New Orleans is a city known for many things like its jazz, cajun culture, and vegan food. Yes, you read that right! NOLA chefs are serving up some of the most exciting vegan cuisine around from farm-fresh to Jamaican to Vietnamese. Whether or not you're vegan, we're sure you'll find a new favorite on the list below:
Vegan Chef NOLA
It’s all too rare to find vegan food that non-vegans will write home about. Vegan Chef NOLA is the exception. You may have seen them at the Freret Market, but did you know you can have their selection of Cajun classics delivered straight to you?
Oh, and it’s all vegan. Including the NOWFE-winning coconut navy bean and herb soup. And let's not forget the gumbo, poboys and cashew nachos… Does eating vegan get any better?
Meals from the Heart
Though not everything at Meals from the Heart is vegan, they do a wonderful job of labeling what is and what isn't. Oh, and they pride themselves on serving food that’s low in sodium and sugars, with no trans fats. Don’t you love it when the chef is truly looking out for you?
Start with the Vegan Crab Cake and then treat yo’ self to an Impossible Burger or Vegan Gumbo. Alternatively, choose the Vegan Pancakes served with blueberries before enjoying some delicious Vegan Apple Patties. But be sure to order a frozen vegan shake for dessert. You’ve earned it.
Chef Charles Blake does Jamaican food right at 14 Parishes. And right includes serving up a selection of vegan dishes that will make you feel like you’re in the heart of the Caribbean. Scroll on down to the special “Vegan Meals” section of their menu to find both Rasta Pasta and the Dembigh Medley (simply use the special instructions to omit the egg) and this family-run restaurant will take good care of you.
The tagline at City Greens is “from seed to city." Because they grow their own greens, you know they’re looking after your food chain. You can’t go wrong with their wide selection of vegan soups (some of which are also gluten free). They also have a filling quinoa salad that’s vegan. But our favorite is the avocado hummus salad with seared tofu. It might be the lemon basil vinaigrette that makes this meal, but we’re going to bet that homegrown romaine also has something to do with it.
Louisiana Pizza Kitchen
If you’re in the mood for Italian, Louisiana Pizza Kitchen is where it’s at. From Grilled Italian Artichokes to Hunter’s Chicken (hear us out on this), there are 15 items on their to-go menu that are either already vegan or have easy vegan options. That includes their roasted garlic, Greek, and four seasons pizzas. How’s that for a Friday night?
Nine Roses Café
True, not a lot of things on the menu at Nine Roses Café are vegan, but their Cheagan (Cheating Vegan) Pho makes this restaurant worth a look. Not to mention their Fried Tofu Spring Rolls, Lemongrass Tofu Sliders, Yellow Curry Tofu, Lemongrass Tofu… Mmm, Asian food sounds pretty good right now, doesn’t it?
Sprout and Press
Speaking of Asian, the Chilled Noodle Salad at Sprout and Press is pretty tempting. Pair that with a Grilled Eggplant Noodle Bowl and you might just have solved your dinner dilemma. They have a full selection of smoothies and cold-pressed juices, too, and you can even order up a 3-Day Cleanse. Where else can you get that hand-delivered to your door?
Have you discovered your new favorite vegan dish in New Orleans yet? With a wide variety of options to try, eating healthy never tasted so good.
Open the Uber Eats app and, with just a few taps, you can have any of these delicious options from the best vegan restaurants in New Orleans delivered right to your door.