Our favorite animal-friendly food and fun, hand-selected by the Cocoally team for your enjoyment!
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100% Vegan Eats:
GOOD KARMA CAFE — Hearty cafe with satisfying sandwiches, lunch plates, desserts, coffee, and smoothies. Breakfasts include bagel sandwiches and house-made granola with fresh fruit; lunch and dinner feature sophisticated, multicultural flavors. M-Sat 8am - 8pm (closed Sun). 2940 Canal St.
SUPERFOOD BAR — Little smoothie bar in a boutique-y section of Magazine Street with a surprisingly large menu of burritos, wraps, and other lunch/snack items. Filling with a focus on superfoods and healthful preparation. M-Sat 8am- 6pm; Sun. 10am - 4pm. 4113 Magazine St.
SWEET SOUL FOOD — Located in the Tremè neighborhood, this little restaurant offers vegan soul food that is nutrient rich and satisfying. Along with fresh juices, smoothies and vegan ice cream diners get to experience a guilt-free delicious southern meal. M-Sat 11am-6pm (closed Sun). 1016 N. Broad St.
MAC & MOON — Plant based sweet treats galore! Operating out of Auction House Market, Mac & Moon not only offers wonderful eclectic flavored macarons but also has rolled ice cream (where you can pick your flavors and toppings), milkshakes, herbal teas and gluten free bubble waffles. The Auction House Market also has many other vendors that offer vegan options on their menu which make for an amazing dinning experience. Sun-Thur 7am-10pm; Fri-Sat 7am-11pm 801 Magazine St.
BREADS ON OAK — For vegans who love cakes, tarts, cookies, & croissants, this French-style bakery is a must! Featuring myriad delectable items daily, in addition to wonderfully fresh savory sandwiches like chickpea salad with arugula and dressed tempe with veggies and Chao-brand cheese — all on house-made breads. Indoor & outdoor seating. 7am - 3pm Daily. 8640 Oak St.
Coffee Houses & Bakeries:
HIVOLT — A hip coffee shop with well-crafted vegan menu items, including a tempe, lettuce, & tomato baguette and a vegan crunch salad with tofu-ranch dressing. Also carries baked items such as vegan donuts & muffins from local bakers. M-F 7am - 7pm; Sat 8am - 7pm; Sun 8am - 5pm. 1829 Sophie Wright Pl.
BEARCAT CAFE — Full service cafe offering breakfast and lunch. Bearcat carries various micro-sourced coffees and teas. The menu is divided into "Good Cat" (lighter fare) and "Bad Cat" (hearty, indulgent fare) options. All menu items' ingredients and allergen information is clearly marked, making ordering a breeze! Tue-Sun 7am-4pm (closed Mondays) 2521 Jenna St.
MOJO COFFEE HOUSE — Full service cafe with lots of vegan and gluten free pastries and snacks from Girls Gone Vegan. Mojo has three locations at 1500 Magazine St., 4700 Freret St., and 3983 Tchoupitoulas St. and a friendly atmosphere with lots of locals. Mojo Coffee House is known for being a community meeting spot and offering a cup of coffee to suit anyone’s needs. Locations are open M-F 6am - 11pm and Saturday - Sunday 7am - 11pm.
Restaurants with Labeled Vegan Items/Menus:
TRILLY CHEESESTEAKS — Bringing authentic Philly cheesesteaks to NOLA. Order up a storm with multiple vegan cheesesteaks on the menu and plenty of amazing sides; including vegan poutine and fried pickles with vegan ranch! Don't forget to save room for dessert ;) 11am-Midnight Daily. 4413 Banks St.
CARMO — Nestled among the galleries of NOLA's upscale arts district, Carmo is one of the best tropical cafes around, with house-smoked vegan "meats" and ingredients ranging from plantains to quinoa. Wonderful salads, soups, & sandwiches. Also features unique fruit juices, cocktails, beers, & wines. M 11am - 3pm; Tu-Sat 11am - 10pm; Bar open Th-Sat until 11pm. 527 Julia St.
MEALS FROM THE HEART — This breakfast/lunch counter in the French Market has several vegan items, ranging from sweet to savory. A vegan power smoothie is a great grab-and-go on hot days, but indulge in the vegan blueberry pancakes (with butter, maple syrup, & pecans), and you won't regret it! Also serves vegan apple sausage patties and house-made black bean patty poboys.
SUKHO THAI — White table cloths and ambient lighting set the stage for a full page of flavorful vegan Thai dishes, including vegan Pad Thai, Napa Tofu (tofu in peanut sauce), Thai fried rice, and papaya salad. Features friendly and knowledgeable staff, a relaxed bar, and a billiards table in back. Tu-F 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 10pm; Sat-Sun 11:30am - 10pm (closed Monday). 4519 Magazine St.
TAL'S HUMMUS — Tal Sharon, the owner of this spot on Magazine Street, is an Iraeli restauranteur who works hard to ensure that his menu is "the exact menu that you have in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem". This includes not only traditional dishes, but modern Isreali dishes catering to today's forward-thinking foodies. The fresh-made pita, falafal, and hummus are all delicious and vegan, but the real treat is the vegan chicken schwarma, a spicy mock-meat dish served as a plate or pita sandwhich. Desserts usually include a vegan option, such as Tal's vegan malabi (rose-infused "milk" pudding). BYOB — so bring your favorite Barnivore booze! 11am - 10pm Daily. 4800 Magazine St.
BENNACHIN — Bennachin offers a taste of Africa with cuisine roots from Gambia and Cameron and has been in business since 1992 in the Big Easy. Located in the heart of the French Quarter at 1212 Royal St., Bennachin has a friendly local vibe with tasty food and lots of amazingly flavorful vegan options. The Kone Ni Makondo is a must try as are the fried plantains! Sun-Thurs 10am-9pm and Fri-Sat 11am-10pm.
RED'S CHINESE — Red's Chinese offers creative Chinese cuisine made with a Southern twist with beer, wine, and cocktails plus daily food and drink specials available. They have lots of vegan offerings on their menu such as vegan steamed buns, general tso's tofu, eggplant with garlic, and brussels sprouts. Located in an old house at 3048 St. Claude Avenue, they have lively vibe with outdoor patios in both the back and front of the restaurant. They offer delivery and take-out plus in house dining M-F 12pm-11pm.
RED TRUCK CLUBHOUSE — Red Truck Clubhouse is located on the edge of the French Quarter at 740 N Rampart St. At Red Truck Clubhouse, you can not only feast on pizza, but you can feast your eyes on eclectic art from around the globe! Brought to you by the same people as Red Truck Gallery on Royal St., Red Truck Clubhouse on Rampart offers a "Praise Seitan" vegan sandwich and a "Hail Seitan" vegan pizza! Open for lunch and dinner, plus open late Sun-Wed 11am-2am, Thurs-Sat 11am-4am.
G'S PIZZA — G's Pizza has 2 main locations, G's Pizza CBD located at 833 Howard Ave., and G's Pizza Mid-City located at 4840 Bienville St. They offer large dining areas at both locations plus easy delivery and take-out options. They boast an entirely separate vegan menu with everything from vegan jalapeno cheezy bread to vegan pasta and sandwiches. Definitely one of the best and most vegan friendly places in all of NOLA! Open Fri-Sat 11am-Midnight, Sun-Thurs 11am-11pm.
Nightlife & Late-Night:
13 MONAGHAN — A hole-in-the-wall bar with lots of local charm set in the middle of Frenchmen St, NOLA's favorite destination for live music, outdoor art markets, & late-night stumbles with a go-cup. Vegan items include a BBQ tofu poboy with vegan mayo and tater tots smothers in jalepenos and vegan chili. M-Sun 11am - 4am. 517 Frenchmen St.
Z'OTZ — Whether you're up early or late at night, Z'otz is ready with a vegan latte and a rotating but reliable list of vegan edibles. Books, board games, and local art are all here, in addition to the early birds and night owls of NOLA. M-Sun 7am - 1am. 8210 Oak St.
BALCONY BAR — Balcony Bar is located at 3201 Magazine St. and is open Mon-Thurs 4pm-2pm, Fri-Sat 12pm-3am, and Sun 12pm-2am. As late-night bars go, Balcony Bar is one of the BEST! With it's large upstairs Balcony and plenty of indoor seating as well, Balcony Bar offers a local, down-to-earth vibe, where lots of local and non-local friends gather for fun and food. Their kitchen is known for vegan bar food including a vegan "Possible Burger" and brussels sprouts and fries.
Grocery & Prepared/To-Go Dishes:
NEW ORLEANS FOOD COOP — Located inside the New Orleans Healing Center, this mecca of natural, organic food and sundries has a great selection and sometimes hot buffet dishes. The to-go fridge case features hearty vegan sandwiches, salads, and desserts. Vegans are likely to find their favorite packaged brands as well, including mock meats, ice creams, and snack foods. M-Sun 7am - 10pm. 2372 St Claude Ave.
THE GREEN FORK —Elaborate smoothies and juices, in addition to refrigerator cases full of picnic-ready vegan salads, wraps, and meals. They often have decadent vegan sweets as well, including blueberry crumble bars and chocolate chip muffins. M-Th 8am - 6pm; F-Sat 8am - 2pm (closed Sunday). 1400 Prytania St.
WHOLE FOODS UPTOWN — Both NOLA Whole Foods locations are steady sources of vegan groceries and carry most nationally available vegan brands. The in-house vegan desserts and hot lunch/dinner buffet options are not as extensive as some cities' Whole Foods, but it's a pretty safe bet there will be some tasty grab-and-go or dine-in options. M-Sun 8am - 9pm. 5600 Magazine St.
WHOLE FOODS MIDCITY — Salad bar, large produce & bulk foods section, lots of vegan groceries, and usually a reliable number of vegan hot buffet dishes and vegan pizza. M-Sun 8am - 8pm. 300 N Broad St.