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Brennan's
417 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130


4.5 Palms
4.5 Palms
Banana's Foster Says it all -- gluten free at famous New Orleans restaurant Dec 03, 2016
reviewer: CelticCeliac from Huntington Station, New York

Opened in 1946, Brennan's is the home of the Banana's Foster. You heard me right: Banana's Foster, one of the best desserts known to man which happens to exist simply because of a surplus of bananas. Their cuisine is creole inspired, with a ton of elegance. They have gluten free items identified, and there are plenty of them, although everything is a bit pricy. We ordered the Shrimp and Chicory salad, drum in French curry powder and the Banana's Foster (of course). The Banana's Foster is made tableside, and is worth the experience.

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Palace Cafe
605 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130


3.0 Palms
3.0 Palms
Palace Cafe: Subpar Gluten Free options in New Orleans Dec 03, 2016
reviewer: CelticCeliac from Huntington Station, New Y

A French cuisine inspired restaurant that is one of the most upscale in the city. While they have a limited gluten free menu, the options aren't very welcoming for a pescatarian celiac, so Mike and I ended up ordering the same dish: The Shrimp Tchefuncte. Although hearty in flavor and the perfect amount of food, the dish just didn't do it for us. There was no depth to the flavor, only density. The cocktails on the other hand were to die for, we highly recommend the Pimm's cup and the Classic lime margarita.

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Meals from the Heart, The Crepe Cart
1100 North Peters Street
New Orleans, LA 70116


3.0 Palms
3.0 Palms
Gluten Free Finds in New Orleans' French Market Dec 03, 2016
reviewer: CelticCeliac from Huntington Station, New Y

Spanning for 6 blocks you can find a great variety of things here including jewelry, produce, and handmade goods. One building houses the "restaurant" booths, including Meals from the Heart, a place with years of history which prides itself on offering healthier organic take-out food options that are freshly prepared. Their menu is color coded to make item selection easier for those who are vegan and gluten free, and these items are quite expansive considering the limited length of the menu. Gluten Free items include things such as omelettes, pancakes, grits, and crab cakes all of which were top quality and classically southern. Yes, we ate there more than once across our vacation. It is worth it to wait your turn to snag a seat! Be sure to strike up a conversation with the owners while your waiting for your meal, as they have great stories to share about their lives. Also in the French Market is The Crepe Cart, a neat little place to grab a quick gluten free or vegan crepe to go.

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Perfecto Mundo
1141 Jericho Turnpike
Commack, NY 11725


5.0 Palms
5.0 Palms
RM Bistro is a Gluten Free MUST Visit in Commack, NY Dec 03, 2016
reviewer: CelticCeliac from Huntington Station, New Y

RM Bistro is a new take on Indian cuisine, fusing classic Indian flavors with American, Mediterranean, and other cooking styles and ingredients; think Greek style salad jazzed up with masala hummus and charred kale for example. The Crispy Artichoke Hearts is another must try "taste." These chickpea flour and tumeric battered and fried bites are not oily, and they pair mindblowingly well with the sauce they are served with.

While the menu indicates only gluten free appetizers and breads, in the tradition of Indian cuisine almost every main entree can be made gluten free. For seafood try the Shrimp Baingan Bhartha, a transitional eggplant dish topped with shrimp. Your mouth will thank you for the sweetness and spice that meets it with every bite, and the shrimp is a good palate cleanser. Seafood not your e game? Try ANY of their vegetable dishes, we've gone two times and we've had the Aloo Gobhi (potato and cauliflower), Bhindi Masala (Okra), and the RM Shahi Vegetables (Mixed vegetables). We can't speak to their meat dishes, but I'm sure they are equally as phenomenal.

Pair those main dishes with the Besan Pura (chickpea pancakes) if you miss the naan, and add some of the house hot sauce if you want it spicy (and I mean super spicy). The family doesn't stop with main dishes either, they go above and beyond with their dessert and drink options as well. I cannot recommend enough the Ice Cream Trio if you can have dairy. Each flavor is served in its own little dish atop of a compote of nuts and fruits. It was perfect!

The food is a melody of flavor and texture, each dish taking on its own personality. What I like best is that the flavors are not lost in each other. For instance, many of the dishes are light on sauce compared to other Indian restaurants which essentially smother their meat / seafood / vegetables in sauce. This lets you taste the sauce AND the ingredients, bringing out the natural flavors of both and making each bite a gastronomic powerhouse.

Beyond the food RM Bistro is also encouraging music, dance and home cooking. On Friday nights you can find local musicians and belly dancers entertaining the guests. And if going out isn't your thing, you can even get home cooking classes (including history of food, shopping, and ingredient picking) from the chefs.

If you are looking for a phenomenal gluten free experience look no further than RM Bistro, the food and the atmosphere feeds your heart as well as your belly. You won't go hungry.

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Crazy Lobster
Port of New Orleans Place
New Orleans, LA 70130


5.0 Palms
5.0 Palms
Nice Gluten Free Eats Along the Mississippi River Oct 12, 2015
reviewer: CelticCeliac from Huntington Station, New Y

This restaurant overlooks the Mississippi River and often has live music. We found it easy to figure out what to eat, as each safe item is designated gluten free on their short and sweet menu. What they lack in extensive options they make up for in fresh authentic ingredients. With live blues music humming in the background, we chowed down on a heaping pile of Shrimp Cocktail Appetizer and a bucket of steamed shrimp, corn on the cob, and potatoes.

This of course came with a side of Hurricanes and Bloody Mary's. Everything was seasoned just right with Cajun spice, and cooked to perfection. Definitely check them out if you are looking for a low key authentic experience with less fuss than so many of the places on the main roads.

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