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Nov 24, 2010 07:11 AM

Best Vegetarian options?

Any bright ideas please?

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  1. any vietnamese place would be great for vegetarians. pho tau bay or 9 roses on the westbank has many options.

    slice pizzeria on st. charles also is loaded with vegatarian options.

    sun ray grille in the wherehouse district has sushi and salads that could be vegatarian.

    good luck

    1. Bennachin in the Quarter is pretty good. And I haven't yet been to Green Goddess, but it doesn't look like you can go wrong, there. A lot of the more popular restaurants will set you up if you call ahead. These include Bayona, Commander's Palace, and even Cochon, surprisingly enough. Commanders' has a vegetarian option on their standard menu. I heard that Muriel's can put on a good show for the vegetarian, too.

      Let's see. I think Meauxbar and Dante's Kitchen have those options on their menus, lunch or dinner or both. I think Iris does, too. Domenica has pizza and a lovely cheap happy hour. I think you can sort of get by at Bourbon House.

      Breakfast at Ruby Slipper, Huevos, Stanley, and Surrey's will do the trick.

      There's a fried green tomato po boy at Mahoney's (haven't tried it--make sure they don't have the implied shrimp included). I think Parkway has a french fry po boy. Red Fish Grill has a veggie sandwich for lunch. I can't imagine they wouldn't do it for dinner. I think Central Grocery will even make you a vegetarian muffaletta.

      Is that enough? How long will you be in town?

      930 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130

      Commander's Palace Restaurant
      1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130

      430 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70112

      Dante's Kitchen
      736 Dante Street, New Orleans, LA 70118

      Red Fish Grill
      115 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130

      4408 Banks St, New Orleans, LA

      Green Goddess
      307 Exchange Place, New Orleans, LA 70130

      Bennachin Restaurant
      1212 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116

      Bourbon House
      144 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130

      Ruby Slipper Cafe
      139 S Cortez St, New Orleans, LA 70119

      123 Baronne Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

      1. If you want to go to one of the more upscale places--August, Herbsaint, etc.--my veggie and vegan friends tell me it's best if you call ahead and request a veggie meal, and you won't be disappointed.

        701 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130

        1. If you do a search on this forum (New Orleans) this topic has been covered quite a bit. You'll find some helpful suggestions in the links posted below. The only place that is closed that I can think of, is Cafe Bamboo.

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          1. re: Suzy Wong

            Well, for ethnic options in Metairie, you could eat the variety of Indian vegetarian dishes at Taj Mahal, or perhaps the non-meat Lebanese platter at Byblos (baba ganouj, hummus, rice pilaf, falafel, etc.). Or if Uptown, you could go to Taj Mahal's sister restaurant, Nirvana, or the Uptown location of Byblos. Both on Magazine Street. Just a few thoughts...