Juice bar

Serves meat, vegan options available. Restaurant group offering New American cuisine with a healthier focus. The menu changes seasonally and will include labeled vegan dishes & options such as vegetable-based starters, savory bowl with tofu option, cheese-less pizza, and a couple of salads. Has fresh juices. Open Mon-Thu 11:00am-9:00pm, Fri 11:00am-10:00pm, Sat 10:00am-10:00pm, Sun 10:00am-9:00pm.

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28 Reviews

First Review by vegette


Points +62

26 Nov 2023

Amazing vegan options, but your crew will like it too.

Great atmosphere, bright, clean, modern. Plenty of delicious apps and meals for vegan and non-vegan alike. No compromising on flavor or culinary elegance. I started with the charred cauliflower with almond ricotta, dates, and pistachios and it was amazing. For a main dish, I had the vegan double cheeseburger with kale salad. Plant burgers are made in house and feature beets prominently. Really a superior burger.

Pros: Prompt service, Great flavors, Good portions



Points +173

04 Nov 2023

Great vegan options with exceptional service

I recently had the pleasure of dining at True Food Kitchen in New Orleans, following a fantastic experience at their Scottsdale location. Once again, True Food Kitchen exceeded my expectations. The food was absolutely amazing, and I have to say, the service was almost as good as the food, thanks to the delightful Caitlin who tended to my table. She exuded that wonderful southern charm that adds an extra layer of enjoyment to a dining experience.

When it came to drinks, I ordered an Old Fashioned, and they really know how to do it right here. The balance of alcohol was perfect, and the presentation added to the overall experience.

For starters, I opted for the cauliflower dish, and it instantly became one of the best cauliflower dishes I've ever had. The double vegan cheeseburger was delicious, although a tad heavy on the sauce at this location. The patties were cooked to perfection, and I appreciated that they weren't the "beyond" or "impossible" patties, but the excess sauce made it a bit messy. However, it was still quite enjoyable. The Kale salad, served as a side, is a must-try. The dressing used worked wonders in balancing out the bitterness of kale, turning it into a dish I couldn't get enough of. And since their roasted potatoes are also fantastic, I couldn't resist ordering a side of them as well.

True Food Kitchen in New Orleans lived up to the exceptional food experience I had in Scottsdale, and this time, the service took it to another level. It's a great spot for us vegans, especially when dining with friends who aren't plant-based. I wholeheartedly recommend visiting, and I hope you have the pleasure of meeting Caitlin during your visit.

Updated from previous review on 2023-11-04

Pros: Kale salad, Double vegan cheeseburger , Great spot if you have non plant based friends

Cons: NONE


Points +500

02 Nov 2023

Natural and tasty food

One of few places I found in New Orleans with whole foods and quality products. I found it similar to mediterranean restaurants. Recommended

Pros: Some vegan options, Healthy plates

Cons: A bit overpriced


Points +492

07 Jul 2023

overpriced but so delicious

title says it all. i got the korean bowl with tofu added and it ended up being well over $20 which i don’t get but honestly it was so good i’d do it again. super nice place too!


Points +24

19 Jun 2023

5 stars for flavor and service

I know happy cow reserves 5 starts for fully vegan establishments. But I would rate this spot at 5 stars. My husband got the teriyaki burger with the vegan patty. Best plant based party he’s ever had. I got the teriyaki quinoa bowl and it was delicious. My girls had the Margarita pizza and had them replace the mozzarella with their lemon almond ricotta which was delicious. For dessert we got the pink lime tart and the cookies and ice cream (yes the ice cream is vegan). Everything was amazing. The service was too notch, the restaurant was nice and clean and airy. Would definitely eat here again.


Points +50

06 Jun 2023

So many super healthy, scrumptious Vegan, Vegetarian, & Gluten-free options!!!!

I found this restaurant by googling "healthy New Orleans Restaurants" and found a listing of "15 Healthy new Orleans Restaurants That Won't Make you Hate Life", lol. There are many Vegan and Vegetarian and Gluten-free options at this place, they are all labeled, and the staff is very knowledgeable and readily mentioned substitutions for some of the dishes that had things I can't eat / don't want to eat. I decided to get the Teriyaki Quinoa Salad (no substitutes were needed). It was chock full of veggies. I was extremely happy about that. Finding cooked substantial veggies is not easy to find in Mississippi (I was visiting New Orleans for the day). My dish had: broccoli, rainbow carrot, bok choy, green bean, snap pea, pickled shiitake, avocado with the quinoa. The taste was so amazing that even though I had always found bok choy a little too savery for me and can tolerate, but never craved quinoa, I love it all. I had Kale Aid to drink. I was so happy that no sugar had been added. Another reason I was so happy is that I can't tolerate spicy food and am gluten intolerant. Being in the South and especially New Orleans, spicy dishes are very popular. I wanted a full substantial meal and it was fabulous. Additional info: Reading the bottom of the menu, the restaurant is based on the principles of Andrew Weil, MD. While there are non-Veg items (animal products), there is an abundance of super healthy, tasty veg items. The wall in the photo has a multi-media sign covering it saying "Eat More Color".

Updated from previous review on 2023-06-06

Pros: Abundant super healthy veggies, wonderful flavors, Friendly, knowledgeable staff, Very airy, vibrant, decor - atmosphere

Cons: Priced for a very nice rest. but not daily use


Points +1346

20 Mar 2023

Overpriced - nothing exceptional . not coming back for sure

We tried two days in the row to reserve and it was “full” always !

We decided to walk in to see what was this place that had so much hype
We were received by a not very friendly lady, that said we couldn’t sit to eat here and only could take it to go.. fair enough, we ordered to go and another lady told us we could sit to eat our “to go food” on the high chair.. in the restaurant… they have several options for vegans, we kind of ordered one of each. Then they were out of burgers ( on a Sunday night, in a full restaurant)
They charged us but then they were out of tofu .. so they refunded us the extra tofu in our orders… and 5 min later, they figured they forgot to charge us for the pizza so they charged us back.. food arrived, the pizza is literally the size of a pita ( for $20) , the flatbread is 4 bites for $13 and the food wasn’t exceptional in any way. I give 1 star for a pretty creative menu but that’s it. The pizza was tasteless, the Brussels sprouts were very sugary and tasted like vinegar , the flatbread was ok.
Anyway, at the end, for 80$ for 3 with a kid menu, we leave very disappointed and going to eat something else in another restaurant to finish our dinner since the portions were that small..
Maybe if you like to eat animals, it’s great. But if you are vegan, pass along, it’s not worth your time, appetite or money.

Cons: Small portions, Expensive


Points +120

18 Mar 2023

Good choices and rare healthy place

We were able to get day of reservations easily online, and they had some really good options! It was also a rare place with plenty of healthy leafy dishes, which was a welcome break from the typical NOLA fare. Just be warned- if you don’t like spice, they do add some heat to most of the dishes that isn’t warned on the menu.


Points +39

15 Jan 2023

Healthy Food Oasis

We loved this open and inviting space. Menu is around 60% vegetarian or vegan. Vegan choices are full of flavor and creative taste profiles.

Pros: Lots of vegan and vegetarian options, Beautiful and stunning decor, Friendly staff


Points +274

24 Dec 2022

great food!

everything here is so so yummy. They have a seasonal menu concept so depending on the time of year you go you’ll get a different menu. Highly recommend the squash soup and the butternut squash pizza. Vegan items are clearly labeled on the menu. Lots of drink options too and such a nice plant vibe.

Updated from previous review on 2022-12-24


Points +40

Mostly Veg
18 Dec 2022


Had a really good dinner here! Squash soup (seasonal) was amazing. Spaghetti squash casserole was great as was the vegan cheeseburger. Highly recommended!
App won’t let me give 5 stars since they serve meat but I would if I could.


Points +88

08 Dec 2022

Good food, lots of options

Had a great meal here, we shared a few appetisers and a dessert. Loads of options on the menu, friendly staff. Loved the pumpkin pie!


Points +12725

01 Dec 2022

Top-notch place!

My friends and I visited this place a bunch of times while in NOLA. The atmosphere is elegant, and the food is healthy and delicious. The service is uneven; sometimes they serve you right away, though other times the very slow service lives up to the Big Easy nickname of the city. But the food is arguably worth the wait.

Pros: Delicious food, elegant yet relaxed atmosphere, healthy, friendly service

Cons: Service can be slow


Points +16

05 Nov 2022


Went here twice the food is so good! Great service, delicious vegan food

Pros: Lots of vegan options


Points +34

30 Aug 2022

Summer Corn Soup!

Mixed menu with vegan, veg, gf, and meat-eater - good place for travel companions who aren’t necessarily vegan/veg. Everything sounded good and wanted to try everything. Ended up splitting the soup, which they had no problem making into 2 cups instead of 1 bowl. It was amazing! Also had the edamame guacamole, which was good albeit chunky with some whole edamame and avocado chunks. Then, had the teriyaki quinoa bowl with tofu, also very good and filling.

Updated from previous review on 2022-08-30

Pros: Variety, Nice ambiance , Attentive service

Cons: Could have even more vegan options


Points +302

19 Jun 2022

Pizza pizza

Only tried one item, the spinach mushroom pizza, really enjoyed it


Points +49

28 May 2022

Nice Upscale Find

Nice menu. Informed wait staff. Nice experience...more formal and nice dining then typical vegan starts.

Pros: Responsive Staff


Points +525

26 Apr 2022

Good vegan options fast service

This place was a short walk from my hotel and was great value. Especially great to see the rare vegan dessert! I had the ancient grains bowl and vegan strawberry dessert

Pros: Great vegan options, Great vegan dessert, Friendly staff


Points +715

18 Apr 2022


A mixed a city where I've had difficulty finding good food, my quinoa bowl was tasty. However, the wait was quite long (although they were not busy and others were served before us). I thought it was because I ordered my bowl with no mushrooms, but no, when it was finally arrived it had mushrooms! The server was apologetic and offered to have another bowl made, but I certainly did not want to wait any longer! Strawberry cheesecake was delicious! Kale drink good!


Points +813

14 Mar 2022

True Food = Key To My Heart

I have been to many True Foods in the U.S. but this was the first time I destroyed the menu. Two main courses: Butternut Squash Pizza, and Vegan Double Cheese Burger. Two pies!!!!! Omg plus a Juniper Rose


Points +427

03 Mar 2022


This place serves meat but has a few vegan/veggie options. Went twice out of desperation because everything was closed during Mardi Gras. The edamame dumplings were underwhelming, as were the Korean noodles. But the vegan cheeseburger with kale salad was pretty good, and so was the cauliflower appetizer. A little expensive for what you get.

Pros: Vegan options

Cons: A little pricey , Just okay


Points +87

14 Feb 2022

Great options for all diets

Very flavorful and worth the price. The vegan burger was unique and not a frozen bland patty. High quality food. Kale salad had a dressing to die for!

Updated from previous review on 2022-02-14

Pros: Variety for both vegan and meat eaters, Fresh and flavorful , Great fresh cocktails

Cons: Pricey


Points +248

06 Feb 2022

Good selection of vegan options

Great place with lots of vegan options including delicious appetizers. Cool atmosphere with very friendly staff that well accommodated allergies

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Friendly staff, Delicious vegan appetizers


Points +138

14 Dec 2021

Nice atmosphere and very good food

The restaurant is more towards the fancy side. The food was very good and special. There were a number of vegan options on the menu. The burger was deliciously and not your regular vegan burger. Also liked that they have seasonal specials the pizza with vegan ricotta was great. Like the atmosphere and design of the restaurant as well.

Pros: Seasonal changing menu, Special vegan food, Great service

Cons: More towards expensive


Points +1988

06 Jul 2021

Healthier options

Good food with a variety of vegan options. This location has a beautiful and open dining space. The spinach mushroom pizza with almond ricotta is delicious. They also have great noodle bowls and salads.


Points +34

21 Nov 2020

Good upscale option

Pleasantly surprised by this place on our first night. Lots of clearly marked vegan options on a creative menu that changes seasonally. I had a butternut squash pizza with an almond ricotta - delicious.

Pros: Clearly marked vegan options, Interesting, seasonal food, Great ambiance


Points +67

20 Jan 2020

Like a party in you mouth!

I came to New Orleans for business and was worried what I would eat. This place came to the rescue with some amazing food. I will be back for sure.

Pros: Very clean, Lots of vegan options, Amazingly flavorful food

Cons: None

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