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FoodieLTD Mar 29, 2009 08:05 AM

Hi. I'm going to NOLA with a friend who is vegetarian. But I am a pretty serious meat eater. Any recs that will satisfy both of us and is very typical NOLA?

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    midcity RE: FoodieLTD Mar 29, 2009 08:48 AM

    If you go somewhere for po'boys, like Parkway or Mahoney's, many po-boy shops offer a French fry po'boy that your friend could enjoy [minus the gravy, of course].

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      FoodieLTD RE: midcity Mar 29, 2009 01:59 PM

      Thanks! I've also been reading that Bennahcin is really good and has some great veg options. Not typical NOLA fare, but unique in its own right.

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        N.O.Food RE: midcity Mar 29, 2009 02:18 PM

        So, french fry poboy minus the gravy leaves fries and bread...I'm not sure that would be enjoyable.

        I noticed last night at Baru that they do vegetarian dishes upon request. Not local fare, but it's an option.

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          Bride of the Juggler RE: midcity Apr 1, 2009 12:27 PM

          Mahoney's has nice fried green tomatoes with good spicy remoulade. Bennachin was OK, the descriptions were better than the food. Surrey's is awesome, worth a trip over there just for that - the grits are heavenly and they have loads of vegetarian (and meat) stuff. Nice salads and breakfast stuff at Stanley. Thank you.

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          moaner RE: FoodieLTD Mar 31, 2009 09:25 AM

          Dante's Kitchen has an entree of local vegetables and carrot/ginger soup appetizer along with good meat dishes.

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            25dollars RE: moaner Mar 31, 2009 09:31 AM

            Lebanon or Babylon cafe....Grape leaves, yum!

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            pinkbayou RE: FoodieLTD Mar 31, 2009 09:39 AM

            Cafe Bamboo is a vegetarian restaurant on Esplanade Ave. with a focus on interpretations of traditional NOLA dishes and some more standard vegetarian fare.

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              mhdousa RE: FoodieLTD Mar 31, 2009 10:32 AM

              Most high-end places are accomodating of vegetarians if you give them advance notice. August said they would do a vegetarian tasting. Stella and Bayona both will make vegetarian items. Herbsaint prepared an AMAZING 4 course vegetarian menu.

              1. nikinik RE: FoodieLTD Mar 31, 2009 12:47 PM

                If you're looking for a breakfast place at any point, I'd recommend Surrey's on Magazine St.

                1. Lyonola RE: FoodieLTD Apr 1, 2009 12:32 PM

                  When it opens, The Green Goddess will have a variety of vegetarian options and there are even inklings of a vegetarian tasting menu.

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