A real gem in Baton Rouge!
Posted on 09 / 01 / 2009
Southern Louisiana is all about fried animal products with a cream sauce, there are so few vegan options down here. I visited Truly Free today and LOVE IT! Completely dairy, egg, and gluten free, and many vegan options denoted on the menu. Don't let the web site fool you - while they do have a large array of baked goods, they also have a great deli menu, and offer very filling veg-friendly meals. My son (2) and I had a wonderful lunch there today - he had a veggie panini with sweet potato fries, and I had a tofu bowl with veggies, quinoa, and a delicious sauce. We tried the cupcakes for dessert, and they were wonderful. They also have sugar-free sweet tea and lemonade, "naturally sweetened." I assume it was sweetened with stevia, but forgot to ask. I am sure I'll be visiting again, so I'll update.
Parents with toddlers - bring an empty sippy or straw cup, as they only had glasses to serve the beverages. They ask no outside food or beverages to keep it allergen-free, so I didn't want to bring in my son's cup inside (even though it just had some hemp milk) to respect their request.
Very friendly staff, delicious food, a wide array of vegetarian and vegan options - truly a great find. They do have some meat options, so I think this will become a favorite place for my omni hubby, my vegan self, and my dairy-free son to dine out. I cannot be more pleased that they have opened up in Baton Rouge, most definitely worth a try!
Many vegan baked goods, Large vegan lunch/deli menu , Delicious food
No child friendly cups