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 Newly opened vegan restaurant, Seed
Newly opened vegan restaurant, Seed
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12 New Orleans Hot Spots For The Health-Obsessed

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Newly opened vegan restaurant, Seed
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And now turning our attention to what some people consider a not-so-horrifying matter: healthy eating. From gluten free dishes to vegan specialties, with Paleo and juicing thrown in for good measure, New Orleans is actually fairing pretty well for the health minded these days. As the weather heats up and you're sweating out grease like a sorry, day-old french fry, it is at least something to ponder. Here now, are twelve places to find healthy food now.

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1. Carmo

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527 Julia St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 875-4132
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Vegan and vegetarian specials abound with tropical flavors at play. You may recall the acaraje they did at Jazz Fest. Exotic juice (and cocktails), huge salads and tons of amazing specials make this Warehouse District gem a must visit year round.

2. Seed

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1330 Prytania St
New Orleans, LA 70130
Newly opened in the LGD (former Blue Plate space) this brunch/lunch hotspot features lots of vegan and raw dishes, from nachos to pad thai, build-your-own salads and fresh pressed juice and cocktails.

3. Superfood Bar

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4113 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
This Uptown haunt does superfood smoothies right, with huge flakes of coconut and housemade granola sprinkled on top. On top of an impressive juice menu, the shop also offers raw/vegan salads, tacos, wraps, and more. Plus a new sitting area.

4. Satsuma

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3218 Dauphine St.
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 304-5962
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Both the Bywater and Uptown locations offers fresh pressed juice, kale galore, tofu scrambles, and the best quinoa salads in New Orleans.

5. Bhava

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2600 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 617-2652
This vegan cafe above Feelings aims for more of a fine dining appeal (with a casual vibe) and chef Ann Churchill amazes, offering everything from tamales to tofu crabby cakes to the cashew cheese plate. Plus, house kombucha.

6. Breads on Oak

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8640 Oak St., Suite A
New Orleans, LA 70118
Vegan and gluten free breads, pastries and sandwiches abound here. Vegan faves include a mushroom and walnut pate and the eggless salad sandwich.

7. 3 Potato 4

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2727 Broad St
New Orleans, LA
Baked fries and sweet potato fries with over 17 different toppings including vegan bacon bits and curry, plus eco-friendly take-out containers, is what you'll find at this vegan/gluten free Broadmoor addition.

8. Raw Republic

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4528 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 324-8234
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Cleansing is the name of the game here, with all things juice and juice cleanses for those in detox mode.

9. FARE Food Apothecary

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4838 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 302-9171
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Where things get Paleo and gluten free on Magazine Street: Juices, smoothies, takehome salads, sandwiches on seeded flatbreads, and lots of pastries. Opened by Alicia and Matt Murphy of Irish House, they also do curbside pickup for meals.

10. The Green Fork

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1400 Prytania St
New Orleans, LA 70130
Located in the LGD and in Old Metairie, these detox experts offer customized 3-day cleanses (with delivery available). Also home of juice, smoothies, and take away dinners like vegan meatloaf, stews, raw lasagna and more.

11. City Greens

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909 Poydras (First Bank and Trust Building)
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 533-0004
For the downtown lunch crowd, City Greens offers locally sourced salads and wraps. Most of the greens come from co-owner Ben Kazenmaier's hydroponic farm, and also from Covey Rise Farms on the Northshore.

12. Sneaky Pickle

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4017 St Claude Ave
New Olreans, LA
While not entirely a vegan cafe, this Bywater restaurant does have an entirely vegan menu with flatbreads, salads, sandwiches and even a burger.

1. Carmo

527 Julia St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Vegan and vegetarian specials abound with tropical flavors at play. You may recall the acaraje they did at Jazz Fest. Exotic juice (and cocktails), huge salads and tons of amazing specials make this Warehouse District gem a must visit year round.
527 Julia St
New Orleans, LA 70130

2. Seed

1330 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Newly opened in the LGD (former Blue Plate space) this brunch/lunch hotspot features lots of vegan and raw dishes, from nachos to pad thai, build-your-own salads and fresh pressed juice and cocktails.
1330 Prytania St
New Orleans, LA 70130

3. Superfood Bar

4113 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115
This Uptown haunt does superfood smoothies right, with huge flakes of coconut and housemade granola sprinkled on top. On top of an impressive juice menu, the shop also offers raw/vegan salads, tacos, wraps, and more. Plus a new sitting area.
4113 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

4. Satsuma

3218 Dauphine St., New Orleans, LA 70117
Both the Bywater and Uptown locations offers fresh pressed juice, kale galore, tofu scrambles, and the best quinoa salads in New Orleans.
3218 Dauphine St.
New Orleans, LA 70117

5. Bhava

2600 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70117
This vegan cafe above Feelings aims for more of a fine dining appeal (with a casual vibe) and chef Ann Churchill amazes, offering everything from tamales to tofu crabby cakes to the cashew cheese plate. Plus, house kombucha.
2600 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70117

6. Breads on Oak

8640 Oak St., Suite A, New Orleans, LA 70118
Vegan and gluten free breads, pastries and sandwiches abound here. Vegan faves include a mushroom and walnut pate and the eggless salad sandwich.
8640 Oak St., Suite A
New Orleans, LA 70118

7. 3 Potato 4

2727 Broad St, New Orleans, LA
Baked fries and sweet potato fries with over 17 different toppings including vegan bacon bits and curry, plus eco-friendly take-out containers, is what you'll find at this vegan/gluten free Broadmoor addition.
2727 Broad St
New Orleans, LA

8. Raw Republic

4528 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115
Cleansing is the name of the game here, with all things juice and juice cleanses for those in detox mode.
4528 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

9. FARE Food Apothecary

4838 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115
Where things get Paleo and gluten free on Magazine Street: Juices, smoothies, takehome salads, sandwiches on seeded flatbreads, and lots of pastries. Opened by Alicia and Matt Murphy of Irish House, they also do curbside pickup for meals.
4838 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

10. The Green Fork

1400 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Located in the LGD and in Old Metairie, these detox experts offer customized 3-day cleanses (with delivery available). Also home of juice, smoothies, and take away dinners like vegan meatloaf, stews, raw lasagna and more.
1400 Prytania St
New Orleans, LA 70130

11. City Greens

909 Poydras (First Bank and Trust Building), New Orleans, LA 70112
For the downtown lunch crowd, City Greens offers locally sourced salads and wraps. Most of the greens come from co-owner Ben Kazenmaier's hydroponic farm, and also from Covey Rise Farms on the Northshore.
909 Poydras (First Bank and Trust Building)
New Orleans, LA 70112

12. Sneaky Pickle

4017 St Claude Ave, New Olreans, LA
While not entirely a vegan cafe, this Bywater restaurant does have an entirely vegan menu with flatbreads, salads, sandwiches and even a burger.
4017 St Claude Ave
New Olreans, LA

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