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Acai Bowl, Rainbow Squash Noodle Salad, Panzanella Salad, Pork Tenderloin - Bearcat Cafe
Acai Bowl, Rainbow Squash Noodle Salad, Panzanella Salad, Pork Tenderloin - Bearcat Cafe
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Healthy Living in New Orleans

How to eat good, have fun and live well in New Orleans

Travel changes your location, not your lifestyle. Experience the unbeatable culture and charm of the Crescent City while maintaining the day-to-day rituals that leave you feeling your best. 

There’s no such thing as a dietary restriction because New Orleans' cuisine is limitless. Modifications are made possible while preserving the authentic flavors of our traditional dishes and world-renowned cuisine.

Take the work out of working out. Sunrise yoga overlooking Crescent Park, bike rides throughout the Bywater and fishing along the Bayou are just a few ways New Orleanians transform ordinary routines into extraordinary activities.

Healthy Dining Options
  • No meat, no problem. Indulge in vegetarian variations on Creole and Cajun classics like okra gumbo, fried green tomatoes, red beans, bananas foster and more. 
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  • Vegan-friendly dining in New Orleans comes with no limits. Treat yourself to planted-based soul food, sweets, a wide selection of globally-inspired eats and more throughout the Crescent City. 
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  • Restaurants throughout New Orleans are making a conscious effort to go gluten-free, and with endless Gulf fresh seafood, the options are authentic and delicious to the Crescent City. 
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  • In New Orleans, dieting doesn’t have to be dull - indulge in the same great flavors and tastes of NOLA at these restaurants that offer certified healthy alternatives.
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Wellness Activities
  • Charter a boat for sport fishing marlin and snapper in the Gulf of Mexico, sail Lake Pontchartrain or catch redfish and trout in the bayou. Fish for your dinner!
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  • With over 100 miles of bike lanes, you can explore the city from the Mississippi River levee through the French Quarter. Ride your own, rent one for the day or take a themed bike...
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  • Looking to play tennis while you're in New Orleans? Both clay and hard surface tennis courts are open all over the city: Uptown at Audubon Park to Mid-City's City Park!
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  • Get pampered at Ritz Carlton Spa or restore your healthy glow at Woodhouse Day Spa. Local New Orleans spas offer every treatment: massage, facial, hair removal and more!
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  • Feel like dropping in on an exercise class in New Orleans? Whether you're looking for cardio, pilates, yoga, cycling, solo or group, click here to find a class right for you!
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  • Whether you want to join a running club, enter Red Dress Run New Orleans or stroll solo, New Orleans has you covered! Click here for the best places to walk, jog and run.
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  • Do yoga classes all over New Orleans without breaking the bank: the French Market, NOMA, Jackson Square, the Cabildo, the Besthoff Sculpture Garden, Uptown, the Bywater and more!
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  • From cold pressed juices to freshly blended smoothies, New Orleans has numerous options for a healthy drink or to jump start your cleanse.
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