As a lover for all food that is natural and keeps the body feeling great inside and out, here are my recommendations for the healthiest restaurant across the “Big Easy.”

The Green Fork
http://www.greenforknola.com

Less a traditional “restaurant” and more a local juice bar, The Green Fork serves up luscious juices and smoothies that contain a blend of everything from bee pollen to spirulina to coconut meat. Their expertise will even allow you to customize a 3-day cleanse, and they are open 7 days a week.

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You Have To Try: The “Encouragement” Smoothie

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1000 Figs
http://www.1000figs.com

Sourcing as much as they can from local farmers markets, 1000 Figs is one of the best Mediterranean restaurants in NOLA. Prepare for their Smoked Chicken Salad Sandwich and the Falafel Platter - it’s likely you’ll be back to indulge in those again.

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You Have To Try: The classic Hummus + Pita

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The Vintage Garden Kitchen
http://vintagegardenkitchen.org

“We Do Soup!” The Vintage Garden Kitchen is a soup-lovers dream. Here you’ll find hearty meals like the Chicken Tortilla Soup and Roasted Butternut Squash, as well as a lighter fare that includes Leo’s Fresh Salsa and even a Kale Slaw with cabbage, coconut oil, and dried cranberries. The best part? They prepare all of the meals with fresh and local meats and produce, and cater to various food allergies!

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You Have To Try: The Kale Slaw (it includes apple cider vinegar!)

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Make sure to stop by one of these restaurants to make your New Orleans trip a happy and healthy success!