8 Local Vegan Dishes You Must Try For Veganuary (And Beyond)

8 Local Vegan Dishes You Must Try For Veganuary (And Beyond)

Be vegan in Baton Rouge has never looked so promising. Now, with the increasing number of people switching to plant-based diets and participating in movements like Vegan, vegan meals are easier to find than ever.

From pizza to tacos, vegans no longer have to stick to salads or soups (although they are good, too.) Here are some fun and delicious dishes for vegans to try in town.

Tacos and ice cream at Gov’t Taco

Taco Tuesday doesn’t have to be boring just because you’re a vegan. This taco joint offers vegan tacos that are as good as any meat-filled variety. Locals can order The Magna Carrot, which consists of glazed carrots in cane syrup, mashed black beans, goat cheese, chimichurri, and pepitas. Another option is Operation Mole, a plant-based taco made with sweet potato, mole, toasted pecans, cream of goat cheese, crispy quinoa, crunchy shallots and cilantro.

La Magna Carrot (left) and Operation Mole (right)

For a sweet treat, order A La Mode Doctrine with a lime sugar cookie and a scoop of coconut chia seed ice cream.

A Fashion Doctrine with coconut chia seed ice cream and a lime sugar cookie

Cauliflower wrap at MJ’s Cafe

Are you looking for something tasty, filling and healthy? Look no further. This cauliflower wrap at MJ’s Coffee comes with cauliflower and chickpeas mixed with buffalo sauce, avocado, bean sprouts, pickled red onions and vegan ranch in a hot pita. Each wrap is served with a salad or a small soup.

Pizza at Lit Pizza

Yes, you can still have pizza as a vegan. At least you can at Lit pizza. Create your own vegan pizza using Daiya dairy-free cheese and a handful of vegetarian toppings like roasted red peppers, mushrooms, black olives, roasted garlic, and jalapenos.

Burger and fries at Vegan Friendly Foods

Nothing like a juicy burger and fresh hot fries. To this vegan soul food spot, customers can order the Vegan Backsliding Burger, which features a plant-based patty, nut cheese, coconut bacon, sautéed onions, and avocado slices on a freshly baked bun. Side dishes include mashed potatoes, yams, fries, collard greens, or mixed vegetables.

Vegetarian wraps at Southern Cofe

Have a packed lunch at this Coffee which now has a podcast recording studio. The vegetarian wraps are homemade and fresh with ingredients like corn, black beans, lettuce and cabbage. You are thirsty ? Order a freshly squeezed fruit or vegetable juice with your wrap.

Criollo in Cocha

Take your taste buds on a journey with this Spanish dish at Cocha. Vegan customers who order Criollo can ask to replace the braised pork with jackfruit and ditch the cheese. The dish is topped with peppers, onions, coconut rice, black beans, plantains, and cheese arepas.

Salad at Fresh Junkie

Don’t feel like cooking and just want something quick and fresh? This salad stain is your place. From sensational salads to Mediterranean versions, the options are endless. The Brickhouse Salad comes with romaine lettuce, greens, grilled asparagus, edamame, red peppers, carrot sticks, grape tomatoes, Parmesan, and Brickhouse dressing, but vegan eaters can’t ask for no cheese.

Pad thai at ThaiHey ThaiFood

Thai food lovers, you’re in luck. AT ThaiHey ThaiFood, vegan customers can still eat their favorite Thai dishes like Pad Thai. Vegan Pad Thai is made with sautéed noodles in tamarind sauce, bean sprouts and cashews.

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