A Message from our Co-Founder Meagen: I developed a gluten intolerance after a difficult illness and hospitalization in 2013 and haven't eaten a regular pizza crust since. Here are the top five things I miss that today will make me feel ill and testy with my husband for no reason:
1) Tortellini noodles
2) Focaccia bread
3) Craft beer
4) Filo dough
5) Really good wood fire pizza crust
At Happy Raptor, our production facility is 100% gluten free and we strive to be celiac safe by eliminating the risk of cross-contamination. We avoid ground spices in our infusions, opting for whole spices instead, and we absolutely never add anything with a gluten content to our infusions. Our cocktail menu is equally safe. If there are every any exceptions on a cocktail special, we'll indicate it on the menu and properly separate the perpetrating ingredient to avoid cross-contamination. (This is extremely rare because I taste everything.) For more information on Happy Raptor's 100% gluten free product line, click here.
Most importantly, if you have a gluten allergy, don't be afraid to #drinklocal. If you're #glutenfreelikeme, help me send a big shout out to Gluten Free New Orleans for partnering on this cheat sheet below to help our community navigate the ins and outs of drinking without gluten. We hope it's helpful. Cheers!
TASTING ROOM HOURS
Mon-Wed | 12pm-7pm
Thurs-Sat | 12pm-8pm
Sun | 12pm-6pm
TOURS AND TASTINGS
Everyday By Appointment
Credit/Debit is preferred in the tasting room. We do not keep cash on the premises and cannot give change for cash transactions. If necessary, special arrangements can be made in advance of your visit.
1512 Carondelet Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Corner of Martin Luther King, Jr Blvd & Carondelet Street
One block off Saint Charles Ave @ Melpomene streetcar stop
Free street parking is available
Bicyclists receive 10% off
*The address may also appear on your GPS as 1512 Robert C. Blakes Sr. Drive. Never fear - you're in the right place! We are located on a renamed, two-block stretch of Carondelet Street.
Happy Raptor Distilling, LLC is a woman-owned business and a member of the Certified Louisiana network.
According to law, we never sell or promote the sale of alcohol to anyone under the age of 21.
Please drink responsibly.