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any new veggie treats?

voodootrane Feb 18, 2011 03:40 PM

hey y'all,

about to make my annual sojourn, and just wanted to see if any new vegetarian awesomeness has popped up in the last year. My wife digs the veggie options at green goddess, the gumbo z'herbes at the gumbo shop... anything new pop up in the last year that's vegetarian/fish with scales only friendly?

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    collardman RE: voodootrane Feb 19, 2011 10:25 AM

    A few of the CH here, including me, have enjoyed the new Abyssinian restaurant on Magazine Street. And there are the older Middle Eastern choices Byblos and Mona's. Lebanon's on Carollton is also OK.

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      voodootrane RE: collardman Feb 20, 2011 05:46 PM

      cool. know the middle eastern spots- what's the name of the abyssinian place? is it just abyssinian? thanks! gotta keep gettin that lady good vittles so I can keep coming back. :-)

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        hjacmc RE: voodootrane Feb 20, 2011 06:36 PM

        It's just called Abyssinia. Here's a link:

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        lenwood RE: collardman Mar 16, 2011 07:18 AM

        The eggplant sandwich at Lebanon's is worth the trip for. They also have a vegetarian rice dish that is very good. Both are cooked with cheese.

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          lenwood RE: lenwood Mar 16, 2011 11:30 AM

          A classic New Orleans scales only dish is blackened redfish. Much more representative of New Orleans cuisine than what I posted above. Trout amandine or meunier and redfish courtboullion would be others. You can find these in many places.

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        califkatie RE: voodootrane Feb 21, 2011 07:50 AM

        there are the two surreys cafe on magazine st., very veggie friendly. also, urbanspoon/ new orleans lists a lot of vegetarian restaurants.

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          Shiloh RE: voodootrane Feb 21, 2011 01:21 PM

          Last week's Gambit reviewed Cafe Carmo, a Brazilian-ish place in the Warehouse District where "pork eaters and vegans coexist happily." It's about a year old, according to the article. I have not been, nor had I heard about it prior to coming across the Gambit review, but I am intrigued.


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            rouxdauphine RE: voodootrane Mar 20, 2011 07:02 PM

            Satsuma on Dauphine Street in the Bywater is fantastic and may indeed fit the bill for you.

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              voodootrane RE: voodootrane Mar 28, 2012 10:34 AM

              My annual revival of this thread. Anything new in vegetarian deliciousness in the easy this year? I've heard some great things about some pop up spots around town, anyone know where those will be for Jazzfest? My wife loved our breakfast trip to the Surrey Cafe last year, complete with Veggie sausage and stealing some of my bananas foster french toast.

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                montuori RE: voodootrane Mar 28, 2012 11:09 AM

                The Wandering Buddha (in the Hi-Ho Lounge on St. Claude) serves vegan Korean food. I have little basis of comparison and really have no idea if it's *good* vegan Korean food or not but the scallion pancakes are pretty excellent. Also on St. Claude in the Healing Center is Fatoush, a Turkish (I believe, my apologies if it's actually Greek) place with a bevy of veg options (though not exclusively vegetarian). The service is ... young ... but the food is surprisingly good.

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                  collardman RE: voodootrane Mar 28, 2012 11:37 AM

                  Your mention of bananas foster french toast brings up Cafe Atchafalaya. The brunch has some good egg dishes and I see their banana foster french toast (which we order as a joint dessert) has been replaced by strawberry french toast which makes sense as the local strawberries are great right now. They also have good veggie sides during regular lunch and dinner

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                    noradeirdre RE: voodootrane Mar 28, 2012 12:48 PM

                    Carmo: http://cafecarmo.com/ in the CBD, and Magasin (Vietnamese food) Uptown.

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                      culinas RE: voodootrane Mar 28, 2012 02:32 PM

                      Not exclusively vegetarian, but a good selection at Maurepas: http://www.maurepasfoods.com/ (The menu's on their Facebook page).
                      If you're looking for pop-ups, also check out Tsai (https://www.facebook.com/tsainola) where they generally announce dates/locations not too far in advance, and PPX (http://www.ppxneworleans.com/) which is doing a gumbo z'herbes demo at Jazzfest. Streats (https://www.facebook.com/streatsmcgee) (also not fully veggie, but about a good chunk of their menu is meatless) is moving into Siberia in the Bywater.

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                        noradeirdre RE: culinas Mar 28, 2012 03:26 PM

                        Ooh, yes. These are all excellent suggestions.

                        Also just would like to note that when we went to August over the holidays, I had the regular chef's tasting menu and my husband had the tasting of vegetables and it was terrific.

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                        voodootrane RE: voodootrane Mar 29, 2012 09:12 AM

                        these are all awesome, y'all! keep em coming!

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