Congratulations to all of our winners! Before I announce them, let’s give a big hand (again) to all of the finalist nominees:
Alberto’s Gourmet Wine and Cheese Another Broken Egg
Bayou Beer Garden
Bayou Wine Garden Beachbum Barry’s Latitude 29 Bearcat Cafe
Bickford Family Foods
Blue Oak BBQ
Broad Street Cider
Canal Street Bistro
Chef Bryan Faucheaux
Chef Ron’s Gumbo Stop Chez Ru Rene
Don Jose Effervescence
El Gato Negro
Everyday KETO to Go Flemings
Fogo de Chao G’s Pizza Galatoire’s Gautreau’s
Girls Gone Vegan Goji Korean Golden Dragon Good Karma Good Time Sushi Green Tea
GW Fins Gyu-Kaku Habanero’s Hansen’s Sno Bliz Hard Rock
Juan’s Flying Burrito Lebanon Cafe
Lilly’s Cafe Little Tokyo LolaBees Lula
Mac & Moon
Mais Arepas Mandeville Seafood Marcellos
Mark Twain’s Pizza Meals from the Heart
Nothing Bundt Cakes NULA Foods
P.F. Chang’s Palmisano’s
Pho Tau Bay
Piccola Gelateria Pinkberry
Ralph’s On The Park Redd’s Uptilly Tavern Rips on the Lake Roosevelt Hotel Rouses
Sal’s SnoBalls Salvo’s
Shake Sugary Shogun
South of Eden Station 6
Sugar Shack Superior Grill Superior Seafood Surries
The Blue Crab
The Creole Caeman The English Tea Room The Green Fork
The Pizza Shoppe The Rum House Tito’s Pisco
Toad Hollow Trader Joe’s Tsunami Sushi Vincent’s
Waffle House Waffles on Maple Walmart
Walmart Grocery Which Wich Whole Foods Winn Dixie WINO
Ye Olde College Inn Zeas
First round voting took place between July 7-15, with 2nd round voting between 15-30th.
Over 185 ballots were collected, but 7 of those were from duplicated (and triplicated) email addresses and were thrown out, We kept the original ballot, but threw out the extras. Some of the voting categories had winners who won by 1-2 votes, so it was only fair to throw out those, and to go back and check and double check the winners.
Of the 178 individual responses that were calculated, these are your winners!
You’ll see Fan Favorites at the top, and some special editor picks at the bottom:
2019 Gluten Free Guide to New Orleans Best Of New Orleans Award Winners:
What is your favorite gluten free lunch restaurant in New Orleans?
What is your favorite gluten free dinner restaurant in New Orleans?
What is your favorite gluten free brunch restaurant in New Orleans?
Another Broken Egg
Where is your favorite gluten free cocktail in New Orleans?
Where is your favorite gluten free beer or cider in New Orleans?
Bayou Beer Garden
Where is your favorite gluten free fried seafood in New Orleans?
Where is your favorite gluten free crawfish in New Orleans?
Your own boil / own home
What is your favorite spot for a gluten free snack in New Orleans?
What is your favorite gluten free Chinese restaurant in New Orleans?
What is your favorite gluten free Korean restaurant in New Orleans?
What is your favorite gluten free Japanese restaurant in New Orleans?
What is your favorite gluten free Indian restaurant in New Orleans?
What is your favorite gluten free Italian restaurant in New Orleans?
What is your favorite gluten free French restaurant in New Orleans?
What is your favorite gluten free Cajun/Creole restaurant in New Orleans?
Ye Olde College Inn
What is your favorite gluten free dessert in New Orleans?
Creole Creamery Ice Cream
Best place for a gluten free birthday party in New Orleans:
Best place for a gluten free bachelor/bachelorette party in New Orleans:
Best gluten free event catering in New Orleans:
The Creole Caveman
Best place for a gluten free kids’ party in New Orleans:
Best place for a gluten free first date in New Orleans:
Best place to make gluten free groceries in New Orleans:
Whole Foods (Magazine Street location)
Best place to make gluten free groceries in Metairie/Kenner:
Best place to make gluten free groceries in Chalmette:
Best place to make gluten free groceries in Slidell:
Best place to make gluten free groceries in Covington/Mandeville:
Best gluten free restaurant in Metairie/Kenner:
Best gluten free restaurant in Slidell:
Best gluten free restaurant in Covington/Mandeville:
The English Tea Room
Best gluten free bakery in New Orleans metro area:
Everyday KETO to Go
Best gluten free prepared meals in New Orleans metro area:
Best Gluten Free Pizza in the Greater New Orleans Area
Best Gluten Free Fried Chicken in GNO area
Best Gluten Free Mexican in GNO area
El Gato Negro
Best Gluten Free Vietnamese Food in GNO area
Best Gluten Free Thai in GNO area
Congratulations to all of our winners!
If you see an asterisk on a winner, it’s because The Gluten Free Guide still has some questions that the restaurant must answer successfully before we can issue the award, but we are in talks with them currently about it.
We also felt like there were some “lifetime achievement” ish awards that were required for people who have continuously been bragged about on our pages time and time again and who have constantly set the bar high with their 5 star recommendations. ALL of our editor picks ARE in fact, Celiac Safe. We do realize that some of the categories may have been a little unfair in terms of how they were set up and that some of the voting may not have been from the Celiac sprue / Gluten intolerant community, so we wanted to account for that as well by going back through the page and listing who a) came up over and over again b) had a track record of amazing service and who c) was Celiac safe. We’ve decided to pick 5 businesses each year compiled from reviews / editor votes / as well as from feedback to the page year round to add to our awards.
Here are the editor picks for 2019:
Gluten Free Guide to New Orleans Editors Picks for Consistency & Customer Service Excellence:
Broad Street Cider
Mac & Moon
Girls Gone Vegan
Congratulations to all of our winners, both editor picks and fan favorites! Each of these businesses will be receiving a digital sign that they can put on their menu, website, social media, or wherever else they’d like. They’ll also be receiving a printed sign that they can display in their store or at their festival displays. PLEASE patronize these businesses as it will mean more options for us in the long run, and that your money is going to people who legitimately care about you. In addition to these businesses all providing exemplary service to the gluten free community, most of them (minus just a few) are locally owned & operated.
Thank you so much!!
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Finally, there will be a big announcement TOMORROW about our Gluten Free printed / pdf guide! It will be coming out on 8/30!
There are two versions, a pdf guide with a brief overview of the restaurants that are safe, as well as links to their menus online. That version is $10.99 regular price but on sale for $5.99 through 8/30 if you pre-order
There’s also a complete guidebook that will be printed, full-color, and full of all of the goodies that await you in New Orleans, complete with our picks at each location and ingredient list, as well as statements from the chefs, and our tips/tricks/insider secrets for each location. It would be an amazing coffee table book or Christmas present for your loved ones! It’s $31,95 including shipping, and you’ll also receive the link to the companion PDF guide that will be updated as locations change their menus. The sale price is $26.95, that will be valid from 8/2 until the book goes live on 8/30. Link will be posted tomorrow!
To living Gluten Free in New Orleans,