Best Vegan Restaurants in New Orleans

The 7 Best Vegan Restaurants In New Orleans

You’ll find some of the best BBQ in America in New Orleans. But, vegans, stick with us! There are also loads of great vegan restaurants in New Orleans.

If you’re headed to the Big Easy and you’re looking to eat cruelty-free, then you’ll have more than your fair share of vegan options. And, the best part is that the cuisine in NOLA is so varied that you’ll be able to enjoy a variety of unique dishes.

From vegan cheesesteaks to savoury soul food, you’ll find whatever you’re looking for at any one of the seven best vegan restaurants in New Orleans.

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1. Seed

Seed is the No. 1 vegan restaurant in New Orleans for a few reasons, one of them being that they’re the only place in NOLA to serve 100% vegan beignets. The local, organic ethos that the people at Seed stick to make this a great place if you’re truly looking for cruelty-free and not just taste. We recommend the pad thai or the cashew queso fries. Delicious.

2. Green Goddess

Even though there are plenty of good vegan restaurants in New Orleans, few treat vegan cuisine in such a luxurious manner as Green Goddess. Sample their fancy dishes, which range from lemongrass tofu to pecan orange mushroom pâté. Don’t worry if you’re headed there with meat-eating friends. They can cater to their tastes, too.

3. Max Well New Orleans

If you’re looking for a quick, easy vegan lunch option in NOLA then Max Well is your best bet. From healthy, fresh juices to power bowls and super salads, there’s a lot on the menu here that will fuel your body in the right way.

Best Vegan Restaurants in New Orleans

4. Trilly Cheesesteaks

Remember those vegan cheesesteaks we mentioned? Bet you’ve been thinking about them since, right? Trilly Cheesesteaks serves up some of the most delicious cheesesteaks in Louisiana. And, even though they’re famous for their traditional sandwiches, it’s the vegan cheesesteaks that really steal the show.

Vegan Cheesesteaks in New Orleans

5. Carmo

This tropical cafe serves up some pretty strong, sustainable vibes along with a lot of heart and soul. While you can technically order meat here, their menu is largely vegan. Expect lots of tropical dishes with roots in the Caribbean and Latin America, which is a unique spin on traditional vegan restaurants in New Orleans.

6. Bearcat Cafe

The retro-industrial vibes of this cafe make it a cosy place to chow down on some of NOLA’s best vegan food. The menu is cute and creative, divided into two sections, “good cat” or “bad cat,” depending on how healthy you’re feeling. We recommend their vegan quesadillas with a side of one of their delicious juices.

Vegan Quesadillas in NOLA

7. Sweet Soulfood

It’s hard to head to the south and not indulge a bit in some soul food, even if you’re vegan. Sweet Soulfood is without a doubt one of the best vegan restaurants in New Orleans, serving visitors plant-based versions of delicious dishes such as jambalaya, rice pudding, and even chicken-fried cauliflower.

Vegan Soul Food in New Orleans

Elizabeth Thorn

Elizabeth has lived and worked in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia, all of which have contributed to her passion for travel writing. When she's not writing, you can find her exploring little hideouts in Colombia or watching photography tutorials on YouTube.

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