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SofiEmiMom

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Hello,

I am traveling to New Orleans the last weekend in March. I eat dairy free too. I haven't read a lot of positive info regarding New Orleans restaurants and accommodating the gluten-free diet. Any suggestions would be appreciated!

Thanks so much.

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Any restaurant with a real live chef should be able to help you. It's more expensive, of course. Commander's Palace is great and so was Bella Luna. There are many fine restaurants. The Acme Oyster House is more affordable and at least used to fry everything in corn meal. Be sure and ask. And of course, broiled, boiled or steamed seafood is usually a safe bet.

The times I've been to Louisiana I've never had trouble finding somebody who can help. That doesn't mean every place is gluten-free friendly, but many are.

richard

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I used to live in NOLA and I'll be going back for a visit in April - my first gluten-free. Buffet style breakfast at Court of Two Sisters or even Commanders shouldn't be too hard, and I think most of the Brennans' restaurants will be flexible and ideal for dinner. I was dairy-free when I lived down there and and that was never a problem.

I found this blog post with some good recommendations: http://www.celiacfoodreviews.com/2007/03/n...free-style.html

As for lunch, I will probably hit my favorite ethnic food restaurants - most other places stick to battered and fried. I don't know if Houston's has reopened, but they used to have a good lunch menu.

I will take notes when I am down there and post again after my return.

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i live in n.o. - not dairy free, but hope this helps:

any of the nicer restaurants in the french quarter can accommodate you. the court of two sisters has an incredible jazz brunch buffet. mention to your server you are gluten-free - the chef will escort you around the buffet and tell what you can & can't have! i love this place. the rest. has a great atmosphere also!! i think the general rule to follow is one you would follow in any city - if their is a real chef on site and they make things from scratch, you will be perfectly safe.

if you want to ask me about specific restaurants or hotels, or any tourist-y questions, i'd be happy to help. you can e-mail me (proger8239@hotmail.com) - i don't check this forum often.

i am assuming you are staying in the downtown area?? if not, let me know. i can help out with some restaurants outside the city also.

have an awesome time!! i love this city!

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