New Orleans Restaurants Offering Gluten-Free Menus and Recommendations
New Orleans food culture is one that embraces gluten, from the po-boys to the muffalettas to the etouffee. Being cognizant of their prowess as a tourist destination, the restaurant industry has amped up their efforts to cater to the gluten-free crowd while not having to completely overhaul their style.
In the following list, a good amount of the places actually offer separate gluten-free menus. These menus still offer appetizers, entrees, desserts, etc that you would expect from a New Orleans eatery, just without the gluten.
Other places offer recommendation menus. These menus will guide you through how to order off the... Read more »
GW Fins will provide a gluten-free menu upon request, and can also make most items on their regular menu gluten-free outside of etouffee.
Local Expert Tip: "GW Fins provides free 3-hour parking for its guests, so don't worry about coming super early to find a spot."
Mother's has a special gluten-free menu, and can do some po-boys gluten-free as well.
Local Expert Tip: "If you are asked whether you want "debris" on your po-boy and aren't sure what they are, just say yes."
Muriel's gluten-free menu is available for viewing on their website.
Local Expert Tip: "Muriel's is where to go when you are in the Jackson Square area, and want to avoid chain restaurants."
Inform your server at Juan's Flying Burrito of your gluten situation, and they will use corn tortillas as a substitute.
Local Expert Tip: "You need to take advantage of Juan's full Sunday happy hour"
Artz has gluten-free bagels, which can be used as the outer layers to any of their sandwiches...just ask for them.
Local Expert Tip: "The coffee at Artz is comparable to French Truck Coffee, which New Orleans locals know is top notch. "
The Oceana Grill has a special menu for their gluten-free guests. Selections include rib eye steak and grilled redfish.
Local Expert Tip: "Fried seafood from Oceana Grill is the perfect meal to have delivered to your hotel room after a night of partying"
Deanie's menu has many gluten-free options including a variety of tasty salads as well as raw and boiled seafood.
Local Expert Tip: "Don't try to take down a seafood platter yourself, you will turn into a crustacean. Bring a friend or four."
It may sound crazy, but Casamento's fried seafood is gluten-free!
Local Expert Tip: "Casamento's is closed during the summer months (middle of May to mid September) so plan accordingly. Rumor has it that oysters are their tastiest when harvested during months ending in "r"."
Mostly everything on the menu at Ninja is gluten-free, but the waitstaff is very knowledgeable about their offerings and can guide you through them.
Local Expert Tip: "Try their specialty rolls for a serious kick in the mouth"
- Neighborhood: Warehouse District
Gordon Biersch provides a gluten-free recommendation menu, guiding you through your order to help maintain your gluten independence.
Local Expert Tip: "The outdoor area is a great spot to bring a group before a Saints game"
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