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Here’s A List Of Some Of The Best Vegan And Vegetarian Eats In New Orleans

By Chef Amanda Jackson

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The Big Easy is known for its long love affair with butter, decadent meat dishes, and of course, crawfish. Though New Orleans doesn’t tout it, the city is also home to some amazing vegetarian and vegan fare! Whether you’re traveling for career pursuits or personal debauchery, check out some of the best vegan and vegetarian food options this unique city has to offer!

 

Sweet Soulfood

1016 N Broad St
New Orleans, LA 70119

Sweet Potatoes, BBQ Cauliflower, & Loaded Potatoes
@sweetvegansoulfood | Instagram

 

Notable Dishes:  Okra Gumbo, Jambalaya, BBQ Cauliflower, Mushroom Ragu with Creamy Grits, Sweet Heat Cauliflower, Veggie Boil

 

Killer Po Boys

219 Dauphine St
New Orleans, LA 70112

Sweet Potato Po Boy
@killerpoboys | Instagram

 

Notable Dishes:  Sweet Potato Po Boy, Cheddar Omelette Po Boy, Roasted Cauliflower Sandwich, Whiskey Grilled Cheese

 

Max Well

6101 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70118

BYO Salad Bowl
@maxwellneworleans | Instagram

 

Notable Dishes:  Carrot, Ginger, & Turmeric Soup, Hippie Salad, Bahn Mi Bowl, NOLA Bowl

Rolls & Rock

Inside Circle Food Store

1522 St. Bernard Ave

Rich Girl Po Boys
@rollsandrock | Instagram

 

Notable Dishes:  The Buffy, The Marilyn, The Queen Elizabeth, all of the tacos, The Marie Laveau

Pro Tip:  Everything at Rolls & Rock is vegan! Try their plush (plant-sushi) options as well.


 

Dat Dog

5030 Freret St
New Orleans, LA 70115

Selections from Dat Dog
@datdogus | Instagram

 

Notable Dishes:  Spicy Chipotle Dog, Seasoned Fries, Smoked Apple Sage Dog, Field Roast Italian Dog

Theo’s Neighborhood Pizza

4024 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70119

The Hippie
@theospizzanola | Instagram

 

Notable Dishes:  Hippie, Arti-Garlic, The Mayor, Vegan-ator, The Location Pro, Doc’s Margarita

Sneaky Pickle

4017 St Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117

Spinach Cavatelli Primavera
@yousneakypickle | Instagram

 

Notable Dishes:  Buffalo Tofu Salad, Mac & Cheese, Pickle Plate, Tempeh Reuben

Pro Tip:  Get the special! The Sneaky Pickle has an ever changing menu as all of their ingredients are seasonal and locally sourced.

Breads On Oak Cafe & Bakery

8640 Oak St
New Orleans, LA 70118

Muffanada
@breadsonoak | Instagram

 

Notable Dishes:  Muffanada, Friendly Pig, Big Daddy Burger, Adult King Cakes, Filled Brioche Buns

Pro Tip:  This kitchen is completely plant-based and also serves a killer breakfast! Don’t be afraid to show up early.

Meals From The Heart Cafe

1100 N Peters St
Ste 13
Farmers Market Food Court Facing French Market Pl
New Orleans, LA 70116

Maxi Black Bean Burger
@meals_from_the_heart_cafe | Instagram

 

Notable Dishes:  Maxi Black Bean Po Boy, Vegan Okra Gumbo, Vegan Crab Cake Po Boy, Vegan Philly Cheesesteak

Bearcat Cafe

2521 Jena St
New Orleans, LA 70115

Vegan Queso
@bearcatnola | Instagram

 

Notable Dishes:  Vegan Bearcat, Mushroom Scramble, Trumpet Scallops, Black Bean Mushroom Burger, Portobello Philly, Vegan Queso

The Foodhall @ Auction House Market

801 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130

Flash Roast Salad
@eathappyjaxx | Instagram

Notable Dishes:  
SOLA Deli: The Beet Goes On, Superfood Salad
Empanola: Spinach & Artichoke , Onion, Pecan, & Bleu Cheese, Ratatouille
Aloha Lei:  Green Bowl
Alpha:  Baba Ganoush, Spicy Red Pepper Hummus, Tabouli Salad, Veggie & Hummus Wrap
Happy Jax:  Jackfruit BBQ Toast, Flash Roast Salad, Avocado Now Toast, Chocolate Oatley Smoothie
 
 

 

 

 

 

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