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Vegging Out

00:00 April 16, 2012
By: Kristal Blue
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Jazz Fest season is officially upon us, and no other local music and food festival is quite as big, loud, or delicious. For two weekends the Fairgrounds are flooded with people from all over the world to celebrate the eclectic sounds and quintessential flavors that can only be found in New Orleans. For many, the Fest is all about the music, but for most, it's really all about the food.

Since vegetarianism is on the rise, festival food vendors pride themselves on offering meatless options for those adhering to special diets. Some delicious (and naturally N'awlins) vegetarian options this year include, but aren't limited to: Crowder Peas and Okra from the Praline Connection, Vegetarian Muffuletta from DiMartino's Famous Muffulettas, Stuffed Artichoke from Vucinovich's Restaurant, Vegetarian Ya Ka Mein (a known hangover cure) from Miss Linda's Catering, Broccoli and Cheese Pie from Mrs. Wheat's Pies, and Vegetarian Red Beans and Rice from Burks and Douglas. For something on the sweeter side, try the White Chocolate Bread Pudding from Cottage Catering, Strawberry Shortcake from Legal Perks, or cool down with Angelo Brocato's Lemon Ice, La Divina's Sorbetto, or the always popular Mango Freeze from WWOZ Community Radio.

With more than four designated food and music areas, finding these delicious meatless options is simple via the Jazz Fest website, NoJazzfFest.com. Vegetarian options are specially designated by an asterisk (*). And while you're "vegging out" at the Fest, don't forget your dancing shoes and sunscreen!

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