Mellow Mushroom is a funky pizzeria born out of the free-loving culture of the 1970s. Serving up craft beer and creative stone-baked pizza in an atmosphere full of funky art and decor, Mellow Mushroom offers a great spot to hangout out and have a pie with friends. Choose from specialty pizzas like the Kosmic Karma with a red sauce base, feta and mozzarella cheeses, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes and Roma tomatoes with a pesto swirl. Or go for the Magical Mystery Tour with a pesto base, button and Portobello mushrooms, feta and mozzarella cheeses, spinach and jalapeños on a pesto basted crust. Other signature pies include the Funky Q. Chicken, Holy Shitake Pie, the Bayou Bleu, and Thai Dye. For vegans and vegetarians alike, the Mellow Mushroom is highly conscious and respectful of dietary restrictions. Just make your wishes known and the Mellow Mushroom delivers.
4250 Burbank Drive #101, Baton Rouge, LA, USA + 1 225 490 6355
Truly Free Bakery & Deli
Truly Free Bakery & Deli offers a full menu of dairy-, meat-, and gluten-free items that cater to those with food allergies and special diets. It offers healthier choices that actually taste good. Even people who are not vegan or vegetarian will enjoy the extensive menu that Truly Free serves up. Try one of the breakfast bowls or a lunch item like the nachos, spinach dip, vegan Reuben sandwich, or the grilled eggplant and avocado all made with fresh ingredients and all truly vegan. In addition to appetizers, paninis, salads, soups, pizzas, burgers, bowls, and a list of completely vegan sides, Truly Free also has a bakery full of gluten-free goodies. The owners, with allergies of their own, are always willing to accommodate any substitutions or requests and answer any questions you might have about the food. With a few carnivore options as well, Truly Free Bakery & Deli seeks to please all looking to live a healthier lifestyle.
4321 Perkins Rd, Baton Rouge, LA, USA + 1 225 383 3344
Chelsea’s Café is a Bohemian-themed hangout spot, great for lunch or dinner, with a happening night life of drinks and live music. While the menu is not exclusively vegetarian, Chelsea’s offers up some tasty veggie options. These include grilled vegetables and Mediterranean couscous with tomato basil sauce served over a bed of grilled Roma tomatoes, mushrooms, red onions, zucchini, broccoli and garlic. There’s also the artichoke and pesto cream raviolis, a spread of salads, and good ‘ole mac and cheese with tomato basil soup. The menu is extensive, the casual atmosphere is relaxing, and the staff is friendly and happy to accommodate. With all that it has to offer with food and entertainment, Chelsea’s has become a favorite among locals and a hidden gem of Baton Rouge.
2857 Perkins Rd, Baton Rouge, LA, USA + 1 225 387 3679
The Salad Shop
The Salad Shop offers you your regular salad bar to the max. Create your own salad with more than 30 mix-ins and about 16 dressings to choose from. Or, opt to order one of the signature salads like the Sweet Shrimp with mesclun mix, shrimp, strawberries, corn, cherry tomatoes, toasted almonds, and lemon vinaigrette. Alternatively, try the Chirpin Chicken with spinach, chicken, red onions, dried cranberries, walnuts, and honey mustard dressing. Each salad is chopped to perfection to avoid those awkward and messy bites of giant leaves, and everything is fresh. You will leave The Salad Shop feeling full, satisfied, and you will thank yourself for choosing such a healthy lunch option. Featured in various magazines and blogs, The Salad Shop has been dubbed as a place that turns the healthy lunch into a ‘culinary adventure.’
3617 Perkins Road #1F, Baton Rouge, LA, USA + 1 225 364 2201
When it comes to vegetarian eating, Thai food is always a safe and satisfying bet. Thai Kitchen has been serving authentic Thai cuisine in the Baton Rouge area since 1989. Having been around for so long, you know the food at Thai Kitchen has got to be downright good. With an extensive menu of appetizers, Thai house salads, house specials, classic curries, rice and noodles, and an exclusive vegetarian corner on the menu, you can put Thai Kitchen on your list as a veggie-safe zone. Enjoy any of the mouthwatering curries vegetarian-style, plain or with tofu. Otherwise, choose from other noodles dishes like Pad Thai, full of fresh vegetables and as delicious as anything else. Thai Kitchen also has a sports bar area that serves up sushi rolls, and beautifully detailed carved hardwood tables depicting traditional scenes and colors. With food that never fails to please, friendly and attentive service, and beautiful traditional decor, Thai Kitchen will do more than satisfy the vegetarian appetite.
4335 Perkins Rd, Baton Rouge, LA, USA + 1 225 346 1230