Best Peanut Allergy Friendly Restaurants in New Orleans

Want to dine out at a peanut allergy friendly restaurant in New Orleans? We know it can be hard to accommodate dietary restrictions and allergies so we have put together a list of the best restaurants in New Orleans that serve up delicious peanut allergy friendly options. We also understand how serious and  scary allergies can be for parents and caretakers. New Orleans is a city of notable cuisine. And of course, we enjoy it any time we want. And perhaps we even take it for granted every now and then. But peanut-allergy parents know that there are restaurants who accommodate, and there are restaurants who don’t understand the severity of the allergy. Here are New Orleans Mom, we understand the importance of feedback and tips from other parents in the food allergy trenches. To that end, we have shared various posts on the topic including Peanut Allergy 101Halloween candy and the Teal Pumpkin Project. We often hear from families coming to New Orleans with peanut allergy kiddos who are looking for recommendations on local restaurants that can accommodate food allergies. That is why we have put together the following list of the best peanut allergy friendly restaurants in New Orleans. 

Best Peanut Allergy Friendly Restaurants in New Orleans

Remember that reactions and severity of peanut allergies vary, so we recommend to call ahead and inform your waiter of allergies when ordering. 

French Quarter

  1. Court of Two Sisters
  2. Brennan’s Restaurant 
  3. Deanie’s Seafood
  4. Muriel’s Jackson Square
  5. SoBou
  6. Acme Oyster House
  7. Restaurant August
  8. Criollo
  9. Central Grocery
  10. Tujague’s Restaurant 

Uptown and Downtown

  1. Zea Rotisserie & Grill
  2. Breads on Oak
  3. The Green Fork
  4. Blaze Pizza
  5. Luke
  6. Tru Burger
  7. Commander’s Place
  8. Camellia Grill
  9. Herbsaint Restaurant
  10. Dat Dog

Metairie and Surrounding Areas

  1. The Pizza Shoppe
  2. Mellow Mushroom
  3. New Orleans Hamburger & Seafood
  4. Blue Line Sandwich Co.
  5. Izzo’s
  6. Copeland’s
  7. Bobby Hebert’s Cajun Cannon
  8. Reginelli’s
  9. Atomic Burger
  10. Bear’s

Oh and let’s not forget dessert! The best part of the meal.  Café du Monde, a New Orleans icon, uses cottonseed oil in their fryers. Another favorite is Creole Creamery. While they do have peanut and nut flavors on site, the staff is always wonderful to work with.

Bon Appetit! Welcome to New Orleans and we hope you came hungry!


  1. HI Linzy. This is a great round-up for people with peanut allergies. I just pinned it on the Destinations board that I have on Pinterest for AllergyEats. I hope you’ll rate these places on AllergyEats so others who are not familiar with the area can plan ahead to visit New Orleans! You can share your reviews from the app or site directly with friends, the restaurants themselves, and anyone else you’d like. People can also follow you if they want to know where you go/what you ate, etc. We’d love to have you on board as a reviewer! Thanks.

  2. Thank you! In Kenner my PA daughter loves to go to 2 Amigos. Very friendly, and my daughter gets a kick out of picking whatever she wants on the buffet line. What kind of oil does Deanies fry in? A little surprised.

  3. A word of caution about Herbsaint. We called ahead, were reassured by the hostess on the phone re peanut allergy. When we arrived, we ordered and then asked once again to be sure, and were told that EVERYTHING is fried in peanut oil! So glad we asked again. They gave us our drinks (which we’d already sipped) on the house, and we left. By the way, Marcello’s and NOSH were amazing – foodwise and allergy-wise.

  4. I’m wondering if you still live in New Orleans and if you have a new updated list. These lists and vendors for companies are constantly changing so an update to this page would be nice. Most of the nut friendly / allergy free info online is now outdated

  5. Thanks so much! We were just in NOLA this weekend, and this list made for a great guide for eating out safely with my son. Please add Gumbo Shop to the list of super accommodating restaurants in the quarter! We dropped in, and they were welcoming as soon as we walked in the door.


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