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Healthy NOLA?

Barry Strugatz Nov 23, 2009 06:33 AM

A friend will be working in New Orleans for a few months and is looking for healthy non-Cajun/Creole restaurants. Nothing too fancy. Thanks!

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    lawstudent Dec 20, 2009 04:17 PM

    Refuel in the riverbend is a great breakfast or lunch option with plenty of fresh fruit and relatively healthy fare. In the interest of full disclosure, after being a regular there for the last three years, I am now employed there part time until I find a legal job.

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      hottdish Dec 19, 2009 06:36 PM

      i live right around the corner from satsuma...on dauphine and louisa. The food is wonderfully healthy and more often than not locally sourced. They make really yummy fresh squeezed juice. it's not over-the-top expensive either, though sometimes the portions seem a little small. The quality makes it worth it, and i always feel satisfied in the end. How much does one really need to eat, anyway? plus the atmosphere is quiet and comfortable and casual and pretty and the staff is really nice. i feel really lucky to have such a good healthy option so close! check it out!

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      1. re: hottdish
        paz5559 Dec 26, 2009 01:46 PM

        $6 for a glass of juice (albeit fresh-squeezed) at what is essentially a neighborhood coffee shop seemed excessive, IMHO

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          hottdish Dec 27, 2009 04:23 PM

          i absolutely agree...but there are other things on the menu that are well worth the dough. don't throw the baby out with the overpriced fresh squeezed bathwater...

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        kittee Dec 17, 2009 11:48 AM

        Surrey's Cafe has some great options, as does Whole Foods and Pho Tao Bay and Kim Son. You an also get healthy stuff at Juan's.


        1. edible complex Nov 23, 2009 09:54 AM

          nola is not all cajun/creole, there are many healthy options. not everyone is battered and fried.
          can you be more specific in area of town and transportation options?
          here's a good start:

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          1. re: edible complex
            Barry Strugatz Nov 27, 2009 08:18 AM

            Thanks for these links. Not sure what part of town yet.

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