I think I mentioned some of the food from my New Orleans weekend, but three of the restaurants we went to were fabulous, and so so delicious! And, they were both gluten free friendly so yay yay yay!
The first restaurant I want to share with y’all is Peche, a seafood grill. We actually ate here the first night we were in New Orleans, and it was so cute! Serena had heard this place was awesome for seafood, and I think everyone was pretty happy with their meals, but friend Julie and another girl got barbecue chicken and it was definitely the best choice. Winner winner chicken dinner!
I had the royal red shrimp appetizer, but I can tell you people at our table basically tried every menu item and everyone loved their meals. Plus, they had super fun cocktails which everyone loved as well! Also, the waiter was pretty knowledgeable about gluten free options and told me essentially all menu items, except those that are breaded, could be made gluten free. My food was delicious, but as weird as it sounds, the barbecue chicken was the best :)
Our second night, we ate dinner at a place called Bacchanal, which was a little ways outside of the main city, but definitely a little known gem. It was really similar to Common Market in Charlotte, in that it was like a wine/beer store and then you order food at a counter and eat, but higher quality food.
LIke Peche, the staff was really informed on gluten free options, and gave me lots of things to choose from. I started out with shaved brussels sprout salad, which was pretty delish.
Clearly, I had already eaten a lot of this salad before snapping a pic, but it was relish. The whole menu was small plates, so I also ordered chicken confit which was good as well, but forgot to take a picture. Fail. I’d definitely recommend this place if you want to do something a little off the beaten path :)
Last, but definitely not least, is Commander’s Palace. This place I was a little skeptical about because their menu did not gluten free friendly at all and there was a billboard for it in the airport, but let me tell you, the hype is well deserved. It was seriously AMAZING. It’s definitely
a little pricey, but worth it.
It was in the beautiful garden district of New Orleans (the cemetery from Double Jeopardy and the houses from Benjamin Button and American Horror Story are both there!) and the atmosphere was so fun. There were roaming jazz musicians singing in the restaurant and they paid multiple visits to the bride to be!
When I told the server about my Celiac’s he told me which items were gluten free friendly and even edited one dish so I’d like it better (shrimp for fish!). I can’t remember what I ordered, but it was prixe fix menu, so my three courses were:
I do know my dessert was the praline dessert and it was HUGE! Plus, their bellinis were so yummy! Defintely a must eat at! Then you can try to walk your food off in the neighborhood around it ;)