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Meals From The Heart Cafe

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1100 N Peters St Ste 13, Located Inside of the French Market Behind Margaritaville, New Orleans, LA 70116-2637
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Evansville, Indiana
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221 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There are lots of choices in the French Market to choose from, and it was a little overwhelming at first. Being vegetarian, it’s not always easy to find something that fits the plan, especially in a place that specializes in seafood dishes. What a ray of sunshine this place is for the veg! The food was fresh, delicious, made to... More 

Thank BradandStacy41
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

During our 4 day bachelorette party we visited meals from the Heart twice. It was absolutely amazing! Food and service exceeded expectation on both occasions. I tried the gluten free pancake, gluten free crab cake, and vegan power smoothie. The other girls had grits, salmon, gumbo,and fruit bowl. Most definitely we will visit again when returning to NOLA

Thank Kaila E
malNewOrleans, Owner at Meals From The Heart Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The Meals From The Heart Cafe team is delighted to know that you included us in your very important itinerary. Much success to each of you. Chef Doucette More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the crab cake poboys. It was the best crab cakes I have ever eaten. The staff was super friendly. They gave my son complimentary oranges, which was very delightful, while we waiting for our food. We live here in New Orleans, and will definitely be returning customers!

Thank Amy S
malNewOrleans, Owner at Meals From The Heart Cafe, responded to this review

It is exciting to know that you are local and you review! Thank you so much. We have a frequent visitor card for locals. If you have not, please let us know that you are local upon your next visit. "Laissez les bons temps rouler" (Let the good times roll!) Chef Doucette More 

Houston, Texas
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son and I are both severely gluten intolerant and have to eat gluten free. This was our first trip to New Orleans and we really wanted to try the local flavors, and wanted to find a restaurant that did more than just offer us salad and meat or say just don't eat the bread. Meals From The Heart was... More 

Thank Lora J
malNewOrleans, Owner at Meals From The Heart Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks go out to you and your son! You are the reason we exist! It was our honor and our pleasure to provide a safe and enjoyable dining experience for you and your son. Hope your next visit is soon. Be well. Chef Doucette More 

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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

New Orleans is a very difficult city to navigate if you're allergic to wheat, as almost everything is fried. So Meals From The Heart was SUCH a treat for me. I had a delicious crabcake po'boy sandwich with fresh-squeezed orange juice. The owner and his family that help run the place are wonderful, and it was an absolute delight to... More 

Thank suzanne_elizabeth
malNewOrleans, Owner at Meals From The Heart Cafe, responded to this review

Safety is paramount for all of our guests. I will let the team know that their efforts were appreciated and acknowledged. Many thanks to you for your trust and patronage. Chef Doucette More 

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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting New Orleans is a compilation of meetings with colorful characters constantly :-) Meals from the Heart Cafe does not disappoint in any regard. Outdoor seating in the Farmer's Market in the French quarter. I enjoyed the vegan gumbo but it did need a little flavor with the hot sauce that was available. We also had the vegan patties which... More 

Thank Ronald B
malNewOrleans, Owner at Meals From The Heart Cafe, responded to this review

I am so happy to have your feedback on our vegan gumbo. We have taken note of your recommendation and I think we've got it! Thank you, Chef Doucette. More 

Antelope, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the food was ok, but it seemed to take a while to get it. There are only six bar stools.The cost was not too bad.

Thank Jodi T
malNewOrleans, Owner at Meals From The Heart Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Sometimes the wait seems unreasonable. We have such a tiny kitchen (one six-burner stove) and made to order meals are divine, but sometimes at a cost. We are thankful for your visit. Chef Doucette More 

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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious, healthy bite to eat in the French Market. Walked past a couple but so glad I finally stopped. I was well rewarded!

Thank Arvabat
malNewOrleans, Owner at Meals From The Heart Cafe, responded to this review

We probably had our fingers crossed too that you would eventually give us a try. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you. More 

Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stumbled into this place by accident, but I was lucky because the crab tacos (you get 2 with each order) were truly delicious--probably one of the best dishes I had during my stay in New Orleans. They also have many other healthy meal options, which really do fill a niche in an otherwise relatively veggie-starved French Quarter. The place... More 

Thank Anniekaylen
Springfield, Il
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect place for vegans and non-vegans of like excellent food Quick Service Great staff. Also gluten-free available. Crab cakes are the best!

Thank Matthew C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $16
American, Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1100 N Peters St Ste 13, Located Inside of the French Market Behind Margaritaville, New Orleans, LA 70116-2637
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighborhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: 5042509691
We are located at the Historic Farmers Market inside the Food Court. This is an open air-market. Although best known for our CrabCake Passion, we are vegan and celiac friendly. Delivery is available to the French Quarter, CBD and surrounding areas.

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French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.
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