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How would you rate Meals From The Heart Cafe?
In a city that is all about the Cajun food, this is a nice find for more healthy fair. The counter service is friendly and welcoming, like stopping by your grams house for lunch.
Crab cakes are VERY good.
Foodies, try this place out!!
Sweet little counter order place!
We took our order of crab cakes and poached eggs to the dining tables a few feet away and enjoyed one of the best crab cakes we had on our trip around usa. Filled with crab meat instead of potatoes.
James offered excellent service and prices are quite fair.
A nice way to enjoy the French Market in New-Orleans!
Best hidden gem in the French Market! The food was delicious and totally fresh, made with so much attention to detail. They have so many tasty Vegan and vegetarian options! The fresh carrot juice was so good! The staff and the owners were so welcoming and friendly! Highly recommended!
First, I would like to thank Averill for her hospitality. You hear about southern hospitality, this is what you receive when you eat at Meals from the Heart. No, I'm not related to Averill or Marilyn. Anyone interested in eating the best tasting and the highest quality nutritional foods while in New Orleans, needs to make a trip to the French Market area. You will not be disappointed at all.
Thanks again for offering me healthful foods that I try to get when at home.
No frills here. You wouldn't expect this caliber of cuisine in a flea market, but this place is fantastic! I love the clementine appetizers.
The best crabcakes we found in New Orleans without reservations! If you're looking for great food in a relaxed and casual setting, stop by here!
Proper normal food to counteract the indulgence that normally goes with did in the city. Crab cakes are super fresh - yes you have to wait for them - but you can ask for anything to be removed and get it how you want. Salads are tasty and fresh as are the juices.
This place is a lifesaver for those of us with celiac disease! And even better: they deliver. We stayed at a hotel in the French Quarter, and each morning, this wonderful food woke us up!
I highly recommend their gluten-free blueberry pancakes, cheddar grits, and morning sandwich. We ordered each morning, and every bite was delicious. They also called us to check-in and make sure we were satisfied. Highly recommend!
Great food and excellent staff. The crab cakes are beautiful. The food is fresh and refreshing. Did I mention how great the staff were?
I have Celiac Disease and was having a really hard time finding gluten free meals in New Orleans. This place was a lifesaver! We went there for breakfast, and everything I had was delicious. The staff was incredibly kind too; I'll definitely be coming back here the next time I'm in town.
Eating in New Orleans posed as a challenge for my best friend, who has extremely sensitive celiac disease. These ladies and their amazing chefs took the time to make sure her food was prepared without any sort of cross contamination and truly cared about her well-being. I couldn't have been happier to have found a place that caters to a gluten free lifestyle, and actually follows procedures to ensure that people like my best friend leave with a happy and full stomach. Thank you so much for being just an overall great establishment. Next time we are in town we will absolutely stop in.
I recommend this to everyone who wants to eat delicious , hearty portions of food that are truly made from the heart.
Came for breakfast, lots of healthy option. Small place, so if you want fast, no wait, then not best option. More of a bar style restaurant.
This cafe is located in the French Market. For me it is clearly the best breakfast choice in the French Quarter. Everything is prepared fresh and just tastes great. The prices are very good and the staff is very nice. Great value!
Crab cake poboy is the absolute best poboy I have had so far. Customer service is excellent. This is my 5th time in New Orleans and I have walked past this place every time in the market place not thinking much, I will be coming here every time I visit now. If you are in town this is a must visit!
Great food, very focused on ensuring that food is safe for people with allergies. Customer service was great too. This place is as good as can be! Will be going here every time I visit!!
One of the only healthy veggie options in the French Quarter. The staff is so warm and friendly. The mushroom po'boy is delicious!
Great customer service and food!
great customer service. good food with good vegan options. i had the tofu po boy and it was really good.
Delicious and excellent service. I loved the freshness of the food. They even provided orange slices while waiting for your food!
Gluten free crab cake passion plate is the best. I ordered a fresh squeezed carrot, orange and ginger juice. While I waited for my lunch, I was chomping on a mandarin orange. Everything was awesome and I felt so safe eating GF here.
I dream of this place!! Had a wonderful first and second and third experience when I went to NOLA for the first time. Heading back this weekend and can't wait to eat here many times again. Thank you Meal from the Heart! Love their gumbo, crab cakes and smoothie.
Looks unsuspecting and yet another tourist trap... But probably had the best crab cake of my life. Don't let the looks of this place fool you!
Food is very good but very expensive when ypu really look at what ypu are getting it's PRICEY.
Was here twice for gluten free food during my visit, amazing breakfast and crab cake tacos. Fun to sit in the French Market while you wait for your food.
I read that the po-boy gluten free crab cake was amazing so that is what I ordered. However, it is served on gluten free toasted bread not po-boy. The bread was good just not what I expected. The actual crab cakes were the best I have ever had - gluten free or not. My husband isn't a fan of crab cakes but tried mine and agreed they were very good. I would order them again but on a bed of greens. The salad looked delicious. I had steamed Vegas as my side and they were fresh and cooked perfectly. My husband had the gumbo - very good! We will definitely go back.
Everything is fresh to order and soooooo delicious. The wait is totally worth it, though it is pretty long especially when you are hungry. Its a good idea to call in advance, their menu is on their website.
Crab cake tacos are the bomb!!
I had the crab cake and poached egg - not only did it taste delicious, but a woman came to the counter, saw mine, and ordered the same thing because it *looked* marvelous. :)
The green tea with honey came with free refills, and the amazing ladies manning the counter also hooked me up with some orange slices for dessert. Loved it!
Good healthy, vegan and gluten friendly options. Friendly staff and they're open to making you anything as long as they have the ingredients.
Everything about this place was awesome. The food, service was all on point. Can't wait to try them out again.
Wonderful crab cakes! My friend loved them so much she ordered another. I got the tilapia tacos, and those were fantastic as well. All the food is local, fresh, and organic. They have a large selection of vegan and gluten free food, as well as not serving any pork. Definitely a must if you are traveling with dietary restrictions. They even gave us orange slices while we waited. Staff was very friendly!
Great place to eat. Also good to see No Pork served here!
Got the egg and crab cake. Really good! Great service
Organic, vegan, gluten-free? They have it all. And the owner will take your order & have friendly conversation while you wait on your food. A family owned restaurant in the French Market. We went looking for an organic breakfast restaurant. We weren't expecting a cafe in an open air market. My husband & I were pleasantly surprised & would highly recommend to all out friends.
The best place for crab cakes hands down. Service can be about slow but only because they are making everything fresh to order. Crab cake with a poached egg makes for an excellent breakfast option, or a little later in the day I'll go for the fantastic po-boy. All of the ingredients are fresh and tasty, not just the crab cakes themselves.
Loved it! Totally recommend the vegan blueberry pancakes!!
Sitting arrangement was like an outdoor market place.
Would love to go back again!
Customer service was ok.... But great food!
Enjoyed sitting in the French Market!!! The food was it off this world. I had the crab cake passion salad and it was amazing. The service was great
I had salmon, grits and 2 poached eggs - delicious, couldn't even finish - it's was a huge portion. Awesome taste, ingredients and prices.
Brilliant. If I could, I would go back if only to eat here again.
And the sisters! Warm, funny, smart, welcoming...I could go on but sitting here thinking about how great it was to eat there is making me hungry; so I'm going to go and eat.
Take my advice (because why wouldn't you take the advice of a guy you've never met) if you find yourself in NOLA, eat here...often.
Food with care and thought
Friendly service, fresh food prepared with care. Apple sausage was the best vegan sausage I have ever eaten. The only restaurant we have visited in New Orleans with traditional, local flavor without it's health shortcomings.
I loved absolutely everything about this place. I'm not what can be considered health-conscious but the breakfast I had here one morning was nothing short of eye-opening.
So, naturally, I went back the next day. The food, atmosphere, and the extra friendly staff made me a believer and a fan for life.
Bless Meals from the Heart Cafe.
The food here was great, and the owners were nice. This is a place where you can get vegan or gluten-free food. We visited this place repeatedly because they have been very kind to food allergy suffers as well. We enjoyed the pancakes, the crab cake, and the oatmeal. The oatmeal came with some brown sugar, some raisins, and either walnuts or pecans all on the side.
The best Crab Cakes! always so fresh! My wife and I love to stop by and get one...or two when we're at the market
The best crab cakes around..second time I've come here just for them. Service is wonderful, smiles all around.
I will never eat another crab cake from anywhere else!!!! (And I know a good one from a bad one!!)
They have delicious vegan and gluten free options!!! Love this place, their service it great too. Been coming a long time with my partner that has celiac and they're very understanding.
Had 2 great meals. Crab cake and poached egg, and salmon with grits and egg. Both gluten free for celiac. Came back because it was so good. Excelent quality and good price.
Fast, healthy food served by friendly smiling servers. Great food at great prices. I love the fresh squeezed juices too.
This was honestly my favorite place I ate in New Orleans. I went with a friend who has celiacs disease and the staff were so helpful and careful when it came to preparing gluten free food. Everything is made with fresh organic ingredients and a good portion of their menu is gluten free. I got the black bean soup and it was so amazing! I was originally very skeptical, but it was such a good experience. If you're vegan, gluten-free, or simply looking for a good meal check this place out!!!
It takes ~20 minutes to get your food. My tip: Either sit at the bar and eat orange slices, talk to other patrons, or peruse the market.
They chop up fresh crisp veggies and use a minimal amount of oil. After a day of NOLA's heavy food, we found Meals From the Heart Cafe to offer a selection of deliciously healthy options that made us feel great.
In a city full of greasy, heart-attack-inducing food options, we were thrilled to find Meals From The Heart! They had delicious food and great service. We went twice during our 4 days in New Orleans. During busy times, after you place your order, you can walk around the market for 20 mins before getting your food.
I was recommended this place and I loved it. For me being healthy minded this place was perfect! Plus the staff is Super Friendly and Amazing! I am definitely coming back!!!!
The staff are attentive and very friendly! I enjoyed the food even though it's nothing extravagant, all the food is fresh and very well thought out for presentation. Must visit it at least once if you're veg!
Let me start by saying I dont think I have ever had a bad meal in New Orleans. I love the food, architecture, and culture of New Orleans. I stumbled on Meals from the Heart Cafe on an early Sunday morning so it wasn't too busy. The gentleman working behind the counter was such a great person. He told me of his experiences in my hometown of Chicago and told me when is the right time to visit the city, what trains I can take to visit the garden district, the history of po boys and so much more. He embodies the spirit of New Orleans. His sister owns the cafe and oh my the food was delicious! Not only did it taste good but it is good for you. I didn't feel sluggish and ready to fall into a food coma. I felt energized and ready to take on the day. I plan on going back to New Orleans frequently and this cafe is one I will dine at every time I go. I love what it stands for and I love the food. You can't go wrong here.
Great place for healthy gluten free meals. They also make vegetarian and vegan food. Delicious and friendly atmosphere. I love this place!
Spectacular experience every time. The food is amazing here, I recommend for wonderful vegan cuisine. I honestly am so relieved to come here and find a place that has amazing, fresh, and healthy food that is also vegan and that offers a breakfast, lunch, and dinner option for everyone. The staff is extremely friendly and I leave this place feeling full and refreshed. I especially recommend the vegan gumbo and the vegan crab cake po boy. They will seriously blow you away, vegans and non-vegans alike. I recommend completely
This place was AWESOME! the vegan options were so delicious. The staff was super friendly and gave us our food super fast even with a limited hurricane staff. Make sure to try the vegan crab cakes.
Walk up restaurant with stools in open air French Market (which also offers areas with tables for all) that offers wonderful food. Staff is knowledgeable about gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan options. Everything is fresh and made per request. Very friendly and understanding employees! Highly recommend, esp if on a restrictive diet.
I left very hungry after paying 15$ for the #1 breakfast... It was tasty, but I'd have needed at least twice the amount of food to leave satisfied. Definitely not a low-priced location!
Pro: Great food.
Con: Their customer service is lacking but it's a very busy place so I understand it's hard to keep up with everyone trying to order. It took a while just to get a menu, like 15mins.
Phenomenal experience! Right down to the service - perfect. Every thing was so delicious! The crab cakes were very meaty and not at all too bready or too oily. The sweet tea is like sipping on honey nectar! Incredibly addictive which is no problem at all with their free refills.
Options include some truly inspired vegan adaptations of classic New Orleans fare. (They've got gluten free and non-vegan choices too). It's nothing fancy, but SO tasty. Ended up even ordering some extra stuff to take home for later!
Gluten free bread options. Had the "philly" sandwich with avocado instead of cheese following the recommendation from the owner. Absolutely delicious! Will definitely go back.
This is a walk up restaurant with stools in an open air market. They had space heaters above the stools, which came in handy for us as it was cold and rainy. The food was amazing; best crab cake I've ever had as it was very meaty, not overly oily, and very very flavorful. Because it was freshly made, it was a bit of a wait. Totally worth it, though!! They have options for vegan, and gluten free, but the food is fantastic in all adaptations. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly. I highly recommend this place.
Wonderful and friendly staff, FANTASTIC vegan, gluten free southern food. This place is hands down the best place I've been to. Vegan crab cakes? Yes please! Vegan AND gluten free poboy? AMAZING. I can't speak highly enough of this place. You sit on a stool and eat at a bar area outside in the French Market, very casual and surrounded by lots to do.
In a city without many vegan or vegetarian options, I was excited to try this place. I had a little trouble finding it because it's not really a restaurant, but rather a bar-like counter in an open-air food court. Very limited seating. The place was very busy at lunch and the staff a bit overwhelmed. My dish was a mixed bag. The steamed veggies were clearly frozen veggies simply reheated without any seasoning, but the black bean sandwich was really delicious. The server was the highlight of the experience. Super-friendly and attentive. I would recommend this place if you're looking for a quick and healthy bite, but be aware that it's a tight and busy lunch counter and doesn't have much ambience.
Absolutely outstanding service and food. An all around fantastic experience. Their apple patties are some of the best vegan foods I've ever had. The amount and quality of the vegan and gluten free options is amazing, and the staff are some of the nicest, friendliest people. This place is incredible.
I was very happy to find a place in The Crescent City that serves gluten-free crab cakes and gumbo, so I made it a point to visit and try their food. They seem to be concerned about food allergies. All-in-all I can't complain about the taste. It was pretty good. The main reason they did not get 5 stars is the price. One bowl of gumbo (with very yummy gluten-free toast), a single crab cake with a small cup of remoulade, and a kombucha came to a whopping $34! For some that would just be an appetizer and they would still be hungry. While it was good, at that price, I'm not sure how often I'd go back if I were in the area.
Had a hard time finding healthy, vegan options until I found this place! The food was AMAZING, the staff was friendly and the place was clean. I will definitely be eating here again before I leave. You will not be disappointed.
Obsessed with their vegan gumbo and gluten free pancakes. If you're a local, be sure to get a loyalty card. Fresh sliced oranges while you wait. Very friendly staff...tip them :)
So good! The staff is great! I am not even a vegan the food is so good we went two days in a row. Considering it’s not a restaurant the place is Soo clean they opened the kitchen door and everything was so organized and Soo clean(please look at the other food places in that market) definitely a go to place and a much healthier alternative. Everything I saw come out that kitchen looks great.Because everything is made to order I suggest order your food walk around the market and come back!
This place has got it going on!!!!! Food is incredible!!! Gumbo was so warm and filling 😊👍 amazing drink selection! I wish more restaurants offered kombucha !! Best of all the staff makes you feel at home and very welcomed !!! Thank you so much I won't forget you 💘
Fantastic gluten free pancakes!! I had been looking for something different because I was tired of eggs and bacon. The staff was incredibly nice. And did I mention the food is amazing??
Great menu selection of healthy choices for breakfast and lunch. I had the crab cake tacos and all of the ingredients were super fresh and flavorful. All meals are made to order so the wait is atleast 15 minutes, but definitely worth the wait and price. A 12 oz cold-pressed carrot juice and my tacos was $24. I would highly recommend
We had this place marked but didn't realize it was inside the French market building. What a great surprise since that was our first stop in the French quarter and it was about lunch time. The service was as good as the food and it was nice having some vegan Cajun spiced options.
This place is an absolute gem, especially for anyone with food allergies. The gluten-free crab cakes will blow your mind!! And yes, get them for breakfast -- paired with a perfectly over-easy egg will start your day off right. They serve Cafe du Monde coffee, so you can get your fix without standing in that line. Delightful and attentive service, tremendous food, great value! Best meal of my trip!!
I hate to give this place such a low rating, but my experience here wasn't positive. I sat at the counter & ordered a single vegan crab cake slider and a bowl of cheese grits. The total came to $15.14. I thought that was a bit pricey for what I ordered, but I hoped that the portions would be decent and the quality would be worth the price. I waited over 40 minutes for my food after asking for ETA twice. The woman seated next to me (who was there before me) waited as long or longer for her tacos. When my food finally arrived, I was shocked at how small the portions were. The cheese grits were in a small styrofoam bowl and didn't taste or look like they had any vegan cheese at all.The slider was smaller than I expected and had a "crab cake" that was mushy and falling apart. I did eat the slider- which didn't taste bad-, but at a cost of $8, I felt kinda ripped off.I spoke up about the grits to the young lady working in the front and her solution was that I pay for extra cheese. Before I could tell her that wasn't fair to me, the owner (I believe)intervened and gave me a refund. Again, I wanted to like this place, but the wait time, portions, price and quality would keep me from ever returning here.
I love meals from the heart. I'm pretty vegan so I was delighted to find it.
A big surprise was that they have great coffee! Of course the food is great and the people are fun, friendly, and welcoming. You probably guessed that from the other terrific reviews. :-)
We visited this cafe twice on our honeymoon. I did as much research as I could before visiting the city because I knew it would be difficult as a vegan to find meals I could eat. I was so incredibly excited to visit a cafe that shared my values. It was fantastic both times!! The service is amazing, friendly and helpful. The first time my husband had the famous vegan crab cake tacos, wow!! And I had the beyond
Burger with the potatoes and it was amazing! On our second visit I had the vegan blueberry pancakes topped with more blueberries, strawberries and nuts. Omg They were the best I have ever had. Seriously I cannot say enough about them. My husband had the poached eggs and crab cakes on an English muffin. And they were fantastic. Thank you so much!! And if you are ever looking to open another location, please come to Canada!!
We ordered the vegan Philly Cheese steak, and they told us it would be ready in 25 minutes. It took over and hour, and 30 minutes before they served us they said it would only be 5 more minutes. The people who ordered after us also had the same problem. When we finally received our food, there was no cheese. When we told them this, they said that there was cheese, and we could not see it because it was melted. No one tasted any cheese because there was none. The food was good, but they lied about the wait and about the cheese. Never eating there again.
What a great little family owned shop. Ms. Avril and the staff there were very polite. And having healthier options was perfect. They described what was being done to ensure clean cooking surfaces for our food.
It is located in the farmers market type corridor among other shops. A neat little atmosphere.
I will recommend this place for sure, especially if you need vegan or gluten free.
Thank you Meals from the Heart.
Less than 1 star. Soup microwaved that wasn't prepared until 25 minutes after patiently waiting and inquiring the status 3 times... Multiple other parties were served after ordering quite some time after us. And it was not even remotely busy. Assumed kaepernick jersey "boss" had no interest in serving a very kind patient patron of local businesses who even tipped (my fiancee). This was round Christmas 2017...
Edit: He seemed to be actively engaged in managing the restaurant with no interest whatsoever in communicating or serving our fiancee. Did not in the slightest definition seem to be "Passing by"...
Had the veggie po- boy. Delicious and fresh! Staff was helpful with describing options. Food is made to order so this is not fast food, but worth the small wait.
Came here with my girlfriend and the food was some of the best tasting food I had. Definitely coming back for seconds when I come back into town! Great for conversation too!
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This place was SO DELICIOUS. I had the vegan po boy and my husband had the crab cakes. "Best crab cakes I've ever had" he said. Very friendly staff, everything made fresh to order. Highly recommend.
They ask about food allergies; where else in the world does that happen??? They're patient and take the time to attend to you while you decide what you're ordering. Seated in the heart of the French Market, this place needs a TRUE STOREFRONT... I'd be there weekly. They have pressed juice. Pricing is great. The food is made fresh and in-front your face (actually just behind a door) but you're able to see the cooks and there's nothing sketchy going on.
Converting to a non-meat eating & non-dairy eater is challenging and this place and a few others make it all the easier. My only regret is that: I ATE IT ALL in ONE SETTING; it was soooooo delicious that I shamefully ate it all. I wanted to save some for later, but it was just too good and I didn't have a full feeling, although I know you shouldn't eat until FULL, but hey I did it anyway... so I continued to eat until it was gone.
The staff was patient and kind. I knew a few of them were in training, but the trainer was patient and pointed out obvious errors in a loving manner.
My food was prepared to my likening and in a swift, but in a knowingly FRESHLY PREPARED way. Additionally, once i devoured all the food on my plate, I didn't have a full, stuffed, can't move feeling. I was refreshed and still felt light and fluffy, which made walking back to my car all the easier.
Parking wasn't easy, but it was worth it!!!!!!
I had the passion salad with a crab cake. The crab cake was delicious. The salad was as basic as it gets, no frills, mixed greens and two sliced tomatoes. There is not great value with this place as portions are small for the price BUT the taste of the crab cakes again were delicious. I would return and most likely get the crab cake poboy (albeit more expensive but I will leave with a sense of satiety at least).
My hotel recommended this place and they didn’t let me down!! Really fun brunch place that ties in seafood. Love how it’s in the market too- great people watching.
The vegan food here is amazing! The 'crab' cakes are my favorite. Thanks for having such great options for us vegans. Most importantly, the staff was very friendly and is passionate about what they're doing.
Absolutely fantastic food. Very friendly family that owns and operates this place. The food is made to order but the vegan food only takes like 10 minutes. The vegan crab cake po-boy is so good that I had it three times over the course of my 5 day stay in New Orleans. I cannot recommend this place enough.
AMAZING vegan food!!! Crab cake po-boy is so so good! Highly recommend, food is made to order so expect 15-20 min wait. Great family business and such good tasting vegan options. I’m very impressed (:
I wasn't sure what vegan options we would find in the French Quarter market, but this place was divine! They even have a little bar where you can sit, but we found a larger table in the common area.
Their pancakes looked wonderful but we opted for a sandwich. Was not disappointed!
I have some unfortunate dietary restrictions but I love to eat! Food is what I do for fun, so imagine how happy I was to find a place in NOLA where I could get a gluten free crab cake po boy!!! The food was AMAZING and the service was spectacular. I had to go back a second time before our trip was over. I will seriously dream about that meal until I can get back to NOLA for more. This place is WONDERFUL, you have to try it!!!!
All I can say is wow! This place is awesome, the staff is friendly and the food is delicious they have something for everyone. My favorite part was that the Portabella mushroom sandwich was just so savory and delicious, it tasted like a roast beef sandwich. And they had this vegan mayonnaise it was to die for! Definitely, definitely, definitely come here for lunch you won’t regret it
Love, love, love! Travelling from Canada, we were unsure what kind of vegan options we'd find in NOLA. This place was a GEM! We came here for breakfast and were delighted to have huge delicious pancakes and meatless sausage patties. Left stuffed and satisfied. A great place!!
This place has the best vegan pancakes I've ever had! I'm so grateful for a place to eat while traveling. The portions are plentiful and the menu offers so many options. This place is a must visit for traveling vegans.
Their crabcake tacos are exceptional! The grits we ordered were prepared perfectly. We will definitely eat here again.
Delicious food, friendly atmosphere, nice staff. Not a lot of seating but delicious and healthy food and some of the only vegan/gluten free options I’ve seen. Fear not if you’re a meat eater, there’s delicious stuff here for you too!
Really enjoyed our breakfast here. This is a stall restaurant in the French Market. Tough to find if you are looking for an actual storefront like we did. Host is wonderful. We gobbled up our food before taking photos. Had the pancakes which are vegan but delish. Also had the crawfish cakes and poached eggs. Wonderful.
Excellent place to stop for food!! I love that they had a wide variety of gluten free and vegetarian/vegan options for my fiancé and I!! The gentleman who took our order was very nice and friendly and he can DEFINITELY COOK SOME TASTY FOOD!!! We ordered a gluten free chicken po boy and vegan mushroom Philly cheesesteak. I would highly recommend!! If we ever find ourselves back in New Orleans, we will have to stop here again for sure!
I just finished a crab cake taco and my second glass of fresh squeezed lemonade and am feeling very happy with my selections. Thank you for capping off another amazing visit to New Orleans. If you decide to add a second location please consider Lawrence Kansas. Okay
Located in the French market, this cafe offers a variety of dishes for different dietary requirements such as vegan and gluten free. Our group ordered the vegan Philly cheese steak, chicken tacos and the beyond burger and were very impressed. Special mention to the lady serving, she was absolutely lovely and very welcoming.
Food was delicious and healthy! It was hard to find that balance of healthy and quick in the market but they most certainly did it! I got the gluten free crab cake tacos with avacado lettuce and marmalade. It was fantastic 😊
I gave this place five stars, because it met the basics -- does the staff and owner look like the city? Yes. Was it open when I arrived? Yes. So, they get a five, because I want to see them prosper. Most of you won't read the reviews any way. So, I have some notes for the owner -- 20-25 minutes to get ready is too long. It's too hot for all that. Figure out how to decrease your time. Perhaps reduce your menu. Figure out how to make it fresh and quick. Especially, since you only have 7 seats. Get them fed and on their way. You should be offering water to all who are ordering. You had 3 people working the front and it still took two minutes to get acknowledged after I picked up the menu myself and made a decision 3 minutes ago. So, it took five minutes to get acknowledged. I don't understand why you ran out of carrot juice so early in the day. But I guess that's also a good sign. I had the shake and it was delicious. I was expecting it to take more time, but the waitress said they just made a batch. I say you go all the way with the heart healthy and add earth healthy by using 100% paper cups and lids and utensils. Good luck and best wishes.
This cafe was amazing! Crab cake tacos are delicious and so healthy. It is a great food option in the French Market. Try it you'll love it!
Amazing food for all tastes and diets. I tell everyone to try it. Best blueberry pancakes I've ever had and they do gluten free! Family run. Local food. The best@
I struggle to find good gluten free food safe from cross contamination. I have celiac disease so this is very important to me. They make the BEST gluten free crab cakes! I have also tried their gluten free pancakes and they were top notch as well! I will definitely be returning on our next visit to New Orleans❤
A welcome option in the French Quarter, this is an absolutely amazing restaurant with many vegetarian and vegan items. Delicious tacos, po boys and potatoes. Limited counter seating, but many tables available nearby. You will want to come back again!
Best vegan pancake and sausage ever. I love to find off the beaten path gems like this place. Food was delicious and service was beautify and sweet. The only down side here and in the whole market is there is no coffee to be found. No coffee :(
Sandwiches are ok for a quick snack but service is lacking a bit. Our order was not right but we didn't want to send it back so we just picked off the stuff we had asked to be left off. Lady at the counter was more interested in her conversation with a regular customer than us. Sorry but tourism is what keeps your city alive. Not asking to be treated like royalty, just at least be friendly and get the order right.
The food was amazing! Tried several versions of crab cakes and they were spectacular. I would definitely recommend this to anyone.
Food was great and my vegan gluten free members of our group were very happy with the selections and quality. If you're looking for great gluten free options you can't normally find, like crab cakes, come here!
We had the Crab cake Taco, it was amazing!
There is a waiting time for the food but they let you know and you can receive a text message (provide your cell/mobile number during payment) so you know when to collect your food. Which was perfect as we walked around the market for a few minutes.
Service was great and they were sure to check in with us during the less busy times! Highly recommended 🤩
I ordered the traditional okra gumbo and a cup of coffre. The food was excellent. The gumbo was hearty and thick and I felt love in every bite.
Great golden nugget for vegans in the French Market. First day, my partner and I got the vegan crab cake po’ boy and the vegan crab cake tacos. Second day, we got the vegan mushroom philly, and that was the grand slam of our visits. Highly recommended stop for anyone.
A great place located within the French Market. It's a bit on the expensive side but very tasty! They have vegan and gluten free options. I ordered the crab cake tacos and you get two very large tacos with your order. Overall, a nice place
While visiting nola we decided to order some food at Meals from the heart cafe. We were very impressed with the variety of vegan options and super excited to eat there. It is at a very busy place, but they have an effective way of telling that your order is ready by SMS message, while you can easily explore the market. 30 min after our order, we got the message and, when we got there, unfortunately another family had mistakenly taken our food some minutes before we got there. Of course we were quite upset with this event, BUT the worker (I'm so sorry I didn't get his name :( ) was SO kind and he politely apologized for it , refunded our order (even though I insisted we were okay) , and he and the cook team worked on our "re-order" immediately. Long story short: we got our delicious meal 15 min after that, for free, and with an incredible experience of human kindness! Definitely recommend the place! Most importantly: food is delicious!
Awesome vegan crab cakes (especially on a poboy) Came with a salad with delicious dressing. Paired it with a serving of vegan gumbo. An awesome place to have vegan/vegetarian food in New Orleans fashion.
This place is incredible. It's a little bit of a scavenger hunt to find but well worth it. They can feed anyone with a gluten free/dairy free/vegan diet, including the king cake. The staff is so kind and make sure you're happy. I can't recommend this place enough. ♥️
During my recent stay in New Orleans, I ate here 3 times, it was that good! I have to be gluten free, and there were many menu options that I could eat, including gf crab cakes, king cake, toast with omelette, etc. Great place for vegetarians as well. Service was quick and they were willing to answer any questions you had about the menu. I loved being able to have a taste of real New Orleans food while still being gluten free. Everything I had was delicious, stop here for a meal and you won't be disappointed!
Dropped in on a NOLA rainy thunderous afternoon on the recommendation of my spouse. Delicious delicious. Crab cake tacos (regular, vegan or gluten free...read this and 679 more