Meals From The Heart Café
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Meals From The Heart Café

Meals From The Heart Café

Healthy food choices and flavorful food 2 comments$
vegan vegetarian omnivorous gluten-free lactose-free organic raw food
1100 North Peters Street, New Orleans LA 70116, United States
+1 (504) 525 1953

Located within the French Market, this spot may provide a solid lunch option in what otherwise might be unfriendly, seafood-heavy territory. And after all, it does call itself "Home of Crab Cake Passion." But while the online menu seems to boast a lot of chicken, turkey, and fish (the so-called "heart healthy options"), firsthand accounts have taught us the following:

Meals From the Heart Cafe in the French Market has a delicious vegan smoothie and some really wonderful vegan meals. They really support a plant based diet and will make you something not on the menu if they have the items on hand. You have to wait a good amount of time for your food but everything is literally made from scratch when you order. It's a little pricey but it's expected for the location.


The black bean burgers and soup were good, and the vegan shake was a nice addition. There were also vegan salads on the menu, and though the wait was long, it was worth it...

Thanks commenters! I will get down there myself someday...


Opening hours

Sunday 09:00–17:00
Monday 09:00–18:00
(can vary during public holidays)
Tuesday 09:00–18:00
Wednesday 09:00–18:00
Thursday 09:00–18:00
Friday 09:00–18:00
Saturday 09:00–17:00

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4.3 stars from 4 customers

  • A photo of Crystala Armagost

    I ordered the vegan crab cake poboy. It comes with a side salad of mixed greens and tomato with a super yummy dressing. The whole meal was delish. The vegan crab cakes are a soft and nicely seasoned (but not spicy) combo of chickpeas and artichoke formed into a cake and seared to a nice crisp brown. This meal would have been a 5 star but the wait time here was really long for me. The menu mentions that orders take 15-25 min to make due to a small kitchen which is a longer than usual wait time for places in the French Market, but I figured in a vegan food desert like New Orleans it was worth the wait. My wait time was more like 40 minutes though because my order was “lost” along with another waiting gal’s food. The food made me want to come back but the wait time will make me be extra cautious.

    Crystala Armagost05-08-2019, 03:24
  • A photo of Ashley Olewnik

    Fantastic vegan food!!! We’ve been there twice so far during our weekend trip. Everything has been amazing - crab cakes, gumbo, blueberry pancakes, crab cake tacos, & crab cake po boy.. all can be requested vegan!

    Ashley Olewnik04-03-2018, 02:18
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