If you’re searching for exciting, authentically soul-fulfilling soul food, then Sweet Soulfood, a New Orleans based vegan spot, has you covered. This new restaurant experiments with new flavors on classic soul food recipes, which is still a rare vegan delicacy to come by, even with the influx of openings occurring daily.

Their menu includes a multitude of options. On the menu, you can expect to find barbecue cauliflower, bread pudding, jambalaya, cornbread, acai strawberry ice cream, and mac and cheese, all of which is served at a budget-friendly price.


The shop is located at 1016 N. Broad St., in Treme-Lafitte.

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With a 5 out of 6 rating on Yelp already, Sweet Soulfood is quickly becoming a favorite in NOLA. Mike Z said, “This place is exactly what New Orleans needs, and its central location is a huge plus! This place has a salad bar and then a hot food bar and serves several flavors of ice cream and a couple drinks, WHICH ARE ALL VEGAN!!! Super amazing! This place is delicious!”

Janene B. added, “The food feeds your soul!  I’ve been to this restaurant a couple times now and have not been disappointed.”


Want to try some soul food in your own kitchen?

We have a few options for homemade soul food from the Food Monster App! Enjoy!

Pumpkin Bread PuddingPumpkin Bread Pudding

This Pumpkin Bread Pudding recipe is so authentic, you’ll fool yourself! Raisins are mixed into this recipe for a more classic bread pudding feel.


Brown Rice JambalayaBrown Rice Jambalaya

This Brown Rice Jambalaya will make the ultimate dinner or side dish! It is incredibly filling and so spicy, making it extra authentic.

Thai Barbecue CauliflowerThai Barbecue Cauliflower

How delicious right? This Thai Barbecue Cauliflower is tossed with curry powder, Sriracha, garlic, and coconut milk to contrast the heat and then baked (or air-fried) until tender and toasted.

For even more soul-food-inspired recipes, look no further. Try this Biscuits and Mushroom Gravy recipe, this Braised Seitan Short Ribs in Spicy Chili Sauce for dinner, this Sweet Potato Pie for a filling dessert and these Jalapeno Hush Puppies for a crunchy side-dish. Jackfruit Fried Chicken is a southerner’s dream while this Cajun-Spiced Jackfruit Sandwich makes the perfect lunch option.

If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it’s available for both Android and iPhone and has free and paid versions. The app is loaded with thousands of allergy-friendly & vegan recipes/cooking tips, has hundreds of search filters and features like bookmarking, meal plans and more! The app shows you how having diet/health/food preferences can be full of delicious abundance rather than restrictions!

Lead image source: Sweet Soulfood