/Apple/bacon one is not to be missed. The ragged gypsy Madri Gras atmosphere only serves to enhance the Incredible flavor profile. Don't skip the Creole coffee!