10Best places for gluten-free treats in New Orleans

New Orleans isn't exactly the epicenter of all things vegan and gluten-free, being the land of deep fried sea-food, buttery sauces and decadent desserts.  Chances are "let's go on a cleanse in New Orleans" isn't the motivation for many visitors as they head into town. But there has been plenty of progress made in the area of healthful dining in recent years, as newly minted residents from places like California and New York clamor for more veggie options. 

When it comes to baked goods and sweets, there are a handful of mindful baking operations that supply breakfast shops and coffeehouses with gluten-free treats sweets and sometimes even breads.  Some always have GF baked goods for sale, while others you should plan to call ahead of time to confirm or pre-order. 

Establishments on this list sell everything from gluten-free bagels to cupcakes to brownies to cookies. If you have a concern whether something is gluten-free or not, the staffs at any of the places on this list will be happy to double check and confirm with you. 

Eating gluten-free in New Orleans, by choice or by dietary necessity is a challenge, but can be done. Stick to this list of the 10Best New Orleans gluten-free bakeries to help guide you on your quest.

Located at the corner of St. Claude and St. Roch avenues, across from the bright orange Healing Center that includes the New Orleans Food Co-Op, the St. Roch Market first opened in 1875 as just one of the city's many public markets. Restored in...  Read More

Fair Grinds in the Mid-City section of New Orleans is the go-to spot if you are looking for 100 percent fair trade coffee house. They also offer a great tea selection and casual options for breakfast and lunch. Fair Grinds takes the whole fair...  Read More

Satsuma Cafe
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Green is beautiful at Satsuma, a fetching dining spot with locations on Maple Street Uptown and on Dauphine Street in the Bywater. Yard eggs scrambled with basil pesto and shaved Nueske's ham, free trade coffee and freshly made juices...  Read More


Breads on Oak is a full service bakery serving Uptowners on historic Oak Street, steps away from the mighty Mississippi. Though only open five days of the week, Breaks on Oak are a favorite thanks to a menu of fresh bread and pastry offerings,...  Read More

Simply Sweet Shop is a labor of love, a bakery with a focus on custom and specialty baked goods for parties and events. Cupcakes can be bought day of, or ordered in advance for larger groups. They do wedding cakes, cupcake towers and dessert...  Read More

Shake Sugary is a locally owned creative bakery located on the buzzing St. Claude Avenue corridor that flanks the Marigny/Bywater neighborhoods. The love child of owner Dawn Snead, who earned her degree in Baking & Pastry Arts from Johnson...  Read More

Craving a little green in your world? If a few days of fried seafood and rich Creole sauces is wreaking havoc on your constitution, head to The Green Fork in the Lower Garden District, a stone's throw from Seed, another healthful eatery. The...  Read More

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The food is so pretty at this at this airy restaurant dedicated to vegan, vegetarian, raw and gluten free dishes you may be tempted to eat your plate. Local, sustainable ingredients power a menu with a surprising number of New Orleans...  Read More

This Tuesday farmers market uptown is one of three locations in New Orleans, with a Wednesday market in the French Quarter in the French Market, a Thursday market at 3700 Orleans Avenue in Mid-City and a Saturday market in the Warehouse District...  Read More

The store spotlights local products and artisans, and its 365 brand is priced on par with groceries available at other locally owned stores - although you can still get pricey gluten free pancake mix and other higher priced goods. There is a...  Read More


Meet Beth D'Addono

Beth D'Addono is a food and travel writer obsessed with flavor, exploring cultures, street music and the city of New Orleans.

After spending years flying in regularly to research stories,...  More About Beth

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