Meals From the Heart Cafe

25 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Crab Cakes, Pancakes, Po-Boys
89% of 19 votes say it's celiac friendly
1100 N Peters St
New Orleans, LA 70116

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Celiac

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Amazing food and service. We were able to enjoy in front of live music. Such a fun atmosphere at the French Market

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Not celiac

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The best gluten free pancakes I’ve ever had. Very knowledgeable about what on the menu is actually GF.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Had the crab cakes and they were amazing. The staff was knowledgeable and helpful. I am Celiac and had no reaction. I have not been able to find GF crab cakes many places so I was thrilled. They also had GF gumbo but I didn’t try it.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 5 months ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Crab Cakes
  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Dedicated Kitchen Space
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pancakes
  • Po-Boys

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Cash Only
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Meals From the Heart Cafe gluten-free menu
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Gluten free king cake
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Gluten-Free Pancakes at Meals From the Heart Cafe
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Celiac

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The owner does an amazing job of making some fantastic Louisiana cuisine gluten free and vegan. They are happy to talk through the menu and accommodate any allergy as much as they can. I have been going here for years as my parents are local and I was born in Louisiana and I am so happy there is a gluten-free place in the French Market that accommodates my allergies and has fantastic gumbo and crab cakes! Don’t tell my grandma but his gumbo is better than hers!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Superb! Excellent food and service. Plus they are HIGHLY knowledgeable and helpful. Complete confidence in this place being safe and delicious.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 5 months ago read full review

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This is maybe my fourth time to eat breakfast here. The food is so tasty and worth the little wait if they're busy. The staff is very knowledgable and even put GF bread with my meal. What a treat!!! Keep in mind it is at an outside space at the Market but there are plenty of places to sit and people watch while you eat!

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Not celiac

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Everything was incredible. We got the gluten free blueberry pancakes. They were dairy free as well. 10/10! I don’t remember the last time I had pancakes. They had many gluten free and vegan options. Pancakes were served with vegan butter too!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Hefty dose of cross contamination with my others tasty meal. Don't recommend for a celiac or if you're very sensitive. Otherwise it's yummy.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Below Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 8 months ago read full review

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A hidden gem! Absolutely delicious! Highly recommend! Thank you Alana!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 8 months ago read full review

Not celiac

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Very knowledgeable, several options. I got the gumbo and.a crab cake. I had to salt it all. Was bland otherwise but a good option. Was very safe.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Updated 8 months ago read full review

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I used to love this place so much, but the quality in service has seriously dropped. They're is no interacting with the staff as they just point you to a computer. We got 1 order of gf pancakes, two bottles of water, and two eggs, and it was over $30. We ordered that little because the computer system didn't allow for adding items onto items. It was weird.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly, knowledgeable about xcontamination. Fabulous service and staff. Great food. Hard to find but worth the effort. They're passionate about the food they serve. Family business.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Food is amazing! Bread and pancakes! They even have Gfree po’boys

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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They might have gluten free options but they DO NOT cook anything in separate places or even separate pans. All they do is wipe it off., which if you are celiac that’s a big NO NO. So absolutely not safe for celiac people.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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It was a cute little place in the French market! It was very safe and had good options. The only reason I didn’t 5 star it is because I thought they could punch the flavor up. They also didn’t have beignets which was a disappointment. Overall though, safe Cajun food and totally worth the stop.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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The younger gentlemen I spoke with discussed how they take allergies very seriously and they want people to feel good when eating their food

AMAZING, HIGH QUALITY, EXTREMELY FLAVORFUL FOOD. I ate the poached egg and crabcake special, which has their own homemade crabcake sauce and salad dressing. SO flavorful and tasty - I also had GF DF King Cake here!

GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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Delicious gf king cake! Definitely recommend

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious gluten free king cake

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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MUST GO!! It was not what I was expecting but I am so glad I went. The food was amazing. Some of the best food I’ve had in NOLA for the whole week! They have GF crab cake tacos. Delicious!

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Celiac

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Amazing food. Fresh ingredients. Best GF crab cakes poboy. Vegan options. Very helpful and staff regarding allergy/food sensitive folks.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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So much love here. Everything is made to order and absolutely delicious. The GF chicken po boy yum yum yum. They take celiac seriously. Looking forward to next time

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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I have celiac and was so happy to find this place. I had pancakes, split the omelet and toast. All wonderful. James was very helpful when ordering, as it is a kiosk you place your order on.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They recently moved to a system where you order via a computer screen. I talked to the very knowledgable staff behind the counter and explained that I was celiac and vegan and asked her how to order as there was not options for both. She was very helpful and told me what I could have. She told me to select one and she would tell the kitchen. I selected gluten free gumbo since I consistantly worry about cross contamination, and verbally told her vegan. It's a long wait, but they warn you of that. When I got my meal, I saw chicken. I went back and asked, and the counter woman told me it was beyond meat. So I went back and sifted through my gumbo again and confirmed it was actual chicken. So I went back and they apologized and remade it. The counter employee actually went and added a gluten free and vegan gumbo option to the touchscreen after that. If I could give the girl at the counter 6 stars I would, but I am giving the whole place 4 because I didn't get sick, but I ended up waiting 90 minutes because they couldn't do it right the first time.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent, great food great service. Also vegan options. Gluten free cake & pancake were great.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Some of the best gf pancakes I have ever had!!! Staff was very aware of Celiac and made all precautions in ensuring a safe meal!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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You can get a GF crab cake Po Boy here! Cleaned the grill before cooking, delicious, and great experience. In the French market.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The waitress knew her stuff and was very friendly. We had breakfast and oh man! Perfect eggs! Excellent grits! My husband had the pancakes and said YES! Wow, nice find.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Great service and safe food. The chef was very patient and responsive with my questions about the food preparation, and my daughter ate many things from the menu and did not get sick!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I stop here for breakfast whenever I’m in NOLA. I love the crab cake and poached egg. They’ve been offering gf items for 10 years.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Their crab cake poboy is very good! They ask about allergies when you order!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Had the crab cake 😁😁😁😁I did a self tour this morning that started in this area. Perfect price and portion for a good walking tour. Definitely a go to in the market.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Food was pretty good and DH (celiac) had no issues. We were there for Mardi Gras and they had even had a GF King Cake and were selling slices, which was nice (most other places/bakeries require ordering a whole cake months in advance for $40+ dollars, for reference). Service was pleasant, but, as others have mentioned, incredibly slow. They do warn you about that upfront though. Random FYI - beware the lady at the wine and cheese stall to the right of them. She gets very few customers and can be on the passive aggressive side -either trying to steal you or being irritated if you stand a few inches into her "bubble" ;-)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Amazing, super helpful and knowledgable

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Got the crab cake poboy, it was delicious! Nima tested & approved. My husband got the GF crab cake with egg, said it was “better than the real thing”. It was a 40 minute wait, we walked through the French market and enjoyed the scenery. SO worth the wait!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Food is mediocre, prices are high, and the service is unbelievably slow. But hey, I didn’t get glutened! ::sigh::

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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The gluten free “po boy” was just sliced sandwich bread. Don’t advertise a po boy if you’re just selling a sandwich. The crab cake was actually good, though. Potatoes were undercooked. Also the cashier overcharged me and when I asked to see the transaction, she tried to tell me it was $1.5 extra because of taxes. Even though taxes were clearly a separate charge on the transaction. The cashier was resistant to refunding the difference. TBD if they actually did. Unethical business.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Excellent crab cake taco. Last time I visited they had gluten free king cake slices at the counter!! Haven’t seen them again though.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Good options but VERY POOR service. Went for brunch today with a friend. Took over 5 minutes to be acknowledged. Ordered at the same time. My friend’s meal took 30 minutes to come out (egg sandwich) and mine took 45 minutes (gf pancake and crab cake). We both had to sit and wait on each other to eat which is not a pleasant way to share a meal. Not to mention the food was just okay. My pancake was so thin and tasteless. I even added blueberries and the syrup and walnut toppings. Not good. The crab cake was okay but not worth the wait or expense (mine meal alone was $20). Don’t go here thinking you can get a fast meal. I know it’s supposed to be scratch made and what not but should not take 45 minutes! They had three people on front of house and one guy in the kitchen, need better staffing and management! That’s an outrageous wait. Really wanted to like this place but I won’t be back. Good news is I’m not sick so there’s that.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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SO. FLIPPIN. DELICIOUS. ❤ friendly and knowledgeable staff with so many options! Hidden IN the French Market. :) GO!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Great options and they bring out a lot of food with each.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Best meal of our trip, knowledgeable and understanding - crab cake with poached egg, the bread was so good I thought they gave me the wrong one!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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The gluten free crab cakes were amazing!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious GF pancakes with fruit!

Do note that cafe is located within a permanent farmer's market, so it would not be enjoyable to eat here on a very hot or humid day. They do deliver thru GrubHub though.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Literally the worst gf food I’ve ever had. My pancakes were still raw when served. My wife had the scramble and it was not good at all. We both ate a few bites and had to throw it away it was so bad. No seasoning at all and even her English muffin was gross. Avoid it’s not worth it even though it is safe

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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How did I miss that there was beignets?! My muffaletta was delicious, I’m glad I found this place on this app when we were in town November 2017 for my friend’s bachelorette.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Wonderful crab cake poboy!! Came with potatoes, also yummy!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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