New Orleans food culture can be all about the gluten - from flour-thickened gumbo rouxs to flour battered fried chicken and sandwiches like po-boys and muffalettas. But restaurant folks are increasingly catering to eaters with special requests, and eating gluten free isn't difficult with a little bit of forethought.
In the following list, some places actually offer separate gluten-free menus. These menus still offer appetizers, entrees, desserts, just without the gluten.
Other places offer recommendation menus. These menus will guide you through how to order off the regular menu to make sure your food comes out exactly the way you want. This includes instructions on what to tell your server, including the appropriate substitutions to make.
Globally inspired restaurants, from Mexican to Thai and Vietnamese, are ideal spots to avoid bread and pasta. Rice and corn-centric cuisines deliver lots of flavor without a hint of flour.
Just because you are trying to, or have to eat gluten-free doesn't mean you can't enjoy all the wonderful food New Orleans has to offer. Even the upper crust Creole palaces like Galatoire's, Broussard's and Arnaud's will happily help you choose items from the regular menu that adapt to your needs. Heck, all of Casamento's fried seafood is gluten free!