Superior Seafood & Oyster Bar is conveniently located on the St. Charles trolley line. It has a high-end chain restaurant feel. The servers are professionals that make you feel at home and give great recommendations. A separate gluten free menu ordering a breeze. The White Mushroom Risotto was delicious, but the Catch of the Day didn’t wow. There are better restaurants all around NOLA if you are looking for a genuine Cajun/Creole meal, but it is a solid choice for people on a gluten free diet. They do offer 50¢ raw oysters and pretty spectacular drink specials during Happy Hour 4–6:30 pm M-F and during Saints games! This is a good option for a group of friends or a fun family dinner. If you’re celebrating a birthday ask for the birthday deluxe, raspberry & chocolate gluten free goodness.
If a sandwich making was an art form, well, let’s just say this place is good… really good. Stein’s is serious about their art and it shows with the quality ingredients they use, imported cheeses, an array of fresh veggies, spreads and sides. Not just for the GF diet, this place won’t leave the vegetarian bored or limited either. The menu is packed with delectable salads and sandwiches both cold and hot. Feel like pastrami for breakfast? Say hello to “The Stoltzfus”. We dare you to find a pastrami this good outside of New York. If you find yourself having trouble deciding, you can’t go wrong with the daily special. Anything can go on a gluten free bagel hand made on premises. If you ask nicely, Dan may even sell you a few to take home if he can spare them. Sit and enjoy a wide array of beverages from cider to wine, imported sodas to ciders. Whatever your tastes they have it. The staff is friendly and sassy in that classic New Orleans way immediately making you feel like you’re among family. Check their website for hours. Closed on Mondays.
Felix’s Restaurant has that “Cheers” vibe, where everybody knows your name. A T-shirt and jeans kind of place that feels like a diner out-of-time right in the French Quarter. If you go, Ask for Ken. He is extremely helpful and knowledgeable about dietary restrictions.Gluten free NOLA staples are tough to locate. With a need for cajun faire, we were delighted to find that Felix’s has a delicious GF jambalaya! Kick up the heat by adding some savory Louisiana hot sauce!Felix’s Char-Grilled Oysters are buttery and rich the way grilled oysters are meant to be. So decadent, just be sure to ask for them without breading. Blackened shrimp and fish are available in gluten-free form as well which was nearly impossible to find everywhere else. Ken also was acutely aware of the difference between gluten sensitive and celiacs giving us the impression that cross contamination risk is minimal here.Not only is the staff accommodating to nearly all dietary restrictions, our server understood the GF struggle and recommended other local establishments! He also listed some vegan and vegetarian eateries, you know, just in case. It’s fresh seafood, quick service and happy staff make this stop a must.