The third location of popular vegetarian cafe the Daily Beet opens in the Irish Channel tomorrow, August 8, adding a second expansion for the brand since getting started as a vendor at the Bywater’s St. Roch Market.
Daily Beet owner Dylan Maisel opened JuiceNOLA at St. Roch in April 2015 as one of the market’s first food stalls, and followed two years later with his first restaurant in the CBD inside The Beacon, a property in the neighborhood’s South Market District development.
The Daily Beet’s schtick is vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free good-for-you eats — like toasts with avocado, tomato, and chili flakes or roasted beets, eggs, and harissa, and rice and veggie bowls served on beds of greens, as well as salads. According to a press release, the new location on the corner of Toledano and Magazine Streets will expand its brunch offerings, adding vegan buckwheat sweet potato pancakes and a Pitaya chia Bowl with granola, fruit, and bee pollen. A lox plate offers the sole non-vegetarian option for meat eaters.
Formerly a Smashburger, the light-filled “schoolhouse” aesthetic of the Magazine Street cafe is the product of working with local architecture firm Concordia and designer GoodWood NOLA (also a contributor to the interior of just-opened Thalia). The Daily Beet’s third spot lands at a time of need for New Orleans vegetarians, with the recent closure of Bywater’s Seed and Sneaky Pickle, the latter of which is now expected to reopen at the end of August or beginning of September after a fire forced its closure this spring.
The Daily Beet, 3300 Magazine Street, is open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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