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Five Spots to Go Green at for World Vegetarian Day

September 30, 2021
By: Burke Bischoff

Let's face it, New Orleans is not a city that easily caters to vegetarians. While we do have red beans and rice, the Big Easy is known for turning seafood into something out of this world. But fret not! There are still plenty of options for people who avoid eating meat. For World Vegetarian Day on October 1, here are five local spots to feed your inner veg head.

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Windowsill Pies

Owned and operated by Nicole Eiden and Marielle Dupré, Windowsill Pies is perfect for anyone looking for some slices of freshly made pies. To welcome in the fall season, go for the classic Pumpkin Pie. Not only can you grab some delicious pies whole or by the slice, Windowsill also offers breakfast hand pies, as well as other sweet and savory options. They also cater! 4714 Freret St., 504-381-4953,

Legacy Kitchen Craft Tavern

Legacy Kitchen has definitely made a name for itself with its three separate and successful locations in New Orleans and Gretna. At the Craft Tavern location on Tchoupitoulas, you can celebrate Veggie Day by ordering the Veggie Club with a side of fries or chips. There's also the Craft Flatbread with apple, honey, arugula, and brie. The Parmesan Truffle Fries are a knock out, as well! 700 Tchoupitoulas St. #3612, 504-613-2350,

Spudly's Super Spuds

Sometimes, we all just have a craving for an entire meal loaded into a baked potato. Luckily for us, Spudly's is the perfect place for just that. Make sure to grab the Invincible Veggie, which is a potato with either broccoli or cauliflower and topped with cheddar, chives, and cheese sauce. Other veggie spuds on offer are the Mushroom Mania and the Spinach & Artichoke. 2609 Harvard Ave., Metairie, 504-455-3250,


Who doesn't love a good and fresh roll of sushi? Mikimoto's has been happily supplying New Orleans just that for over 20 years. The Paradise Roll truly is something else: coconut and cream cheese rolls that are topped with mangos, avocados, tobiko, pink sauce, and eel sauce. Since tobiko is literally fish eggs, ask for those to be left off and you'll have yourself the perfect Japanese veggie dish! 3301 S. Carrollton Ave., 504-488-1881,

Riccobono's Panola Street Café

A little bit of green in the morning is the best start to anyone's day. So it's a good thing that Riccobono's is particularly known for their tasty breakfast items. Go for the Pancakes and Belgian Waffles, which come in a variety of flavors like blueberry, pecan, and banana nut. You can also get the Oatmeal Bowl with raisins, bananas, and wheat toast. 7801 Panola St., 504-314-1810,

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