Meals From The Heart

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 133 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Pancakes + 8 more
95% of 86 votes say it's Celiac friendly

1100 N Peters St, New Orleans, LA 70116

(504) 525-1953
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    5 ratingJuly 19, 2017

    I love this cafe. I have a strong case of celiacs and I'm always scared when I go to restaurants. The staff was amazing and the food was great (I recommend the gumbo). All of my friends have been eating authentic New Orleans food and I haven't gotten the chance, so this was a perfect place to try some! I definitely want this to be a chain.

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    4 ratingJuly 09, 2017

    Went based on other reviews to get blueberry gf pancakes. They were delicious.

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    5 ratingJuly 05, 2017

    A great find in the French Quarter. It is within a shopping area where various vendors are located. According to my phone we had arrived at our destination but were without a clue as to where it was. I asked the person at the first station. She directed us down to where they are located. It is a little lunch counter with very limited seating. They were very familiar with how to prepare gluten free food and the gentleman who served us had an attitude of truly wanting to help me and be sure I would be okay. I had a sandwich with home style potatoes and a glass of sweet tea. It was all very good and I had no reaction at all.

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    5 ratingJune 29, 2017

    Absolutely amazing! I had the GF crab cake po'boy and couldn't believe how delicious it was. We're heading back for breakfast

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    5 ratingJune 28, 2017

    I'm from New Orleans, but due to my Celiac disease, I rarely eat out. Meals from the Heart is only one of two places I feel safe in the knowledge that I won't get sick. The other has gone out of business, so now it's only MFTH, which is fine with me, they have a great variety of gf foods, the staff is the best, and very attentive, and knowledgable.

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    5 ratingJune 25, 2017

    They have absolutely amazing food and they have a larger variety than most places.

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    5 ratingJune 25, 2017

    Absolutely amazing!!! They were extremely accommodating and the food was so yummy!

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    5 ratingJune 19, 2017

    Wonderful staff and good, they genuinely care about their customers and know all about celiac. I felt very comfortable eating there and knowing I would not be sick afterwards. A must go-to when in New Orleans!

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    5 ratingJune 04, 2017

    Very nice staff and gluten free options

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    5 ratingMay 31, 2017

    My daughter and I both have Celiac and decided to eat lunch here. I got a turkey sandwich (Udis bread but they made it so tasty) and she got a veggie omelette with gf crab cake. They were both delicious and neither of us got sick. Staff was very knowledgeable about Celiac and made us feel safe about eating there. Only 8 stools at their stand and there was a little wait for the food and with tip, I spent $50 for the two meals, but it was definitely worth it and we'll go back again before we head home! Somebody stated cash only but they do accept credit cards now. I was very impressed with James and appreciated him thanking us for trying them and staying that he was glad that they were able to accommodate our needs. So were we James!

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    4 ratingMay 31, 2017

    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. Update 5/31/17: went back this year. So glad to have GF gumbo and crab cakes. The only place I found in NOLA. Despite telling them 3x I was GF they served me gluten crab cakes. Luckily the woman who gave me my food caught it. So be aware that both the vegan and regular gumbo are GF. But they make crab cakes with and without gluten. So make sure you are getting the right kind. Also 25 minutes to get food, so be patient. But it was worth the wait!

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    5 ratingMay 28, 2017

    I got okra gumbo and felt great after. I am a very sensitive celiac and the guy working talked to me about different menu items. I appreciated the extra step he took to ensure I felt comfortable. This place was great, and I loved being able to grab something to eat in the middle of the French market. Great place!

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    5 ratingMay 24, 2017

    Amazing crab cakes!!!

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    5 ratingMay 04, 2017

    I had the most amazing time in New Orleans because of this fantastic food establishment. The family that runs it and the staff are just amazing. I tried over 20 times during my stay and felt great from meal to meal. A great place to meet like-minded Folk and and connect with great food for the Celiac community. I will come back and back and back. Everything from their pancakes or crab cakes and poached eggs po boys and even amazing grits salmon and eggs dish that's delicious. Usually takes 10 to 20 minutes to prepare but they really take care of you. Plus also not to forget there vegan power shake. Simply made my trip a joy. Vegan options as well and an avocado beet salad I relied on heavily when I was there. Even vegan gumbo that was quite delicious.

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    5 ratingApril 22, 2017

    It was so refreshing to sit down and have the man behind the counter (who was amazing) ASK if we had any food allergies they could accommodate before we even ordered. I also react strongly to cane sugar, and when he set my GF pancakes down it's like he read my mind and told me "this is 100% pure maple syrup." I also had the Carrot Orange Ginger juice which was VERY fresh, and my fiancé had an omelette and bacon and loved it as well. If I could give 10 stars I would!

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    5 ratingApril 08, 2017

    Love, love , love Meals from the Heart! My go to place in the area. I Always get the GF crab cake poboy. So delicious! They have Gf breakfast and some yummy shakes too. Staff is awesome. Always a great experience.

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    5 ratingApril 08, 2017

    This eatery had the best crab cakes I have ever had. Literally a spiritual experience..... Staff are great. Would recommend 100%

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    5 ratingMarch 27, 2017

    really sweet and attentive staff.

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    5 ratingMarch 14, 2017

    This corridor of the French Market with the Crepe Cart just across really helps a person w Celiac navigate gluttonous NOLA!!! Food was delicious and the people simply wonderful.

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    5 ratingFebruary 23, 2017

    Seriously, I can't even describe how amazing these crab cakes are... the best gluten free meal in the city. Possibly the best crab cake ever. I have celiac and the owner took amazing care of me. No issues. Please visit if in the area!!!

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    5 ratingFebruary 17, 2017

    Had the crab cake po boy, and it was delicious and filling. Great service, and such a fun atmosphere at a little stand in the French Market.

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    5 ratingFebruary 17, 2017

    Good experience! My 4-year-old daughter is a celiac and had no reactions after eating here. She enjoyed her pancakes with bacon. We had po-boys and they were good as well. Don't take the mixed veggies as a side though - they surely came straight from the freezer. It's rather like a foodstand with outside seating, bytheway.

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    4 ratingJanuary 23, 2017

    It is good. I had the chicken poboy with the potatoes. Just know if you go at lunch that it might be longer than a 20 min wait. I think was closer to 30 min or longer to get my food. But everything is done fresh to order.

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    5 ratingJanuary 16, 2017

    Outstanding! We had the pancakes with grits and eggs! Everything was fresh and healthy and it taste great.

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    5 ratingDecember 23, 2016

    We went to days in a row and the crabcake Po boy was good! We also ordered the gluten-free gumbo and that was pretty good too. My husband ordered the gluten-free crabcake tacos and the tortillas were a little dry.

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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.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Crab Cakes
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pancakes

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Cash Only
  • Dairy-Free
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Vegan Friendly
Monday
9 am - 5 pm
Tuesday
9 am - 5 pm
Wednesday
9 am - 5 pm
Thursday
9 am - 5 pm
Friday
9 am - 5 pm
Saturday
9 am - 6 pm
Sunday
9 am - 6 pm
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