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Nov 23, 2009 06:33 AM

Healthy NOLA?

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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    1. 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

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

      2. 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. 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

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

            1. re: paz5559

              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...

          2. 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.