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Vegetarian Restaurants

McChow Aug 15, 2007 10:24 PM

I'll be coming into town over the Labor Day weekend and would love to find out the latest post-Katrina information on Vegetarian and Vegetarian-Friendly restaurants. I'm not a vegan and will gladly eat all milk, eggs, cheese etc. I have been to many restaurants in the Quarter and most restaurants have something for me to eat. The Gumbo Shop, Court of Two Sisters, Louisiana Pizza Kitchen, Clover Grill and NOLA have always been great for our group of meat-eaters and vegetarians. I'm looking for everything from quick take-out food to a nice sit down meal. I'd also love to find a place that will make a great vegetarian muffaletta really good bread and cheese. I'd appreciate all your suggestions from breakfast to dinner and beyond. Thanks.

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    Frolic RE: McChow Aug 16, 2007 06:14 AM

    Central Grocery makes a veggie muff. Most high-end restaurants will accommodate vegetarians. The restaurants in the Quarter are used to tourists, so they'll normally have some options. Outside the Quarter, especial at neighborhood restaurants, it will be harder to find a good veggie option.

    1. jamielynn RE: McChow Aug 16, 2007 09:22 AM

      One of my best friends is a Vegan, so i've had enough experience doing this with her.
      Off the top of my head:
      Pho Tau Bay (unbelievable vietnamese)
      Stella (scott will do veggie for ya)
      Cafe Siam

      1. anthonyturducken RE: McChow Aug 16, 2007 12:26 PM

        slim goodie's

        taqueria corona
        juan's flying burrito
        theo's pizza
        cafe nino
        matt and naddie's lunch buffet
        bangkok thai
        crepe nanou


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          kmnola RE: McChow Aug 16, 2007 06:41 PM

          Jacques-Imo's makes this amazingly delicious vegetarian plate. It's basically a pile of veggie deliciousness. A vegetarian friend of mine ordered it the last time we went together and she let me have a bite. It was surprisingly good, and she wasn't able to finish it all, so I'm guessing it was satisfying.

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            Tonto RE: kmnola Aug 16, 2007 08:37 PM

            I find that most kitchens are willing to accomodate. Look over their menu and see what ingredients they are serving with other dishes say pasta, asparagus for example. They will be more than happy to whip up something that satisfies your food taste. Should not be a problem.

          2. jamielynn RE: McChow Aug 17, 2007 07:52 AM

            All the ones listed are good.
            Jacques-Imo's - will hook you up for sure. And I forgot Surries...that place is so cute and great stuff

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              McChow RE: McChow Aug 17, 2007 08:19 AM

              One additional thing... I'm really only familiar with the French Quarter and a little bit outside of it, so if you could give me a general idea if the places are within walking distance or cab distance, that would be great. I appreciate all the advice I've been getting, thank you so much.

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                jamielynn RE: McChow Aug 17, 2007 09:20 AM

                Pho Tau Bay - West Bank....and worth the trip
                Blybos - magazine st. uptown
                Crepe Nanou - near byblos but on pyrtania (runs parallel to magazine)
                Stella - Chartes near Ursuline (FQ)
                Lola's - Esplanade not far from quarter across from the Fairgrounds racetrack
                Mona's - Frenchman near quarter
                Cafe Siam - where esplanade and frenchman meet
                13 - Frenchman
                Jacques-Imo's - Uptown/Riverbend next to Maple leaf bar
                Surries - Magazine st. just past Warehouse District on way uptown.

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                  anthonyturducken RE: McChow Aug 17, 2007 09:25 AM

                  bennachin is in the french quarter

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                  McChow RE: McChow Aug 19, 2007 12:53 PM

                  Thanks to all of you with all your suggestions. Too bad I'll only be there for 6 days... sounds like I'll be eating around the clock.

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