Best Vegetarian Spots

New Orleans might be known for shrimp and sausage jambalaya, turtle soup and gumbo (plus some eggy beignets!), but don’t let the hoopla fool you. There are many vegetarian and vegan restaurants and bakeries all over the city serving up local and international fare in a kind manner. Carmo is “a tropical café” with a vegetarian twist. Open for lunch and dinner, try out the Veggie King sandwich, vegan Caribbean banana cake, or famous Acarajé (a black-eyed pea based entrée).

City Greens is a favorite spot for lunch featuring a variety of wraps, many of which are vegan-friendly. Build your own salad or wrap and make it one of a kind by incorporating Louisiana spices and specialties. The truffle Caesar salad is exquisite and with over ten types of cheeses, this is a vegetarian’s delight.

Dining in New Orleans

La Macarena Pupuseria isn’t an all-veg option, but it has plenty of vegetarian offerings on the menu. The avocado and tomato salad, refried bean and cheese tostada, stuffed yucca dumplings, and sweet corn tamale with cream are just a few items on their vegetarian menu.

3 Potato 4 Nola is another great choice, famous for their fries and plenty of vegetarian picks. Organic baked fries, unique sauces and flavored salts and sugars are just part of what make them special. Check out the espresso sea salt, razzberry chipotle sauce or bourbon smoked cane sugar!