New Orleans, Louisiana is quite the experience! If you’ve never been to NOLA before I definitely recommend planning a trip there soon. It’s full of culture, food, music, and art!
We were in New Orleans for my cousin’s wedding (which was super lit!) and took some extra days to explore the city and experience the lifestyle. We stayed in the French Quarter in the heart of the action.
Spending four nights on Bourbon Street is DEFINITELY too much. The night life is crazy and literally never stops. Number one tip for surviving NOLA is to stay hydrated (lots of water), oh and pack some good walking shoes.
Vegan Travel Guide Tips
The number one thing I would recommend with traveling as a vegan is to plan ahead. There’s nothing worse than being in a foreign city with no food packed and shitty vegan options to order from.
#1 Tip: Pack Snacks
Bring some food along with you like non-perishable fruits, bagels, nutrition bars, etc. We always traveled with a bagel from the breakfast provided at our stay and some fruit like apples and bananas.
#2 Tip: Prioritize Vegan Resturants
We researched the area before we got there and found places that we wanted to visit. We also were careful to conserve phone battery to do some extra searching on the go. Find places that offer vegan options too and if you are in a pinch, call them and ask questions!
#3 Tip: Be Flexible
Always plan for the best! But not everything is in your control, like the weather. Be ready for anything and willing to change plans if you need to. Adventures are more fun anyway 🙂
List of Restaurants with Vegan Options in the New Orleans Area
Good Karma Café
The Daily Beet
Blaze Pizza (chain)
The Crepe Cart*
Meals from the Heart Café*
Louisiana Pizza Kitchen (Daiya Cheese)
Café Du Monde
*Restaurants visited on this trip
Highlights from NOLA!
Friday: Arrive in New Orleans – Dinner at Green Goddess – Live Music & Drinks on Bourbon St.
Saturday: Meals from the Heat Café for Pancakes – Walking Exploration around the French Quarter – Work & Hang by the Pool – Rehearsal Dinner – Bourbon St. with cousins (got a little crazy)
Sunday: Wedding Day! Relax and Brunch at the Crepé Truck – WEDDING! – Second Line Parade – Reception
Monday: Felipe’s Taqueria (brunch-ish) – Boat Tour of the Mississippi – Gumbo Shop for dinner – Sister Date
Tuesday: Seed Nola for Brunch – Exploring new parks – Depart for home
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