A common misconception by practically everyone outside of New Orleans is that it’s nearly impossible to eat a healthy meal in the Big Easy. Lucky for our waistlines and well-being, numerous healthy eateries have been popping up all over the Crescent City. These restaurants serve food that will actually taste as good as those duck fat fries you were just dreaming about—only without the extra guilt.
Seed promotes nourishment for your body and sustainability for the environment. Their menu is diverse and offers brunch, lunch, dinner, and dessert along with a separate menu for speciality smoothies and juices.
Options range from the mango and kale salad to the eggplant pomodoro, as well as vegan takes on comfort food classics such as po-boys and three bean chili. Seed offers concoctions that combine New Orleans’ classic cuisine with garden-based produce.
This casual joint is a health food lover’s haven. It boasts an extensive menu of superfood combinations in the form of smoothies, juices, salads, wraps, and sandwiches. Everything on the menu is vegan, gluten-free and raw. Some smoothies and juices could substitute a meal and others are perfect to bring with you on a stroll down Magazine Street.
If liquid meals aren’t your style, there’s no need to fret. Equally tasty organic salads, wraps, and sandwiches are also available at the bar. The dining space inside is limited, so stop by Superfood Bar for a quick and energizing meal on-the-go.
3. Raw Republic
Raw Republic isn’t just a healthy eating spot—it’s a healthy lifestyle spot. Titling itself as a “wellness boutique,” Raw Republic encourages a balanced diet filled with juices and organic foods.
As suggested by the name, Raw Republic’s juices, milks, smoothies, and booster shots are all raw and made with in-season produce. The best part about this eating experience is the opportunity to talk with a Cleanse Consultant, who can provide tips on the best juices for your individual health goals.
FARE Food Apothecary takes the concept of a medicinal and herbal storefront and applies it to nutritious food. FARE aims for its entire menu to improve customers’ health in various ways: some items specifically aid digestion, whereas others aim to satisfy your sweet tooth with fruit, rather than added sugars. The apothecary has soups, salads, baked goods, juices, and smoothies, with soy-, dairy-, and gluten-free options available.
The Pressery is one of the newest health-driven New Orleans hotspots. They have a grab n go method, so you can take your juices and smoothies with you on the road. The real focus at The Pressery is juice: the cold-pressed juice bar creates organic and vegan juices, milks, and popsicles with raw and fresh ingredients.
Some standout items on the menu include almond milk coffee for the early morning risers, made with pure coffee, date, cinnamon, and raw honey. A popular juice favorite is the going green pressed juice, which combines kale, parsley, cucumber, celery, mint, and apple. In the Pressery’s effort to promote overall wellness, the business organizes yoga events as well as memberships for fresh juice subscriptions.
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