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1330 Prytania St, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 70130

Vegan cafe est. 2014 making sandwiches, gumbo, New Orleans style entrees, salads, juices, smoothies, and more. Offers a brunch menu. Open Mon-Fri 11:00am-10:00pm, Sat-Sun 10:00am-10:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, American, Organic, Raw, Juice bar, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Fusion

98 Reviews

First Review by vegbaker

Fully comforting and flavorful vegan cuisine - Edit

I admire this place. I am so invested in the ability to get hot, fluffy vegan beignets or crispy, packed tofu poboys that I am willing to spend 50 minutes on two of the sub par New Orleans public transportation lines in order to make it to this restaurant from north of the city.

The people are friendly and every menu item I have ever tried has been highly delicious and fulfilling. This includes the vegan take on mac and cheese, the gumbo, the southern fried po' boy, the beignets, the fried tofu nuggets, and the barbecue sandwich. They are all beyond your expectations of quality for any restaurant-served dish and they will fill your stomach. It is a cozy, modern, and lightly decorated space in the restaurant. I would dine here weekly if I lived closer.

Pros: Food as good as or better than traditional version, Laid back, sleek atmosphere and neighborhood, Very large range of menu items to select from

Cons: Items can get slightly pricey, Wait can sometimes be longer during peak hours

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BEST VEGAN FOOD EVER - Edit

I visited this place with a couple of my friends yesterday. IT WAS THE BEST THING I'VE EVER DONE. I'm seriously obsessed. I may live 4 hours away from New Orleans, BUT I WILL MAKE THE FULL TRIP TO HAVE THIS FOOD AGAIN. The southern style po boy was phenomenal. The mac & cheese was delicious. The artichoke cakes were mind blowing. I can't recommend this place enough. Do yourself a favor: buy everything on the menu.

Pros: Many options to choose from, AMAZING server , great

Cons: Can get pricey very quickly

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great! - Edit

Ate here multiple time when visiting NO for a big conference. Can walk from convention center. Beignets were awesome, also tried the eggplant poboy, kale salad and a pineapple ginger smoothie. Would have liked one of everything on the menu!
They also take phone orders to go. Would def recommend!

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Good Stuff - Edit

So glad to see a vegan restaurant busy at lunch. They offer a wide selection of items with many local New Orleans favorites. Highly recommended

Pros: large menu

Cons: Service can be a little slow but it give me more t

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can't wait to come back - Edit

i had the sweet corn polenta & the super 8 juice. everything was so fresh & flavorful. i love a menu where you can't decide what to get--that's always a good sign. the staff was so friendly & the service superb. a must!!

Pros: delicious food, wonderful service , great menu

Cons: for a tourist, it was a bit of a hike from the fre

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Food was delicious but service is lacking - Edit

While the food is very good, the service wasn’t superb. Granted it was during dinner time, but at least treat customers like more than a tab. Also seating is really confined to the point of little to no personal space.

Pros: food

Cons: service , seating

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Great food and service - Edit

Visiting from out of town this place didn’t disappoint. Lots of good menu options, including local themed dishes and creative drinks menu. Great quality food with great service.

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I love this place ! - Edit

I spent 4 days in the City and came here 3 times. I really enjoyed everything. I wanted to try all the menu!! everything was delicious 👍🏼 artichoke cakes, nachos, carrot salad, eggplant poboy, & chickpea salad sandwich ♥️

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Great experience!!! - Edit

I had an amazing lunch at Seed today! I have been on a road trip with my boyfriend for the past 3 weeks in the south and eating well, but aching for some good veg food. I was so excited to check out an entirely veg-friendly restaurant while he was working today. I found Seed on happy cow and walked there from my hotel in the French Quarter (about a mile). Felt safe during the entire walk and got great and speedy service at the restaurant.
I got the "standard juice", artichoke cakes, and BBQ sandwich. The food came out incredibly quickly and was soooo good. The artichoke cakes were light and crispy and the sandwich was smothered in good southern bbq sauce with a crisp apple slaw on it.
To address some cons that others have written, it was a little pricy, but I also went a little overboard bc I was excited! You can get one dish for $10-12. I was also there in the middle of the day, so service and food arrival were speedy!

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Great stuff! - Edit

We were the last people seated before the kitchen closed due to Hurricane Nate. We were so glad we made it. Everything we tried was delicious. Wish we had time to go back again to try more things. A real gem, very friendly service, too.

Pros: Great selection, Fast service , Delicious!!

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a very bright spot in a dark cuisine landscape - Edit

This place is a MUST for any visiting and local vegan, and a great place to bring omnivore friends and family. Eclectic and inviting dining experience, great service, sonic speed kitchen, fantastic music (via Pandora) and a wide array of dishes that present local flavors and cuisine in a delectable and plant based manner. From Po boys to beignets...OMG. I had the artichoke cakes every visit and wish I could wrangle the recipe. I brought 4 omnivore colleagues along with 1 other vegan and 2 vegetarians and every plate went back to the kitchen practically licked clean.

Pros: cohesive menu, lovely dining room, good portions, well plated

Cons: they're only in New Orleans

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Taste buds were alive! - Edit

Spending holiday in New Orleans and of course I thought I'd have a hard time finding Vegan options. We walked two miles and it was TOTALLY worth it. My boyfriend ISNT vegan and after every bite he would let out a"damn this is good" "mmmhhmm". We got the nachos, southern fried Po boy, and the chocolate mousse.

Pros: Great service, Clean and straight forward menu, tons of options

Cons: Very few signature Cajun cuisine options

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AMAZING - Edit

So I'm on holiday in New Orleans and I was looking to take a bunch of non-vegetarian friends to a vegan restaurant. I read some bad review about this place but they simple aren't true! IT WAS THE BEST FOOD IVE EVER EATEN AND MY FRIENDS SAID SO TOO!
I can not recommend enough, it's so worth a visit. The service was great and they kept the restaurant open late for us!

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meh - Edit

Came from out of town and was really excited to try this place - have heard good things. While the food was really good, the service and the wait are why this review has 3 stars.

Food wise, we had the artichoke cakes which were fantastic. Then we got the southern fried po boy, which was also really good. It came with the "side of the day" which was luke warm quinoa - it wasn't bad but it wasn't anything to write home about. Finally I got the vegan beignets which again were good but not great. They almost seemed not fried enough - not crispy on the outside like a traditional beignet.

We waited for well over an hour and the server didn't do anything about it even after we spoke with her and after other tables we're served before us when they ordered after us. It was strange.

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Good-if-overpriced food, awful service - Edit

As a vegan visiting New Orleans, I assumed I'd wind up eating here multiple times- that was the case. While the food was pretty good (though brunch was way better than dinner), I can't in good conscience recommend going. If you're going to eat at Seed, get it delivered by Uber Eats or Waitr- don't bother going in. The service was among the worst I've ever experienced.

We went, without reservations, on Sunday night. We were told there would be a 20-minute wait- fine. But when we reach 45 minutes, there are numerous empty tables, and parties also without reservations are being seated before us, that's problematic.

We ordered a mix of dishes- the southern-fried tofu po'boy, nachos, nuggets, artichoke cakes, and a few more. The po'boy was dry and tasteless; the nachos were soggy. The main problem: it took over 90 minutes to get our food with nary a word of concern or apology from the waitress. We told her we'd be happy to get the food as it was ready. Having been seated at 8 pm, we didn't get our first dish - the nachos - until 9:36 pm, when the waitress told us that they were all that were ready. She also deftly avoided our table the entire time between dropping off our drinks around 30 minutes after ordering them and then the food an hour later. Total lack of service.

We saw other parties who ordered the same things (we were so hungry that we stared at every single dish to be brought past our table) got their po'boys and nachos and nuggets way before us. We thought about asking to get the dishes wrapped up to go, but that would probably take another hour.

She didn't even blink when we asked for a discount at the end of the meal, saying that she'd been giving out free desserts and drinks all night because of the awful service. All she said was that the manager was out of town, as if that excuses a 90-minute wait for food. All three of us at the table have worked in the service industry and know that slow food is rarely, if ever, the fault of the waitstaff- however, it's just as crappy to completely ignore your table in the meantime and not offer any explanation.

Therefore: good vegan food, but get it delivered.

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nice place. it very small portions - Edit

Good vibe to this place and the staff is very friendly. The problem I had is for the prices they charge the portions are quite small. I shouldn't be hungry after spending $25. The food was good not great. I love to support vegan restaurants but this place needs to fix the portion size or develop a reputation of being expensive with little food.

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3 times in 6 days! - Edit

My b/f and I ate here 3 times in a 6 day trip to the area. Food is amazing. Great staff.

Pros: great food, good menu

Cons: outside french quarter

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delicious - Edit

Nice wait staff, flavorful food, beautifully presented.

Very clean restaurant with a welcoming atmosphere

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ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!! - Edit

Holly cow this place is amazing! Best beignets and po-boys ever!!! If you're vegan and want great creole food, this is definitely the place to go! Super nice staff, cool atmosphere, amazing food, prices weren't too high! 10/10 would recommend!!!

Pros: great creole food, great service, great location in historic garden district

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Vegan Poboy - Edit

Had food delivered to my nearby hotel. Within one hour I got the fried tofu poboy. It was delicious.

Pros: Fresh food.

Cons: Would have liked smaller pieces of the fried tofu

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amazing - Edit

The artichoke cakes were phenomenal. Better than crab cakes!!

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good, not overwhelming - Edit

i wanted to love that place as i met one of the chefs and was invited to come.
the starter (deep fried tofu with barbecue sauce) was delicious! seriously! could have had that as a main and not be bored.
then i had the coconut burger. the patty, again, was amazing! but the burger had 2 slices of tomato and some lettuce. that's it. the bun was ok, but not special. i didn't really like the sauce it came with, but fortunately some leftover of the barbecue sauce from the starter. without it, the burger would have been insanely dry. the salad that came along isn't worth mentioning.
i'd much rather prefer seeing the coconut patty turned into something more exciting. maybe part of a salad or served with veggies/potatoes/fries.
my friends had tasteless spaghetti pomodoro (with great eggplant, came minutes after the other food though , therefore not well timed) and a raw pad thai that was also without much flavour (i've never seen anyone put that much hot sauce on a dish!) :(
both burger and pad thai were tiny! without a starter i would have left starving.

it's sad cause the place is lovely, the service alright even though not very attentive (not once were we asked if everything was ok during eating, only afterwards) and parts of the dishes actually very nice and innovative.
there's potential, but that's that. i don't really get the hype.

Pros: huge menu, fast , some really nice bits within the dishes

Cons: not much taste, tiny portions

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So great! - Edit

Great food! So nice to find a vegan restaurant with the New Orleans comfort. And those beignets are to die for!!!

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Good Vegan food in NOLA - Edit

so happy we found this place after some truly awful meals around NOLA. Maybe the least vegan friendly city I have encountered so far. However this place is a great spot. On the way into the garden district with loads of amazing options for breakfast, brunch or lunch. We had vegan chili cheese fries which we were soooo excited about...they were tasty. Also had the club sandwich . They also do some more traditional Cajun/creole style food in a vegan way e.g. Gumbo. Friendly service, modern dining environment and a WHOLE menu of choice! Any vegan in NOLA should visit this place!

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Excellent food, service...... ok. - Edit

It's always great to have a menu where everything is vegan! (What a luxury it is to be "torn" over multiple choices!) Their menu is rather extensive, with options ranging from healthy to somewhat indulgent. It was a nice surprise to discover they also have a bar! I chose the nachos with grilled seitan for my lunch/dinner and a vodka cocktail with mint and berries, the name currently eludes me. Both were excellent and arrived to the table quickly! I also took an order of begniets to go. They were ok but I take the blame for that as I waited too long to eat them....

Service was a little odd and that's my only "gripe". Despite slow business, the server did not check back at all nor was I thanked for coming in (or even a simple "bye!"). In fact, it felt borderline unwelcoming. I don't expect a chatty server in the least but basic points of service requires little effort on the part of the server and goes a long way. Despite this, the server was otherwise competent, communicating the specials and quick with the check.

The location is also off the beaten tourist path. I did walk from the French Quarter but some patrons may prefer to take some kind of public transportation.

Overall, a great place to check out!!

(Also, there is a cute vegan gift shop next door!)

Updated from previous review on 2017-04-14

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Great find! - Edit

I haven't been to NOLA in probably 20 years, and certainly didn't expect to find a vegan place like this. Simple, New Orlando style dishes, all vegan. Super friendly staff.

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Nice little place - Edit

I was in New Orleans for a conference at the conference center. From checking menus at nearby places I found that New Orleans isn't particularly vegetarian friendly. I was excited to find a place that had cajun inspired vegan cuisine just a block from my hotel.

First impressions was that I loved the decorations in the place. There was cool, bright artwork of animals all over that I enjoyed looking at as I was dining alone. I ordered the eggplant po'boy. The taste of the sandwich was very good but I was a little disappointed there was not more on it. There were two fairly thin slices of eggplant but they tasted really good, as did the rest of the toppings. I saw other people who ordered the tofu po'boy and I would probably try that if I went back, although I was also tempted to try the barbecued seitan sandwich. I also ordered beignets and I was not impressed and they were kind of expensive, so I wouldn't do that again. Overall I really liked the place and will absolutely want to go back if I am in New Orleans again.

Pros: Great flavors., Nice theme and atmosphere., A chance to try cajun food for vegetarians.

Cons: Small portions for price., Beignets were not great., Lighting in the restaurant was dark.

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