You should hopefully be learning quite a bit about healthy food and restaurants in New Orleans over the next few minutes. Our main objective is to cover as much as we can so that you will be able to buy nutritious foods in your area and feel great when your next meal is finished.
The best vegan and vegetarian restaurants near you will get the ball rolling and vegetable lovers are not lacking for options here. More healthy restaurants will come next in addition to nice salad bars and soup restaurants.
Buying nutritious ingredients at New Orleans health food stores and markets is a fantastic way to figure out just how healthy your diet really is. Smoothies and juice stores will get a quick shout out, and then a few gluten free bakeries with lots of fresh baked low sugar sweets and treats will round out the post.
Expect to find a local healthy foods map towards the conclusion that will help you locate all of the places we mention throughout the article. And for more about where to find nutritious meals around the Southeast check out that link.
Vegan & Vegetarian Restaurants
There are some really good vegan and vegetarian restaurants in your area like:
- I-tal Garden at 810 North Claiborne Ave
- Sweet Soulfood at 1025 N Broad St
- Breads On Oak at 8640 Oak St #A
- Kindred at 7537 Maple St
- Meals From the Heart Café at 1100 N Peters St #13
I-Tal Garden offers delightful plant based organic foods as healthy alternatives to classic New Orleans style soul cuisine from 10am Friday through Sunday.
Sweet Soulfood is open from 11am to 5pm Monday through Saturday serving satisfying fare that is vegan, organic, and free of soy and dairy.
Breads On Oak is an organic vegan bakery and café in your area providing king cakes, European breads, pastries, brunch, and lunch from 7:30am to 3pm daily.
Po’boys that are 100% vegan, burgers, salads, sides, daiquiris, and drinks along with other gluten free alternatives are offered at Kindred.
Vegan and gluten free blue crab cakes, okra gumbo, and pancakes are a must try at Meals From the Heart and you can try them every day from 10am to 3:30pm.
New Orleans Healthy Restaurants
There are plenty more healthy restaurants in New Orleans like:
- Beercat Café at 2521 Jena St
- The Daily Beet at 3300 Magazine St
- Satsuma Café at 3218 Dauphine St
- Carmo at 527 Julia St
Beercat Café serves high quality healthy breakfasts and lunches near you along with coffees, loose-leaf teas, and homemade bottled beverages with plenty of vegetarian, vegan, paleo friendly, and gluten free options from 8am to 3pm Tuesday through Sunday.
The Daily Beet is a local vegan and gluten free cafe and juice bar serving regional and seasonal foods from 8am to 8pm daily.
Various kinds of fresh juices, breakfast, and lunch menu items made from high quality, regional, and organic products are offered at Satsuma Café from 8am to 3pm daily except on Wednesday when they are closed.
Carmo is a tropical restaurant and bar that is open from 9am on Tuesday through Saturday serving healthy and affordable food to vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores in a warm, friendly, and casual setting.
Salad Bars In Your Area
You can always get a nutritious meal at one of these salad bars near you:
- Green To Go at 400 Poydras #130
- Salads Galore & More at 7011 Read Blvd
- The Salad Station at 909 Veterans Blvd, Metairie
- Rush Bowls at 800 Metairie Rd, Metairie
Green To Go is open from 10am to 2pm on weekdays offering healthy salads as an alternative to fast food.
Salads Galore and More provides salads, turkey burgers, wraps, baked potatoes, sandwiches, and other healthy options in New Orleans on weekdays from 10:30am to 4:30pm.
Over 100 gourmet salads to choose from in addition to a hot bar, homemade soups and sauces, and a lot more items are available at The Salad Station from 10am to 8pm Monday through Saturday.
Rush Bowls comes with a new twist on quick nutritious meal alternatives in your area including bowls and nutrient dense smoothies with up to 5 servings of fruits and veggies. They are open from 8am to 7pm Monday through Saturday and from 9am on Sunday.
Other places we have mentioned throughout the post that are known to make great salads near you include Kindred, Rolls N Bowls, and New Orleans Food Co-Op.
Really good soups can be found at these restaurants:
- Lilly’s Café at 1813 Magazine St
- Rolls N Bowls at 605 Metairie Rd, Metairie
- Little Chinatown at 3800 Williams Blvd, Kenner
Lilly’s Café serves a range of affordable traditional Vietnamese cuisine like pho, spring rolls, and banh mi along with other vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options from 11am to 9pm Monday through Saturday.
Authentic delightful foods and delicacies including nutritious soups, grilled chicken, pork, and tofu po’boys as well as salads and more items are a must try at Rolls N Bowls.
Little Chinatown serves a wide variety ol vegetarian foods, authentic regional Chinese dishes, high quality Chinese teas, and daily specials such as soups, noodles, and rice from 11am to 10pm daily.
Don’t forget about the The Salad Station for more healthy soups.
Health Food Stores & Markets
Buy your own fresh fruits and vegetables at these local health food stores and markets:
- New Orleans Food Co-Op at 2372 St Claude Ave #110
- Whole Foods Market at 300 N Broad St
- The Fresh Market at 3338 St Charles Ave
- Trader Joe’s at 2949 Veterans Blvd, Metairie
New Orleans Food Co-Op is a full service grocery store offering fresh local vegetables, organic meats, a big bulk section, dry goods, cheeses, a salad bar, in house prepared foods, natural body care, and more items from 9am to 9pm daily.
The Fresh Market provides quick dinners and delectable fresh foods like excellent meats and seafoods, quality fresh produce, branded baked products, and deli platters from 8am to 9pm daily.
We bet you know what the Whole Foods Markets near you have to offer and there is another one on Magazine Street and a third over in Metairie.
Smoothies & Juice Shops
Smoothie and juice shops are good options for a quick and healthy snack:
- The Antidote Juice at 734 Union St #100
- The Big Squeezy at 303 St Charles Ave #A
- The Green Fork at 1400 Prytania St
- Baya Bar at 4719 Freret St
- Botanicals at 3726 St Claude Ave
- Main Squeeze Juice Co at 2561 Metairie Rd #D, Metairie
- Playa Bowls at 730 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie
Other places we have mentioned throughout the post that are known to make great healthy smoothies and juices in your area include Rush Bowls, Satsuma Café, and Daily Beet.
Gluten Free Bakeries Near You
Gluten free bakeries in New Orleans should have plenty of good things to try:
The Cupcake Collection is popular for their delectable gluten free and vegan cupcakes and pastries in your area.
EverydayKetoToGo in Metairie offers local healthy and delicious selections that are free from gluten and sugar and with low carbohydrates.
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Enjoy Eating Healthy In New Orleans
Now that you have read about all of those local vegan and vegetarian restaurants, other healthy restaurants, salad bars, places to get great soup, health food stores and markets, smoothies and juice shops, and gluten free bakeries in your area it should be easy for you to grab a delicious and nutritious meal in the near future.
If you noticed anything incorrect on this page or if anything we mentioned has become dated please let us know in the comments so we can keep our info as fresh as possible. Hopefully you enjoy eating healthy food at restaurants in New Orleans.