I traveled to New Orleans this summer for work. Of all the days I was there, I had one particular day in which I had a super tight schedule.  Due to distance and time constraint, I didn’t have time to go to a vegan restaurant.  I did a quick google search and found a Mexican restaurant close by.  I called to confirm if they had vegan options, and they did!

Not only do I personally enjoy Mexican food, I tend to gravitate towards going to one because most Mexican restaurants generally accommodate plant based clientele. Before indulging, there are two important things you want to inquire about:

  1. Many times, they cook their rice in chicken broth. So always inquire before ordering. ?(This particular restaurant did cook their rice in chicken broth.)
  2. Before enjoying your guacamole or salsa with their home-made corn chips; make sure it is not fried in the same oil as their meats (yes, that could be the case for any fried food too!)

After checking on those things, I was able to enjoy salsa, table-side guacamole with chips, (they fried them separately) re-fried beans, and veggie fajitas with grilled peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms, brussel sprouts and onions. Yes, I had to omit the rice, but I was perfectly fine with it. I left there fully satisfied.