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Friday…in New Orleans

Photography from New Orleans

New Orleans…what can I say. Pookah had Spring Break last week and we took off to visit my in laws. Lucky me, New Orleans is only 2 hours away from my mother in law’s house, so a quick road trip was in order.

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Our visits are always cut short to my favorite city and I long for the time when I can go and stay overnight. But in the meantime, I am satisfied with short happy fast moving visits with jazz bands in the square, strolls down bourbon street( where I had to cover Pookah’s eyes a couple of times), and good food.

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Speaking of good food, my quest for Gluten Free options doesn’t end when we travel. A while ago, Tara from The Young Mommy Life, had introduced me to the App, Find me Gluten Free. I decided to try it out for New Orleans. Amazingly, New Orleans has LOTS of options for gluten free. The trick was: finding one that Pookah would actually eat.

The Palace Cafe ended up being our choice. Right on Canal street.

It was EXCELLENT. The service was wonderful. Of course, nothing on the children’s menu was gluten free but the wonderful kitchen and wait staff told us that they would modify anything on that menu so that it would be gluten free.

For that alone they get a A+.

No photos of the food, it was gone as soon as the smell of it went up our noses.

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We walked off our food, played in the park and then headed home.

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I love New Orleans and love it even more now that there are gluten free options for Pookah.

I can’t wait to go back….

  • Reply
    Keisha | The Girl Next Door is Black
    April 13, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    Awesome photos! The picture of the beignet is killing me. Want!

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      LaShawn
      April 19, 2015 at 1:08 pm

      Thank you! the beignet was awesome!

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    Chasing Joy
    April 13, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    Sounds like a fun afternoon. Thanks for shari about the find gluten free app. I just told my cousin about it.

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      LaShawn
      April 19, 2015 at 1:07 pm

      Glad I could help! that app is a lifesaver!

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    Sherelle
    April 13, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    I love the pictures of your trip to New Orleans. Kudos to the kitchen and wait staff for being so kind and modifying the menu for your precious little one! 🙂

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      LaShawn
      April 19, 2015 at 1:05 pm

      I know! I have to give them a great review when I have a chance!

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    Louida
    April 13, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    I’m glad you had fun in New Orleans and found gluten free meal options. LOL at you having to closed Pookah’s eyes, there are some crazy stuff going on in Bourbon St.

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      LaShawn
      April 19, 2015 at 1:04 pm

      i mean, there was this one chick who if she moved just a little would have shown us ALL her special parts!

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    Sonya
    April 13, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    I was wondering if it was hard to find gluten free food in New Orleans.
    Glad you mentioned the app.

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      LaShawn
      April 19, 2015 at 1:02 pm

      For years, we’ve cut our trips short because there was just nothing for Pookah to eat. I am SO glad I discovered that app!

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    Yum Yucky
    April 14, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    These pictures make me feel like I’m right there with you. Ermmm. Except I ain’t got none of that powdered donut pastry thingy. Phooey!

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      LaShawn
      April 19, 2015 at 1:01 pm

      i love beignets….but my thighs do not. *cries*

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    K. Elizabeth (YUMMommy)
    April 15, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    New Orleans is so awesome! I love it when I get the chance to go visit my family there. We always have blast checking out the sights and stuffing our faces.

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      LaShawn
      April 19, 2015 at 1:00 pm

      Yes! Especially to the stuffing our faces part! A friend and I are planning a girls trip just to eat our way through the city!

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    Mimi
    April 16, 2015 at 7:29 am

    Beautiful. I haven’t been to New Orleans in years but hoping to take a weekend getaway with my husband this year.

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    Dina
    April 26, 2015 at 4:59 am

    I forgot how lovely New Orleans is!! I’m glad you were able to find some gluten free options for your pookah! I know I want to take my family there someday!

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