New Orleans is known for its decadent food, craft cocktails and wild celebrations, but we also have plenty of healthy options to get your body ready for the fun. What’s a better New Years resolution than to spend January detoxing before Mardi Gras and festival season takes over in full force? Here are a few tips on how to have a dry January in New Orleans…

Enjoy Mocktails

Go out with your friends to Bar Tonique -  No reason to have FOMO during January. You can accompany your friends to Bar Tonique, where they have a page on their menu full of “mocktails.” The non-alcoholic drinks are just as fun and flavorful as their alcoholic specials. Tip: Tell the bartender you’re the designated driver and your drinks will be free!

Justen Williams
A Mocktail from SoBou

SoBou, just south of Bourbon, has a “hold the booze” section on their cocktail menu. Their delicious Naked Kombu uses Big Easy Bucha.

Enjoy a mocktail at Kingfish - which is known for their craft cocktails and upscale bar, but their craft mocktails are just as good. Enjoy a delicious meal while sipping on the bartender’s alcohol-free creations.

Enjoy a healthy meal and flavorful mocktails at Seed. The restaurant offers a variety of vegan dishes as well as clever drinks such as the Avocado Cilantro Mockgarita.  

Courtesy of SEED
Cilantro Mockarita - SEED

Swing by Midnight Noodle in the Catahoula Hotel for vegan Chinese comfort food and seasonal mocktails. 

Cellar Door is a great cozy spot for date night or to grab a drink with friends. Don’t turn down the invitation! You can order mocktail twists to class cocktails, sometimes made with Raw Republic juices.

Live the island life at Beachbum Berry’s Latitude 29. Although this bar in known for their rum-infused tiki tipples, the owner spent just as much time creating non-alcoholic tropical drinks. Enjoy an exotic drink without breaking your New Year's Resolution.

Or you can go to Three Muses on Frenchmen Street, where you can dance the night away on a sugar high from their blueberry limeade. 

Sip Some NOLA-Made Kombucha

Breweries don’t have to involve alcohol. Sip on some fermented sweet tea at New Orleans’ own kombucha brewery in Mid-City, Big Easy Bucha. This increasingly popular drink not only tastes good, but is packed with health benefits. It’s good for your liver!

Rebecca Todd
Raw Republic Juice Bar

Grab a Juice on the Go

In a hurry? Swing by one of the locations of Raw Republic or Satsuma for a healthy juice already made for you. Both spots use organic ingredients to create a variety of juices and smoothies. Tip: the retail space above Raw specializes is completely dedicated to wellness and sells everything from CBD oils to organic beauty products, supplements and more. If you have a few extra minutes, create your own healthy concoction at D’juice or Daily Beet.

Sweat It Out

If exercise was also part of your 2019 resolutions, worry not–there are plenty of drop-in exercise classes offered in the city to keep you on track. Traveling with a group? Check out Footprints to Fitness and The Sweat Social. Both specialize in customizable fitness programs with visitors in mind. 

Rebecca Todd
Sweat Social Group Exercise

For more restaurants and activities for healthy living, see our full healthy living section.