When it comes to culinary trends, vegetarian and vegan cuisine are on the rise. Health-conscious consumers and animal rights supporters from around the world are dedicated to following vegan guidelines, cooking vegan food, and dining in vegan restaurants more than ever. Top New Orleans restaurants are embracing the vegan lifestyle with a variety of specials and menu staples. In celebration of National Vegan Day on Tuesday, November 1st, a couple of NOLA’s award-winning restaurants are sharing recipes for at-home cooks to make.
Jack Rose, named the #1 “Best Hotel Restaurant” by USA TODAY 10Best, is known for spontaneous celebration and an eclectic mix of cuisine created by Chef/Owner Brian Landry. Sous Chef Takara Hein, a vegan herself, creates a variety of vegan dishes and specials weekly. Guests can enjoy veggie-centric offerings including her famed Vegan Pozole – a rich, brothy soup made with hominy, mushrooms, chili broth, cabbage, radish with a fresh lime cilantro vinaigrette. Additional specials rotate.
Celebrating the culture of East Africa through authentic Ethiopian communal dining, Addis NOLA has earned praise for its traditional stews, stir-fry, and fresh vegetables. Each week, the restaurant pays tribute to all-things veggie with Vegan Monday. On National Vegan Day, guests are invited to enjoy dishes such as Misir Wot. This is a spicy, deeply rich and vibrant red lentil stew. Also on the vegan menu is the Veggie Combo – red lentils, yellow split peas, collard greens, cabbage, beets, and green lentils, as well as a traditional coffee roasting ceremony.