Navigating the wheat free, gluten free diet

Photo by Miriam Castillo

Well, not in New Orleans as this post goes up, but currently somewhere between Florida’s panhandle and the Big Easy.

Before leaving, I asked about everyone I ever knew who had ever even stopped over in New Orleans where the hot spots were – siblings, fellow grad students, Gwyneth Paltrow…

I then emailed a couple of restaurants that had been recommended to see if I could get the skinny on their GF options before visiting; however, none of them have gotten back to me just yet.  This doesn’t mean I won’t try them.  I’m talking to you, Boucherie and Bayona

Finally, I consulted the forums for to see what other traveling Celiacs had to say about the place.   I learned of a few 100 percent safe places (Bubba Gump’s was a surprise) and a couple not-so-safe ones (Gluten in your red beans and rice? Really?)

Google shared with me an article from Best of New Orleans that had this little snippet:

Fortunately, more restaurants in the New Orleans area, including Naked Pizza, Casamento’s Restaurant and Mark Twain’s Pizza Landing, are offering gluten-free options.

“We’re going through a case (of gluten-free pizza crust) every two weeks,” saysJacques Broussard, owner of Mark Twain’s Pizza Landing, which introduced gluten-free menu items in 2008. Connolly points out that there is no benefit to getting off gluten if you’re not exhibiting symptoms of celiac disease, so most diners can feel free to enjoy pizza with a gluten crust.

Let’s be honest.  It’s my last spring break (as a student at least), it’s New Orleans and it’s Mardi Gras.  I can’t promise that my mind will always be on this blog.  But I will be on the lookout for the best GF NOLa has to offer – and I’ll be tweeting about it along the way.

Catch you on the flip side.




Comments on: "NGNP Goes to…New Orleans" (3)

  1. hope you have a fun trip!

  2. Have a fun trip! I hope you have an easy time finding gluten free food. =)

  3. beerforgirls said:

    Yay New Orleans! I am pretty sure Oysters, Crawfish and Hand Grenades are gluten-free, that is what my diet consisted of last time I was there. Try Acme Oyster house if you get a chance…its a little hole in the wall place but great seafood. Hope you are having fun

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