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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….


Tuesday 18th of January 2022

I saw where you were talking about the FIne Me Gluten Free app, there is also a FB group now for all of us gluten-free people in New Orleans and they have a map of gluten-free restaurants around the city. Hope it helps!

LaShawn Wiltz

Thursday 27th of January 2022

Thank you so much!


Sunday 26th of April 2015

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!


Thursday 16th of April 2015

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

K. Elizabeth (YUMMommy)

Wednesday 15th of April 2015

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.


Sunday 19th of April 2015

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!

Yum Yucky

Tuesday 14th of April 2015

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!


Sunday 19th of April 2015

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