With all the po'boys, beignets, and alcohol, it's easy to over do it in New Orleans. Eating healthy in the the city isn't hard though! New Orleans is filled with numerous options for salad, juice, lighter sandwiches, and good-for-you fare. From gluten-free dishes to vegan specialties, here are our favorite healthy spots around town:
The Daily Beet - 1000 Girod Street
The Daily Beet is a brand new, modern health-centric cafe that serves seasonal hearty salads, cold-pressed juices, smoothies and other healthy fare. Located in the rapidly-developing Warehouse District, The Daily Beet's menu includes salads, a granola bowl with acai and seasonal fruit, a quinoa bowl with avocado and black beans and avocado toast on bread from the bakery Leo's Bread.
Pulp & Grind - 644 Camp Street
Located in the CDB, this coffee and juice bar specializes in juice on the go, wellness shots, and healthier takeaway items. Perfect for the downtown breakfast and lunch crowd, Pulp & Grind also offers a slew of baked goods including Vegan options. Pulp & Grind opened an Uptown (5720 Magazine Street) location in April 2017 which features a menu identical to the Camp Street location, including fresh, cold-pressed juices, scones, biscuits, quiches, bagel bombs, muffins and cookies.
Raw Republic - 4528 Magazine Street
Raw Republic offers 100% organic, raw juices and smoothies in a convenient to-go atmosphere. Located Uptown, Raw Republic also offers vegan/raw foods-to-go and holistic health care products. The Detox Juice Packages are a perfect for a post-long weekend cleanse and the Acai Bowls are a colorful and nutritious meal. Juice cleanses start at just $50 and are a healthy and clean way to reboot your health.
Seed - 1339 Prytania Street
This LGD hotspot features the widest array of vegan and raw dishes in town and puts spins on comfort-food classics from nachos to po'boys. Menu also pad thai, build-your-own salads and fresh pressed juice and cocktails. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and known to create specialty menus for holidays (including Valentine's).
Carmo - 527 Julia Street
Carmo is a tropical restaurant and bar with a commitment to providing vegans, vegetarians and omnivores alike with healthy and affordable dishes. The menu is built upon the rich, multi-cultural culinary influences found throughout the Caribbean, Central and South America, West Africa, Southeast Asia, Gulf South and beyond. Exotic juice (and cocktails), huge salads and tons of amazing specials make this Warehouse District gem a must-visit for lunch or dinner.