Green Goddess

Dinner at one of the only vegetarian-friendly restaurants in New Orleans – Green Goddess.

I was feeling 75% back to my normal self and definitely wanted to go out for my last New Orleans meal. Most restaurants are closed on Sundays, but thankfully one at the top of my “must eats” was open for dinner – Green Goddess.


Green Goddess is a funky, intimate (and I mean COZY – the above picture is basically the entire place) restaurant that came highly recommended by numerous people.


You can hear all the action, since the kitchen is in the dining area!


Although they have many veggie-friendly options, most of them sounded pretty rich, so I veganized the Array of Vegetables:


“Roasted asparagus, Mardi Gras Indian Cauliflower, fennel-roasted fingerlings, radishes, heart of palm, and red cabbage.” Came with two sauces – I stuck to the pomegranate molasses since the other one was creamy.


Abe ordered the Mushroom Bread Pudding, which (like most items on the menu) sounded heavenly but dangerous to my recovering tummy: “Shrooms in a savory bread pudding, topped with a scoop of La Serena sheep cheese and Oregon white truffle cream sauce.”


When he proclaimed it “the best thing ever” I had to try a teeny bite to confirm.


He also ordered one more dish – the Lentil Pancake.  I tried a bite – didn’t really dig these flavors, but Abe’s taste buds didn’t mind.


It’s also vegan, which is near impossible to find on most menus in NOLA.  We really loved this place, which had a lot of charm and character – right down to the silverware:


This knife didn’t cut very well, but it sure was cute! Our waiter informed me they can be found at Bed, Bath, and Beyond.

The one thing he neglected to tell us was the price of this beer that Abe ordered! When the check came, we thought he had been mistakenly charged for two. Nope, this is what a $12 bottle looks like:


Unfortunately, there’s a lot I missed out on my “to-eat” and “to-do” lists while I was sick. We head back to Los Angeles today but are already toying with the idea of making New Orleans + X-mas a recurring trip!


10 thoughts on “Green Goddess

  1. biz319

    That sucks you weren’t feeling good, but glad you are on the road to recovery – have a safe trip home! 😀

  2. edenseats

    I love ” Coming to America”. When I was a kid, I wondered if the people in mcdonalds would start wearing kilts. I’m dying to go to NOLA even more now! blogger meetup there?

  3. Gail

    I now have an expert consultant when I plan a trip to NOLA. The photos make the food look scrumptious. I hope trip back was easy. At least you aren’t here in Boston. You wouldn’t be going anywhere..

  4. emily (a nutritionist eats)

    I would love to start a yearly holiday trip somewhere. You will definitely have to go back soon, you have to be able to eat all of that rich food!! 🙂

  5. coffeeandthepaper

    I’m sorry you and Abe were sick during the trip, but I’m glad you are feeling better! It sounds like you made the most of the time you could enjoy there and at the end of the day that’s all you can do! Safe travels!

  6. Ravi

    Sorry you weren’t feeling well – but glad you’re better!

    Your post was titled Green Goddess, after the name of the restaurant. Originally, I thought it meant the GI cocktail, because of your GI ailment:

    “A mixture of 10 ml Mylanta, 10 ml Donnatal and 10 ml viscous lidocaine is known as ‘The Green Goddess'”

    Be well 🙂

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