Meals From The Heart Cafe

Overall rating: 3.5 stars 13 Reviews
Serves meat, veg options available. This open air cafe is located in the Historic French Market of New Orleans. The concept is all heart healthy; serving foods that have low to no sodium, low to no cholesterol, and no tran fat. Serves grits, oatmeal, whole wheat pasta and bread, brown rice, raspberry/walnut salad, fruit salad, organic salad spring mix, vegetarian soups, grill vegetables, brown rice plate, vegan smoothies and also chai with almond milk among others. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, American, Non-veg
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Reviews

First Review by CarolineMinLA
CaseyGill
CaseyGill
  • vegan
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+18

great!

3 Posted on 06 / 01 / 2014

Super friendly staff! Had vegan pancakes, grits and vegan shake. So good! They have vegan butter!


bobbin_robyn
bobbin_robyn
  • vegan
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+24

Delicious food, fabulous, friendly service!

4 Posted on 05 / 27 / 2014

I have now been to '...Heart Café' two times, and upon making my second visit, the proprietor greeted me by name, and welcomed me as warmly as he did on my first visit! It's a family-run business, and you can clearly see by the quality of the food that they all believe in what they are doing - and that is to serve up healthy, satisfying meals. There are several vegan options on the menu. On my first visit I enjoyed the Portobello Dinner Meal, which consisted of brown rice and vegetables, yummy portobello mushrooms sautéed with spinach, and a vegan olive oil garlic roll. IT WAS SO GOOD! Today I treated myself to their vegan pancakes, which were utterly delightful! I will most certainly be back for more of the family's scrummy food and friendly smiles! Next time I plan on trying out their nutritious Vegan Shake!

Pros: Food, Service
ShaneGilsig
ShaneGilsig
  • vegan
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+14

Do Yourself The Favor

4 Posted on 04 / 22 / 2014

Lots of vegan and vegetarian options. Incredible staff

Pros: Tasty, Friendly, Inexpensive
Cons: Popular=bit Of A Wait

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josibrooks
josibrooks
  • vegan
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+16

Yummm!!

4 Posted on 03 / 16 / 2014

What a surprise to have a place like this in New Orleans. I had the vegan shake and the portobello Po boy, both delicious options. The service was friendly and fast!


ltrego
ltrego
  • vegan
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+14

Yummy!

4 Posted on 10 / 25 / 2013

I had the vegan smoothie and the vegan wheat-blueberry pancakes for breakfast. I also ordered the portobella sandwich for lunch. SO GOOD.


saveur
saveur
  • vegan
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+326

delicious smoothie

4 Posted on 06 / 28 / 2013

I can only comment on the smoothie, but I really appreciated a healthy option within the French quarter. The smoothie was thick and fruity. Delicious. Recommended for the hot New Orleans weather.

Pros: healthy, delicious
heyheyrenee
heyheyrenee
  • vegan
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+77

Yummy Vegan Options

4 Posted on 04 / 29 / 2013

I waited so long in line as I was there during Jazz Fest but it was worth the wait. I had the vegan shake and the vegan mini black bean burger. It was hands down the best vegan burger I ever had. The shake was beautiful and tasted as good as it looked. I wasn't going to order it until I saw someone else with it. I was so glad I did. The people that worked there were exceptionally nice. Wish I had discovered it before my last day as I would have eaten there every day.

Pros: Vegan options
wellread
wellread
  • vegan
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+59

yummy pancakes

4 Posted on 09 / 28 / 2012

My husband and I both had the vegan blueberry pancakes topped with walnuts and maple syrup on our last morning in New Orleans. They were great. We were the only ones there at 9am, and service was correspondingly attentive. I would go back anytime.

Pros: that it even exists, great food, friendly
beakerr86
beakerr86
  • vegan
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+21

nothing to be excited about

3 Posted on 06 / 22 / 2012

I went here after work one day. All they really have are vegan pancakes and a fruit salad. Nothing to crazy by any means. great morning breakfast meal but at 4 pm not so much. I wanted to try the chai and almond milk but they were out of almond milk. FYI it is in the french market have cash handy :)

Pros: good if you want breakfast
clinpath
clinpath
  • mostly-vegetarian
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+11

You'll love it!

4 Posted on 06 / 02 / 2012

On a business trip I ate here 6 days in a row, because the food is excellent and the service is very friendly. I had the gumbo, vegan pancakes, crab cakes, brown rice and veg, fruit salad, and fantastic vegan smoothie. All were very tasty and reasonably priced. Service couldn't be better, and any item can be taken out. Bring your non-veg and/or gluten-free friends; there's something here for everyone! If you don't see what you want on the menu, they'll make it for you anyway.

Pros: good value for healthy tasty food, friendly staff; take-out OK, vegan and gluten-free OK
Cons: In shaded outdoors only; no A/C
monicalsmith1
monicalsmith1
  • vegetarian
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+50

Puzzled by previous review

1 Posted on 01 / 24 / 2012

No vegetarian choices when I was there two days ago. I remembered seeing this restaurants name here and in guides and loved the idea of heart healthier food in an area with so many fried foods. They had healthier options, but not the healthiest heart foods-vegetarian. I was disappointed to not find anything to eat here. This restaurant deserves a 0, but thats not an option, so I had to give it a 1


Cons: No vegetarian foods
  • monicalsmith1 monicalsmith1

    I'm sorry that I did not have a chance to taste any of the items that you listed above. Like I said in my "review" I did not see any vegetarian items as I walked by your cafe, so was disappointed. So, I guess my only suggestion is to make the menu and specifically the vegetarian items more easy to read. Next time I am in in New Orleans--I'm coming back to your MFTH to taste some of the great items you described. Good luck with this GREAT concept of a restaurant.

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  • Averill Lazard Averill Lazard

    Dear Monica, my name is Averill Lazard and I am co-owner of Meals From The Heart Cafe in the Historic French Market in New Orleans. I was very puzzled as to why you gave our restaurant a 1 rating in your review, when it seems as though you did not even try our food. Monica, MFTH is known for doing foods that are low to no sodium, no trans fats, gluten free offerings, low to no cholesterol, no fried foods, whole wheat/gluten free breads,fresh fruit, no pork products, and we don't sell sodas because we don't promote them. We also, do not use foods that have artificial colors or flavors, and we "do" have vegan and vegetarian offerings highlighted on our menu. I would greatly appreciate any suggestions you may have on making our small 5 seat open air cafe the "healthiest heart foods."(see our reviews on Yelp.com)

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CarolineMinLA
CarolineMinLA
  • vegan
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+16

Veg options clearly marked; friendly service

4 Posted on 06 / 30 / 2011

I stumbled on this place which is a little counter place located in the French Market. When I mentioned I was vegan the server showed me that all vegan/veganizable options on the menu were highlighted in yellow. They had an incredible black bean burger which made a perfect lunch. They also had a vegan protein shake. The service was very friendly.

Pros: Several vegan and veg options, Friendly, informed service

 

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