Living a Paleo life in New Orleans is difficult, especially when dining out. Our goal is to make restaurant owners aware of the potential of catering to the large, untapped market of diners seeking Paleo-friendly, Gluten Free and Low Carb choices.
We need to unite together in order to make a big impact in New Orleans. Paleo people, Gluten Free, and Low Carbers need more restaurant options.
Simple ways to make a difference:
Click the "Contact" button and drop us a note telling us about places you've eaten that have a good Paleo options.
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Write "nolapaleo.com" on the bill or credit card receipt! Please do this at EVERY restaurant, every visit. Together can encourage restaurants to start serving more paleo-friendly dishes!
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Please write on every restaurant receipt "NOLAPALEO.COM!"
Strength in numbers!
A little further...
Bacchanal Wine: Impressive menu with a Paleo chef! Several dishes have grains but this is one place where the chef will happily accommodate us. See write up above.
Cafe Carmo: Brazilian restaurant that uses local ingredients whenever possible and has a solarium where they grow their own! Also willing to prepare gluten free dishes.
Charlie's Steakhouse: Specializing in great steaks (literally only steaks are on the menu). They come out sizzling in butter! Salad is a choice of small or large, which is lettuce and tomato with a homemade blue cheese dressing. (Definitely a great primal salad if you can do dairy.) This place is a gem, just stay away from the onion rings and you're set!
Cochon Restaurant: Delicious pork shoulder. Great sides include greens, brussel sprouts, and okra.
Commerce Resturant: Great little lunch place in CBD. Serve a daily Gluten Free/Low carb dish that's cook fresh to order. You can't beat the prices at about $9-10! Check out their website for daily specials.
District Coffee and Handpies: Bulletproof Coffee
FARE: Food for Health: Newest staple of Magazine Street, FARE is an apothecary-inspired shop that sells organic & paleo-friendly meals, snacks, coffee, juices & smoothies
Fresh Bar NOLA: Great selection for even the strict paleo. Even the dressings are made in house.
Green Fork: Serving Paleo treats such as Paleo banana muffins
Green Goddess: Amazing Medterranean meatloaf made with lamb from Two Run Farms and lots of mint. Fish Bertrand uses gulf fish.
Haro Coffee: Bulletproof Coffee.
HiVolt Coffee: Serving Paleo treats: raw brownies and raw pumpkin "cheesecake"
Hoshun: Ahi Tuna salad, Tuna Tatare, Salmon with steamed broccoli.
The Joint BBQ: Any meat, cole slaw (it has a vingrette base), side salad with mixed greens
Juan's Flying Burrito: Jerk Shrimp and mango salad (hold the quesadilla strips), open burrito (they happily do this and will pretty much let yo put whatever you want in your bowl, try the pulled pork)
La Boca Steaks: They have local, grassfed steak options! They'll grill the steaks without butter if neccessary.
Louisiana Pizza Kitchen: Greek salad, no feta, add shrimp or salmon.
Nirvana Indian: Has gluten and diary free veggie and chicken dishes.
Primitivo Restaurant: Too many options to list. Get's raving reviews!
Raw Repubic: only the best ingredients and processes to create superior juice, smoothie, and vegan food options that are never added to or altered in any way.
Red Gravy: Homemade Paleo pasta with paleo specials...enough said!
Restaurant R'evolution: (inside the Royal Sonesta) Red snapper, pork belly, vension carpaccio, or oyster trio w/paleo friendly toppings. They cure their own meat in house (they'll even show you their meat locker).
Superior Seafood: Filet Mignon Salad (careful with dressing and remove cheese).
Super Food Bar: It sells raw foods. No meat, but so many great paleo treats without sugar and tons of coconut stuff.
Toup's Meatery: Pork beely, Duck, Lamb Neck, double cut pork chops, confit chicken thighs...the menu looks amazing!
Velvet Espresso Bar: serving breakfast skillets without grits or carbs and willing to add avocado without an upcharge.
Wit's Inn: The wings are baked, not fried. Large selection of salads...make sure you investigate the dressings but they seem to be homemade.
Churra's Brazilian Grill: while not everything on the buffet is paleo, there is lots of good veggie and fruit options. The grill is AMAZING! Let me leave you with this, "bacon wrapped chicken breasts!
Phil's Grill: menu states that any burger can be made gluten free with request. Lots of gluten free toppings like sauteed onions, sauteed jalepeno, mushrooms, and avocado slices. They even offer steam veggies as a side without an upcharge!
Al Basha: Gyro salad with dressing (dressing is olive oil, garlic and herbs whipped) but ask for no grecian sauce or feta. (careful when ordering chicken because they cook in soybean oil. )
Drip 'n Sips: Coffee shop that already has a few gluten free items on the menu. Most dressings are made in house.
The Green Fork: Serving Paleo treats such as Paleo banana muffins
Phoenicia: Lamb, Beef, Kafta, Chicken, Shrimp kabobs Lamb Chops, T-Bone Steak (double salad)
Saki Cafe: Salmon Naruto without sauce
Zea's: Kobe burger (without seasoning) with grilled onions and a fried egg on top, steamed broccoli and cabbage. Anything can be ordered without marinate to make gluten free. Be careful: seasoning for rotisserie chicken at gluten in it. *insert sad face* But you can call two hours ahead and they will cooked without the signature seasoning.
Panera: HIDDEN MENU! you have to check out this link
Outback: Steak, sweet potato (Minus the sugar), veggie. Salad choices are Aussie Cobb Salad, Steakhouse Salad, and California Chicken Salad. Make sure you ask for the chicken grill with no croutons. Steaks are a great choice here. Burgers are 100% beef (remove the bread and sub veggies for the fries). Grilled Chicken on the barbie (ask for no sauce). Norwegian Salmon or Simply Grilled Mahi.
Applebees: Grilled Shrimp 'n Spinach salad (ask for olive oil and vinegar as a dressing). Ribeye and NY Strip are the only steaks not cooked in Soybean oil. Chipotle Lime Chicken is the only chicken without dairy, and sub veggies for the rice and beans. Grilled Jalapeno-lime Shrimp or Garlic Herb Salmon.
Cracker Barrel: Grilled Chicken 'n Fresh vegetable salad (leave off the corn relish, use olive oil and vinegar). 10oz Ribeye or Grill 8oz sirloin steak. Hamburger steak. Grilled chicken tenderloins. Grilled Rainbow trout or grilled catfish.
PF Chang's: Chang's Lettuce Wraps or Egg Drop Soup. sorry no beef options. MooGoo Gai Pan, Ginger Chicken with broccoli, Philip's Better Lemon Chicken, Chang's spciy chicken, and Dali Chicken. Shrimp with lobster sauce, Chang's lemon Scallops, Catonese Shrimp or Scallops, and Wild Alaskan Salmon Steamed with Ginger. Tuna TarTar on cucumber slices instead of crouton.
Chili's: Cajun Ribeye, Guiltless Carne Asada Steak, Flame Grilled Ribeye, or the Classic Sirloin (no savory butter which contains gluten). Bacon Burger and Old Time Burger are both gluten free but skip the bun and onion strings. Guiltless Salmon or Salmon with Garlic & Herbs.
Jimmy John's: make your sandwich an "unwich" style. They wrap in a lettuce wrap. Avoid questionable sauces.
Mexican: Fajitas without the tortillas or beans, taco salad without the bowl and salsa or guac as the dressing, burrito without the tortilla or beans (most restaurants don't even look at you funny anymore). Carne Asada.
Thai: Coconut Curries (be sure to ask for no sugar)
Italian: Big salad with a protein. Protein and a side of veggie.
American: Steak (ask if butter is real butter and ask to skip the marinade)
Japanese: Sashimi. Sushi can be wrapped in cucumber instead of rice. Bring coconut aminos or wheat free tamari with you to replace the soy sauce. Wasabi does have some cornstarch (for me it's worth it). Fish salad (ask for no soy sauce), sashimi (use coconut aminos in place of soy)
Mediterain: Kabobs with grilled veggies.skip the hummus.
Breakfast: Eggs and bacon, of course. Ask for eggs to be cooked in butter. You can always ask for a salsa on the side. Most places will put it over wilted spinach or add veggies too. I love western omlettes! Be sure and ask if the omlette is just eggs, some franchise chains add pancake batter to the omlettes.
Dakota: can usually accommodate.
Del Porto: usually has a fish special that's compliant with a salad. They change there menu seasonally and seem to use local veggies and chicken.
La Provence: can accommodate gluten-free, not sure about dairy.
Lola's: will usually accommodate sensitivities. And also seem to use local veggies.
Mandina's: has grilled trout and steamed veggies.
Sunrise Bistro (Slidell): Can accommodate
Toad Hollow: an organic restaurant with options.
Winos and Tacos: has two run farm lamb with a salad.
Vive: Paleo friendly restaurant that prepared food daily.
Cate Street Seafood: rice paper roll has tuna, salmon, crabstick, cucumber, asparagus wrapped in rice paper
Rocky and Carlo's: Order the muffuletta without bread on top of the Italian (or wop) salad. If you do cheese, ask them to heat the meat and cheese before putting on the salad.
Texas de Brazil: Not cheap but you can sign up for coupons.
Truly Free Bakery and Deli: beginning to offer some Paleo friendly items.
Fat Cow: Hold the bun from the burger. Great salads you can add chicken or salmon to.
Cate Street Sushi: suggestion needed
LaCaretta's: Avocado Chicken Salad, Ceviche Al Oregano
Westbank: suggestion needed
FARE: Food For Health
4838 Magazine St
New Orleans, Uptown
Bacchanal Wine has chef familiar with paleo and willing to accommodate us! Yeah us! But some dishes are primal due to dairy or potatoes. But after all, it is a "WINE BAR" so they embrace the whole Primal thing! Like the cavemen days, they don't take credit so bring cash. But check this out:
House marinated olives, castelvetrano, bella cerignola, picholine, calamata, citrus, herbs 6
Leafy green salad, apple, manchego, buttermilk vinaigrette 6
Squash soup, fregula sarda, pecorino romano, kale, herbs de provence 6 HOLD THE FREGULA
Braised baby octopus, san marzano tomatoes, pinot nero, cucumbers, mint, breadcrumbs 8 HOLD THE BREADCRUMBS
Prince edward island mussels, san marzano tomatoes, ricotta salata, chilies, herbs 10
Marinated gulf shrimp, saffron, mirliton, lardon, pickled lemon 12
Whole red fish, cornichon, white anchovy, salsa verde, sweet potatoes 24
Bacon wrapped dates, chorizo, piquillo peppers, roasted tomatoes 8
Chicken liver mousse, calvados, cherries, mustard seeds, sprouts 8
Confit chicken leg, cabbage, bacon, fuji apples, fennel, apple cider vinegar 12
Pork chop, arugula, white anchovies, parmigiano-reggiano, balsamic vinegar 12
Braised pork shoulder, hominy, iceberg lettuce, mexican oregano, queso cotija 14 HOLD THE HOMINY
Grilled hanger steak, confit potatoes, shiitake mushrooms, roasted red peppers, frisee 16
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FARE: Food for Health is newest staple of Magazine Street, FARE is an apothecary-inspired shop that sells organic & paleo-friendly meals, snacks, coffee, juices & smoothies. Now offering nut butters, exotic raw honey, and homemade mayo too!
Red Gravy Cafe
125 Camp St
New Orleans, CBD
Red Gravy Cafe where the dining room feels like you're visiting home. A proud FARM to TABLE restaurant, who sources most ingredients from LOCAL farmers, fishery, or bakers. All paleo pasta is handmade using almond and arrowroot flours & yard eggs. They offer PALEO pasta for all our handmade sauces (all paleo!) including lasagna, fettucine, and now are making handmaking paleo ravioli. An example of a paleo weekly special is shrimp and calamari with cauliflower 'rice'.
The Irish House
1432 St Charles
New Orleans, Uptown
The Irish House: has a unique menu that makes eating paleo a breeze. The menu actually lists which items are paleo friendly...and there are a bunch of items too! So refreshing having a conversation with a waiter about your food and not getting weird looks.
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